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|The Marriage License (standard:drama, 574 words)|
|Author: Fanny11||Added: Apr 28 2010||Views/Reads: 2168/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This story is about a woman who looks at her marriage License and her whole life comes into view.|
vTHE MARRIAGE LICENSE Word count 571 Sandra looked down at the copy of her marriage license, and everything was still so fresh in her mind the date of the marriage ceremony and the ages of her husband to be and herself. She was twenty he was twenty-four. It seemed like it was only yesterday, the years had passed so quickly. The marriage lasted for seventeen years it wasn't a very happy one in fact it was the loneliest years of Sandra's life. They were getting married because she was carrying this man's child. This would be Sandra's third child. Her first child was a little boy who was conceived when a local boy who stopped to give her a ride into town. She trusted him. Then he pulled the car over and forced her to have sex. Then Sandra gave birth to a little girl that was put up for adoption. Sandra wanted more for her daughter whom was named Joan, than a home with her alcoholic father and her mom cussing each other constantly. It wasn't a good atmosphere for any child. The local boy who had forced himself on Sandra, at the time was engaged to be married to his girlfriend who was also pregnant and they were married before their son was born. Sandra was so upset when she found that Joan's father was already married with two children and his wife was pregnant with their third child. Sandra wondered why she was so naïve to believe this man. She thought, was she so desperate to find a husband? She knew her son and herself had to get away from the terrible situation at her father's house. If she had it to do over Sandra would have never Given her daughter up for adoption because she always wondered if Joan was safe and raised well. This was so overwhelming for Sandra. Thank God many years later Sandra found her daughter. Joan had been raised well with a loving family. A little boy was born to Sandra and Jack they would name him Jack Jr. six years later another little girl joined the family she was named Heidi. Jack Jr. was a very loving little boy. He was only thirteen years old when he becomes very ill and died four days later? The death of our precious son split the marriage because it wasn't strong enough to endure a tragedy such as that. The time passed so quickly. After that Sandra worked to make a home for her son Jody and daughter Heidi. Sandra now believes people have dreams in life to marry the prefect man and have beautiful children and to live happily ever after. A lot of our dreams disappear into the mist of life. Sandra suffered from depression most of her life. And her mind didn't function well enough to make the right choices. Sandra will never believe her life was a waste she delivered four healthy babies. She will never forget the precious son she lost. Her other three children are doing well in life and they have given her five beautiful grandchildren who give her so much love and joy. Now Sandra must go upstairs of the old courthouse to get a copy of her divorce decree. Sandra needs both of these to draw her social security. She will soon be sixty-two years old and will enjoy the rest of her life with her children and grandchildren. Tweet
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