Charity and Mary was having tea time at Mary's house after Charity's
doctor's visit. Charity was 6 months pregnant with her second husband, Brian
Johnson's child. She was glad that she had a second chance to have a child, in
spite of losing her first husband, David Williams where she didn't bare him any
children. Mary has been a wonderful mother to her. She is not just a mother-in-
law, but she became her mother when she married David. In Charity's heart, she
is sorry she didn't have any children by David, but any children she has will be
her grandchildren because she adopted Mary as her mother.
Charity's parents died when she was 12 years old in a car accident when
they were on a getaway, and she stayed with her Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally raised her
to adulthood and she left home when she was 20 years old to move into an
Her Aunt Brenda made it clear not to call her “mommy”, but she was her
aunt and nothing more. Aunt Brenda didn't mistreat Charity, but didn't show
much affection towards her. Charity spent most her time in meditation, hobbies;
such as reading romance novels and journal writing and school activities to fill the
void of being loved in her life. Also, she had a strong relationship with God which
her parents taught her to love God with all her heart at an early age. She made
it through high school and was on her own with a job, as a cashier at Care mart;
she met David, later they married and the rest was history.
Charity had a second chance of love with Brian. There was a love for
Charity Williams was up cooking breakfast for David and her as they both
were preparing to go to work afterward. She worked as a customer service
manager at Care mart, a super store in Greenville, North Carolina. David, her
husband was a doctor at the Metro-Health Clinic. He worked long hours and
sometimes came home from work late.
“Breakfast is ready.” Charity shouted as David was still getting dress in their
bedroom. He came out of the bedroom, and they both sat down to eat breakfast.
Before David ate his meal, he was looking through the morning paper. “Baby, how
did you sleep?” Charity asked David. “Like a champ. I didn't hear the alarm clock
ring. Babe, thank for waking me up.” He replied. “You are welcome. Eat your
breakfast. It's getting cold, Babe” Charity told David. “I'm going to grab this
piece of toast...I got to go. See you, tonight” He kissed Charity good-bye and
headed out the door. Charity washed the breakfast dishes and afterward left for
work. She is blessed to have a man in her life like David. They have been
married for 5 years and still no children. David and she are in good health, but
they work schedules permits them to spend much time together. As a result,
there are still no children.
She is 30 years old, and she is not getting any younger. “When will it be
the right time for a baby?” Charity would think to herself, sometimes. She would
wrap herself with church attendance, meditation and other activities to try to
keep her mind off of having children.
She prayed to God that in His timing she would have a child.
Charity is now at Care mart. Another long day at the job, she was glad to
be going home. She will have dinner alone because David has to work late at the
clinic. She is going to knock this day out, so she can rest and enjoy the comforts
Charity now home watching TV. She was waiting for David to come home
from work. He was going to pick up some burgers from Burger King, so they
could have dinner together. The telephone rang.... “Hello.” Charity answered. “Hi
sweetheart, it's Mommy. I called to see how my children were doing.” Mary, her
mother-in-law replied back to Charity. “I am glad that the two of you are doing
well.” Mary said. “Mommy, I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I want to have a
baby. David works a lot. We don't discuss this, but I want children. I am not
getting any younger. David is good to me, and I don't have any complaints about
him, but I want to have children. “Charity told Mary in a tearful tone. “Sweetie, I
know how you feel. I had David in my early forties, and I couldn't have any more
children after that. His father, rest his soul, is just like David in every way. Hold
on. With the help of the Lord, you will have children. God will give you want you
ask for if you just believe. Focus and look to him because He will direct you path.
Children will come. Wait on God; He will make it happen for you. “Mary told
Charity in a sympathetic tone. “I have talked to God about it, and I know He will
answer my prayers...David just pulled up in the driveway. I will have Dave call
you back...Bye, Mom. “Charity and Mary got off on the telephone. David came in
the house, and Charity had dinner waiting for him. David was glad to be home.
Charity was off work and was relaxing on a Friday afternoon. Charity and
David was going out to dinner and dancing when he got off work. She was lying
across her bed, and then she decided to do her meditation.
