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Five hours into our week-long family vacation, Gwyn said, “I want to go home!”  This wasn’t a new refrain.  When she’s excessively tired or hungry, she sometimes says it when we’re at home, bustling around the kitchen or getting ready for bed.  Emily and I have speculated that “home” is a pre-birth memory for Gwyn, and today received confirmation.  “Let’s play I’m home in Nanny’s womb,” Gwyn said to Emily this morning as she crawled under the covers. In short order she was born once more. Nanny is Gwyn’s biological mother.  That Gwyn remembers her womb so viscerally, so fondly, feels miraculous.  At firs Annie didn’t want a baby inside her although she came to care for it responsibly and with love beyond her years.  Perhaps, though, it wasn’t Annie so much as God who made a home for Gwyn before this one, wrapping her in warm water and sending…

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