Completed version of classwork

This is what what we did in class.. enjoy:)

They say that everything begins with a beginning. I just believe that with every end, it dawns something more powerful.

“And now, you may kiss the bride,” pastor Tan tells John and Michelle.

The end. Such a beautiful one. Or is it?

Michelle announces a new life inside of her, a very beautiful one. In preparation, John does all that he could. He paints the new room, he buys the cradle, and he takes up parenting lessons. Michelle plays her part too; reading up books on nursing a child, talking to other experienced parents and even quits her high pay job. Both parents are 99% ready for their child, and the remaining one percent is the birth itself.

However, three months before they enter their new phrase of life, the couples finally realize that their marriage was not an end of love, but the beginning of one.

Unexpectedly, unfortunately and undeservingly, (Almost unedited. Changed the story totally halfway during lesson, thinking that we have the whole 3 hours to write it.)

(EDITED VERSION)
They say that everything begins with a beginning. I just believe that with every end, it dawns something more powerful.

“And now, you may kiss the bride,” pastor Tan tells John and Michelle.

The end. Or is it?

Five months later, Michelle announces a new life inside of her, a very beautiful one. In preparation, John does all that he could. He paints the new room, he buys the cradle, and he takes up parenting lessons. Michelle plays her part too; reading up books on nursing a child, talking to other experienced parents and even quits her high pay job. Both parents are 99% ready for their child, and the remaining one percent is the birth itself.

However, few months before they enter their new phrase of life, the couples finally realize that their marriage was not an end of love itself, but the beginning of one.

Unexpectedly, unfortunately and undeservingly, the genealogist reveals that the unborn child is suffering from Down syndrome. The couples have two choices: one, to abort the child, two, to give birth to her, and ‘suffer’ with her. Michelle stumbles on the cold, hard chair upon receiving the news and John feels as if the whole room turns pitch dark and cold. As they return home, parents from both sides come to discuss the best possible solution.

“We want you to know that we do love our grandchild, but for your sake, and hers, let her, well, leave peacefully,” is their conclusion. The couple spends the next few days living in a nightmare. John and Michelle spend sleepless nights, praying and thinking, praying and thinking. It is just so tempting to abort the child and try for another healthy, normal baby. Another baby who they can run around with, teach her her ABCs and bring her for piano and swimming lessons.

A day before the next visit to the doctor, John and Michelle walk into the newly painted baby room. Placing his hands on her abdomen, John felt as if the baby smiled at him. Looking at the posters of baby pictures on the wall, Michelle felt as if she can hear her child’s innocent giggle. The couples look at each other in the eyes and they know that their decision is made. They then did something that they have not done for days- smile.

The next few months are months of more thorough preparation, both physical and mental. However, their reward comes when the first cry of their child is heard. It is the most beautiful cry ever heard and both John and Michelle feel as if all their pains are washed away.

Their marriage is not an end of the beautiful love John and Michelle experience, but the beginning of a powerful love they are about to give to their child, Grace.

Please do feel free to comment on this. I was stuck while writing this story a few million times…
Posted by
Pamela Soh
T1B2
29/4/07

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s