She was meditating on the goodness of God. She released all the negative
things and started to proclaim positive affirmations. Also, she focused on prayers
of praise and thanksgiving. Charity knows that God would give her everything
that she asked for. God knows what best for Charity, so kept her faith and trust
The evening came and there was still no David. A knock came on the door.
Charity opens the door. Two police officers were standing outside. “Hello, Mrs.
Williams...May we come in.” “Yes, of course”, Charity said. The police officers
came inside of the house. “Mrs. Williams, there was an accident on the freeway
and your husband was in it. It was a collision. I am sorry; He didn't make It.”,
replied one of the police officers. A terror came inside of Charity, and she burst
into tears. “Thank you, officers”, she said sadly. The police officers left the house
after they told the news. Charity had to pull herself together, and call Mary,
David's mother. After her telephone call to her mother-in-law, she went to the
hospital to see David's remains. Her date night ended in a tragedy. What is she
going to do now? A part of her is now dead, and what now?
It was the day of the funeral. Everybody said their good-byes as they paid
their respects after the funeral at Charity's house.
Mary was sitting on the couch in the living room where Charity was sitting
beside her. “Mommy, I am going to clean the kitchen up. It is a mess. We both
had a long day”, Charity said. Mary took Charity hand. “Sweetheart, I am leaving
for Brooklyn and you are coming with me. All we have is each other. You are my
daughter, and I won't let you be in this world alone.” Mary told Charity. “Mommy,
I will go because I love you, and I don't want you to be alone either.” Charity
replied. Charity hugged Mary then went back to the kitchen to clean it up. The
two women lost someone who they loved dearly. David was a son and a husband.
Now, the two women have to cope without their loved one. Time heals all
wounds, but sometimes it is easier said than done.
The next day, Charity packed up everything and put into storage. Later that
night, Charity and Mary are going to take a plane to Brooklyn, New York where
Mary lives. Charity has to start a whole new life without David, but what bothers
her the most that she didn't have any children by David. She wonders if she will
love again, or remarry. All she has is Mary. All the family, she has is dead and she
was the only child like David. Her meditation and faith in God is what is helping
her deal with her loss. God is the only one who can heal her heart.
Charity is on the plane with Mary; she is meditating while Mary takes a nap.
“What am I going to do now? I am going to a new place, starting a new life and I
am alone.” Charity thought to herself. “Lord, you are right here for me, and I
trust you”, she also thought to herself. There was an announcement on the loud
speaker. The plane was about to land.
Three months has past, and Charity's funds are getting low. She put a
transfer of employment from the Care mart in Greenville, North Carolina to the
Care mart, in Brooklyn, New York. She had been put on a waiting period for
employment for a customer service manager position which will be open soon.
She is on unemployment and the money of David's estate has run out. He was in
debt because of the clinic he owned, and the clinic was not making much money,
so she sold it. Charity has been at Care mart for 8 years. One weekend, Charity
went back to get her car in a garage in Greenville.
It hurts Charity's heart that she didn't have any children. She feels
emptiness inside, and God is the only one who can heal her heart. She thanks
God every day that she has Mary in her life. She don't know what she would do if
she had to deal the loss of David alone. Two women who are now mother and
daughter have to face their lost together. They cry together and laugh together. It
is just like the bible story in the Book of Ruth. Charity came into Mary's world.
She is living in a town which is strange and new to her. She is on the fresh start
to a new future, but in that future; will she be alone, or will she meet someone
and someday remarry? Will she have kids? These are the questions Charity has in
her meditation time. God is the only one who has the answers.
It was a typical day at Care mart. Charity was the customer service
manager, and she worked at the returns and exchanges desk. She got a call to
go to register 10 for a refund. There was an elderly lady who wanted a refund.
She suddenly passed out in the aisle. Charity caught her before she fell and
guided her to a nearby bench. Rescue 911 was called to help the elderly lady.
Rescue carried the lady out on a stretcher, but before the lady left, Charity gave
her refund on some layaway items.
“What a day.” Charity thought to herself. She had a few more hours left
before she got off from work. “I will be glad when this day is over.” she thought
again to herself, as she went back to the desk.
