“Will you have a lemon tart or fish?” she asked the children. However, none paid her any attention. Raising her voice a notch higher, she asked again. But with all the fun they were having, not even the sweet aroma from the kitchen moved them.

Serving them anyway, she placed their plates on the table and called them over again. With the cartoon episode done, their ears were ready for what she had to say.  Like hungry lions they ran to the table. Without saying The Grace, they drove into whatever was before them. Hiding her smile, she asked them why they were not one bit thankful for what they wee filling their stomachs with.

“Oh,sorry Ma,” they said, trying to hide the fact that they were caught in the act. Praying eloquently though hurriedly, they resumed their lunch.

With the loss of their father, seeing these two little children was a balm to the wound that she felt every day. Theresa thrived because Sammie and Duncan did.  They were her joy and she lived for them.

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