Rosa was usually very accommodating to Joshua’s moods…a man had the right to be as he wanted in his home, after all…even when her pregnancy started playing havoc with her own emotions. One night though she was out of sorts and his sullen mood irked to the point that she made a barbed comment about it.
Joshua’s hand had come around so fast that it startled both of them. Joshua had sworn to himself that he would never treat Rosa the way he had seen his father treat his mother…he had sworn to himself that he would never raise a hand to his woman...and yet in that terrible moment he had done just that. As
Joshua had wanted to pick her up…to just reach out for her…but he could not make his body move at first. And then he found his ability to move and he bent down to help his wife up.
Joshua started to apologize but
They never spoke of the incident again. And Joshua never raised his hand to his wife again…he had promised to love, honor, and protect
Joshua turned a large portion of his barn into a workshop where he could work on some his customers’ equipment while not being far away from his wife.
Rosa kept telling him not to fret…reminded him that women had babies every day…but she was in fact very pleased that Joshua was worried about her and about their child.