By Marianne Hancock
Whereas clearing via her mother's bed room after her loss of life, Emma comes throughout a thirty-year-old newspaper clipping that her mom had saved, asserting the coming of a brand new child boy. understanding that the infant needs to be the son she gave up for adoption, Emma turns into transfixed through this hyperlink to her first-born. yet she now has a husband and teenage young children, all of whom recognize not anything of her past...
Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl being pregnant and the ache of her separation from the child, this soaking up and illuminating tale follows Emma's seek, years later, for Oliver, her followed son.
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Emma blinked, half asleep. “Come on. ” Opening her eyes and quickly resuming consciousness Emma focused on the small bundle held by the man. Easing herself slowly over the side of the bed, she slipped on her dressing gown with the aid of the unencumbered ambulance man and stood on two wobbly legs. ” he asked kindly, but Emma’s eyes were riveted to the other man – the one with the bundle. “Yes thanks, I – I’m fine. ” She stretched out her arms. Her baby was given to her as she was swivelled into a waiting wheelchair.
43 Looking for Oliver Emma had not expected this. She thought there may be a few administrative formalities, a grumbling disapproval – but not immediate harsh condemnation. “Er, he…we don’t want to,” she whispered. “My dear, it is hardly a case of ‘we don’t want to’, is it? You are expecting a baby and in the eyes of God, you have sinned. The only decent thing you can do now is get married and have this child respectably. It is unlawful and evil to bring an illegitimate baby into this world. ” Emma couldn’t speak for tears choking her.
Now, at long last, he dreamed of holidays, abroad even – perhaps Spain or France – and buying a more modern car. A twelve month hiccup would be bad enough – but there was no way he could accept another addition to the family. During the next few weeks, Emma dismissed her mother’s hint of gin and hot baths, accepted John’s need for lack of involvement, succumbed to her father’s total rejection of anything to do with “it” and, as soon as the pregnancy was medically confirmed, was visited by a social worker from the Adoption Society.