Grammar Story: Be, Have, Present Simple
Joyce is 24 years old.
She has a baby daughter.
But her daughter is not with her.
Her daughter is in another family.
Joyce loves her daughter.
She looks for her. She can't find her.
She has not her daughter's new address.
She has only her daughter’s photo.
Now Joyce is 44 years old.
She has a job at a small store.
Joyce has a friend.
A young woman is her friend.
The young woman's name is Tammy.
Tammy and Joyce are friends.
One day at work Tammy is sad.
“Why are you sad,” Joyce asks.
I have a mother, but I can't find her."
“Yes, you have a mother," Joyce says.
"She comes into the store sometimes."
"Yes, she's my mother, but she's not my birth mother.
I can't find my birth mother because I have not her address.
I have only this photo. See? This is me when I am a baby."
Tammy shows Joyce the photo.
Joyce looks at the photo.
Then she shows her her photo.
It is a photo of a baby girl.
Joyce's photo and Tammy's photo are the same.
"Tammy," Joyce says. "I think I'm your birth mother."
The two women hug for a long time.
"This is the best day of my life," Tammy says.
Joyce smiles and looks at Tammy.
"This is the best day of my life, too," she says.