Remar, summer, 2014
Anthony is 32, Susie is 28, Robin is 7, Starling is 5 and Palila is 4.
Anthony's summer wasn't going well at all. It started with a "mild" shock as he was showing the girls how to fly a kite...during a rain storm. Needless to say, he wouldn't be doing that again.
It continued as he was drugged through choppy waters by a run away shark he was attempting to tag. No damage was done to the shark, but Anthony suffered a broken arm.
He had to take special care while bathing to make sure the cast didn't get wet and due to the nature of his very wet job, he had to take a leave of absence.
He was at home with the girls most of the summer, enjoying lunches of greasy pizza and days playing in the sunny backyard.
It was during his leave that he came across the house, it was perfect, but it wasn't for sale.
That was until a man came out the door and Anthony expessed interest in the house. After a brief tour of the place and consulting with Susie, they moved into the home.
The move rather well,
the girls settled into their new surrounding with ease
and Susie and Anthony got used to the additional space very quickly.
Susie was promoted at work, which meant a salary increase and even a bonus.
When she started to feel sick, she had a sinking suspicion of what was going on.
"I can't go through this again," Susie wailed as she and Anthony discussed the pregnancy later that evening. "I barely made it through the postpartum depression last time. I don't want to do this again!"
She never thought that a few days later while enjoying a day off from work that the cramps would start,
they didn't stop and they were accompanied with blood.
It happened quickly, there was nothing they could do.
"I didn't mean it," she wailed to Anthony as he rubbed her shoulders. "I really didn't mean it."
Anthony knew that she didn't mean it, but he also knew that she still wasn't aware of the power of her tongue that she could speak things and make them happen-including things she didn't mean.