This Little Girl – Laura

This little girl was born in a small village on the dusty prairie at the beginning of what has come to be known as The Great Depression. Her Daddy would pass away when she was just two years old and she would not remember him at all. Her Mommy would go on to raise her, as well as her older brother and younger sister alone.
She would remember her childhood as difficult but not without fun. Her Daddy’s family helped out in many ways, and she had good friends and cousins to have adventures with.
This little girl married young, only eighteen years old, to a man eleven years her senior. Together they would build a comfortable middle-class life together and eventually, they would adopt two baby girls. The little family of four kept to themselves and allowed few others into their inner circle.
Her husband developed health issues that prevented them from experiencing many of the dreams that they shared when they were young, and when she was 53 years old her husband would pass away.
She had not had a life apart from her family, and she would struggle as she was forced to attempt to build one alone. This struggle would take a toll and she herself would pass away suddenly at age 55.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Were these your parents? Did they die so young? I’m so sorry–what did you do?

  2. Linda ,
    I’m enjoying the touching stories about you family.

  3. Yes these were my parents. I was in my early 20’s and married when they died, but still it was so hard.

    Marilyn, thanks for your words. I was thinking today that my posts have been too sad of late and I need to change tracks somewhat….

  4. There’s so much here about your mother, in only paragraphs. She sounds very protective of her family and love, missing it terribly when she was alone. Very touching.

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