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I Am the Mother of Boys

Why you shouldn’t ask if I miss having a daughter

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“I’m so sorry,” says the voice on the phone.

“Why?” I ask.

“That you didn’t have a girl.”

“Why are you sorry?” I say.

I’m in the hospital. I’ve given birth to my second son. He is hours old. I can’t believe the words I’m hearing. Unwanted…




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Colleen Sheehy Orme

Colleen Sheehy Orme

National Relationship Columnist, Journalist & Former Business Columnist. I cover love, life, & relationships— #WomanResurrected

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