Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centus time again. Click the link to see this week’s responses. I’ve been running behind on commenting so forgive me if I don’t get to yours right away, these 2 weeks are a bit on the busy side.
This week’s phrase: Saying goodbye was harder than she thought. That’s 7 words, so we have 107 words to post. Mine follows below and I’ll be reading yours as I can.
Goodbye 107 words.
“Push!” the nurse insisted.
Kyla held her breath and pushed. It lasted an eternity. Finally she heard the tiny wailing voice and her breath whooshed out.
A mere glimpse, then the nurse turned away. “It’s a boy.” she said to the waiting couple. Kyla’s heart bounced around in joy and sorrow, as they murmured their pleasure.
“Please,” Kyla said. “Let me see him. Just once.”
The nurse put him into her arms. He stared up at her as if in recognition. Saying goodbye was harder than she thought.
Her heart wrenched with unimaginable love. Tears filled her eyes, and dripped onto his soft cheek.
Barely a whisper: “Goodbye.”