By Shirlee Evans
Gail's marriage is shaken whilst the daughter she gave up for adoption fifteen years in the past reenters her existence.
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Seventy percent of our clients were still trying to deal with previous abortions, vowing to keep their babies this time. It was as though the second baby could somehow make up for the one they had aborted. "We'll soon be starting a twenty-four-hour hot line. Volunteers will answer phones from their own homes Page 36 whenever our office is closed. " "It sounds interesting. " Mrs. Philips nodded. " "Yes. We refer those wanting to give up their babies to appropriate adoption agencies. That's another area where we'll be needing help.
Maybe after we move I can take care of the boys. While you're at work," Beverly offered, glancing at her husband. " "They like staying with Jenny. " Taking his wife's arm, Tom guided Beverly toward the door. " "But, Tom. If I can't see my daughter and her children, then" Page 23 Pushing her fears from her, Gail interrupted, "You'll see a lot of us, Mom. " The month dragged on for a depressed Gail. The more she tried to escape thoughts of Abigail, the more miserable she became. And the more she tried forcing herself to see the positive side of her mother's move, the more she dreaded it.
You're making it sound worse than it was. It's just that when you won't let me talk to you about what's bothering me it seems you don't care. " Gail drew a deep breath. "Brad, I can't simply turn off thinking about Abigail. Especially now. I keep wondering if she might be going through the same things I did at her age. I wonder what she's like. Is she happy? Does she have a boy friend? Does she wonder about me? " Brad interrupted. "You've got to try to let her go. I love you. You have two boys who love you and need you.