This child has a wonderful gift.
She was an only child who had been very welcome.
"Never mind, my child," said his mother, very kindly.
No child ever drank deeper of the cup of bitterness than I did.
I asked myself, "How does a normal child learn language?"
It is true that a teacher with ten times Miss Sullivan's genius could not have made a pupil so remarkable as Helen Keller out of a child born dull and mentally deficient.
This goal is within our grasp—and with the vaccine presently priced at about thirty cents a child, shame on us for not ending polio once and for all.
With much love, from your darling child, HELEN A. KELLER.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
After too much heated discussion, I agreed to give a less than specific tip saying I didn't believe the child was abducted.
The improvement they cannot help seeing in their child has given them more confidence in me.
Mildred has grown much taller and stronger than she was when I went to Boston, and she is the sweetest and dearest little child in the world.
Her father objected and said that no child of his should be deprived of his food on any account.
The child was indeed very tired.
Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as ever you can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.
Nancy was a bad child when I went to Memphis she cried loud, I whipped her with a stick.
Books are the storehouse of language, and any child, whether deaf or not, if he has his attention attracted in any way to printed pages, must learn.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
As we approached the house I saw a child standing in the doorway, and Captain Keller said, There she is.
Somehow I had expected to see a pale, delicate child--I suppose I got the idea from Dr. Howe's description of Laura Bridgman when she came to the Institution.
Being the only child, she was probably over protective of him.
The child molester was tied to a similar but stronger case.
The attitude of the child toward his books should be that of unconscious receptivity.
Still, as a child she had never thought about it.
"_My little friend!_" said the child with a sneer.
The child, an eight year old girl named Marcia Stonehurst, was still in bed at one o'clock.
When Martha was in a session with Howie, Betsy took over, coveting the child as if she were her own.
A Cleveland mother had reported an infant child was taken from his crib while napping yet when Howie was able to enter the location before and during the alleged time, there was no sign of the child.
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
True, single words do suggest and express ideas; the child may say simply "mamma" when he means "Where is mamma?" but he learns the expression of the ideas that relate to mamma--he learns language--by hearing complete sentences.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
I realize that it hurts to see their afflicted little child punished and made to do things against her will.
This child, who is from the crust of the earth, like yourself, called you a Wizard.
It's about time you stopped acting like a child and...
The old man and child were playing checkers in the comfortable den when a housekeeper called them to dinner.
Nancy was not a good child when I went to Memphis.
She was the one who told me that he was a child prodigy.
Up to the time of the "Frost King" episode, I had lived the unconscious life of a little child; now my thoughts were turned inward, and I beheld things invisible.
I shall never forget the ripple of alternating joy and woe that ran through that beautiful little play, or the wonderful child who acted it.
That left a choice between raising the child on her own or adopting it out.
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
"What a charming child," she added, addressing the mother.
What causes a parent to love one child more than another?
I wonder if you'd still feel that way if your child was sick in the hospital.
They did so, and as the flames lighted up the room, they saw their father enter with a child in his arms.
I thought of the big fire in the queen's kitchen, and knew that the cook would never allow a half-drowned child to be carried into that fine place.
"The poor, dear child!" said Mrs. Jacquot.
"Here!" cried the child himself, darting out from his hiding place.
Then someone else decides to send that child, at eighteen, to another land to kill people and to die?
One child was six years old, the other two or three years older.
The younger child was blind--that was I--and the other was Martha Washington.
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
"What a beautiful child!" said the mother, as she hurried to do his bidding.
Every child feels displaced to some degree when a new sibling arrives.
Who would have thought he would become attached to a child that was neither his own blood nor male?
A child with coronary problems - hours negotiable - benefits.
She was faced with three basic choices: Abortion; raise the child herself; or give the baby up for adoption.
"Do so, my child," said the Minister; "and I hope that when you grow up you will become a wise man and a great orator."
