Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ever Closer

The oil lamp flickered ever so slightly as it stood on the end table next to the couch where LV and I were sitting.

"My parents have decided to move." he was telling me. "They would like to move the Monday after spring communion which will make that the date we had picked out for our wedding won't work so we'll have to figure something else out."

Getting the calendar we checked when a good time would be since my parents had said I need to be twenty before I got married. LV would be getting the home place from his parents when they moved and knew that spring was going to be very busy and it would be hard to schedule a wedding between field work. That we might have to wait until fall and he would have to try his hand at being a bachelor for a while. Or if my parents agreed we could move up the wedding date to before I turned twenty.

The rest of the evening passed swiftly as we talked about what it would mean to us either way. The thought of waiting until fall wasn't something we liked but if we had to we would.

The next morning I told Mom and Daddy about the new turn of events and was so happy when they agreed that we could get married sooner than we had planned. I wished I could tell LV right away. Two weeks seemed like an awfully long time to wait to talk about it. Daddy must have sensed how I felt and went out to the barn and hitched Fern to our little top buggy and told me to go tell LV.

Driving up the driveway at LV's home I couldn't help but admire the picturesque farm and to think that before long I would live there! It all seemed to good to be true.

LV saw me coming and came out to see what I wanted. Sitting in the buggy we talked about our wedding plans until we saw his mother peer at us through the window. "I guess it's not Sunday evening." he said as he got out of the buggy. We still have a lot to do and the wedding is so much closer.

Thinking of everything that still needed to be done I waved good-bye to LV and urged Fern into a trot and headed home.


  1. Your Daddy sounds like such a caring and thoughtful father! Love reading your posts!

  2. ~G~ is right. Your father is considerate is so many ways. Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us! ~~mm

  3. I SO love reading your story. You are a very talented writer.
    Thanks for sharing you story with us,
    Lisa :O)

  4. To me as a parent, even 20 seems so incredibly young to get married

    But I love reading your story.

  5. This is such a fascinating story.

  6. I really look forward to reading your posts and agree that your Dad sounds like a very caring man. I am so pleased you are telling your story little by little - it is compulsive reading.

  7. Wonderful post! Can't help feeling excited for you even knowing it's in the past. :)

  8. As always; a good story. Your father seems like a very perceptive person.

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  10. I, too, so enjoy reading your posts and just as a good writer should...you always leave me wanting to read more!!

  11. Howdy
    You are such a dear to drop by my little blog and leave me a comment.
    I have had such a blessed time getting all caught up with your blog.
    I am so looking forward to the next post !
    I feel so good when I read your words.
    You are clear and concise while packing a powerful sense of emoiton that fills the heart while reading .
    Thank you for sharing your special gift with us .
    I have been having a lot of problems with blogger the past few months saying I have no followers and not showing the blogs I follow on the dashboard.
    Thus I have not been able to to visit everyone as much as I would like .
    Thank you for making my day so much brighter.
    It may sound silly but I am really looking forward to your wedding day post:)
    Happy hugs from Texas
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  12. I started smiling and just KNEW your dad was going to hitch a hosre to a buggy for you so you wouldn't have to wait 2 weeks! He's done it before and he was probably thinking how he was going to miss doing this for you since you would be getting married ...

  13. Still loving your story!! You have such a gift for storytelling!

    BTW, I was married at barely 20. :D Best decision I've ever made (after saving faith in Him!).

  14. Lovely story...I am enjoying it...thanks for sharing...blessings

  15. Beautiful, I could only imagine that ride to tell him. You must have had a big smile on your face the whole way. I love your blog! Thank you for commenting on mine I guess you can tell I'm new to all of this. Blessings, Joanne


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