By Shirlee Evans
Gail's marriage is shaken while the daughter she gave up for adoption fifteen years in the past reenters her existence.
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She had so much to be thankful for. She loved Brad and their sons. Their marriage had been good. Other women complained their husbands wouldn't talk to them about important things. But Brad had always been open, and sensitive to her feelings and moods. It was only when her first pregnancy came up that he withdrew. Up to now it hadn't been much of a problem. But as Abigail Marie (the name she and the baby's adoptive parents had chosen together) neared fifteen, the old hurts and memories refused to depart.
It's a where. " "We never see Dad anymore," Grant complained. " He giggled as Gail tousled his hair. After hurried kisses good-bye at Jenny's house, Gail drove downtown to the three-story office building where she had worked for the last two months. When Jimmy reached kindergarten age this fall she had found a time-share position with the same firm that had employed her before moving to Linden. It had worked well until Linda, the woman who shared the job, got sick. Actually, Gail thought as she parked her Page 20 car, she really didn't mind.
We refer those wanting to give up their babies to appropriate adoption agencies. That's another area where we'll be needing help. Some girls have nowhere to go. We want to find families they can stay with until their babies are born. " "I don't believe my husband is going to want to be involved. " By the time Gail arrived back at her mother's apartment, the trunk of her car was stuffed with bags of groceries and used clothing from the Center. When Brad walked in the back door later that evening, he found the washing machine swishing the last load back and forth in the laundry room.