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And Then There Was Forever

October 18, 2012

Photo by Owl Sisters Photography
Her hand trails across the empty pillow beside her; the ghost of his warmth seeps into her hand as the memories of nights past fade like a mist from her mind. She huddles in the comforter a few minutes more, clinging to the last wisps of her dream, longing for the day it would be so much more.

Someday it will be.

The alarm blares and she groans, cursing the morning while praising the automatic timer on her coffee pot. The scent dragging her from the warmth of her bed. Eyes half-lidded, she shuffles to the kitchen and fills the first of what is sure to be a dozen cups it will take to make it through this day.

Cartoon laughter beckons her to the living room where her son must be planted in front of the television already. A glance at the clock tells her she has enough time to curl up on the couch with her first mug before heading out to another shift. A low chuckle sends a shiver down her spine. Peering around the corner, she sees the boys erupt in laughter at something on the screen.

A smile lifts the corners of her mouth as the reality of her dream-come-true sinks in.

This is the happy ever after for a story that’s been years in the making. You can see the other installments here: Waiting and here: Finally. They may not be a traditional family, but they’re making traditions of their own now. And the story continues….
I love you guys!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2012 4:30 PM

    Oh nice! Children are a wonderful reward in life.

  2. October 19, 2012 7:48 AM

    Aw, this is beautiful!!!

  3. October 19, 2012 9:44 AM

    Well done, Danni ♥

  4. October 19, 2012 10:00 AM

    I like a good happy ending, moreso when it’s unexpected!

  5. Chuck Allen permalink
    October 19, 2012 10:59 AM

    Just lovely, Danni!

  6. October 19, 2012 11:27 AM

    Hurray for happy endings!

  7. October 19, 2012 12:25 PM

    Nicely done Danni, really seems to encapsulate Misty so well.

  8. October 19, 2012 2:01 PM

    Thank you again Danni for writing a trilogy about this long distance relationship that became a dream come true. 🙂 *hugs cyber sister*

  9. October 20, 2012 9:21 AM

    I think it would have to be fascinating, seeing parts of my life chronicled by another, and certainly this well. And everybody loves a happy ending!

  10. ganymeder permalink
    October 21, 2012 3:31 AM


  11. October 21, 2012 3:59 PM

    A lovely read.

  12. October 23, 2012 4:29 AM

    I like the fact that she managed to make time for coffee – and her kids seem happy enough. Everybody wins!

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