Charity came home, and Mary had dinner waiting for her. They had
spaghetti and meatballs for dinner that night. Charity told Mary what happened
at work that day. When Mary heard the details about Charity's day, she was glad
that the customer was not serious hurt.
After dinner, Charity retired to her room and listened to some jazz on her
CD player. The music really eased and soothed her mind. She was under a lot of
stress that day. She missed David. No matter how long he worked on his job,
David would rub and massage her down to relieve the stress in her body. He
really made her happy. He was a wonderful husband.
Now, he is gone...Who is going to comfort her and be there for now. Charity does
not like being alone, but she is not really for another serious relationship right
now. It is going to take time get over David. A part of her is missing. She was
David's rib, and his wife. As the music was playing, she was meditating on good
things to give her strength. She was thinking about on how David and she would
go out dancing, and how she enjoyed herself like she was a royal queen. “I need
time...I don't want another relationship, but I am lonely. I need to heal... God will
bring the right person in my life, when I am ready.” Charity thought to herself, as
the sounds of Ben Tankard. She continued to play the music, as she slept.
Charity needed some relaxation, so the music was healing her wounds.
Charity is in the single life once again. The only family she has is Mary, who
is her mother-in-law, but now is her adopted mother. Charity talks to God and
meditates to help her through this difficult time. She is sure of herself, and she
also knows that there is nothing her and God can't handle. Perseverance is a
must in her life. Her faith in God helps her conquer any obstacle. She wonders
when she will be ready to date again. Life goes on, but is there a love for Charity.
It was a Sunday afternoon; Charity and Mary stayed for a church play
based on the Miracles of Jesus. The church was having refreshments before the
play. They were sitting at a table, while a tall slender man in his early forties
came and gave Mary a hug. “Brian, it is so good to see you. You don't come to
church as much as you used too”, said Mary. “I know Cousin Mary. I need to
come more often...Who is this?” Brian replied as he smiled at Charity. “This is
Charity, David's wife. Come sit with us”, replied Mary. Brian sat next to Charity.
Charity began to smile. She thought Brian was real handsome. “Mary, I am sorry
about David. I had to go out of town, and that is why I didn't make the funeral. I
am glad that both of you are alright.” Brian said to Mary. “That is alright. We are
fine”, replied Mary. They finished their refreshments and went in the church
because the play was about to start. Mary, Charity, and Brian sat on the same
church pew. Charity and Brian sat next to each other.
After the play, Brian asked for Charity's number, and she gave it to him.
They started calling each other on the telephone before they went on a date.
Brian Johnson was a doctor at one of the clinics in Brooklyn. He had a hectic
schedule, so he didn't get many days off to spend time with Charity, but he called
her several times a day to stay connected with her. Charity understood the
demands that a doctor has as his profession.
Charity was beginning to have serious feelings for Brian. It has been a year
since David died, but she still has feelings in her heart for her late husband. Life
does go on. She felt it was good to love again; also, to have passion for a man.
Charity didn't want to spend the rest of her life alone. When Brian holds her in his
arms, she feels the love and the passion that she needs in her life right now.
Brian is a gentleman; He honors he wishes to wait for the right time to make love
with each other. It feels good to be in love with someone again.
Brian has never been married, but he focused on his career instead of being
involved with someone. He dated, but he wasn't serious about anyone. He feels
that Charity is different. It is something special about her. He sees her as a
loving, wholesome, and very intelligent, beautiful woman. Every Friday, he sends
a bouquet of flowers to her job to show her that he loves her. Brian knows in his
heart the Charity is the right one for him.
Mary was off from work, so she decided to do some spring cleaning while
Charity was at work. She went through the closet to pull out some old clothes
that she didn't want. She came across a box of David's baby clothes, and some
of his baby pictures. She put the photo album on the bed, and start looking at the
baby pictures then she started to cry. “My baby is gone. Lord, I need you to ease
my pain”, Mary sobbed. Mary began to pull herself together. She wiped the tears
from her cheeks. Moreover, she put David's baby's things back in the closet, so
she had the memories of her son. She gathers the other old clothes in her closet
and put them in a big garbage bag for the Goodwill.
