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By Katherine Anne Kindred

After her divorce, Kate Kindred made up our minds that she may stay her lifestyles with no little ones. yet then she fell in love with Jim, a good-looking, being concerned guy who had custody of his younger son, Michael. and she or he fell in love with the boy, too. throughout the six years all of them lived jointly, Kate realized the deep joys of motherhood that used to be the reward that Michael gave her. but if her dating with Jim ended, he denied her any touch with Michael. And her middle was once damaged. An unintentional mom fantastically describes the thrill of mothering a tender boy via complex instances. With candy easy anecdotes and complicated feelings, Kate Kindred marks each web page with tears, together with those who the main loving laughter can deliver to any mum or dad.

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It’s a summer Saturday morning, and I’m sitting on the back patio reading a magazine and drinking my morning coffee. Michael is sitting in the chair next to me, playing a handheld electronic game. I get up and walk into the house, going into the kitchen to refill my coffee cup. Michael gets up and follows me, all the while with his eyes still on the game. I walk back out to the patio, and Michael follows me, still playing his game. Over the course of the next half hour, I get up two more times and return to the kitchen to refill my coffee, and each time Michael gets up with me, never saying a word and never looking up from his game.

If there is a God, he must have a really good sense of humor. 34 ᩳᩳᩳ The Cure for a Stomachache e have just dropped off Michael’s sister, re- W turning her to her mother after a long week- end. Michael tells us he has a stomachache. I know Michael is not really sick. He’s upset and probably doesn’t even realize it. When I was his age my father had a job in which he had to travel from time to time. Whenever he left home, I would go to my mother with an upset stomach. Sometimes I would ask for medicine, but my mother seemed to know that my pain was psychoso- matic.

27 ᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳ ᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳ ᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳ ᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳᩳ ᩳᩳᩳ God oday Michael asks me when he’s going to see T Boomer again. Boomer was Jim’s dog who passed away last summer. I look around the room for help, but Jim is nowhere in sight. I’m on my own. I’ve come a long way since my Lutheran upbringing, and although I still don’t have it all figured out, I am certain I don’t believe in a singular Christian God or a literal heaven and hell. But Jim’s family is Catholic, and Michael sometimes attends services with his grandparents.

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