Limestone Post Magazine: 'Juniper' a gripping story of a local family and a girl born too soon

Juniper French is alive. She started kindergarten earlier this month. Next month her bare butt will be on the cover of a new book, Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon, penned by her parents.

Tom and Kelley French have begun making the rounds, doing media interviews in support of the book. Time and again they’ve been telling their stories of how the two of them got together, the ups and downs — plenty of downs — of their courtship and their nearly desperate, maddening, frustrating series of attempts just to get Kelley pregnant. Juniper is full of stories.

But the one that still brings tears to Tom’s eyes, even after all the tellings and all these years, is of Juniper’s first day.