Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Not For All Time But Once....

Not For All Time But Once....


Bernice lifted her quilted fabric up and looked over the design..She thought.."Oh!"....She gently went on sewing...it was a wedding ring quilt, a gift for her cousin.


She thought about her first wedding...that morning she ahd left her job on the motocycle, so happy...grinning all the way down the highway! She arrived at the church with a bag of clothes, ready to get changed...Nothing moved inside of the church building. ... All of this planning, yet no one was here..


She flipped the lights on in the changing room and began putting her lsip on . She began to feel excited all over again! ...She slipped her gown on..where was her sister?...she lsitened for her and for ehr mother...


Then she gazed out inot the church..the candles still flickered at the Virgin's alter..


Suddenly, her mother entered the church. Silently, she closed the door behind her. Her mother's eyes were red and wet... Bernice looked at her, confused...


"Mom?" she said softly.


"Bernice!! Come here Baby."Her mother was shaking hard as she hugged her close to her. Bernice still felt that pain, awful pain, in her heart.The young man she had loved so much...


"There has been an accident Honey.


"Bobby's been hit by a truck on his motorbike."


"Oh no!"


"Bobby's dead."


Bernice sighed. It had been twenty some  years ago,she had another husband  and a child, but still it hurt. her love of Bobby could fill so many pages of a book. And each page would show a shining, new love.


 


 

6 comments:

sugar1337 said...

Sad story....

dreamingbrwneyes said...

Beautiful but heartbreaking. <grabbing tissues>
Why do great loves end too soon??

stansgirl2004 said...

okay i'm emotinal tonight. you almost got me crying.
hugs, marina

lisbnjvi said...

This is so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :(
Hugs and love,
Lisa

princesssaurora said...

Oh...like a stab in the heart... so sad... so very sad.

Be well,
Dawn

monponsett said...

That's why I try to be driving trucks instead of motocycles.