Friday, February 13, 2015

Pearl and William 12 - one year later #UYW February 2015

One year ago I started writing about Pearl and William, last month I took a break so that I could concentrate on school and life. This month I am resuming the story. If you are new to the blog or have forgotten some of the story, here are the links so you can have a refresher or catch up. I hope you enjoy reading about their love as much as I have loved writing it.

You know I've been busy lately so my cooking/recipe development has suffered. However, I did post a new recipe a few days ago. Did you see it?

Installment 1 :a love story
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Your words are:
Southern Belle ~ Bless Your Heart ~ Yonder ~ Magnolia ~ Family ~ Geography
They were submitted by:      

Rose and Caleb sat on the porch drinking a fresh glass of lemonade and reading Pearl's diary. WOW they had learned so much about their family but the love story of Pearl and William was fascinating even to Caleb. Reading about family and the detailed description of the geography where Pearl and William lived, Caleb could almost see it. The great Magnolia tree over yonder by the pond and hearing the old familiar sayings like "bless your heart". Having family in the several parts of the country Rose wasn't sure if she was a true "Southern Belle" , mid-westerner, Yankee or what. Maybe she was what Caleb said, American. The great melting pot of cultures and heritage, traditions and beliefs.

Rose had just finished reading about the wedding and all the wonderful food. What a great surprise to find several of the recipes in the diary as well. She wondered if her mom would be willing to make some of them. She thought about what it would be like if her family was still Amish, did she still have Amish descendants? Were there family members still living the clean simple non-cluttered life, what would that be like. She was envious in a way and then again very thankful. Just as she had that thought her phone went off, a text from Jake. She smiled and Caleb rolled his eyes.

While Rose was engrossed in her texting, Caleb turned the page. Hmm it seemed a few had been torn out, he shrugged and began to read.

Today is February 14: William and I have been married for 6 months and I am almost sure we have a wee one of our own on the way. Do I tell him tonight?

February 16: William was so sweet and insightful. He had taken one look at her and knew what she had to say. She was with child.

Pearl was so nervous but the house was empty, no one but the two of them. She stirred the fire and walked over to her rocker. She gently sat down and William looked up at her. Oh how she loved him, he smiled and she went weak. As if he could read her mind, he got up and gathered their coats. He held hers while she put it on, took her hand and out the door they went. It was their nightly ritual. They would walk holding hands and stare at the stars. They would discuss their thoughts, feelings and love of the beautiful night sky that God had created.
William stopped and took her hands in his. He looked deep into her eyes and smiled. She said, "William, my dear husband, I have news." He looked deeper into her eyes, into her soul and his smile widened. "Are you with child?" he boldly asked. Pearl blushed and dropped her eyes. He lifted her chin and smiled the widest smile she had ever seen. He leaned in and lightly kissed the tip of her nose, both cheeks and then her lips. She felt the heat flood her face and ...

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                 Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                        Stacy Sews and Schools                        The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                            The Momisodes                                   Battered Hope                  Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                        Confessions of a part-time working mom                            Someone Else’s Genius                                    Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                            Southern Belle Charm                              Juicebox Confession   

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