“Do you guys
want something to drink?” Kaye Leigh asked as she took off her
coat. Everyone starred at her belly, which was extremely
“Same for me.”
“I’ll help you
get it.” Jeff said.
told him. They went into the kitchen, before Kaye Leigh could
do anything Jeff pulled her into his arms and kissed her.
wanting to do that since I seen you in the bookstore.” He told
have done it now.” She replied.
you don’t want to feel close to me?” he asked.
leaving.” She said.
you Kaye Leigh.” He told her. “We will talk more later.” He
added when she started to say something.
“So what have
you been doing since you ran away boss lady? By the way I am
extremely angry with you for using me to get Becki out of your
way so you could take flight.” Curtis said.
Curtis but you two would have tried to stop me.” Kaye Leigh
replied. She sat down.
“Well of course
we would have, we would have stopped you, not just tried.”
Curtis said. “I still don’t understand what you’re doing, but
then again I don’t think women know what they’re doing.” Jeff
expect you to understand Curtis; I don’t expect any of you to
understand.” She replied.
that you think I deserve someone better, but for me there is
no one that I deserve more than you.” Jeff said. Kaye Leigh’s
eyes filled with tears.
hasn’t stopped crying.” Curtis said smiling at her.
that right, all she does is cry.” Josh said.
Kaye Leigh said.
welcome.” He replied smiling at her.
“You guys go
downstairs and do something.” She told them.
“Love you mom.”
He yelled. Kaye Leigh laughed.
“Have you seen
a doctor yet?” Jeff asked.
“I seen Dr.
Anderson the day I left.” She replied. “We’re doing very
huge.” Curtis said.
said laughing at him. “You should have seen me with Josh if
you think this is huge.”
“When are we
due?” Jeff asked.
seventeenth.” She replied.
“We’re going to
take the kids and let them show us around this town, you two
need some time alone to talk.” Becki said.
“Hey kids let’s
go for a ride.” Curtis yelled to them.
“Where are we
going?” Josh asked.
“Out for a
while so your mom and dad can talk.” Curtis said.
sense into her dad.” Grace said.
“Whose side are
you on?” Kaye Leigh said.
one.” Grace replied as she walked out the door. Kaye Leigh and
“We’ll be back
later.” Becki said.
Leigh.” Curtis said.
“Why do they
all think I am going to misbehave?” she said watching them
“They know you
too well.” Jeff said smiling. “Come and sit with me Kaye
Leigh.” Kaye Leigh looked at him and then went and sat down
next to him on the couch.
“Did I ever
tell you how I found you when you ran away last time?” He
“No, you never
did say.” She said. He laughed.
“I had just
about given up on finding you without asking your family, I
didn’t want to do that because I didn’t want them to feel like
they betrayed you or anything. I did not want to cause
problems. I had prayed for some clue as to where you had gone,
the next day I got a postcard from Peace Ridge Texas. Nothing
was written on it, but there was a picture of the church on
the front so I looked up the number and called to see if you
attended that church.” He smiled at her.
“Do you know
who sent that postcard?” he asked. Kaye Leigh shook her head.
“Curtis sent it, he told me that after I got down there. He
said he was led to introduce himself to you that Sunday, when
you two had talked and he found out about me he sent that
postcard so I would come and find you.” He told her. “And,
Josh led me to you now.” Jeff laughed. “You can’t get away
from me Kaye Leigh.” He said taking her hand.
looked at him.
“Jeff why would
you want someone like me?” she asked. “I didn’t even believe
you; I didn’t trust you enough to realize that you would never
do anything like that to hurt me.” Kaye Leigh got up, went to
the window, and looked out it.
Jeff went and
stood behind her.
why do you find it so hard to believe that I forgive you and
none of those things matter anymore?” he asked quietly.
“I don’t know,
maybe it’s because I have such a hard time with forgiveness.”
She said shaking her head.
“Kaye Leigh I love you more
than life, you are my wife, and I want to spend the rest of my
life with you and our children. Nothing will ever change that.
Hebrews 10:18 says “and when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to
offer any more sacrifices.”
He said. “I’ve forgiven you, God has forgiven you, and you
don’t need to offer anything more Kaye Leigh just forgive
Kaye Leigh was
crying again. Jeff pulled her into his arms.
“I want to stop
crying.” She said. He laughed.
“You can cry
whenever you want as long as it’s happy tears.” He said.
“I love you
Jeff.” She said hugging him.
time you told me that.” He said laughing. “To be honest though
I had to be reminded that I would follow you to the end of the
earth, I wasn’t going to try to find you.”
“That’s ok, I
forgive you for that.” She said laughing. Jeff smiled at her;
he loved to see her laughing. They talked until Curtis, Becki
and the kids got back.
