Sometimes, a single moment can change everything. That was true for matt. Matt and amber had known eachother for a few years. She was his sisters best friend. They went from aqaintence to friend to close friends. Now as they prepare for his sister’s wedding, things seemed to be heeding in a romantic direction for matt and amber.
He told her his fears. After the rehearsal, amber asked him to marry her. He considered her request. He went home and prayed about it. He prayed and prayed. He read some scripture. He went though the concordance. He read several verses. The verses about leaving his mother and farther and cleving unto his wife kept coming up. As he read it,he thought about amber.
He prayed a lite more. He commited to the lord and to amber. He dedicated them as a couple to the lord. He had a peace about him. He went to bed fairly at peace.
That moring he woke up and got dressed. He went to the jewery store. He looked around. He looked at several. He found the one he liked. He stared at it. He paid for it then he left.
He took it out and looked at it . he cried for a bit. He had so manny emotions. They all flooded into him.
He went home and got ready. He showered and got dressed. He put on his tuxedo. He styled his hair. He got ready to go. He drove to the church. He was nervous but excited at the same time.
Amber had thought about talking to him on friday. Now she wished that she had not. He did not react the way she thought he would . mayby she made the wrong decision. She had no idea. She knew that this was one of the happiest day of her life. She wanted to do this for her.
Mayby she pushed him too far. Mayby she jumped the gun. She tried not to be anything but happy in front of her best friend. This was her day and she refused to ruin it for her.
“Ready ?” amber asked. “Absolutely! ” tracy said. ” i am so happy for you trace. “Amber said. “Thanks. Amber thank you so much. You are a great friend. I realy apreciate all you have done. ” tracy said.
Amber hugged her friend. ” i was glad to do it. Thank you for letting me be a part of this.” amber said.”you will pick me to be your maid of hornor right?” tracy asked. “Assuming that i am not a spinster all my life, you got it. ” she said. “You wont. I am prety sure of that. “Tracy said.
She was not so sure. Now was not the time to discuss her concerns to tracy. She wanted her to enjoy her special day. That was importent to her. Whatever else happened, she would deal with that later.
They got ready to leave for the church. They got dressed and ready for the wedding. Tracy and her mom had a moment. She hugged her mom.”your father would be so proud of you. I am so proud of you. “She said. ” i love you mom. ” tracy said. They bith cried.
Matt came in. Matt hugged tracy. “You drove me uterly nuts some times. I love you trace. I am so proud of you. I cant express how much.” he said. “I know. I hope i did not anoy you too much! I love you. ” tracy said.
They started to walk out. “Oh amber.” he said. “Yea!” she said. He took her hand. As he talked he slipped the engagement ring on her finger. ” about what we talled about, the answer is yes. ” he said.
She hugged matt. She held on to him for a seccond. ” whats going on ?” tracy asked. “Matt and i just got engaged! ” amber said. Tracy and amber hugged. “Congratulations! ” tracy said.
They all headed for the corridor to the sanctuary. They got the signal. They started to walk to the front of the church.
“We are hear in the sight of the lord and those hear to join these two in holly matrimony. Steven rayman and tracy lynn feel caled to enter into holly matrimony after much prayer.who gives her away?” the aficiator asked. ” i do. ” matt said.
Matt then steped back as is tradition. He took her hand. ” do you steven take tracy do be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and health, richer or for porer, as long as you both shal live” he asked. ” i do. ” he said.
Tracy was asked a similar question and answered in the affirmative. They exchanged rings. The man that officiate the wedding declared that they were now mr and mr. Steven brey. They had there first kiss. There was thunderous applause.
Tracy and steven and the wedding party had there pictures taken. There were group pictures taken. Thete were some of the bride and groom. There was the whole weding party. There was Stevens family. There was tracys family. Then amber incisted one of amber and matt. It was there first picture as an engaged couple.
He put his arm around her. Amber was Stil in shock. She realy thought that he was going to say no. He did not.
Amber had eaten for a bit. Matt came around to her. “Amb can i steal you for a minute? I want to tell mom our news. ” he said. She smiled. “Sounds good. ” he said. He took her hand and they headed to where his mom was.
“Mom hi. ” matt said.”hi matt. Hi amber. “His mom said. “Mom , amber and i are engaged. ” Matt said. His mom smilled. ” congratulations! I kind of wondered if something like that was the case. Its funy your dad and i use to joke about You two. He was prety sure that might happen. ” she said.
She hugged amber. ” welcome to the family amber! ” she said. Amber was so happy.
After a while, tracy and steven headed out. The guests saw them off. Matt went over to amber. She hugged her. ” hello fiancée. ” amber said. “Hi hunnie. ” he said.
“You know, i realy thought you were going to say no. ” amber said “why did you think that?” he asked. “I am a cooky penticostal. I am not really qiet or demure. You might have been offended that i asked you. ” she said.
“No i was not. No i wanted to say yes last night. I needed to think about it. I needed to make sure i had the lord’s approval. I really wanted to say yes. I am sory if i gave you an otherwise impresson. ” he said.
“Thats ok.i love the ring by the way. I cant stop staring at it. ” she said. ” it looks really good on you. Amber i cant wait for you for you to be my wife.”he said.
“I cant wait for you to be my husband. You are going to be a great one. ” she said. “You have always been there for me. I have always been able to count on you. I could not have made it though my dad’s death without you. You fulfill the qualifications for a help meet and then some. ” he said.
“You have been there for me. I have liked you for a while. I was not quite sure if you felt how i did. “She said. “I have liked you for a while. I was not sure how to tell you. I was afraid mayby you saw me more like a sister. I am so happy. ” she said.
“I am too. I cant believe it. “He said. “So i am thinking that i will try to be moved back hear by the fall. No later sense steptember. I do want to have my position filled before i leave. It will take some doing but i want to get back up hear as soon as i can. ” she told him.
“You think you will be able to be up by the fall? ” he asked. “Lord wiling, it will work. Good news is that i am not flying out until monday morning. Your stuck with me til then. “She said.
“Sounds good. ” he said. She hugged her. He put his arm around her. Both were verry happy. They both were happy.
They helped to take some stuff down. They got the felowship hall looking like it usually did. They then left.
Matt and amber went back to his mom’s house. They knew that they only had a day anda few hours before she flew back to the west coast. They will make the most of it.
End of part ten.
Matt and amber spend time together before she has to go back.