This charcoal man, whom I know very well, ran past me with a child in his arms.
Parents were unable to leave their home to bury their child if the child died in the hospital.
Are those interest payments to the child "welfare?"
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
Last week she made her doll an apron, and it was done as well as any child of her age could do it.
Something was placed over her nose and mouth and after a silent struggle; a stocky figure carried the child downstairs.
I can't believe Russ would shirk the responsibility of his own child.
The creditor could only hold a wife or child three years as mancipium.
217) with the west Prussian custom of the mock birth of a child on the harvest-field, the object being to ensure a plentiful crop for the coming year.
(1226-1285), king of Naples and Sicily and count of Anjou, was the seventh child of Louis VIII.
As early as 1668, Sir Josiah Child, the millionaire governor of the East India company, pleaded for their naturalization on the score of their commercial utility.
Such incidents were the Damascus charge of ritual murder (1840), the forcible baptism of the Italian child Mortara (1858), and the Russian pogroms at various dates.
CAROLINE LUCRETIA HERSCHEL (1750-1848), English astronomer, sister of Sir William Herschel, the eighth child and fourth daughter of her parents, was born at Hanover on the 16th of March 1750.
From then till her death in 30, her son, born in 47, and asserted by Cleopatra to be the child of Julius Caesar, was associated officially with her as Ptolemy XiV.
An institute for the deaf and dumb and blind was opened at Raleigh in 1845, and another for the deaf and dumb at Morganton in 1894; by a law of 1907 every deaf child.
18th August 1587), was the first English child born in America.
The tales told by the royalist writers of the barbarous cruelty inflicted by Simon and his wife on the child are not proven.
Child as I was, I at once felt the tenderness and sympathy which endeared Dr. Bell to so many hearts, as his wonderful achievements enlist their admiration.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
It is very beautiful to think that people far away in England feel sorry for a little helpless child in America.
Then I knew that you had not forgotten the dear little child, for the gift brought with it the thought of tender sympathy.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
I also know a child at the Institution for the Deaf in Mississippi.
A gentleman in Philadelphia has just written to my teacher about a deaf and blind child in Paris, whose parents are Poles.
Not all the attention that has been paid her since she was a child has made her take herself too seriously.
Why, one might just as well say that a two-year-old child converses fluently when he says 'apple give,' or 'baby walk go.'
It's only fair to the child, anyhow, and it saves you much unnecessary trouble.
Helen is a wonderful child, so spontaneous and eager to learn.
I know that the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
I hear there is a deaf and blind child being educated at the Baltimore Institution.
She is no ordinary child, and people's interest in her education will be no ordinary interest.
If she could see and hear, I suppose she would get rid of her superfluous energy in ways which would not, perhaps, tax her brain so much, although I suspect that the ordinary child takes his play pretty seriously.
Helen resisted, and Viney tried to force it out of her hand, and I suspect that she slapped the child, or did something which caused this unusual outburst of temper.
It seems as if a child who could see and hear until her nineteenth month must retain some of her first impressions, though ever so faintly.
Helen is as eager to have stories told her as any hearing child I ever knew.
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
As for buying a child - was it so different from what they were doing?
I want you to see baby Tom, the little blind and deaf and dumb child who has just come to our pretty garden.
She ran her fingers along the lines, finding the words she knew and guessing at the meaning of others, in a way that would convince the most conservative of educators that a little deaf child, if given the opportunity, will learn to read as easily and naturally as ordinary children.
She was as he had known her almost as a child and later on as Prince Andrew's fiancee.
"I'm not your only child," Alex said stubbornly.
They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.
Dad was an only child and his Mother died in her twenties.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
I was raised on a farm, and being an only child, I learned not to depend on others for entertainment.
I read in the paper today they recovered another child and arrested the stupid abductor.
The birth of her child was imminent, if not past due.
It was difficult for all of us to maintain attention as Howie watched the child sleep.
