Jasmine's Place Issue No. 1 - September/October 2012 - Page 21

“Maybe we could just put them in the box and close the lid,” suggested James. “We could leave them lots of water and food. We'd be gone only four or five hours.” said, “Now I know how you feel sometimes, Mom. You don't mind being a mom, but you sure could use a break now and then.” ….. He went to his bedroom to get ready for the hike. All the while the chicks hollered. He looked at me mournfully, as he closed the lid and threw a towel over the box. He went to his bedroom to get ready for the hike. All the while the chicks hollered. He went and got another towel to make it darker in the box. I smiled and gave the boys a hug each. “I guess we can't go,” he said, looking over at Don. “I only wanted a break.” When I said those words a month ago, I hadn’t realized that it would be so soon that two little boys would learn what parenthood meant. (This is a true story, but names and a few details have been changed.) Helen Dowd. Maybe the chicks would think it was night, and go to sleep. But the peeping got even louder. James looked downcast. “I guess we can't go,” he said, looking over at Don. “I only wanted a break.” Then he remembered the day I said those same words. He looked at me, and with a sheepish grin Helen is retired and enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of 55 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. Her writings can be found on her website, www.occupytillicome.com Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com Article URL: http://articles.faithwriters.com/reprint-articledetails.php?id=8218 JASMINE'S PLACE 21