She stood to the side steadying herself at the credenza.Her family was happily singing, because they didn’t know. She smiled and pretended all was well, but it certainly was not. At any moment her legs would buckle and she wouldn’t be able to keep the doctor’s news hidden any longer.
She was too young for this. Her daughter needed her mother, and her loving husband, what would happen to them? She gasped at the pain in her heart. The doctor might be too late this time. She moved slowly to the divan and closed her eyes for the last time.