When Daniel Webster was a child he lived in the country, far from any city.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
Anyone who has a child knows the love and concern parents feel for their offspring.
Anger seized me, my fingers refused to move, I sat rigid for one long moment, the blood throbbing in my temples, and all the hatred that a child can feel concentrated in my heart.
He is never quite so happy as when he has a little deaf child in his arms.
Dear child, her restless spirit gropes in the dark.
They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
It is not necessary that a child should understand every word in a book before he can read with pleasure and profit.
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
She is quite a child: such a dear, merry child.
There's a child in that house.
But at the door she stopped as if her conscience reproached her for having in her joy left the child too soon, and she glanced round.
Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
Tears filled the thin man's eyes, and the fat otkupshchik sobbed outright like a child and kept repeating:
From the host's room came the sounds of a child crying, the despairing sobs of a woman, and the hoarse angry shouting of Ferapontov.
Haven't you seen a child? cried Pierre.
That served another purpose when the conversation turned to the possibility of another child.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
I have been made acutely aware of that fact since I was a child.
His father was never able to get custody of him as a child.
It will be different this time, he said, cuddling her against his chest as if she were a child.
She probably thought Destiny was a spoiled child.
He thinks I am still a child.
She is not a child.
It is not a sin to want your child.
Where it is written how we are to make a child?
I don't want her to be stuck with the responsibility of my child.
There was some question that he might not be able to keep his own child?
Maybe it was because Allen was younger, or because Yancey had a child.
Then again, if Yancey was dealing with drugs, he was endangering his mother and child.
After all he had done, he dared talk to her as if she were a child.
He tucked her under the covers as if she were a child.
What kind of future could she offer a child?
How could you think I would turn away my own child?
It was strange how he could blush at praise, but watch with unabashed interest while she nursed their child.
Never the less he and Martha have four married years under their belts and are expecting their first child.
The kidnapper was the child's mother, a drug addict, who no longer had custody and tried to spirit her daughter away.
You can look away when it actually happens but we have to get this guy before he kills another child.
While she truly loved nursing, she too reveled in our accomplishments, second only to her unborn child.
Embrace it like a new born child.
I never considered staying home and raising my child.
We just wait until he snatches another child?
Was it about a missing child?
It looks like he killed the parents in broad daylight, in the front yard, maybe in front of the child.
My careful cross-referencing noted the same name listed as a wealthy grandfather of a kidnapped child who was returned after a strange tip was received.
Molly O'Malley was a pretty child, easily recognized as Julie's daughter with her long blond hair and beautiful eyes.
The child was shy, but seemed excited in a subdued way by the new surroundings.
I'm on my own with a child, trying to make ends meet, the best I can.
She was a beautiful child.
The child can't just run off across the country.
I was anxious to hear about the meeting between the two women but I didn't want to ask in front of the child.
"Is it what my mom did?" the child asked.
It's like we try to do good and theses unintended side effects occur; the deputy sheriff in Alabama, that Youngblood jerk in California, plus the parents murdered just so the discovery of their child's abduction would be delayed.
Then Ronnie got up and said how he and mom loved each other and how she still loved her daughter Annie and it sounded like my sister was her only child.
Had this woman brought her child on this nocturnal visit, I'd have surely snatched her away.
Yes. He said he was sorry but he and Martha said they had to call it quits and he was going back to be with his wife and child.
She turned to the child.
He said his wife and child just arrived.
He told us so if he heard the child crying, we'd no he had company.
Why was he faking having a mother and child with him?
Even though it will upset the child, I shant take the time to tarry long with the woman.
Alas, woman and child have missed their opportunity to share our company.
But what made the police seek out the woman and child and drive directly to them?
If I can't today have this child so abruptly placed in police care, I shall drive down the road and find another.
Once aboard my flight I spent the next several hours squeezed between a talkative sailor and a woman with a fussy child.
After a solid hour of the child crying, I wondered if the mother read about the abandoned child, perhaps with a fleeting hint of sympathy.