After her cleaning, Mary went in the kitchen to prepare for dinner. Charity would
be home from work soon. It has been a year since David has been gone; Mary
takes one day at a time. She has a daughter now, and she cherishes every
moment that Charity and her spend time together. “I know Charity will get her
own place soon. I am so used to her being here. I have to let her go like I let
David when came of age”, Mary thought to herself as she was fixing dinner.
Charity pulled in the driveway. Mary began to set the table, so her daughter and
she could eat their dinner. Mary lost a son, but gains a daughter.
It was moving day for Charity to move into her two-bedroom apartment.
Boxes were everywhere in Charity's room. Charity was in the living room while
she was waiting for the movers to come get the boxes she had, and on the way to
the apartment she will get her furniture out of storage. Mary came in the room
and sat on the couch to join Charity. “Sweetheart, this is your big day. You are
leaving me; I feel the same way when David went off to college and moved out.”
Mary said, sadly. “Mommy, I am just across town. I will visit twice a week, and I
will call you every day. OK”, Charity said, reassuringly. Mary gave Charity a big
hug. Charity kissed Mary on the cheek. “You are not losing me”, Charity said with
a smile on her face. The doorbell rang... The movers were here to get the boxes
and pick up the furniture that was in storage. Charity left Mary and followed the
moving van to the storage bin to pick the furniture then to unload it at the
Charity is now at her apartment. The movers placed the furniture in its
proper place, and Brian came over with some Chinese food to help Charity unpack
her boxes. “Baby, I am sorry that I couldn't help you early than I did”, said Brian.
“I understand. You are here now. I am not upset, and I am happy that you are.
We are finished unpacking the boxes. I am moved in, Sweetheart. I love you”,
Charity replied, as she went over to him and gave a gentle kiss on the lips.
After dinner, Brian went home. Charity went in to her room to meditate
before she went to bed. She has to get the feel of being home alone. She lived
alone until she was married to David. Although she feels that needs to live alone,
Charity needs her own space, and she feels that adults have places on their own.
She values her time by herself because that time helps keep her straight.
When you maintain, it is a key to self-growth.
It was a Saturday night. Charity and Brian went out to dinner and afterward
they went to the beach to walk along the beach, in the moonlight. “Baby, I love
you. I need to know how you feel about me”, Brian spoke softly, as he gently
kissed her on the lips. “I love you, too Brian. I have strong feelings about you.
We are not moving too fast. I know we been together 8 months, and I love every
moment of it. Brian, you are my heart, and you make me very happy.” she
responded. They were deeply in love with each other. There is a love for Charity.
After their stroll, Brian took Charity home. Charity kissed him good night and
went inside of her apartment. She went to the bedroom to put her night gown
on, so she could prepare for bed. She was off from Care mart on the next day.
Charity decided to give Mary a visit. Before bed, she did some meditation then
she got into bed and went fast to sleep.
It was after 1pm when Charity came to visit her mother, Mary. Mary
prepared refreshments for the two of them. “Mommy, Brian and I went out last
night. He told me that he was in love with me. He wanted to know how I felt
about him. I told him that I love him, but I am still getting over the loss of David.
I also told him that I need some time, but he is in my heart. Mommy, I don't
know...I am scared that I might lose him”, Charity said as a tear came down her
cheek. “Honey, you are not going to lose Brian”, Mary said re assuredly as she
placed her hand on Charity's cheek. “He understands. Just pray and ask God to
heal your heart. Life goes on...Start a new life with Brian. Make up your mind to
do that. ”I will, Mommy”, Charity jumped up out her chair and gave Mary a big
hug. Charity spent the rest of the day with her mother.
Early Evening, Charity came home, as she walked in the house; her cell
phone rang. “Hello”. “It's me, Brian... I have to work today and tomorrow, but
Monday evening, we can eat out”, he said. “Baby, I have a better idea. We can
order pizza and eat in”, replied Charity. “OK, we can do that. I have to go. I will
see you on Monday, evening. I will call you, as well” ”Bye, Brian, I love you. “I
love you, my love. Bye.” The couple got off the phone.
