Cate’s New Man and Having Children

Cate’s New Man and Having Children

“That was Mother,” Edward said after he hung up the phone.

“What’s the matter?”

“She’s concerned about Cate.”

“Why?”

“Cate is dating again.”

“Isn’t that a good thing?”

“Mother doesn’t think so.”

“What exactly is she worried about?”

“She’s worried that Cate might get hurt if things get serious between her and this man. What if he wants to marry her and to have children?”

“And Cate has to tell him that having children is not medically possible for her. I can understand why your mother is very concerned about this.”

“She’s afraid that this would push Cate over the edge again and this time she might not recover.”

“I think Cate is a lot stronger than your mother gives her credit. She has found God and her faith in Him is what will help her to cope with whatever the outcome is with this new man in her life. Who knows, maybe this man is the right one for her. Maybe it was God who brought them together. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

“You’re right. I’m not worried. I’m happy that Cate is moving on with her life.”

“I’m sure Amelie will be too.”

“Yes. She still feels threatened by Cate, doesn’t she? I can’t say that I blame her. Derrick’s affair with Cate was devastating for her–it could have destroyed their marriage. Fortunately, they went for marriage counseling and are still together.”

“And still going strong. I hope this relationship works out for Cate. She deserves to be happy too. And, not all men want to be fathers, so hopefully, he’s one of them or he wouldn’t mind adopting a child.”

Edward stared out of the window. “I will never forget Cate’s face when she told me that she could never have children. It’s the worse thing that could happen to a woman, especially one who wants to be a mother.”

“I can’t imagine not being able to have children. I love them and I can’t wait to be a mother. Right now, I really enjoy being an aunt.”

“I know that Cate was and still is very broken up by the fact that she will never be able to experience what it’s like to have a life growing inside her, to feel the baby kick, to give birth and to hold that baby in her arms. She regrets not being able to give my parents grandchildren.”

“She almost had a child but ended up having a miscarriage. I wish she didn’t have to go through that alone.”

“So do I.”

“Derrick would be devastated if he knew that she lost his baby.”

“Will you ever tell him?”

“It isn’t for me to tell him.”

“You’re right. It’s for Cate to do that and I don’t think she ever will. There’s no point in her doing that. It’s in the past and should stay there.”

“I agree.”

“I’m curious to meet this new man in Cate’s life.”

“Me too. Who is he?”

“His name is Gaius Campbell and he’s an author.”

“The name sounds familiar. What has he written?”

A Warrior’s Pilgrimage.

“I read that! It’s a really great novel–a page turner. Derrick lent it to me. I still have if you would like to read it.”

“Sure. I would like to read it.”

“Edward, I was thinking that it would be nice to either invite Cate and Gaius for dinner or to go out for dinner. What do you think?”

“I think that’s a good idea. Call Cate and see which she would prefer and we’ll do it.”

Gladys smiled. “Great! I’ll call her later.” She got up and walked over to the bed. After pulling back the covers and climbing in, she said, “Why don’t you join me?”

He grinned and bounded over to the bed. He turned off the light and climbed in. He turned on to his side and she reached up to pull his head down to hers so that they could kiss.