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To the many adults and children who have become part of the web that forms our family’s love-and-support network here where we live:  thank you.  Yesterday at the zoo, our sons held hands and told jokes and made games together and zigzagged their way eagerly along the pathway, laughing as they have done since they met as babies.  Today my two-year-old son came home wearing your two-year-old daughter’s beautiful undies and pants after a full day with you and the other wee ones at the creek.  This evening, your five-year-old daughter taught my five-year-old son to sew in the backyard that we share, as your two-year-old son chased my son, both dressed in cardboard box “wings”, calling each others’ name.  We shared choppy conversations, interrupted and interrupted, again and again, and we clung to the scraps of what we were talking about, sighed, laughed, shrugged, and toasted to each other. 

 

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