Lilly woke up the day before thinking how mundane her life was. Now she woke up,her life was verry different. She was groggy at first. She started to remember. She looked to make sure he was stil there. He was.
“The clock struck midnight and we are stil hear my love!” he told her. She kissed him. ” are you always going to be like this? Romamtic?”she asked.
“I have never thought about myself as romantic. I dont know. I am going to try to be. I want to be. ” he admitted.
She held on to him. “I am glad your stil hear. I am glad this is not a dream. .i obviously did not think it was but it is still nice to know it is real.” she said.
“I know what you meen. I woke up and i looked for you. You were still hear. ” he said. She kissed him.”i am still hear!” she said. “Im glad. I truely am.” he told her.
They got up and had a light breakfast of toast and butter. They had cofee. They showered and got dressed. They got ready to leave.
She wore a purple dress and sadles. She braided her hair into a pony tail. She came out.”your verry pretty. You look nice . ” he said.”you look very handsome yourself. Thank you. ” she said. They hugged and kissed.
“I did pack my king james bible. I use the bible in common english.” she said. “why am i not suprised? “He said. She laughed. They hand hands and walked to the car.
He was sutch a gentlemen. He opened the car door for her.she smilled and thanked him. She got into the car. He held her hand while he drove. The church was only ten minutes from the hotel.
The car parked in the church parking lot. The two walked out of the car. They walked to the church hand in hand. The usher opened the door for him. The two came in.
“Hi. I remember you. How are you? Alex right?” the usher said. “Yes. Your ted correct? ” he said. The older man was thriled he remembered his name.lilly soon realized that alex had a really good memory. She came to apreciate it.
“This is my wife lilly. ” he said. He said it proudly. Lilly took note of that.he gave them a buliton. They went to a pew.
“Your from that big family. You live back east. ” the man who sat next to them said. “Yes that true. My family is back home. This is my wife lilly. ” he said.
“Hi i am Richard. This is my wife sandy and my kids, jeremy, Jessica and janessa. “He said. “It is good to meet you. ” she said.
She loved how he was proud when he introduced her. She hoped she lived up to that. He was hoping he could live up to her love for him.
While she could not understand why he was so crazy for her, he was aslo perplexed. He could not understand why she loved him. She did not understand how sweet she was. She did not realize how loving she was. She was so encouraging to him.
The church people were very friendly.it was a smal church. The music was tradional. Old hyims. At Lilly’s church, the new music director started to introduce new praise and worship and contempeary music. Lilly listened to contenpeary christian music and enjoyed it. She grew up with the old hyims. She knew the words to manny of them.
She liked the preaching. The pastor seemed eloquint. It gave her a lot to think about. He preached on the importence of prayer. He mentioned key events of prayer. Moses intervention as well as jesus’ lesons on prayer amoung others. She did like the message. She found it insightful.
The church had a dinner. They invited them to stay. They agreed. “So i understand your newlyweds? ” the pastor asked. “Yes we are. ” alex asked.” we got maried yesterday. ” she said. “Congradulations” the pastor wife said. They thanked them.
“So what are your plans?” a lady asked. “We are going to see the sights. Nearby areas. ” he said. “There is a lot to see in the area. This is a great area. ” the pastor said. “I have never been been in this area. I am excited to see it ” lilly said. “This is a great area for a honymoon. ” the pastor’s wife said. “I realy like it so far. ” lilly said.
She loved being with other people with him. She loved seing how he interacts with other people. He wanted her in his world. She could tell that that was the case.
They left the church and went to the hotel. “I liked that church. The people were really nice. I would like more contemporary music. I know! Everything else was good. ” she said.
“I always like visiting that church ! I always looked forward to it whenever we came hear for vacation. ” he said.”everyone was lovely. ” she said.”we fundies aren’t so bad!” he said. She chuckled. “You got to work on the music though!” she said.
“These are the great hyims of the faith. It is part of a ritch christian heritage. ” he said. “Why cant we have new music? Why cant christians of every generation make there faith there own? Why does music only have to be hyims? ” she asked. “Contenpearmpeary christian music is trying to put Christian lyricks to wordly music. It is offering strange fire. ” he said.
“John wesly used popular songs of the day. I dont think that you can prove that the rock beat is evil from scriptire. ” she said.
He parked the car into the lot. He turned off the engine. He opened the door for her. She stepped out. They walked inside hand and hand. She smiled at him.
“I gues we are not going to agree on this one?” he remarked. “We will work on it. Thats ok. We dont have to agree on everything. ” she said. He smiled. “No we dont. ” he said. They went inside the hotel.
She kicked off her sandles. “Can we lay down? ” she asked. “Sure! ” he said. They went to the bed. She held on to him. He played with her hair.
“How are you feeling?” he asked. “Ok. Like i said it comes and goes. It flares up if i exert myself. ” she said. He patted her back. “I hate seing you in pain. ” he said. “I get by. ” she said.
He admired her stregth. He liked her resolve. He appreciated how she handled things. She never complained. She never winned. He tried to be there for her.
She loved how responsive he was to her. He really did care. He would do anything for her. She came to know that.
He always seem to know when she was in pain. Even when she tried to hide it, he knew. He was always there for her. He tried to anticipate her needs before she even knew she had them at times. He usualy did.
They had a light dinner before the evening service. They went to a different church. It was near the hotel but not as close as the other church was.
They pulled into the church. “Methodist? ” she asked.”dont get too excited hun. Its a free Methodist. It is staffed by a pastor who went to the same school i did. ” he said.
She chuckled. “I am guesing the pastor is a man?” she asked. “Yes! I wont go there right now! ” he said. She chuckled. “Ok!” she said.
They walked inside the church. They were greated by an usher. They went inside. “Hello. Is your family hear?” the pastor asked. “Not this time. This is my wife lilly. ” he said.
“You and leah did not get maried?” he asked. Lilly tried not to gulp. She was suprised by that questione. “No. God closed that door. He opened this door. ” he said. “It is good to meet you lilly.” he said.
The church was much similar to what she was used to. The pastor wore the traduotional vestiments. She liked the church.
After they headed back to the hotel. They went to the hotel restaurant. They had a bigger dinner.
“It is going to take a long time to adjust to people who know you and Leah. I know i should not be jellous. ” she said.
“In a short amount of time people will know alex and lilly. ” he said. “I know.”she said. “I know that it wont be easy at first. A lot of people were used to myself and my former fiancée as a couple. Like i said yesterday , i am so sorry i did not wait for you. I know that you and i are ment to be. I have no doubt in my mind the lord brought us together. Give it time. That wil pass. I am sorry that there will be some awkdwardness. It is unfair. ” he told her.
“Ok. I am sure you are right. I did not get meen to ruin dinner. ” she said. “You can always come to me with concerns. You did not. I want you to feel sicure in our marriage and with me. ” he said.
She smilled. “I do. I just felt i needed to bring it up. ” she told him. “I understand. ” he said.
They went back to there room. “Whats the plan for tomorrow? ” she asked. “I thought that we would drive around. See some sights. ” he said. “Cool i love road trips. I assume this includes the largest ball of twine in ohio?”she asked. “Yes. I really want to see this. ” he said.”ok i wont deprive you of your life long ambition. I am kind of looking froward to it myself.not as much as you are. I am looking froward to it. ” she said.
“We will see other stuf as well. Probaby things that will be more of intetest to you. ” he said. She chuckled.”oh ok. ” she said.
After a while they decided to turn in for the night. He kissed her goodnight. They held eaqch other. They fell asleep.
End of part four.
Alex and lilly go on a mini road trip looking around the area near the hotel.