Rachel Thompson was the mother of one of Ed’s football teammates.
Initially she seemed to be just attracted to his physical attributes but she confessed that she had fallen for his innocence and his sweet, gentle nature.
His love for Grace just grew over the years as he did. Now that he was almost in his twenties he was a big man, standing 6’ 2” and 240 lbs of hard muscle.
His genes and years of playing football in school had given him a strong body.
Author's Notes: ' The Most Valuable Gift' is an unplanned sequel to ' One Who Understands'.
The stories are read in the following order: 1 One Who Understands, 2 The Most Valuable Gift, 3 To Walk a Mile.
Getting out of the cab he stretched his tired muscles. The men were mostly dressed in classic black tie but the ladies wore a stunning array of styles and colors.After the confrontation, Shirley spitefully sold her house to move in with her boyfriend making them essentially homeless.While they were both adults at the time they would have been on the streets had it not been for another woman in Ed’s life.Knowing him as intimately as she did, Grace was aware of his true feelings for Rachel almost before he was. They, like Rachel, had begun their relationships with him for the pure physical thrill of having sex with the big man but they’d all become attached to him… Ed had been with Rachel’s best friend Angie Spencer, a widower, and their mutual friend Zoe Sandoval who was separated from her husband as he was serving a life sentence in prison.He’d also been with two other women in Rachel’s neighborhood, also her friends, Stephanie Mathews and Carolyn Patterson, both of whom were going through divorce proceedings.