I agree - hope that at least one of Evie's children is salvageable. It's always amazing that you can have really nice, good parents and they turn out rotten kids.
PNW, your writing is so wonderful at drawing us into the story. The characters are real to me.
If we aren't showing a little love, His love, then what are we doing calling ourselves Christians?
Psalm 73: 25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.