Helping Out a Friend

I have a friend that never married. She had a boyfriend kill himself when she was right out of high school, and it really scared her. Seven years ago, when she was thirty-four, we were talking. She told of still being a virgin, and that she wanted to have a baby before her clock ran out. We talked, and she asked me if I would like to be the father. Today, I enjoyed again playing with her little six-year-old daughter.

— Ralph, 43