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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

When Children Have Children

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by February 28, 2017 Women's Corner

 

I was in a shop sometime ago when two beautiful teenage girls walked in.  The taller one was a customer but the other one just came along.  While her friend was being cared for, she sat on the couch holding a baby boy of about six or seven month old.  I didn’t want to assume that the baby was hers being a girl herself.  I asked whose baby was he and she replied, “Ng ngelkek.”   He was such a beautiful baby boy.   The young mother was good looking with beautiful brown eyes.  My guess was she was no more than 16 years of age, if not 15.  I glanced at the clock on the wall and saw that it was sometimes after 10:00 in the morning.  I thought about the sense of loss, this young mother was experiencing.  To survive, she will deny the loss of herself.  I thought that she  needed to be in school with her friends and classmates learning World History and Algebra.  We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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