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Dec012010

In Honor of Silvia Frank

Addendum 12/9/2010 - 8pm - For those wanting to donate funds to the five girls, ages 3 to 17, here is the bank information you will need.

Routing#: 322274527
Acct#: 1020018003
"Frank Girls"

Addendum 12/3/2010 - 9pm - Silvia's funeral/viewing will be held on Saturday, December 11th, from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. IT WILL BE FOR FOUR HOURS ONLY--AND ONLY ON THIS DAY The funeral home is:

McWane Family Funeral Home
www.mcwanefamily.com/
350 North San Jacinto Street
Hemet, CA 92543-3110
(951) 658-9497

Hemet Valley Medical Center - 1117 East Devonshire Avenue, Hemet, California, 92543 951-652-2811 is collecting gifts of food, money and presents for the girls. An account has been set up so donations can be deposited directly into an account for them. I will post the account information as soon as I have it.

Wrapped Christmas presents for the girls may also be brought/sent to the hospital. Their ages are: 3 (on Christmas Eve, so she will also need birthday presents), 4, 13, 15 and 17. The gifts do not need to be extravagant; any gift will be much appreciated.

(The original piece below.)

I just learned that one of my clients, a mom of five girls, two for whom I was the midwife, was shot dead by her estranged husband last night. I am crazy with anger at her husband and excruciatingly sad for those girls who range in age from 17 down to 3. I hardly have words. 

Silvia was a Labor & Delivery Nurse who defied her peers and had homebirths anyway, knowing they were, for her, safer than being in the hospital. The two births where I was with her, she labored happily, albeit loudly. The second to the last birth was in her bed; the last one, on Christmas Eve three years ago, in her bathtub. 

She lived for those girls. 

People always asked her if she kept having babies trying to get a boy. She rarely told anyone she had already had a son, but that he’d died at birth. During the pregnancy with her baby boy, her membranes ruptured, before labor began, and she’d had a vasa previa with a velamentous insertion; the baby died before she got to the hospital via ambulance. She insisted on a natural birth and after her son was born, the family stayed with him for about twelve hours before letting him go. She kept pictures of him on an alter (of sorts) and he was a part of each birth she had. Many of her doctor and nurse friends thought she was nuts to have a homebirth anyway, but especially after her son died. She knew, of course, how rare and random the death had been and kept her heart focused on homebirths. 

Silvia wanted to be a midwife in the worst way. She talked to me often about apprenticing with me, after the girls were grown, she said. Nursing was a way for her to feed the family even though she really disliked the role she played in so many births; it was tough for her to witness the (often) 50% cesarean rate at the hospitals she worked in. She’d call or message me and we’d decompress together after particularly gnarly births. She never lost her midwife-heart. 

One of her nurse-friends sent me an email this morning, letting me know about Silvia’s death, that her husband had killed her, in front of one of her girls, as she was walking out of a restaurant. I can’t find anything in the news yet, but keep watching. Her friend told me she knew I’d want to know, that Silvia talked about me all the time and loved imagining herself being a homebirth midwife someday.

(Addendum 12/3/2010 - Yesterday, Frank {as her husband is known, not Wilbert] was charged with murder and denied bail. This is also the most recent news report: Wife shot, killed in front of San Jacinto restaurant - Frank's mug shot gives me the shivers.)

I cannot believe she is gone. My heart is breaking, but mostly for those girls. I don’t know where they will go, but I will always stay in touch with them.

If you could please send loving thoughts and prayers to her beautiful daughters, I know they would feel your kindness and compassion. Also pray for justice for her evil husband who could rip their mother from their lives. 

For now, I will remember her, laboring, birthing and nursing her baby girls. Silvia was such a light in my life. And now, I can’t even believe it, she is gone.

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How awful :( I worked in domestic violence for several years before my attention to social justice switched to birthwork. People always ask the same inane question about women who stay in abusive relationships--"why doesn't she just leave?!" Like it is that simple. And, guess what. She is most likely to be KILLED when she *does* leave, so sometimes the basic reason for staying is *survival*. Sorry for the mini rant, but this terrible loss reminded me of my previous work :(

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

This is completely heartbreaking. My thoughts go out to her loved ones, but especially these precious girls who never had long enough with their mom. These girls lost more than their mom. They also lost a dad, the smell of their mom, the touch of her skin, the innocence within, and kind words their mom always spoke to them. I hope through this they can eventually find peace and graciously live their lives with as much heart and passion as their mother would have wished. May those around these girls be graced with strength, courage, and all the right things to say and do to mend the shattered hearts of these precious girls.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Molly, you are absolutely correct. I know she tried to leave him *many* times. While she loved her girls, it was also very difficult because she knew it was yet one more tie to their father. Thank you for the reminder that it isn't as easy as "just leave him."