“What do we
want to do for dinner tonight?” Curtis asked.
“I can make
something.” Kaye Leigh said.
“Let’s just go
out.” Jeff said.
anyone wants to do.” She said. They got their coats on and
went out to dinner.
“When are you
guys going back?” Kaye Leigh asked when they were seated.
you’re ready.” Becki replied.
Thanksgiving then.” She said.
“Sounds good to
us.” Curtis said.
“Jon would have
come but he figured that we would be here for Thanksgiving and
he wanted to be with his family, but he did give me
instructions to tell you that you will be receiving a stern
lecture from him the moment you get home, and the moment the
baby is born a good strangulation.” Jeff said. Kaye Leigh
“I’m not afraid
of him.” She said.
decided to come home then?” Curtis said.
talking.” Kaye Leigh said.
“We are? I
thought it was decided.” Jeff said.
“Well if you’re
going to let Jon lecture me and strangle me then I might not
go back.” She said. Becki laughed.
before their food came.
“Do you guys
have school tomorrow?” Dan asked.
“We have half a
day.” Josh said.
“I think you
guys can stay home and spend time with your brother and
sister.” Kaye Leigh said.
Jeff went to
use the restroom.
setting up the book signing.” Kaye Leigh said to Becki.
“That’s what I
get paid for.” Becki said smiling.
“I still don’t
get why he would even want to be with me.” She said.
loves you unconditionally.” Becki said.
“I don’t know
how he could.” She said.
questioning it Kaye Leigh and accept it.” Curtis said.
really.” She said.
then.” Becki said laughing.
When they got
home, they sat down and watched a couple of movies, and when
they were over everyone was ready for bed.
“You kids can
sleep downstairs on the couches, Becki you can have Grace’s
room, and Curtis you can have Josh’s room.” Kaye Leigh said.
me?” Jeff said after they went to their assigned rooms.
“You have a
choice. You can either sleep on the floor here in the living
room, or the couch, or you can come with me.” She said smiling
“Lead the way.”
Jeff said taking her hand. She laughed.
Kaye Leigh got
ready for bed and laid down; Jeff turned off the lights then
got into bed next to her.
“It’s not as
big as our other bed.” Kaye Leigh said.
“Either that or
you’re getting really big.” He said laughing. He wrapped his
arms around her. Kaye Leigh took his hand and put it on her
stomach so that Jeff could feel the baby move.
“Can you feel
that?” she asked quietly.
baby.” He said awed. “I don’t want to miss any more of this
missed is me getting huge and crying all the time.” She said
“I want to be
here for every minute of it.” He said. “I love you Kaye
“I love you to
Jeff.” She replied. She interlaced her fingers with his, shut
her eyes, and fell asleep in her husbands’ arms.
Jeff woke up
early the next morning and watch Kaye Leigh sleeping, she was
so beautiful. He got up after about half an hour to go down
and make breakfast.
“I didn’t know
that you could cook.” Curtis said coming into the kitchen.
Becki and Kaye Leigh cook much better than I do.” Jeff said
“That is true.”
Kaye Leigh said when she came in. “Good morning guys.”
“Are you doing
better today boss?” Curtis asked.
“I’m fine.” She
“You know if
you don’t stop blaming yourself I might just have to follow
Jon’s lead, but strangle you now.” Curtis said laughing. Kaye
Leigh smiled at him.
do that you’re too soft.” She said.
“You got that
right Kaye Leigh.” Becki said as she came into the kitchen
was ready, they sat down to eat.
“What’s on the
agenda for today?” Jeff asked.
“I need to go
get groceries for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.” Kaye Leigh
“We can do
that.” Jeff said.
“You want to go
shopping with me?” she asked surprised. “You never want to go
you and I don’t want to let you out of my sight.” He said
“In other words
Kaye Leigh he’s afraid you’re going to run again.” Becki said.
don’t know what I am doing.” She replied looking at her plate.
with her last night was wonderful, she slept peacefully for
the first time since she left but she still was not sure it
would be best for him for them to stay together.
“You and the
kids are coming home with us.” Jeff said taking her hand.
“You’re going to talk to Pastor Mark, and I am going to have
Jon follow you around.” Kaye Leigh laughed.
“Don’t tell him
that he probably would.” She said.
finished eating Kaye Leigh went to take a shower and get ready
to go. Jeff followed her into the bedroom.
“Kaye Leigh are
you really that unsure of returning home with me?” he asked.
She could see
the hurt in his eyes.
around Jeff is wonderful, I love you so much, I just need to
find a way to let go of all the things from these past few
months go.” She told him.
walked over to him and hugged him. “I just don’t know how to
do it.” Jeff held her close.
find a way together then.” He said. Kaye Leigh nodded and