Plants at Home Depot.
My previous post showed photos of my grandson (age 7) and my granddaughter (age 9). Today, I would like to discuss what happened to the sons of two mothers I met in the distant past.
One mother told me that she had been taking birth control pills when her doctor told her she was three months pregnant. She said she had taken the pills regularly and could not understand how she became pregnant. Perhaps, the pills were old and past their expiration date? She was not sure. She was worried and anxious that her son would be abnormal. When her son was born, she was told that he was healthy and normal. However, she monitored him carefully during his first year. She was relieved when he flipped over by 4 months, crawled by 6 months, and walked by 1 year. By 2 years, he could say “Safeway,” when he saw the sign above the store. The kid could read!
The other mother was sitting next to her son, who was in a wheelchair. I asked her what happened to her son. She said that he had gotten off the bus, tried to cross the street in front of the bus when a truck’s side mirror struck the side of his head. He collapsed and was in a coma for several weeks in the hospital. In a split second, his life changed forever. He cannot speak or walk anymore. He was awarded a large sum of money from the truck driver’s insurance company.
By now, these two sons must be adult men. I wonder what they are doing now, as I have not seen their mothers since then. I hope my own grandson remains healthy and normal.