Their light… snippet from “MACTUS” 2nd novel in ‘The Light-Bearer Series’ by Emily Guido
Making a serious face, Shane sat on the floor by the couch holding her hand. “No Dad, I was always getting into trouble, and she was constantly bailing me out. No matter how hard I tried to lie, Char always knew when I was untruthful. So, it forced me to be honest with her.”
Shane’s face became filled with regret as he looked at his mom, Charmeine. “You see, Dad, I was caught with a bunch of the guys from the orphanage when we accidentally set fire to the tool shed. We were facing criminal charges of arson. The court was going to send us off to Westbury, Long Island Juvie prison. Char showed up at the Suffolk County Courthouse when we were sentenced. She insisted on speaking with the judge. The police had no evidence we set the fire intentionally. The gang went out to smoke in the tool shed because it was cold. But the cigarette butt wasn’t put out all the way, and it sparked a fire.”
Shane shook his head, took a big breath. “She insisted all of us be given work detail and probation instead of serving time. Hell, she debated with the Judge! She argued that if the Prosecutor couldn’t show evidence of pre-meditation, no one got hurt, and the shed was valued at less than $1000, we weren’t guilty of a sentence which required jail time.
“Well, even though the Judge was upset with her, he was thoroughly impressed by her argument. He made us serve our time at the orphanage doing year-round yard work. You name it. We did it. We raked leaves, shoveled snow, planted flowers, weeded and mowed. The custodians of the orphanage thought we were the best thing to come along since sliced bread because we did their work. To her credit, it kept us out of trouble and close to the orphanage.
“The judge closed our records when we left the orphanage because she asked him to. She didn’t want us to start out with a scar on our permanent records, since we made amends.
“Char was . . . I mean Mom was the only light in my life as I grew up. It is appropriate Mom is a Light-Bearer. She was always my light.” He looked lovingly at her while tears fell down his cheeks.
Seeing his son’s pain, Tabbruis wished he could take it away. He wiped the tears which fell from his son’s face and cupped his chin. Tenderly, he whispered, “Your mother is my light also.”
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As I thought about this snippet,
I was moved by people who helped me in my life.
I loved John Denver, but this song is special to me.
I have people who have shined for me
when I needed them
This is my dedication to them . . . to you . . .
Lots of love,
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