Settling for Less than I deserve

picpicToby eased into the car knowing that she had not made one single good choice regarding the situation so far. She kept her elbow dug into the back of the car seat, almost as if using it for an anchor to push back from this choice of nestling into Bob’s Lexus. He egged her to get in as they had far to go. She let her shoulders relax and took position for the highway before her. Bob sped off from her gate as if he was trying to catch up for loss time in a car race.

Toby felt the summer sun on her forehead as he opened the sun screen without notice. It whipped her hairline. Right then the gentlest wind caressed her rather high cheekbones pushing back her grimace to invite a smile. She settled into that bucket seat some more and sighed, telling herself it would all work out – somehow. She was three weeks pregnant for Bob. He didn’t know. Toby had decided to leave home with him for a fresh life, half way across country. A baby would change things. She hoped that the changes would include Bob leaving his wife for her, just like had been promising six years today.

To be continued…


About Cameile P. Graham

Cameile is a teacher by profession. She holds a Diploma in Teaching from the Bethlehem Moravian College (Credit) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) with a minor in Philosophy Education. She has been a teacher for over 14 years serving at the Primary, Secondary and Post-secondary levels in education. Her experience has seen her supervising teams of excellence at the various levels. Developing and fostering team communication skills is her specialty. Cameile has received several awards for educational success from distinctions in professionalism, use of technology, methodology to the Rhona Anglin award for teaching practicum,BMC . The Dean's letter for academic term success,UW-W , added to the list of her accomplishments. Her greatest accomplishment is her children, Justin and Zoey. She is a single mom to both.
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