I haven’t got another tear – #fridayfiction

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I haven’t got another tear – #fridayfiction

Sometimes I think I haven’t got another tear left inside of me. I cried an ocean over these past six years, and now I’ve come to a point where I’m dried out. I’ve got no more tears to give. I tell myself, You done cried over everything there is to cry about, and I get to believing I’m never gonna shed another tear.

The thing is that ain’t true . I still got a lot of hurt inside, and it’s the kind of hurt that don’t go away easy. It ain’t your head what causes the crying, it’s your heart. Heart hurts is something a body can’t do a damn thing about.

When we went back to Twin Pines, I figured for sure Daddy would be big enough to forgive and forget. What good can come of carrying a grudge against your own daughter? As we was driving in I pictured him sitting all alone in that big chair, nobody to cook him supper, nobody to give him a goodnight kiss. I was thinking maybe, just maybe, Daddy would ask us to come and live in that nice house the church gave him. Never in a million years did I think he’d leave without so much as a goodbye.

Daddy’s supposed to be a godly man, but the truth is Benjamin’s ten times more godly than Daddy. He got a heart filled with love and he got a soul filled with kindness. Even when he’s so tired his legs could fall off, he still got strength enough to do a kindness for Daddy Church. It ain’t the preaching what makes a man godly, it’s the doing.

I thank the good Lord for Benjamin. This ain’t an easy life, but one thing I know for sure: he ain’t never gonna turn his back on our boy. Knowing that makes up for a whole lot of doing without.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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