Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Blessing


         Just before dusk, friends gathered to roast marshmallows and watch the sunset.  Sitting by the bonfire, light and shadows from the flames danced across Sadie’s face.  A string of moments littered with stolen glances, nervous laughter, and finally pure bravery on his part had led them to this first date.  Holding her hand, Dillon leaned in tentatively tasting the sweetness of her lips for the first time.  Fireworks exploded, as symphonies performed in his heart.  Consumed with new found passion, he kissed her again, oblivious to the stray drop that fell dampening his cheek.  Passion quickly deepened the kiss as falling droplets gained momentum and Sadie returned the kiss with enthusiasm.   They paused gazing into the heavens, then at each other, as the droplets quickly multiplied into a downpour.  Exhilarated, their hair plastered to their heads, clothes drenched, they giggled uncontrollably as they raced with the other party goers to the nearby pavilion for shelter.  



   

      Several years later they stood on the same beach, surrounded by even more friends and family seated in white folding chairs.   Gorgeous flowers mixed with ocean spray and anticipation scented the air.  The sun peeked from the horizon as they repeated their vows oblivious to the dark clouds quickly filling the sky.    Resplendent in an off the shoulder bridal gown sparkling with sequins and pearls, Sadie was a vision as she gazed teary eyed at him.   As Dillon took her in his arms for their first symbolic kiss as man and wife, the heavens opened showering them as it had when love first consumed them.  This time, fireworks exploded as planned, music began to play, and the rain danced in celebration blessing the first day of the rest of their lives as they once again found themselves giggling and racing for the pavilion where the party celebrating their nuptials would last late into the night.






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    1. TMW, I am so happy you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. Aww, this was such a romantic story to read, Kathy! I love the comparison of the two scenes and how similar they were! Beautifully done!

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    1. Shailaja, I am so happy you liked it and that you picked up on the comparison parallel. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. How very, very sweet!!! Good story Kathy!

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    1. Joe, so happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. So beautiful and so full of memories -- for the writer and the reader :)

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    1. Carol, I am happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. Oh way to make me cry, as a 2 day newlywed!!!! But in a good way. Also, LOVE the pic you chose of Cannon Beach, Oregon in the top photo with the bonfire. That's Haystack Rock & The Needles.

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    1. JoJo, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Very beautiful one... Well done as always :)

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    1. Sheethal, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. Such a sweet story, Kathy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Laurel, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. Awww, romance sure in the air at your lair haha

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    1. Pat, in its purest form! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. silverleafjournal, I am so pleased you liked it! I was going for a feel good post...glad I accomplished it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Great story Kathy and told so well! Love this line, especially: "Fireworks exploded, as symphonies performed in his heart."

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    1. Debbie, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I was trying to show instead of tell in the details. So happy I accomplished it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. Beautiful. Brings back real memories of romance - agree with Debbie ^ on favourite line.

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    1. glasgowdragonfly, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Such a sweet love story, it is so perfect in the few words, you have shared their love so beautifully

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    1. Inderpreet, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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    1. otherthanlovie, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. Very sweet. Nothing like a downpour to make a memorable day even more so.

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    1. Tanya, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. So sweet, Kathy, and so believable. I almost expected it to be non-fiction!

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    1. Christine, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! It made my day. ♥

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  16. Beautiful, romantic, wonderful. I love the repetition of the rain and the kiss and love. Two stories joined at the heart. Aw shucks it's lovely. Thanks so much.

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    1. love Happy Notes, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping in to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Nabanita, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping in to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Jennifer, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. That's so beautiful and romantic. Here in India, when it rains during your wedding, it is considered auspicious :)

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    1. Shilpa, that is awesome. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so happy you liked my story! ♥

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  20. A lovely romantic tale and so sweet that the rain remembered them from the first time and wanted to join in :)

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    1. Sarahannhall, I am pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping in and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. magoo45, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  22. I love how this came full circle! I felt the emotion in this!

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    1. Renada, I am so happy you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. Oh, this is so romantic. Some people don't care much for rain, but I think it's beautiful - and how cool to be associated with some of the happiest moments of their lives. (Hey, maybe it will rain on them when they bring their first child home from the hospital :) )

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    1. jannatwrites, I agree with you. I like the rain. Thank you so much for stopping by to read my story and for your lovely comments! It would be kind of cool if all their happy memories were peppered with rain.

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  24. I so loved the setting ... with the rain and beach... The way you described their love and the romance is so beautiful and warm. :)
    Mentioned you on my blog today :)

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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