One day a little boy was born. His mother couldn't have been more pleased, because she loved his father, even though he didn't love her back in quite the same way. "Within this child we two will always be together, mingled as one," she thought, and smiled as she held him up to her face for the first time.
So suddenly it didn't seem to matter so much that the father wasn't there to comfort her when she woke from her anxious nightmares, frightened in the depths of the night. And she wasn't alone anymore, she had this new tiny life, a light to keep her warm always forever more by her side.