My sister Jennifer-Ann (Jenny) was born 60 years ago, my mothers third daughter. She was born with a double hare lip (sorry, don't know the proper name) and a cleft palate. She also has slightly cripple feet. She has web toes and the end of the toes is just a round ball with no toe nails. It looks really weird. Sorry, but I don't know how else to describe it. Jenny had 3 girls and the 3rd child, also Jennifer-Ann, was also born with the double hare lip, cleft palate and the same feet. On Saturday, Jennifer-Ann gave birth to Elani, her 3rd child. Elani was born with a hare lip, one side only,cleft palate and only one foot like her mother and grandmother. The other foot is normal. Jennifer-Ann has got such a bubbly personality and lovely husband, both of them are thrilled with their daughter and think she's beautiful. Jenny, my sister, is so upset. This is also the 3rd time that I am going though this. I feel so sorry for the little babies when they have the operations. It's more stressful for the adults than the little ones I think.
If you could please say a prayer for Jenny for comfort and a prayer for Elani when she starts with all her operations and treatments.
Jenny was born on December 20, 60 years ago. I was 3 at the time. (Turned 4 of Feb 14 the next year) I remember standing by her cot, it was a home birth, thinking, why is she so ugly. It was only later that I came to understand what was wrong. When Jennifer-Ann was born, I was with Jenny just after her birth and stood by her all though the operations. Now we have to do it all again. It's so hard.
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