I’d like to invite those of you with the means to do so to contribute to the fund for Emma Esherick and her two children, one yet unborn, both freshly orphaned. Sadness and shock, that’s all I can say. It sucks being a writer who has to go around sounding like a cliche, but “at a loss for words” sums it up.
I can vouch for Emma and her family that they live out the Gospel values of simplicity, devotion, and openness to life in everything they do. Your generosity is both needed and appreciated, and you can be absolutely assured the family will offer up their suffering for the intentions of their benefactors.
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