December 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Molly, you're right... they *did* lose their dad, too. It hadn't even occurred to me, I am so angry. That does make it even worse, if it could even *get* any worse.

December 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Oh wow...I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope the girls find someone who can help them deal with the horrors of this and move on.

My heart goes out to them.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

What a beautiful lady and what a horrible and tragic waste of a life. I'm so sorry.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatharyne

That is SO sad to hear. Who will take care of the girls? She sounds like a very genuine person and I'm sure that the Creator will remember her "for the work of my hands you will have a yearning, you will call, and I will answer". (from the book of Job).

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersara

What a horrifying shame. I'm so sorry for her children (and for HER of course). Awful.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDou-la-la

I'm so so sorry. How very tragic. What beautiful girls, now without a mama. Please do keep in touch with them-- they will cherish the stories you can tell them about their mother and how she helped so many women. Write down everything you can remember about her. Hugs to you, too, on the loss of your friend.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

My heart is broken. I met Silvia recently and we actually spent two weeks together orienting at a new job ...we ate lunch together daily and became very close over the two week period. Silvia was a beautiful soul. I loved her from the second I met her. We spoke in great detail about her family and her recent estranged husband and I was astonished at her outlook on the future and her drive and focus on just raising her beautiful girls. Last night I was on shift in the ER she came to .... the first thing I saw ws her tattoo on her ankle with her son's name ...I absolutely froze ...and am still in denial I think ....I just can't believe she's gone! ! I'm angry...sad...completely heart broken! I pray for those girls ....

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkandy

What an awful, awful situation. I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss as well as her entire family of such a beautiful woman. She seems to glow in the pictures you posted of her and I'm sure she was like that face-to-face as well. May God bless her family.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Kandy, thank you for being there to take care of Silvia... even if she was already gone. Thank you for being a loving person for her to be near as she transitioned. I am so sorry for your loss, too.

December 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

I want to thank you for your kind words about my amazing cousin. Yes, she is special and will certainly live through the girls. This is tragic from all angles and your prayers and kind words will echo in my heart as we gather to get through this.

Blessings.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArturo Peraza

Arturo, I know I speak for many of us... I/we are so, so saddened by your/our loss. I pray our loving thoughts we have about Silvia are felt by your entire family. I've already messaged the girls (thank GOD for Facebook!), but want you family members to know I am here to share pregnant and birth stories with you any time.

I especially want to stay in touch so when the girls begin having their own babies, they have a "mama" (figure) to hear about their births. I love Silvia's birth stories I was involved in... have written about Quinn's birth already (did I write about Leland's? I'll have to check).

I also have tons of pictures, especially when Silvia was pregnant and birthing Quinn and will put those up on a special/private page only your family can access and "grab" the pictures you want. If you send me an email so I can let you know when it's ready, that would be great. I will also send you my phone number.

I know the midwives involved in Silvia's beautiful births want to be with your family as you honor her life. Please, please let me know about any Memorial Services you have for her; I will join you without hesitation.

My email is: Navelgazing Midwife at g mail dot com (all smooshed together and like a regular email).

I love your family so very much. My heart is broken for those girls, but I am here to share stories any time they want to hear one.

Much love and a million hugs of comfort.

December 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

My heart goes out to everyone who knew Silvia, especially her lovely daughters. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLessons in Life and Light

this is heartbreaking. so much has been lost. children losing their parents. and the community losing a potential midwife. If this is local, in san diego, please keep me informed if there's anything i, and the community can do for these girls.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna I, doula

I am so so sad for the entire family. I just recently read this article
http://thehathorlegacy.com/why-dont-women-just-leave-abusers/
and it was very eye opening for me. I wonder what we can do to create change in the system we have that will help women in situations like this. I know a few women personally who have been in the position of trying to figure out how to get out. Truly a sad day :-(
I will keep the girls and the entire family in my thoughts.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEcurlycue

Silvia has been my friend since our girls, Haley and Avery, were in preschool together. I am so shocked and saddened by this horror....I am having a hard time believing it is even real. I can't imagine what her girls are going through and will have to continue living with. I also have known their father for years...this is just incomprehensible.
Silvia's children are everything to her and they all have that fiery spark t she had and her strength. It is unfair that they should have to be strong, in the face of this loss, at such a young age. Silvia and her kids deserved to see each other "grow up".
I hadn't seen her for awhile, and she texted me to see if she could trick or treat with us on Halloween. I am so glad she came over with Leland and Quinn...
I will miss her so much!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRisa

Risa, I, too, am so, so glad she came over on Halloween. It's been far, far too long since I was able to give Silvia a hug although we "talked" fairly often via Facebook and texting. If she is floating around, she knows how very much I love her.