No one else would be capable of executing the dramatic capture of my nemesis and the lovely child as well.
However, what did I discover but the child at the sink alone and the doors to two stalls closed!
My specially soaked rag was secure in a plastic bag so I withdrew it and had it over the child's face before she turned to see who entered.
It was the one her friend had called Betsy and when she saw the child on the floor, stifled a scream.
I lifted the sleeping child to my arms, and holding a concealed knife against her body, told the frightened woman to follow me, in silence.
The woman in there was with my wife and a young child!
A clerk in the shoe department saw a guy and his wife carrying a child.
She jumped toward the child, apparently crying out and evoking a threatening wave of the knife by Grasso.
Fear is my true restraint; fear of what I'll do to her child if I'm again annoyed.
He abducts, rapes and murders young girls and has killed parents on occasions to get to the child.
While I long to have the child alone in my cabin, keeping the two in there would be cumbersome.
He whined like a child.
There followed a murmured apology to the child for her language.
While his teenage action was untrustworthy, it was venial compared to abandoning the child to an abductor if that was what the cowering, younger Howie had done!
A child cries in her sleep, any night, for any number of reasons.
Dusty relaxed and smoothed her hair back like he might a child's.
"Boy or girl?" he asked, genuinely happy about Damian and Sofia's first child.
Darian wrung his hands like an excited child at the news.
He hadn't heard anyone speak so frankly to him since he was a child, and never on a topic so sensitive.
I almost died when I was a child.
He'd given her more than one as a child.
His heart rejoiced at the thought of his own mate carrying his child, but he couldn't help but to think of his own upbringing.
Her features had gone from drawn and pale to glowing, the result of his return from Europe after an extended absence and the child growing in her womb.
He hugged her, a darker thought crossing his mind as he held her and their child close.
He hadn't seen anything like her since he sat in his father's court as a child.
She took Darian's hand and led him down the hall like the lost child he was.
She looked down at the child.
When a child does something bad, we talk about it—try to find out why—make sure we all learn from our mistakes.
Will you cut out this shit and stop frightening this child to death?
The woman has no idea how to deal with a child.
They knew there was little more they could do or say to console the lonely child.
Cynthia eventually bowed to Martha's sobs and crept into her room, spending most of the dark hours holding the grieving child.
Martha eventually slipped into a troubled sleep when Cynthia, with Dean by his side, again convinced the child they believed her, and promised to see the young girl's discovery reach daylight.
She and another child were poking around a mine up above Governor's Basin.
On her way down the hall, she paused at Martha's room and peeked in, as if hoping some memory of the child remained.
She stomped her feet like a child in a tantrum.
Nowadays, you'd be scared someone would kidnap a child but in the old days, no one ever thought of that stuff.
Once again he reached behind his seat, this time pulling out a child's red polka-dot umbrella, no doubt another garage sale bargain.
Another reminder the child hadn't called.
Dean explained, as succinctly as possible, their concern for this child who'd spent six months in their care.
She may be a first class bitch—but if there isn't a legal custody fight or the child isn't reported in danger or grossly neglected, it's none of our business.
Dean felt a pang of sympathy—a child herself about to bring a life into the world.
So they told some young child about their find, assuming he'd report it and get them off the hook.
Shouldn't you tell the child it was all a big joke?
This was no longer the intimidating woman of the morning—instead a child day-tripping to the zoo.
She bit her lip and closed her eyes, hugging against him like a lost child.
Both wished there was a simple means of communicating this information to the child.
But he wasn't even in Ouray between the early 1940's, when he was a child visiting summers, and 1980, when he started coming back after his brother died.
You let her kidnap that poor child!
The child may have gone willingly and there's no reason to believe the mother would harm her.
I know she's her mother, but how could anyone put a child in harm's way like that?
Previously, the child was under the protection of her mother.
