The Lamentations of My Soul

3/27/2011 7:21:00 PM

Author Note This is not the beginning of the story nor the end. It is the middle of the story. Many things are left unsaid. I apologize to the reader of this story for this fact. This novel is an assignment for my BE6300 class at Trinity Graduate School. It is my goal to provide enough background information for the reader to comprehend the hows and whys. The purpose of this novel is to depict a father¶s grief, confusion, frustration and hurt due to the death of his child. Eventually, it is my goal to write a novel of my life starting on August 21, 1999 at 6:30am which will go in greater depth the hows and whys of this novel. Thought Provoking Questions ± Add here Chapter 1 ± Richard, She looks like an Angel (with apologies to Pastor Bob Page. I know this is theologically incorrect) y Marriage Ceremony o Angel Comment o Talk amongst yourselves o Steven Curtis Chapman Song o Insert Pic y Limo Ride to Reception y Reception o 1st dance o Insert Video of 1st Dance o The Methodist folks Chapter 2 ± Title Unknown y Mollie Pregnant o Call HA at 6:00am. o Name choice o Insert Pics o Catholic Church story ref. Elijah y 2 self-aborted Pregnancies Chapter 3 ± It¶s a GIRL!!! A Dream come true

Mollie pregnant 4th time o A Girl, YEA!!! o Her name & why o Explain why I wanted a girl Chapter 4 ±Shattered Dream y Bad News ± Test results for neck measurement (Need name of test from MB y The games begin o Down Syndrome o Turner Syndrome o Failed Amniocentesis o Level II U/S  Soft markers  Trisomy 18 y Author¶s Note ± At this point I may or may not create a 2nd story line that mirrors the actual story except the couple decide to have an abortion y Hun, I have to know if I¶m burying another child o Amniocentesis y In Julie¶s driveway - Confirmation Trisomy 18 y Called MB, Huge mistake on my part Chapter 5 ± We are PRO-LIFE. Accept it. y Doctor¶s Office asking us each week if we wanted to schedule a ³termination´ y Offering information for hotels, restaurants, etc in Kansas that are near doctor that performs late-term abortions. Offering to schedule apt. for us. y Nurse asking me why is Mollie crying y Nurse telling Mollie they will call DCFS if I am forcing her to carry a child to term. Chapter 6 ± I recede into nothingness. Welcome to being nothing more than a DNA Genetic code delivery system y The failures of the church o 5 people asked how I was doing during those months. o Pssst, How is Mollie? o Verbal Vomiting at Hollywood Video

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o OMG, your huge. o I am so unimportant you don¶t care how I feel or how I am doing. o More to add here 7 ± Photos, Belly Cast& Funeral Planning C. Romano Pics Gather in the Laundry Room Easy as 1, 2, 3 - Planning a funeral for a 4th child 8±Arriving at the Hospital 9± Is my daughter dead? Breathe Abbey 10 ± 38 hours and 24 minutes Introducing everyone to Abbey. 11 ± Going Home Holding Abbey Breathing in and out It¶s ok, Go Home Abbey You better heal my daughter God. Oops, God did. 12 ±Same Song 4th verse

3/27/2011 7:21:00 PM

3/27/2011 7:21:00 PM

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