Two Broken Hearts are Better Than One
by Karen Stout Heller
copyright November 2013
  I first met Denise when our children were very young. In fact she babysat for me while several of mine were born. Denise had three children; Paul Shay, and Jaron which were near the ages of my oldest three. I soon passed her up, having six in all. Then Denise gained two, Scott and Josh, with her second mariage, who were the same ages as my youngest. All these kids went to the same small town school, and we got to know each other quite well.