Four days until the wedding
With the progress made the day before,tracy decided to begin work at nine. Tracy was up at 7:30. She put the cofee on.
Amber heared someone up. She gaused that it was probably tracy. She came down stairs. “Morning sunshine!” tracy said. ” i knew that you weref up. ” amber said.
“So # thoughts are swiming in my head. I am surprised i got this much sleep. ” tracy said. Amber laughed.
“This is all going to come together trace. It is going to be a great wedding. One you will never forget!” amber assured her.
“You had better keep in touch amber. ” tracy said. “I mwill.” amber said. “He cares abourt you. ” Tracy said. “I know he does. Odd he did not like me for the longest time. ” amber said.
“He is a private person. He always has been. He is not one to wear his heart on his sleve. You are special to him. There is nothing he would not do for you. ” tracy said. “I have never doubted that. ” she said.
Matt woke up at 7:30. He took a shower and got ready to go. He got in his car. He headed to the home of his parents. He parked and went inside.
He went inside. “You dont look awake? ” tracy commented. ” i am noy but i am getting there. ” he said. He got a cup of cofee.
After a while Steven arived. They had breakfast then got ready to go to the church. They arived at the church.
Tracy took inventory of what was done the day before. She looked at what was accomplished the day before in order to plan where to go from there.
She then went upstairs and looked at the sanctuary. She looked at her floor plan. She looked at the posters and decorations that had already been made. He started to make a list of things to get done.
Tracy called a meeting. Everyone met in the foyer. “Are you alowed to call a meeting tracy?”matt asked. “Probably not. Can you call a meeting? “She asked. He laughed. “Ok people! Gather around. ” he said.
All of a suden matt got weapy. He remebered his dad calling family meetings. The meetings were usualy getting ready to go somewhere manny times on vacation. He tried to hide the tears. He did not wear his heart on his sleve.
“Ok so tracy what is the plan for the day? ” he asked her. “Ok i want the guys to work on the latice work for down stairs felowship hall. We will continue making decorations. ” tracy said.
Amber walked with matt as he walked outside. “You ok matt?” she asked. “Yea im ok. I thought about a phrase dad used to use. It took me by surprise. Its bound to happen this week. ” he said.
They neared the door. She hugged him. “Hold on to those memories. Dont forget the good times. ” she told him. “Ok! I wont. Thank you. ” he told her. She huged him tightly before letting him go. “I will talk to you later.” she said. “You got it. ” he said.
Steve and matt got to work on the lattice work. They got to work making tracy’s dream a reality. They set up what would be a gate around the tables in the fellowship hall. There would be a gazebo like structure near the end table. This was where the wedding party would come in. They could have there pictures taken there.
They got several structure built and then would bring it down stairs. From there they would set up and interconnected. The gazebo was the hard part. The platform was set up first downstairs. Then the rest was built outside and then brought downstairs. This kept the guys buisy.
The girls worked on decorations and posters and sutch. The kid’s mom arived with there younger siblings at ten. They worked on various decorations and the like.
Down stairs things were really shaping up. Amber came downstairs to him. “Matt is toasted cheese sandwitches and tomato soup ok?” amber asked. “Yea thats great. ” he answered. ” great. We are getting ready to lunch. This looks really good. Tracy will love it. ” she said.
“You like it?” he asked. “I really do. You are going to have to work on ny wedding. ” amber said. “We will see about that. Do i have to pray over it first?” he asked. “Yes it must be blesed with tounges. ” she said. ” oy veh!” he said. She laughed. “I will be back when lunch is ready! ” she said.
He found himself tensing up. The thought of her getting maried. He knew she would get maried. She would be a great wife. He was fully confident that she would get maried.he just did not want to think about.
Eventually she would meet someone. Probably penticostal. Probably someone at the college she worked at.he got sad. He wanted her to marry him. He went from disliking her to becoming cordial but stil dissent. From cordial to friendly acquaintance. Then they became friends. He develped a crush on her but he never mentioned it. They had moved on. She was on the other side of the united states with a life of her own. Things were different now. He would have to accept that.
What he did not know was that she was thinking the same thing. At first he was simply tracy’s brother. She did not give him much thought. Then she realized that he did not like her. Then they came at peace with eachother. Then they became friends in time. She liked him. She never told him.
She did not the thought of marying someone that was not him. She equally did not like the idea of him marying someone else. She dreaded going back west. This was her home. She knew that she would head back to the west coast after the wedding.
When dinner was ready, amber got everyone. They eat in the halway. Amber sat next to matt of course. “Hi there!” she said. He laughed. ” hi amber!” he said.
“Things are coming together. ” amber said. “They are realy are. I am glad that is. ” he said. “We will all be tired out come sunday but thats ok. ” she said. “I have a feeling that is true. ” she said.
After dinner the guys got back to work on the latice work. The girls continued to work on decorations.
Tracy went down stairs to look at the felowship hall. She started to cry. “This is beutifull! I love it. Steve, matt thank you. ” she said.
They stoped at 5:00. Everyone was tired. They went back to the house. They had supper.
“What the plan for tomorrow? ” there brother phil asked. “I want to get the felowship hall finished and the halway. We probably should quit at 4:30 . church is at 6:00. ” tracy said. They all agreed.
“Thursday will be sanctuary. Friday the caterers arive. We finish everything then rehersial. ” tracy said.”what time are we starting? “Matt asked. ” we will push for eight. Come by hear at 7:30 cofee will be on at seven. ” Tracy said.
Matt said his goodnight to everyone. Amber walked him to his car. This had become a tradition for them during the week. She hugged him. She watched him leave.
Amber went over to the family matriark. “Hi amber! ” she said. “So how are you doing with all of this?” amber asked. “Its hard. Tracy is my oldest daughter. Seems like yesterday she was a baby. I am not ready for her to be all grown up. I miss there farther. I has started to move on but this has brought it all back. ” she said.
“I know it must be hard. “Amber said.”it is. It would have been any ways. Without him it is hard. I keep looking for him. ” she said. “Im sorry. ” amber said. “Thank you . ” she said.
After a while everyone started to go to bed. The wedding was nearing. They had a lot to do but they had done alot.
End of part six.
The family works on finising up the felowship hall. There is the wendsday service. Things continue to develop between matt and amber.