It will be up to those of us who knew the family to fill in the blanks for the girls... I want to make sure they remember/learn about those beautiful births I midwife'd for.

I have a slew of pics they've never even seen! I am getting them in order and hope to have them available for the girls soon. I know how important pictures can be when a loved one is gone.

Risa, please stay in touch. And sadly, I am sure to meet you at the Memorial Service.

December 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

How heartbreaking :( My thoughts go out to her family, especially her beautiful daughters.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Dear Barb, thank you so much for this post. I have been holding it together all day, because I just didn't know how to explain to my kids what was wrong. Now I am alone, and it hit me, and I am feeling more and more horrified, sad and angry.
Silvia's birth was the first home birth I attended with you. It stills remains one of the most touching and memorable births for me. I remember the prenatals with her, the long chats and her girls always being there. Her love for her girls was always so clear in her face. They were what she lived for.

The insanity in this world is that she is gone, and it is completely senseless. There is no reason for it. She had so much to give and bring to the world. The only comfort I can feel, is that Elias has his mama with him now.

I will also be there for her memorial, whenever and where ever it is, to honor her memory and give my love to her family. I will be watching here to see if information is shared. I have pictures from Leiland's birth for the girls, and will get copies of those to them.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

My heart breaks for these girls. A terrible tragedy. I'm so, so sorry for her family and for all who knew her.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchingona

How utterly tragic and horrifying. My prayers go out to Silvia's daughters and family and friends.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleigh

This is a wonderful tribute to Silvia, a beautiful person inside and out! I knew her from a young age, and knew her strength and determination. She accomplished a lot with her passion for life. She was and will continue to be such a role model for her girls. Her girls will grow up to be great women because of her. My heart is sad, but I know that from above she is looking down and will be an angel for her children. My hope is that justice is served, and that Silvia's girls receive the support and love that they will need in the coming days. I will miss her.....

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsperanza

As the daughter of a mentally ill person, I want to say how very sorry I am for Silvia, that she won't be able to see her lovely children grow up, for her children, who have lost the most important person to them in the whole world, and, I am going to go out on a limb, to say I am sorry for her husband This man is the girls father. I believe to what he did he must be extremely ill, and will live to regret what he has done one day.

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrowbabies

Oh, my heart just breaks for those girls. It sounds like they had an absolutely wonderful mother (and that she blessed the lives of many others as well). Will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

So terrible. Sad for her beautiful daughters, any other friends and family. I am also sad for mothers who would have had her as a nurse for their births. It can be hard in the hospital to find a good nurse, and I know one who supports natural birth can be a God send and can make the mom's attitude and outlook great through birth and then even months postpartum. Hope those girls are surrounded by strong people. I mourn for the wisdom those girls will loose from their mother and pray for their births in the future. Such a shocking story!

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I didn't know Frank (as the dad was known) as mentally ill... unless you count alcoholism.

Thank you everyone for your kind and loving thoughts. I know the girls are getting them... they are telling me so.

December 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

My heart goes out to Silvia and her family. I cannot imagine what it is like to lose a family member this way because of another family member. These girls must be going through a horrible time right now, and that's an understatement.

I pray that Heavenly Father will take care of these girls, because I know he loves them as he loves all of us. I know he will not abandon them. And I also pray that justice will be served to the man who murdered their mother in cold blood.

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Several of you have asked to know about service arrangements and want to let you know that there's a service being held for my cousin at Hemet Medical Ctr. Where she worked and was taken to be treated. That service is Monday evening. Details could be best obtained by reaching the hospital directly. I apologize for not having those details but I am in Oregon and don't know specifics. I also wish to let you know that the service being held by the family will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11th. As I become aware of details I will post them here.

I want to thank you for the continued kind words about my cousin Letty (Silvia, to you all). These past few days have been extremely difficult for all of us. I find myself coming here at least a couple of times daily and re-reading all of your comments for comfort. I hope we can somehow publish this for the girls to have and read all these kind words about their beautiful mother.

Again thanks,

Arturo
(perazas@yahoo.com)

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArturo Peraza

Bless you, Arturo... bless you and your family. I know you and I shall meet soon; I will make sure to find you. I wish there was no reason to meet other than a gathering, but that you will be able to be with others who loved your cousin so very much... I do hope that helps your very saddened heart just a bit.

