Two days before wedding.
Matt woke up at the same time he had been all week. He had gotten used to this routine. Today he woke up before his alarm went off.he was tired. It was a long week but he would not trade it for anything.
He was not ready for it to be over. The family had really come together this week. They were close before but life had got in the way. This week they had bonded like they did in the old days.
Soon it would all change. Matt would be buisy pastroring. His mom would be taking care of the kids. Tracy would be adjusting to family life. The rest of the family would be going to school and growing up. Amber would be back on the west coast.
He would miss her. He tried not to think about that right now. He tried to just wake up.
Amber woke up at the same time that she had all week. Things were slowly comming together. They would soon be ready to go.
She had been excited to see Tracy. She had been excited to come back to her old stomping ground. She did not like traveling acres the country. She had wanted to get back and get back to normal. Now she found that she did not want to leave.
She realized that was not her home. This was. Being at the colege was God’s will for her but she was not sure it was now. Perhaps it was time to come back. Her life was there. She had a job ,friends,could she just up and leave? She could aford not to? Perhaps she did belong back hear.
She went downstairs. Tracy was already up. “Morning sunshine”tracy said. “Hi trace. “She said. “You ok amber?” tracy asked. “Yea. I did not realize how much i missed being hear. “Amber said. “I am so glad your hear. You have been an amazing help.”tracy said. “Thanks. ” she said.
“Your like a sister amber. I hope you know that. “Tracy said. “I do know that and i feel the same way. “She said.
Later on ,matt arived and then steve arived. Thursday could be the busiest day thus far. Friday they really did not have alot of time. The more things got down on Thursday ,the better.
They headed to the church. They then vacumed the carpet in the sanctuary. While others started putting up posters and steamers. Then they started to bring in the lattice work. They set it up.
It took a bit to bring all of the components of the latice work in. Once it arived it was put together then set up. It took a while to get it all set up.
While the platfrom was cleared of anything not that was bot needed for the wrding. Even the podium was moved. A smal mobile podium was set up.
Tracy had goten caught up in everything. She stoped and smeled the roses. Things were really starting to takr shape. She was quite pleased.
Almost everything was done. On ftiday the caterers would set up. They needed to set up there mom’s house for the rehersal dinner. Just about everything was done.
“Tomorrow we wil get everything finished up. I want to thank all of you. None of this would have gotten done without your help. Thank you all. I am so pleased with how it has turned out.” she said.
Matt was walking by when he saw steve look at tracy. Steve had no odea she was there. He had been reeding something. He looked up and smiled. She had had a stoic countenance. When he saw her, it all changed. She lit up.
Something hit Matt like a ton of bricks. At the end of the week, tracy and steve would start there life together. Matt would be alone. Everyrhing would go back to normal. He would be the same. Everyone else would be different. They would be moving but he would stil be where he was.
What happened, he thought. How did he come to this place? He started to feel sad. He felt alone. This was unlike him.
He took the long way home. He wanted to gather his thoughts. He wanted to destressify. He wanted to calm down. He had no idea why this got him all worked up. He knew that it had.
Dinner was good. Amber noticed that he was really qiet. He seemed distant. He seemed off. No one else noticed it but she did. She was concerned.
Everyone was in the living room. Matt went outside. He stood on the steps. She decided to go talk to him. “You ok mat?” amber asked. “I am having a bit of a pitty party?” he said.”not one of those. I thought you inoculated yourself from that?” she commented. “I gues it did not take.” he said.
“What brought this on?” she asked. “I got too caught up in everything. I had no realize that tracy and steve were in love. They realy are. He said.”i know. They are. ” she said.
“No one looks at me that way. What happened amber? Where did i go wrong? I have been serving the lord. I have doing what i am suposed to do. Was she there and i missed her? Am i going to be single all my life?” he asked.
“Yes. Your going to live in your moms basement and read star trek novals sence you dont watch television. You will be the equivalent of a cat lady.”amber said. “Not funy amber!” he said.
“Yes it is. You know why? It is not going to happen. These years were not an acident. You were being perpaired. So was she. God has been working in both your hearts. Imagine you siting on a porch. A little boy is playing trucks in the sand. Your siting next to a young women. She has a baby girl on her lap. She is waring a t shirt of a christian rock band and a denim skirt. You are working on a sermons but you look up and you smile at eachother. She excist. “She said.
He chuckled. “Christian rock t shirt?”he asked. “My prediction! ” she said. “Ok. You realy think she is out there?” he asked. “I know she is. ” she assured him.
“I hope your right. “He said. ” dont wory about it. ” she said. “I am trying not to. ” he said. “It will be fine. I know it will. ” she said.
After a while, everyone started to go home or turn in for the night. Matt left. Amber went to see tracy. “Tracy i really like matt. ” amber said. Tracy smiled. “I know that. I have known it for a while. ” she said.
“Do i have your permission to persue him?”she asked. “Of course! On one condition i want to be your maid of horner. ” she said. “Absolutely. He might not say yes. Mayby he does not feel the same way i do. ” she said. “He does. ” tracy said.
Tracy said. “I would love it. My brother and my best friend. It would be great. ” she told her. ” i hope it will work out. , amber said. “I think it will.” tracy said.
That night amber had trouble sleeping. She thought about her and matt. How would approach it? How can she go about talking to him.what would she say? She finaly fell asleep.
He considered what she said. She seemed confident that he would find someone. Was she out there. He finaly fell asleep.
End of part 8
Friday has arived. The day before the wedding. Amber suprises matt with something he never expexted.