They got back
to Texas Saturday afternoon.
“It is so great
to be back home.” Josh said running up to his room.
“It is very
nice to be back here.” Kaye Leigh agreed.
They had been
home about ten minutes when Jon came through the door.
“Where is she?”
He asked. Everyone pointed to the living room.
careful with her.” Jeff said. Jon nodded and headed into the
“What do you
think you’re doing Kaye Leigh? Running all over the country
pregnant!” Jon said when he seen her.
“It’s nice to
see you too Jon, I am doing really well thank you so much for
asking.” She said smiling at him. She stood up to hug him.
huge.” He said looking at her.
know how to make a person feel good.” She said laughing and
“It’s great to
see you sis.” He said hugging her back. “You had everyone
“I’m sorry Jon.
I did what I thought was right, but it was not. Can you
believe I was wrong?!” she said laughing. Jon laughed.
“No not you
Kaye Leigh what is this world coming to?” he said. Jeff,
Curtis, and Becki all laughed.
turned around to see them.
yelling at me.” She said. “You might want to cover your ears.”
“You’ve got him
wrapped around your finger Kaye Leigh, he will never yell at
you.” Jeff said.
“Oh yes he will
if I get him really mad he would yell.” She said.
“So what did
you do while you were gone?” Jon asked.
“Cried most of
the time.” Josh said laughing.
“Ok get over
the crying thing.” She said laughing. “I haven’t cried in
almost twenty four hours.”
Dan said. Jeff and Jon laughed.
“I cried, I
tried to sleep, I tried to eat, and I tried to write.” She
“And, how did
that work out for you?” Jon asked. Kaye Leigh laughed.
“Not so much.”
Jon shook his
“You are so
silly sis. Sometimes I worry about you when you try to think.”
“I know, she’s
isn’t really very good at thinking about stressful
situations.” Jeff said.
“True, but she
is very good at running.” Curtis said.
“Yes she is,
but she said she is not going to be away from me again, so my
days of trying to see all of the states is over I guess.” Jeff
said. Everyone laughed.
“Well you know
Jeff if it’s really that exciting to you, I can go to each
one.” Kaye Leigh said.
“No thanks, I
like you right here in Texas.” He said quickly.
something to drink?” she asked.
“Let me get it
for you.” Becki said.
“You guys are
going to make me lazy and spoiled so I won’t want to do
anything after the baby is born.” She said.
“Ok, then go
make us something to eat.” Jon said. “I want a seven course
going to happen whether I am pregnant or not.” She replied. “I
will cook you dinner though.”
“No thanks, I
really need to get home, but I wanted to see you.” He said. He
got up and hugged his sister.
“Next time you
try to think run it pass someone to make sure it’s right ok?”
he said. “Love you sis.”
“I love you too
Jon.” She said hugging him.
After Jon, left
Kaye Leigh picked up the phone and dialed Pastor Mark’s
Mark, its Kaye Leigh.” She said.
it’s so nice to hear from you, how are you doing?” he asked.
“I am doing
better thank you for asking. I was wondering if we could get
together Monday night. You, Jeff and I.” she asked.
“I take it you
are back in Texas now?” he said.
“Yes, we got
back today.” She told him.
“Of course we
can meet Monday night, do you want to do it at the church or
at your house?” he asked.
“Let’s do it at
the church.” She replied.
“Ok I will put
you down. I hope to see you in church tomorrow.” He said.
“I think you
will. Thank you Pastor Mark.” She said and hung up.
going to see Pastor Mark huh?” Jeff said.
She replied. “I hope you don’t mind but I want you there for
some of it.”
“Of course I
don’t mind.” He said.
“I really need
to go lay down for a while.” Kaye Leigh said. “I’ll see
everyone in a while.”
Kaye Leigh went
up to their room. She was so glad that she was back; she went
into the bathroom and changed. When she came back out Jeff was
in the room.
“Hi there.” She
said smiling at him. “Are you going to lay down with me?” She
pulled back the covers on her side of the bed and got into it.
