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OBSERVATIONS OF MY HEROINE
by Michael J. Molloy
We learn that Anne was told by a physician, when she was a very young teenager, that she was incapable of conceiving children. It didn’t bother her at that time, but it became an issue for her when childhood girls she knew became pregnant themselves years later.
This led her to depression. Then to make matters worse, a handsome, virile man proposed marriage to Anne years later, only to call it off once she told him of her inability to conceive. He needed to pass his genes down naturally because of the high conservative and religious viewpoints he held. This pulled Anne’s self-esteem down even lower. But Jim only saw the sweet and passionate woman Anne was and not someone who couldn’t be a natural mother. And the fact that he was already a father of a teenage girl from a previous marriage didn’t weigh into the equation. Jim preferred Anne the way she was and would’ve accepted her just the same two decades earlier.
In this work, I want women who are in the same position as Anne not to feel any less of themselves just because of this physical problem. As I have illustrated, there are men who will love them and cherish them just the way they are. Becoming a parent is truly a blessing, but it should not be the all-consuming objective of a marriage. And so I reach out to women like Anne to offer comfort and support, and to never give up hope in seeking true love.♥