Our story begins in the city of Nashville, the hometown of a woman named Sarah. She was a woman of humble means, who wanted nothing extravagant from life. For most of her life, she had yearned to have children of her own, but alas, she and her husband never succeeded. They had even considered going down the artificial insemination route, but then her husband, Michael was in a tragic accident that lead to his death. The grief that Sarah experienced was like nothing she had dealt with in her life she was very close with her husband, and their relationship was never strained nor lacked passion.
She never got over the loss of Michael, and she could not imagine bringing a child into this world with anyone else, or alone for that matter. Little did she know the hands of fate were working their magic, and the universe had other plans in store for her.
Fate Changed Sarah’s Life Forever
Sarah’s life was based on a routine in her later years. She had spent so many years by herself and had no one left in the world to care for her, aside from a few friends that lived quite far away. She had considered moving closer to them so she wouldn’t be so lonely all the time, but she could not bring herself to leave the house that she and her husband had shared when they were young. He could still feel him within the walls, so she stayed. Without realizing it, Sarah was miserable. She needed someone in her life to care for, and who might care for her in exchange.
One day, Sarah was running some errands out in town. She needed to update some prescriptions at the pharmacy, and her pantry needed restocking. She exited the pharmacy, she noticed a small boy standing by the door. His eyes were wide and puffy as if he had been crying. Sarah brushed it off and walked toward the parking meter to pay. He watched her as she got into her car, and Sarah looked back at him, her hands on the steering wheel. She thought to herself that there was something about this boy. She may never have had children, but her maternal instincts were as keen as ever.
Sarah walked up to the boy, and he gave a little sniffle. She knelt to be at his eye level and asked him where his mother was. He reached up to wipe his nose on his sleeve, and Sarah gave him a tissue from her purse. He told her that he didn’t know where his mother was as he had not seen her for a few days. Sarah suddenly noticed how dirty he was, raggedy shoes and all.
A Lunch Invitation Turned Into an Adoption
Sarah asked the little boy if he was hungry, and he nodded his head eagerly. She realized that the poor thing had probably not eaten in days. They went into a diner that Sarah frequented, and she ordered him a burger, fries, and a milkshake to complete the meal. She watched as he wolfed the food down, leaving not a single morsel on his plate. After finding out his name was Dylan, Sarah asked him a few questions about his mother, trying to find clues as to why he was alone. After She eventually concluded that his mother had abandoned him. If he were lost, there would be posters with his face all around town by now. This realization stirred something inside of Sarah, a dormant feeling, the need to care and protect.
Sarah took the boy back home with him, bathed him, and put him to sleep. She had contacted social services, and they were coming over in the morning after he had some rest. After a long investigation, they found the boy had not been registered, and his mother was not showing up to claim him. The court eventually awarded Sarah the permission to foster Dylan, and they lived together happily for He brought some life back into her home, and the silence was no longer deafening