Regardless of how irresponsible the woman was, she presumably possessed natural maternal instincts for her child.
Cynthia continued to cling to Martha as if letting go would somehow cause the child to disappear.
The answers fell into place, one after another like a child's wooden puzzle, and even absent the last lingering block, the finished the picture was finally clear.
"Please tell us," Cynthia asked, her voice as gentle as if she were speaking to a child.
When the child he told about the bones didn't come forward and report what he saw, Billy still felt wrong about the skeleton remaining undiscovered.
She had always feared learning to love a child, only to have the mother change her mind.
Jonathan was no more blood relation to them than Destiny, but neither child could have been loved more deeply nor considered more a family member.
I never could understand why she would want to give up her own child.
Lori was his wife and the mother of his child.
Giving up a child of any age had to be difficult.
But remember, I'm not a child.
Having a child that was part of them was a dream.
Sometimes it takes more courage to give a child up than it does to keep it when you don't want it.
You knew how bad we wanted a child.
She wiped the tears from her cheeks with a shirtsleeve, feeling like a child caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
It destroyed everything, and I was an only child from a small family.
"I oughta call child services on a wack job like you," he muttered.
And now child endangerment?
Katie looked around her apartment, eyes lingering on a drawing done by a child on the fridge.
You can't tell me I'd forget my own child!
How could she remember everything but her child?
He studied the DNA molecule to see if the child was related to the man.
Kris said nothing, feeling at once foolish and like he was the child Andre used to chastise for failing to focus on his duties.
There was a moment of silence, then a child's gleeful laugh.
We learned that those outside of this circle are less likely to be concerned about the appearance of the child.
For the first time since he was a child, he was worried.
The smallest statue was Rhyn as a child of five or six, standing on Antarctica.
Ully looked over at the child and jaguar curiously.
The child slowed as he neared the jaguar and turned, finally paying attention.
The jaguar launched itself at the child, and Toby.s scream shattered the quiet morning as its jaw clamped on his arm.
He doubted Katie would be anything like a demon mother, and yet, he could see the both of them ending up as his father and mother did: dead-dead before their child was six.
You wake up one day and find he.s turned from child to man overnight.
She stood out of his way, barely able to care for a child and at a loss as to what to do with a boy on the verge of becoming a teenager.
No child of hers would end up like Rhyn—tormented, rejected, and abused!
It.s hard to imagine Rhyn as a child.
And she's with child, Father.
She's with child as well.
A'Ran pushed himself away from the table he leaned against and paced, thoughts turning to Gage, who would bear Ne'Rin's child.
She sent your gifts and said to convey her news of a child.
He's taken on the responsibility of raising her child, if she chooses not to mate with another.
Their pace out of the dwelling and toward the hills was brutal, too fast for her to keep up, and Leyon ended up swinging her into his arms like a child to keep the fast pace into the rocky hills.
But it doesn't look like a child's writing to me.
Sometimes I feel I'm becoming an expert on domestic abuse and child molestation.
She swears she'll never have his child so she took off.
Then she added, with a dismissive wave of her hand, "That retarded child probably stole it."
I used to do that as a child with Claire.
She'll think the child is mine!
There are so many couples who would give anything to have that child.
That's no better than selling her child!
I am sure now that I carry my beloved Joshua's child in my womb.
We both have a child in our bodies and don't know what to do about it.
I'd hate to think a child his age would try to kill someone, whatever the reason, but I have to admit it's a possibility.
Of us, our child and me, as now we are one.
While he hated even speculating about a child murderer, it was the first time Shipton's attempted killing began to make any sense.
Having a child nowadays is tough enough but jumping in in the middle of the game is bewildering.
Maybe he blames her for both not watching the boys and then for saving her child and not his.
I've never seen a child so happy.
Do you think Annie ever told Rev. Martin she was carrying his child?
When they entered Bird Song Fred was still in place on the sofa, but as soon as he saw them he jumped up and embraced Cynthia like the returning prodigal child.
