Laird Learns About Antonia

Laird was on his way home when he ran into his Aunt Margery. She was so happy to see him that she broke into a big smile and gave him a big hug. "It's so good to see my favorite nephew," she exclaimed. He smiled. "It's good to see you too, Aunt Margery. How are …

One Out of Many

A long time ago, I was a mudlark.  After running away from the horrid orphanage, I found myself on the muddy shores of the Thames where I scavenged for things to sell.  Then, one day, I met a childless couple who wanted to adopt many children.  They ended up adopting one--me. 52 Words This was …

The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

Matt Rebukes Gina

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon and Matt was on the sofa reading a book on The Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy line of aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. The book was a Christmas present from Joel and Kira. It was a perfect choice because he was interested in transport aircraft and the history …

Bernadette

I'm married to an older man. We met at his first wife's funeral. They never had any children. After 10 years of IVF cycles, they had to accept that their dreams of a family were not meant to be. They talked about adopting and had considered the orphanages in Africa and Asia but before those …

Much to Celebrate

"Happy anniversary, my Darling," he said as he handed her the beautiful bouquet of flowers.  "Forty years ago, you turned my life upside down when you moved into my neighborhood.  And it took a few years before I plucked up the courage to ask you out on a date.  Thank you for not saying no …

Keeping Up Appearances

They had been together for twenty years.  The first ten had been relatively happy but after the loss of their child, their marriage started to crumble.  They went for counseling and things improved but only for a while.  They tried unsuccessfully to have other children.  They thought of adopting but decided not to.  The wait …

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