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A Father, His Daughter And The Choice To Start A Family As 'An Act Of Hope'


Added 12-13-19 09:07:01am EST - “Jessica Kibblewhite wonders whether it makes sense to bring a child into a world that seems broken and scary. At StoryCorps, her dad helps her find clarity with advice about humanity.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A Father, His Daughter And The Choice To Start A Family As 'An Act Of Hope'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Edward Kibblewhite and his daughter, Jessica, at StoryCorps in Chicago in October 2018. Jessica says that the StoryCorps conversation played a big role in their decision to try to start a family. Rocio Santos /StoryCorps hide caption

Edward Kibblewhite and his daughter, Jessica, at StoryCorps in Chicago in October 2018. Jessica says that the StoryCorps conversation played a big role in their decision to try to start a family.

Jessica Kibblewhite grew up the daughter of an astronomer. Her dad, Edward Kibblewhite, invented, among other things, a system that allows scientists to take clearer pictures of stars.

Given his background, Jessica asked him for help finding clarity on a different subject: starting a family.

The world, Jessica told Edward at StoryCorps last October, seemed like an especially difficult place, and she and her husband had been struggling with the idea of bringing children into it.

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