Is she a foster child?
She's a sweet child who deserves much more than she's ever gotten.
He did say that something as serious as Donnie's stepbrother's death would have been very traumatic to a child.
Her sudden heart attack had frightened Cynthia, reminding her as an only child she was her mother's sole resource.
Cynthia carrying his child!
He thought about Annie Quincy carrying a child she would have loved to bear, but couldn't.
The paper work on Martha was nowhere near as simple as clothing the child.
Apparently mom, before assigned to hard time in Cañon City, had dragged the poor child over most of Colorado and the West.
And she took an unborn child with her.
If she wanted a child, how could he deny her?
After an uncomfortable moment, Jackson asked, "If Elisabeth was to have a child with someone the pack chose, would they allow us to raise it?"
Are you saying you would raise another man's child?
I would raise Elisabeth's child.
I'm not even sure I would want a child even then.
That is not a good enough reason for me to bring a child into the world.
Your mother thinks the pack would accept us if you agreed to have a child, and we could raise it.
My mother asked you to agree to me having another man's child?
The portrait still looked like the child, yet he was almost handsome.
She gently lifted him, as if he were a sleeping child, and carried him to the car.
Alex tousled her hair as if she were a child.
Yeah, my only child.
A product of being an only child of aging parents, no doubt.
I don't want to raise an only child.
I couldn't stand to love a child and lose it.
Katie was expecting a child now - Katie, who had trouble taking care of herself.
You could still have a child.
"You must be Lana," a woman said, rising from the corner with a sleeping child cradled in her arms.
Fitting that my only female child was named its mistress.
The real Gabriel had been the one to tell her that the child she carried was a girl. "I guess we have to wait and see," she forced herself to say and added silently, I hope you're safe, Gabriel, wherever you are.
He'd unknowingly killed a woman and her child.
Pain streaked through her, the kind of pain with no physical source. Katie began to cry, unable to see an end to her ordeal that would mean she – or her baby – lived. She hugged her stomach and sobbed for the loss of Rhyn, her own life, their child's.
"It was stopped by the Dark One, who knew what I'd do if he didn't stop it," she said. "Darkyn led this assault without the Dark One's permission. He was banished deep into Hell. This time, I can do nothing, and they know it. If you ask me, I will give Katie and your child back to you. The price will be this."
You've got a mate and child, Rhyn.
It was for Katie and someone else, someone you killed. I didn't know about your child. I didn't know Katie would end up your mate.
Today she was absent, home nursing child number five, down with a spring fever, or just plain Spring Fever.
Thunder had never bothered him, even as a child.
She was about as close to her parents as any child I've ever seen.
Well, I know what you're talking about, but I don't remember pondering it as a child.
Still, he was willing to give up the idea in exchange for adopting a child.
For her, the lazy days of summer hadn't changed much since she was a child.
This was what she had dubbed the magic room when she was a child.
He held her close for a while, caressing her hair and back ... crooning to her as if she were a child.
Sooner or later, most people give in to a child's voice deep inside.
Looking into that stern face, she felt like a child caught with her hand in the candy jar.
I was their only child.
Was it normal to prefer one child over another?
I would have thought Alex was bright enough to realize that having the ability to father a child isn't what defines a man.
Maybe in a few years, if we don't have any of our own, we can adopt a child.
He would likely use her desire for a biological child as a ploy.
Carmen said she was afraid of adopting because the mother could take the child back after they learned to love it.
Carmen could love a child that wasn't her flesh and blood as easily as she could love her own.
She was hung up on the biological issue – insisting that if they were patient, God would work miracles and they would have a child, as her parents had.
Carmen was a change-of-life baby, the only child of aging parents.
The logical side of her mind had accepted the fact that he couldn't give her a child, but the emotional side still rebelled.
So why don't we adopt a child?
Carmen tore her gaze from the child and realized Alex was still watching her.
