All had happened so quickly. They started out with nothing. Business opportunity and it was growing at a pace that was unbelievable. She ran the financial end and did the bookwork, payroll, taxes, etc at the kitchen table. One baby in her lap and one crawling on the floor. One school age sitting and coloring. All of this and she was still in her twenties.
A new car and another baby due any moment. From hospital bed she continued office work. The day after her only son was born the nurse came into the room and saw the ledgers and adding machine and exclaimed "what are you doing". "The payroll" she replied. Two days later her mother came to the hospital to take her home. In her old car with the windows rolled down. She was saddened she wanted it to be her husband in their new upscale car while she held this new baby boy. She understood the circumstances but all through the years the memory remained.
The question for years that surfaced in her mind "was prosperity worth this"?
One Woman entry this early morning