“If you want me
to I can.” He said.
“I would love
for you to.” She told him. He got undressed and laid down next
“So if this
isn’t what you came up here for, what is on your mind?” she
wondering about me going to talk to the pastor with you?” he
“You don’t want
to go with me?” she said.
“No it’s not
that I am wondering why you want me to go?” he replied.
Kaye Leigh sat
up and looked at him.
thinking that I am going to get you there and tell you I don’t
love you or something?” she said.
“I don’t know
what you’re going to do Kaye Leigh.” He said. Kaye Leigh
smiled at him.
“Jeff, I love
you, I always have loved you, and I will never stop loving
you.” She said leaning down to kiss him. “You are my life.”
She said against his lips. He wrapped his arms around her.
“Please don’t ever doubt that.” She said. He laid her back
down and kissed her deeply.
“I love you so
much Kaye Leigh.” He said.
A while later
Kaye Leigh fell asleep and Jeff held her. He knew she loved
him, there was no doubt. After he was sure she was asleep, he
got up, got dressed and went back downstairs. He did not want
to disturb Kaye Leigh and he was not tired enough to sleep.
Jeff, you look kind of worried.” Curtis said.
why Kaye Leigh wants me to go with her to talk to Pastor Mark,
that’s all.” He replied.
wants you to know what’s going on?” Curtis suggested.
“That would be
a first.” He said laughing.
Jeff had made
dinner, when it was ready; he went to get Kaye Leigh up. He
opened the bedroom door and found her sitting at the window
seat staring outside.
“You’re up.” He
said. Kaye Leigh looked at him.
“I have been
for a while.” She replied smiling.
ready.” He told her.
“I would have
made something.” She said getting up.
“I know you
would have, but I do know how to cook.” He said.
“What were you
thinking about?” he asked.
that has happened.” She said. “Do you realize how lucky I am
to have you for my husband? Not everyone would have followed
me to Texas, then to North Carolina. They would have given up
a long time ago.”
“Like I’ve said
before I don’t plan on giving you up ever. You are stuck with
me forever.” He said smiling at her.
with me.” She told him.
They went down
stairs where everyone was waiting for them.
“About time you
guys came down, we’re hungry here.” Dan said.
“I think we
should go back upstairs for another ten minutes or so Jeff,
what do you think?” she said. Jeff laughed.
“I think you
need to eat.” He said.
“You take all
the fun out of tormenting the kids.” She said laughing. She
kissed Dan on his head.
prayers and they served themselves.
“So have you
thought of any names yet?” Kaye Leigh asked Jeff.
really.” He said.
“It’s only two
names Jeff.” Curtis said.
“No she wants
two for each so she can see which one fits.” Jeff explained.
“A name can
fit?” Curtis asked.
and Kaye Leigh said together.
clearly pick the wrong name for a child. I had Rachel picked
out for Grace, but when I looked at her I knew she wasn’t a
Rachel, I just had an overwhelming sense of Grace, so that is
how she got her name.” Kaye Leigh said.
“You put way
too much into that mom.” Josh said. Jeff laughed.
be thankful I didn’t name you the first thing Sam wanted to.”
She said seriously.
“Why what was
that?” Jeff asked curiously.
Jr.” she told him.
“Ok you can put
as much thought into it as you want.” Josh said. Jeff laughed
“I’m just glad
you changed our names back to your maiden name.” Josh said.
“Me too.” Grace
“So am I.” Kaye
Leigh said. “I am also glad that you have a wonderful father
now.” She smiled at Jeff.
“Yeah he is an
awesome dad.” Josh said. Jeff smiled.
I have an awesome family.” He replied.
“Yes you do.”
“Ok guys if we
keep this up I am going to be crying again.” Kaye Leigh said.
different how?” Josh said laughing.
finished dinner, Kaye Leigh and Becki cleaned up the kitchen
and did the dishes. Then they sat out on the swing and talked
until everyone decided it was time for bed.