Written by Cliff – Angels by Grace Pub. – May 1997
“Oh Cliff, I think we’re going to have a girl. What should we call her? I really like the name Beverly Ann.”
These words captured the excitement of the expected birth as Loraine and Cliff looked forward to their second child. Six years after a Dennis the Menace boy it would be a joy to have a quiet and compliant little girl.
Their second child was born, not a girl, and so I was hastily named Beverly Clifford, after a British newscaster and my father.
The “sweet and gentle” son soon discovered that little girls are liked and desired more than boys. By the time I reached the age of three I asked my mother, “If I was a girl would you love me any more?”
In spite of a caring family with no big problems, roots of doubt…
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