A Woman's Heart
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by Susanna L. Hargreaves
Description: Sara Wyman has experienced the worst pain a woman can experience - the loss of her child. Two weeks after Jeremy's death Sara receives a special visitor that begins her healing process. Eager to get away from the memories, Sara suddenly decides to take a trip. Arriving at the airport with no destination in mind she waits for something to strike her fancy. A mysterious sign urges Sara to choose London.
eBook Publisher: Solstice Publishing/Solstice Publishing, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: August 2010
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [87 KB]
Reading time: 52-74 min.
Sara woke to clattering and the familiar loving voices of her mother and sister cleaning her kitchen. She truly felt like she was one with her bed and the thought of getting out of it was ridiculous and impossible. What was the rush anyhow? She didn't have to go anywhere or get anyone ready. She ran her fingers through her tangled hair, found her robe and trudged toward the kitchen.
"Just what are you doing," she groggily asked her mother and sister.
"Hey sister. There you are! We just wanted to check up on you and give you a hand," her sister Brea grinned cheerfully with that concerned caring look as she opened a couple of windows and went around the room picking up Kleenex.
God, Sara hated these looks. This was precisely why she didn't want to see anyone. Every look reminded her of how bad she felt and how horrible her life was without Jeremy. And sympathetic looks made her think she was weak and ruined.
Everyone acted like they knew how she felt or had some wisdom to offer. How could they understand? Never could they understand the pain she felt. She wished they wouldn't say anything right now. There really was nothing to say. Couldn't she just disappear?
"Sara," her mother questioned. "Have you spoken to Richard?" she asked with a soft voice.
"No, and actually there is now no reason for me to ever talk to him again," Sara answered with a sarcastic smile. Richard was her dramatic ex-husband. And come to think of it, he was the cause of all her pain, if she hadn't gotten pregnant... No, no, no... Jeremy was the best thing that ever happened to her. Richard was just a nuisance, a one year and six months unreliable annoyance that gave her the sweetest joy in her life- Jeremy. It all happened for a reason, she kept reminding herself and Jeremy was worth it all. Now, Jeremy was gone. How many days had it been?
Jeremy. Oh God, more tears.
"I'm sorry, I'm not in the mood for company," her voice croaked as she took a deep breath slowly. "I need to go back to bed, so if you would just see yourselves out." She hoped they would do as she asked. Then she waved good-bye, "Thanks."
"Okay. But, have you eaten?" Brea asked.
"Oh, sure. I have tons of food," Sara lied. Well, her refrigerator was abundantly stocked with meals from caring neighbors and friends, but all she wanted was the numbing comfort her wine promised.
"We brought a chicken pot pie just in case," Brea added enthusiastically. "I made it last night. It's in the fridge."
"Thanks, but I'm not that hungry right now," Sara answered.
"Okay," her mother sighed. "Sara, I know you may not believe this, but you're going to be okay. You are going to make it through this," she stopped when she couldn't take the evil look Sara was giving her. "But you really should take a shower and maybe go for a walk or something. Call if you need anything."