Chapter 19 A New Life
"I hated going to afternoon teas, Library Friends meetings, PTA meetings, and book club meetings. I....AM....SO....TIRED....OF....BEING....NICE!!!" Alex seethed. "It is too hard to think before I speak. Too hard to murmur politely about a brand of tea. Too hard to worry about whether the children should have apples or bananas for snacks. Too hard to follow a convoluted story line, when I really want to be talking about how to improve our city."
"Alex, whether you run for office again, or decide to make changes in other ways, you will make a huge difference in the lives of people around you." Trent affirms to Alex.
MEANWHILE OVER AT EMME'S HOUSE
"Children, it is time to dress for Alex and Trent's wedding." Emme calls out as she enters the attic nursery.
"Sally Rose!! What are you doing?" Emme scolds the Elfbaby.
"Ma, She won't stay where we put her. She was on top of the wardrobe a couple minutes ago." Marley responds.
"Aunt Emme, have you noticed how big Scotty is getting. He fills Baby's travel bed now." Marybeth calls to her aunt.
"Aunt Emme, I don't want to be bare." Daniel Jim sobs.
"Oh, sweetie pie, the word is bearer. It means that you are going to carry the rings for Aunt Alex and Uncle Trent." Emme tries to calm Daniel Jim. "You have a new suit to wear. Dan hon, you are going to be so handsome." Emme smiled.
THE CITY PARK
The guys had spent a busy morning hauling chairs and getting everything set up at the park.
"They need to get this show on the road before the rain starts." Russell grumbles.
"The weather will be fine." Sweetheart answers Russell. Her nerves are still agitated from a morning of getting her family ready for the wedding. Santa wouldn't wear a tie. He insisted on a top hat to hide the bald spot on his crown. Sally Rose kept hiding from her. And Scotty spit up on almost every article of clothing he has.
"Think this shindig will be over before the game starts?" Pete questions Matt.
"I have a battery operated television in the back of the truck. Lissa doesn't know I brought it." Matt answers in an undertone.
"Trent has to get to the airport before 5, so we shouldn't miss the start of the game." Basil replies softly. "The ladies need time for a good cry, but we should still be home and in comfy clothes well before the tip-off."
"SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" The ladies hiss in unison.
Trent, the three flowergirls and the ring bearer are all in place.
"I forgot to fill my purse with tissues," Esme murmurs to Sweetheart.
"Oh Trent," Alex sighed
"Alex......WHAT IS THAT?" Trent interrogates his new bride.
"You mean my piercing?" Esme dared me to get it a couple years ago. Then she didn't get one, because she was pregnant." Alex answered rolling her eyes.
The newlyweds spent a wonderful two weeks at the Inn before returning home to find their new lives.