Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Story Part 9 by Leann Harris

Carla looked down at the ground. When she glanced up again, pain stained her brown eyes."Yes, but he doesn't know. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I couldn't ruin his life. He didn't love me and I didn't love him. I went to my grandmother's home in Wyoming and had the baby. I was single, unmarried and couldn't even care for myself let alone a child, so I gave the little girl up for adoption."

Sam stared in disbelief. Jeff knew nothing of this? "Did you ever plan to tell Jeff?"

"No," she whispered.

"And he never questioned you about it?"

"No. Both Jeff and I were different people back then. God wasn't a part of either one of our lives. Now, He is, and I have to trust Him to be able to make a way through this mess."

Sam understood about failings. And if God could forgive Carla, who was she to judge. "I think you need to talk to Jeff. And I'll take Greta to the doctor, first thing in the morning."

"Talk to me about what?" Jeff said, standing outside the front door.

Sam's heart squeezed tighted. In the short time they'd known each other, she'd come to respect and even care about her in-laws neighbor. How would Jeff take the news? Would he want nothing to do with them? Or...a horrible thought flittered through her mind. Would he try to take Greta from her when found out the truth?

3 comments:

  1. So Jeff is Greta's real father. Did God lead Sam to move near her inlaws so she could meet Jeff and they would fall in love? How will Jeff react when he finds out the truth?

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  2. Oh, wow. Double whammy. A sick sibling and the father--a man Sammy might be falling for. All in God's time, I think.

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  3. I'm so excited to catch up with the story! I've been offline the last few days.

    Great work, ladies! I can't wait to read more!

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