I'm going to put any of your information/comments at the top of the piece so people will be able to find it.

And you can write/email/call me anytime you just want to talk about our sweet friend/family member... laughing and remembering her joyous smile.

December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Oh, and Arturo, I *know* the girls are reading... Clarke and I are speaking often. But, yes, it would be my pleasure to gift this to them one day.

December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

I cannot stop the tears from flowing... I am, of course, praying for Silvia's beautiful daughters and also her loving soul in the beyond... praying that she will have peace. Barbara, I am also so sorry for your loss. The loss of a confidant and friend, more than just a former patient/client. Word are insignificant in a time like this, but know that many people all over the world are praying for comfort for Silvia's family and friends, as well as for justice.

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

The last photo of Silvia with her girls is a photo of pure L O V E. No words can express my feelings. I'll just keep looking at the photos of Silvia and her girls. Pure love.

December 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheryle Bauer

To Sylvia's daughters, some of you are not old enough to understand just yet, but my prayer is that the Lord God will keep your hearts in perfect peace. We, as God's children, cannot allow our joy to be taken away. I didn't know your mother, but I do know Wilbert, "lil Jr." When I heard the news of what my classmate did, I could not begin to wrap my mind around it all. As hard as it may be, we still have to pray for those that are our enemies. Luke 6:27-28 says. "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." To all of Sylvia's family and friends, do not allow hate to consume you. As we can all see, life is very short and too precious to waste valuable time. James 4:14 says, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." I encourage you to do as the Holy scriptures say, Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help? My help cometh for the Lord which made heaven and earth. God's peace be with each of you.

Wanda Bryant

December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWanda R. Bryant

I knew Frank, I worked with him for the past year, and just can't believe all that has happened...I am collecting gifts and money to send to the girls....this whole thing just breaks my heart...I was hoping to drop the gifts by the house on the 18th, even if they aren't home, they will be on the porch...I met Silvia a few times when she came into the office and met the two youngest daughters....

Please let me know if there is anything I can do...our home is always open if they ever need a place to stay....

May God bless and keep you all safe...you are in my prayrers...

Kelly

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Kelly... email me privately and I will let you know where to drop off the things you'd like to give... probably at Hemet Hospital, though... they are the collection place at the moment. Not that there is a risk of harm, but the family is wanting absolute privacy right now, so are limiting contact with outsiders. I'm sure you understand. My email is navelgazing midwife at g mail dot com (all smooshed together and written like a regular email, of course). Your kindness, I know, will be much appreciated.

I am still shocked and stunned at Frank's behavior. I cannot fathom what was in his head. I suppose those of us without obsession issues would never understand, right?

Thank you again for thinking of those beautiful girls.

December 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

This is a truly great way to honor a great woman. Mothers are the salt of the earth and it sad that this mother was taken away from her babies. Wilbert and I were in 1st grade together and went to school together all of our lives. We were next to each other when we graduated high school. He and I were in contact very frequently and I had no idea he was in so much pain. I feel so bad that none of us could help him before he completely lost his mind. My mind hasn't been able to come to grips with the fact that someone I was so close to could commit murder. My heart goes out to Sylvia's family and I pray that you will have the peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray for her beautiful girls and want them to know that there are people praying for them. I want them to know that there are people who love them, who also loved their mom and dad. Only God can judge Wilbert.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaMarque Classmate

No, in this society, a jury will also judge Frank. Not just God.

I do believe the girls deserve to hear the good about their dad, too, but they harbor stories in their young hearts and minds that would send many of us to grab the Kleenex box. The pics I have of the babies being born all have Frank in them. When the girls are ready, they are welcome to them. I have not said one thing to any of them about their dad... something that is an oddity, actually. The mother who was killed is gone; the father they know and love is also gone. Mourning is certainly happening on several levels.

And I really encourage people to not see one iota of anything Frank did as insanity, going crazy or anything like that. If he even tries for an insanity defense, I think *I* will go crazy. He was (in all likelihood) inebriated, impulsive, angry, jealous and any number of other descriptions, but insane was not one of them. (And no, I'm not a psychiatrist and I have not met with him to diagnose him. Just sayin'.)

December 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

A jury will give him his punishment, but only God will judge him.

