Traci and her husband had four children and the last was finally old enough to go to school. Traci was excited to have several hours of the day free of children. But within a few months of her anticipated freedom, her life was turned upside down.
Traci’s sister was diagnosed with cancer and was dying. The sister’s husband was in jail and unable to care for his children. The children would be orphans in a matter of months. The obvious solution was for Traci and her husband to raise the soon-to-be motherless children, which they did.
Adoption papers were drawn up and Traci and her husband generously opened their hearts and home to these nieces and nephews. They suddenly had four sets of ‘twins’ as the merging families had children of similar ages. They bought a larger home to accommodate everyone and their finances became much tighter. Life had become considerably more hectic, but they did their best to make it work.
I have since lost track of this family, but my admiration of the charity and love they showed to the adopted children has stayed with me. I have changed much of the story, but hope you will find it both thought provoking and enjoyable.
I don’t always know where my stories will lead, and as I neared the end of this one, I realized that it would take more than one book to finish. I’ve already started writing the second book Paper Heart and yellow roses, so don’t be dismayed (as my mother was), when you come to the end and it’s not all wrapped up in a neat little bow.