Dear Fran,

I can’t think of a way to tell you how much your love and support meant to me, especially when I was facing the possibility of birthing Sophia alone.  It was a relief to have Pedro home for the big event but I knew that you were always there for me and I will always appreciate you for that.  I hope that I will always have you in my life. And I hope that you have the chance to touch other babies and mothers like you have touched us.