Charity was glad that she has 2 people in her life, who loved her
unconditionally, her mother, Mary and her boyfriend, Brian. They were the only
family that she has. Also, she had her faith in God to help her through the
obstacles in life.
Charity has been through a lot in her life. She lost her natural parents in a
car accident, and her aunt, Brenda. Now, she lost her husband, David and they
didn't have any children. She desperately wants to be a mother. Moreover, she
knows that someday she will have a chance at motherhood. God put people in
her life her life to love her. Charity does have a family who loves her, and thank
God for that. Mary and her relationship have a relationship like the bible story of
the book of Ruth. Charity cherishes their relationship. There is a love for Charity.
It was 8:30 Am.; Charity was just finishing her daily work-out at the gym.
She came home to shower and change clothes; afterward, she would do some
meditation. She meditated on the Word of God, and focused on positive things.
Moreover, Charity decided within herself that she would pursue and to prepare
within herself that she was ready for the upcoming marriage to Brian when he
asks her. Also, she decided to move on with her life, and that Brian was a part of
her future. She knows that she has to do everything in her power to make her
relationship work with Brian. Charity loves Brian. She has to put all drama aside
and make her relationship work.
The cell phone rang... “Hello”. “Hi Baby, this is Brian. I am about to get off
work. I told you that I have pulled the night shift”. “I know Brian”, Charity
answered. “Baby, I want to see you. I miss you. We haven't been spending much
time with you because I had to work. I want to come over and go to sleep. At
least, we are together in the same house”, said Brian. “Of course, you can sleep
in my bed, and I won't disturb you. We can spend quality time when you wake
up.”, replied Charity. “I will see you soon. Bye, I love you my love.” Brian said as
he hanged up the cell phone.
Brian came over and slept in Charity's bedroom while she stayed quiet in
the living room, so Brian could get some rest. Charity felt good to have a man in
Brian really respected Charity. He wanted to make sure Charity was ready to
make love when she was ready. He didn't pressure her; Moreover, he treated her
like his queen. Brian was a Christian, and he believed in commitment in a
relationship. He was totally committed to Charity.
Brian slept 5 hours in Charity's bedroom. He went into the living room
where she was looking at TV. “Baby, did you sleep well”, asked Charity. “Yes,
sweetheart. I slept like a Champ”, respond Brian. “I can order some Chinese food
and we can have that for dinner”, said Charity. They enjoyed the rest of the
evening together. Before it got too late, Brian went home. A bond between Brian
and Charity is growing stronger every day. Brian is her love for Charity.
Charity Johnson married Brian has been married a year. She moved out of
her apartment and now stays with her husband in a brick house in Albany, New
York. She is so happy that she has someone to love, in spite she lost her first
husband, David. There is a love for Charity with is her family.
It was a busy day at Care mart, but Charity didn't feel well at all for the
past 2 weeks. She would throw up and sometimes she would get dizzy if she
stands too long. She didn't tell Brian because she didn't want him to worry about
After work, Charity went to Mary's house to talk to her about her situation.
She came in Mary's house and greeted her. She told Mary that she needed to talk.
“Mommy, I have been getting dizzy and I have been throwing up for 2 weeks. It
might be something I ate. I need to tell Brian”, Charity said. “Charity, I dreamed
of some fish in some beautiful, clear water one night. The next day, I brought a
pregnancy test for you. I have it in the bathroom closet. Go in the bathroom and
take the test. Come back and so me the results”, said Mary. Charity went in the
bathroom and took the test. She came out with tears streaming from her eyes.
“What is it child” ”Mommy, I am pregnant” ”WONDERFUL”, Mary screamed.
Charity has lost some loves in her life, but God has always had a love for
Enjoy the ride.....
Anastasia Bridgers is an author, poet, publisher, and motivational speaker, as a
profession. Her books are fiction and are family-based. Never look for love
because love will always find you. Love is a cosmic bliss from the universe.
Embrace it and cherish it. Nobody is going to take care of you, but you.
Enjoy the ride.
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