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Pg. 1 Chapter 1
“ You need to get on with your life.”
Leah looked calmly at her mother as she folded her jeans and stuffed them quickly into her suitcase. It had become her mothers favorite phrase since that dreadful day six months ago when Isaac Washington left her at the alter in front of one hundred and fifty people. She was to tired to even argue with her as she usually did. In three hours she would be on a plane heading for Jackson Hole Wyoming to house sit for the Walkers for three months. All she had to do was smile silently and let her mother talk., as she knew she would. It was like a dream at times thinking about Isaac, their wedding, and the loved she thought he felt for her.
They had dated for two years. She glanced out the window as she heard the familiar phrase again cross her mothers lips. Soon they would be at O’Hare Airport. She knew her mother loved her and meant well, as she felt her hand squeeze hers, as the taxi came to a stop at the airport. She could see the tears in her mothers eyes.
“Now don’t you forget to look up Jacob Scott, she reminded her as the cabbie unloaded her luggage. He’s some sort of animal doctor out their.”
“Mom I think you mean he’s a veterinarian.”
“Yes, hard to believe little Jacob turned out to be that.” She laughed. It always made her happy when someone did something good with their life. Leah couldn’t recall a time when her mother wasn’t smiling , and helping the other children in the neighborhood who were less fortunate then they were. Like Jacob. His folks moved to Chicago when she was twelve, and he was a latch key kid, always alone after school, so naturally her mother took it upon herself to take him under her wing and invited him to stay with them until his folks got home, which was usually late. It was bad enough having him always around at her house, but when he started following her all around school everyone laughed and called him her boyfriend. It was absolutely ridiculous. Jacob was so short that everyone called him tiny., and he was extremely skinny . He wore thick black glasses, that looked like magnifiers that were used in microscopes in her biology class. And his pants were to long for him. Probably handed down from his older brother Matthew. Why he hadn’t gotten any good looks like his older brother Matthew she couldn’t understand. All the girls in the neighborhood had crushes on Matthew, including her, but he was six years older than her and getting ready to go off to collage , and besides, he had a girlfriend anyway. Junior High was dreadful, until her prayers were answered, and his father was transferred to Colorado, and they moved away That was over twenty years ago, but she was sure he hadn’t changed to much since then, and there was no curiosity on her part to find out. But her mother had always kept in touch with him for some reason which she really didn’t understand.. But then there were a lot of things about her mother that she didn’t understand. Like the fact that she didn’t share her anger about Rebecca stealing Isaac from her on the day of her wedding. She felt that things had worked out the way they were suppose to be, and being angry was only hurting herself and not them. She could hear her mothers words now. “Leah, All things work for the good for them who love the Lord.” How was Isaac leaving her at the alter working for her good. She felt the anger rise again inside of her at the thought of her mothers words. Her mother didn’t know or understand how it felt to be jilted in front of over a hundred people.