Over the next few days the Stitcher frequently thought about the reactions of the family and she couldn’t help getting a nice warm feeling inside. As Christmas Day fast approached the Lady began to get ready for her own family’s get-together. This niggling little thought kept flitting through her mind but she wouldn’t let it take form. She was simply going to enjoy her Christmas with her Mom, brother, SIL, nieces and, of course, her DH and son. This was the first year ever that the family gathering was to be at her house, the first time that her Mom was unable to have Christmas at “home”. And the Lady really wanted things to go well. She had the meal planned and this time the turkey would be baked at the appropriate time and she would have a good night’s sleep—she hoped!
What are you doing on August 12th?” she asked immediately. Perplexed, the Stitcher answered that she had not yet made any plans for that day. “Well you have now! Chris and I are getting married!” You could hear the joy in her voice. The Stitcher exclaimed, ‘How wonderful! I’m so happy for you. Tell me everything.”