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    Celesta Brown

    What a doll baby boy!


    I just found your blog (through another - and now I can't remember which one it was! LOL!) and love the wisdom that is in it. I, like almost ALL other young married women was instructed it would be "wise" to put off having children, because, for goodness sakes I was only 18 when I got married. We debated for a few months after we got married and ultimately decided to open our marriage up to the possibly of children. We found out VERY soon after that we were in fact going to be parents. I was 19, my husband was 22. We were asked by many if this baby was an accident. And when they were met with a "no" a lot of people didn't know how to respond. I am now 28 (just turned 28 in May) and due with our fifth child in Sept. I am SOOOOO happy with our decision to start a family early in our marriage! Probably one of the best decisions we have ever made. Our family's story can be found at


    I wish others would consider opening their hearts to children early in their marriage as well.

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