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By Rebecca Olfert
Valley County Voices 

Hope for Spring: A Story of Parenthood, Cultural Differences


January 10, 2018

They arrived in the winter, bundled in snowsuits which hid beneath layers of rejection and abandonment. The thick walls that lay before us were massive and seemed at the time, impenetrable. She was 15 months, and he was just over 3. They were sleep deprived, malnourished, and they did not exist, or so they had been told. Our worlds collided as we embraced these two, all the while caring for the other two already within our safety. Birth order was trumped, and anger and frustration dominated our dwelling. Peace was replaced by chaos. I shudder to think of how we managed four in diapers at th...

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