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The Game of Life - A true Story von Schneider, Carmen (eBook)

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The Game of Life - A true Story

Based on a true story. All names of the characters are fictional. Similarities to existing places, people and other instances are merely coincidental. Great stories begin when you think you have already figured out the ending. Be courageous and follow Mia and Cedric on their journey so that by the end, you too can believe in miracles. Mia is in her early twenties and she just completed her education as a childcare specialist. She didn't have to wait long until she secured a spot at a daycare center. Everything could be perfect, if only she wouldn't be getting sick so often since starting the new job. Mia is unaware of the fact that her pain free days are numbered. It isn't until a few months later that she finds out she is suffering from an incurable disease and only has a few years left to live. As if that wasn't enough already, Cedric enters her life, because the phone at the daycare center isn't working again. But a love with an expiration date is the last thing anyone needs ... right!?!

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 202
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783749466856
    Verlag: Books on Demand
    Größe: 1590 kBytes
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The Game of Life - A true Story

Chapter 1
Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.

(Ambrose Gwinnet Bierce)

2011-Present

In my typical fashion, I'm late again. I have an appointment at 9 am and I have 15 minutes left to spare. On top of that, I don't even know how to get to there, because I didn't get around to asking Google Maps yesterday. I frantically run through the house, slather on some foundation, and find myself behind the wheel, filled with anxiety and only a slight idea of where I need to go. This is starting out splendid!

My right hand is gripping the steering wheel, while my left hand is holding on to my last glimmer of hope: my phone, which has a navigation App. This will have to suffice, but the clock is ticking. I have eight minutes remaining. Since the search and programming process will take way too long, I decide to just start driving. I should roughly know the direction in which I need to go, and those street signs must be good for something...

I will find Krummhausen. I take another deep breath to relax, but it only works to a certain extent. When you exit our quaint neighborhood, you immediately find yourself on a bypass road, flanked by a breathtaking forest on the one side and wide-open fields on the other. Unfortunately, my current state of mind will not allow me to appreciate the beauty. When I think about it, I can't recall a recent moment in which I was able to appreciate the beauty that surrounds me. My life is covered with a grey, unforgiving veil through which I see the world, and which matches the way I feel on the inside. The color, smell and taste of joy and happiness had been hiding from me for a long time now and I had given up the search for them.

I'm driving and driving, passing exits one after the other and am finally on the way to Dürrbach. This much I can still remember, just keep following this road.

Why out of all days does a tractor have to be right in front of me?

I only have 5 minutes until my appointments and I'm crawling along the country road without the slightest chance of passing this huge inconvenience in front of me.

Of course, I get more and more nervous because of this situation. My breathing is getting faster, and I am starting to feel dizzy. I pass Rothberg, and still no sign of Krummhausen. The exit should come any minute. Finally, I arrive in Kastenholz. I'm totally lost.

Two minutes until nine. This is hopeless. I pull over to the side of a field and with shaking hands, I dial my husband's number. As soon as I hear his voice, I breakdown completely. I scream at him for leaving me alone on such an important day and because he never hast time for me. All my worries come crashing over me and I ask myself again, not for the first time, what I am even good for anymore.

Nothing comes easy to me. Sundays I'm scared about Monday. When my husband goes to work in the morning, I feel lonely. I ask myself if I am going to make it. He leaves early in the morning. Whenever he gets up, I get up with him. Throughout the day, it appears that I am living a normal life. I barely make it out of bed in the mornings to care for the kids, bring them to school and to do the housework. I can also go grocery shopping alone, make it to Doctor's appointments and can care for my children.

Throughout the day I am distracted by my chores, and errands and I am mobile. Apart from my fatigue, it appears that I am doing well, and I can conquer my daily tasks, with a few exceptions. Pain in my neck and headaches have become a steady companion throughout my days. My tolerance for pain medicine has risen but other than that I seem to have my life under control.

It's a different story at night. The duties of the day slow down, but instead of relaxing my mind focuses on me and I am no longer in control of my senses. To get an i

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