Son Who Returns

  • Chapter 1

  • Homesick

  • Mark

    Life can be so unfair.

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  • Especially if you have no friends.

  • And the people in your neighborhood look at you like you’re an alien.

  • And the kids at your school avoid you like the plague.

  • All my friends were in San Diego, California, but now I was living in Dallas, Texas.

  • Mark

    How did that happen, you ask?

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  • I’ll tell you exactly how that happened.

  • I used to live in San Diego.

  • In fact, I lived there for most of my fifteen years.

  • Mom told me that she and Dad had met in college there.

  • They got married and then had me.

  • Mark

    Or they had me and then got married.

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  • I’m not sure which came first.

  • However it happened, we were a happy family.

  • That is, until Mom got sick with cancer and couldn’t be cured.

  • She died when I was ten years old.

  • It all happened so fast.

  • Mark

    I honestly don’t know why God allows awful things like this to happen to people.

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