My appreciation to W. Brett Branham for his excellent article (“Parental pains, birth defects and abortion,” June 4).

I have family members, including some of my own children, who suffer varying degrees of neurological conditions. Is it challenging? Yes. Are their lives full of meaning and purpose? Absolutely. Life is beautiful and it is a gift. My heart, love, prayers and admiration go to those who are raising, loving and nurturing these precious souls.

Beverly Wardle