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title: 'The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, May 10, 1896, Page 28, Image 28',
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1896.
"Whom the Stork Brings."
K_^ —^_^O ONE who hae reared a family and knows the "sweet delimits of
L < \^Wfes^' J 3^T tpntler » loving re" can have any adequate appreciation of what
l^JflKuHgHv is misled by those who do not enjoy the blessings of parentage.
J^^ft^lK|Uv The burden of childbearinjr, totretber with all the care* and trials
pvfij^jrJßjljjj of bringing up a family of children, are not to be compared with
T#£i|y^<r^t^ H the burden of the wife who has no such cares. The mothers who
U«itpMH>B*bHj| complain of the cares of motherhood— of a noisy house, torn clothes
and soiled carpets— often do not stop to balance the blessings against the cares. What
is a fxnger print on the waU if we only remember also the tiny hand that made it?
What Ma muddy little boot but a thing erf beauty to the mother wbo has so often
kisMd the little foot that wore it? Ah, yes, there are cares and trials and hard work,
and days and nights of anxiety and watchfulness, but— "if no little boots were there,'
what then? Clean watts, bright carpets, quiet rooms, undisturbed sleep — no, no!
These are no price for baby's dimpled hands and laughing eyes and rosy lips. Let
him lord it over us; let him record his reach daily with a mark around the wall; let
him measure his stride upon the carpet and stamp his little foot with mock tyranny
and make us all tremble with a frown, for is he not the king inside these wads, and
shall not a king be clothed with majesty and power? What a world -it were if there
were no babies in it — if we were all adults ! We should die of the weariness of living.
But there are homes, thousands of them, where the sweet sunshine of childhood
never breaks in- where no little wardrobe was ever prepared for the guest "whom the
stork brings" — and there are others where all the preparations of welcome had been
made, but a raven came with tbe stork and the little stranger passed on to another
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