As an only child growing up with aging parents and no relatives, life had often been lonely.
And then, there was the magic room upstairs, where she had spent many hours playing as a child — and many hours dreaming as a teen.
Did he want a child this much, or was he afraid of what people would think if he walked out on her when she was pregnant?
Maybe for a child, but not for a parent.
Magic is a child's interpretation of a miracle, or anything they can't understand.
And when I was a child?
And she wasn't the only one having this child.
His mother died and his father doesn't want to be troubled with a handicapped child.
If the child picked up on her fear, it could cause him worse problems.
More important for the child, though, was the fact that Alex actually wanted him to visit the ranch.
This child had been through so much.
They would have to be approved, and nobody was going to release a child to someone as messed up as she was right now.
I don't want to adopt only to have the child taken away.
We've lost one child already and I don't think I could stand losing Jonathan as well.
There he sat, holding her in his arms as if she were a child.
She wouldn't stand under that tree and say good-by to the only child she would ever have.
I'd hate to think that my unborn child was the only tie I had with his family.
Why would she want to give up her own child?
Lori became pregnant when Alex still believed he couldn't father a child.
But then, he had also believed Josh was the father of the child Carmen carried.
So, what would she do if she found out he had fathered Lori's child?
And knowing it was his child they were adopting wouldn't hurt her decision.
I treated you like a spoiled child.
The longer he knew Carmen, the more certain he was that Josh wanted her to have everything — even his child.
The mortal world is no place for a mother of a small child, her father said.
If he hadn't saved that nobleman's child years ago, you'd have been sold on the auction block, her mother said.
"The child should've settled you," her mate's mother chimed in.
No mother should want to leave her child to go to some other world, her mate said.
Jenn's tension fled from her as she picked up the small child and hugged her close.
Were the gardens where he was born and the beach where he played as a child still there?
He sometimes felt like his family treated him like a child when he'd grown overnight into a god.
He didn't know if she still yearned for her husband during a time when marriages among servants were arranged, but there was nothing that could soothe the ache a mother felt at losing her child.
"What of my child?" she asked, hand going to her stomach.
My husband and father forbid it, locked me away until I had Talia, and believed a child would tame that part of me they couldn't.
However, if they didn't hurry, Sofi would come back with a child before twenty-four hours passed in the mortal world..
Without touching her, Bianca could still feel Sofi's body preparing to expel the child within, whether or not she went to a hospital.
The sight of the child hammered home his desire for a future with Jenn.
He stepped closer to the bassinet and peered at the sleeping child.
He may never have the chance to hold his own child.
He carefully hefted her limp body and held her against him like a child.
The language was from his homeland of Karyan, a place he left when he was a child.
I was but a child.
Tell my mate and child I died with bravery.
"Barbarians!" he breathed with a child's fascination.
Once again, he was the Sirian she remembered, the man she worshipped as a child as he belted orders to the army.
The cider he had made nightly for her since she was a child sat next to the meal.
"I have watched over her since she was a child," Hilden responded.
If so, the demon is a child.
"A child?" she echoed.
Most are no better than he is, but Taran was an innocent child when he came to me.
You were but a child.
He was a lonely child, about your age.
How would you feel about another child?
Did you want another child?
Another child might be a bad influence.
There's no telling what another child might have gone through at this point.
Did Alex think that adopting another child would resolve Jonathan's issues?
He was treating her like a child.
But then, maybe he felt she was acting like a child.
Why would he want to adopt a child if he was feeling overwhelmed?
Maybe I deserved a spanking for acting like a child.
I'm not a child, Alex.
Alondra carries his child.
I carry Morino's child.
I have carried Morino's child for two months.
I would not trade a child for pride.
As a child she had wanted a bird.
She had been so focused on having children – even as a child.
Mom and Dad let me be a child.
And yet, like an unruly child, she had rebelled, causing him endless worry and stress.