We are all grieving and I'm not even suggesting that Wilbert will use the insanity plea. I haven't gotten that far in this process. I'm still trying to come to grips with what happened. This whole situation is mentally draining for everyone who knew them both. I can't imagine how this tragedy happened, so I'm going to leave that up to the experts. Our main concern right now should be trying to get those girls to some sense of normalcy, if that is even possible.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaMarque Classmate

I too worked with "Frank" and was his friend. I am still in shock, to say the least. The horror and pain these children will live with is unspeakable. Having been on the other side of this kind of thing..... I have no words. As for his "state of mind". Only God knows. We can only be here to pick up the pieces and help this family try to find some kind of life.

Loretta

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoretta

So right. Sadly, so very right.

December 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

I came here after finding Silvia's facebook page removed...just wanted to see her picture, smiling and happy. Every day when I wake up, she is my first thought, and it doesn't seem any more real. I guess tomorrow will bring a larger piece of reality with it, like it or not. I will not be wearing black to the service, either...Silvia was a bright soul, full of life and hope, and black would not suit an occasion in her honor. I will introduce myself to you, Barbara...I didn't get a chance to at the hospital on Monday. The outpouring of love and support from the community for Silvia's family is beautiful. I hope that the love we all have for her precious girls helps them heal, and begin to live.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRisa

Risa, I look forward to sharing a hug with you tomorrow. I'm still trying to pin down the time of the actual service... still don't know, so will have to call in the am.

I am *extremely* upset and saddened that Silvia's FB is gone. I am so, so sad the girls will not have the opportunity to read the loving comments everyone left and continued leaving. I just cannot imagine someone taking that away from them.

*sigh*

See you tomorrow.

December 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Silvia was a close and dear friend to me and my family. I was hearbroken to see that her facebook was deleted. It was a way for all that cherished her to connect and share stories or her life. Thank you for having this website in the memory of her.
It was a life worth telling about and remembering.... I hope to meet you, she spoke of you often.. Holly

December 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterholly ludwig

I'm glad I'm here, too. If you're there today, I'm a big girl... wearing a black skirt and an orange shirt. If I can find my black sweater, I might have that on, too. I'll be wearing black Birkenstocks, too.

I wish there wasn't this terribly sad and tragic reason for any of us to meet. *wiping tears*

December 11, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

I am sorry I wasn't able to speak to you today. I didn't see you...it was hard to see anything through my tears. I was hoping for more of a sense of reality about all of this, but still haven't found it. Seeing all of those who came to comfort each other and celebrate Silvia having been in our lives, though for far too short a time, reflected what a wonderful woman she was and how much she shared with us all.
This evening, we put up our Christmas tree. I finished my final exams yesterday, so hadn't had the chance until now. After placing the lights, I grabbed the tree skirt from a bin in the garage. I treasure my decorations and am meticulous about how they are packed each year. As I set the tree skirt on the step stool, my heart sank when I heard a "thunk"...I thought I'd broken something. As I gently unfolded the fabric, expecting the worst, I was surprised to see a large bulb ornament that plugs into the strand of lights, with a clear glass tree within that changes colors ever so gradually. This ornament was given to me by Silvia when she was pregnant with Quinn. I was speechless...then started to think I was imagining things, but my husband also had a sense of "she's here". It was the first ornament on my tree. For the briefest moment I felt like everything will be all right.
Goodnight, Silvia, fly with the angels. I will see you again.

December 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRisa

Oh, Risa... what an amazingly beautiful story that gave me chills like crazy. How absolutely wonderful she "spoke" with you last night. I'll be smiling about that all year.

If you're ever in San Diego, let me know and we can absolutely meet. I live in Mission Bay, so give me a holler.

Lili... if there is any sort of gathering after I'm gone, it best be a sea of purple, too!

December 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Oh, and I didn't get there until about 2:00... it's just so far from home and I couldn't get there until then. I did see the girls, of course, and met many family members. I told stories, too! It was very sweet to be able to share memories of our sweet Silvia.

I wore pink and orange... a tangerine shirt with fuscia-outlined, sparkly flowers... with a bright pink skirt and orange Birkies. :) I stood out like a sore thumb, but I know Silvia would have laughed and been so pleased.

December 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

It is Christmas Day 2010, and I've been thinking about Silvia's children all day. I've been wanting to make a donation to a memorial fund, and was happy your site came up when I Googled. I had heard about the shocking tragedy when it happened, and have felt a profound sadness, of course. Silvia was a co-worker of mine (for a relatively short time) in the OB dept at a local hospital. She was a great L&D nurse. She was very well respected and appreciated by her colleagues, and was a quick study as she learned the difficult computer system in our facility.
I was so pleased to find your site, read of your tender history with Silvia, and see the beautiful pictures you posted. I do thank you for that, and for sharing what you could.
She really was a blessing to all who knew her.

December 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Stewart

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