Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday's Minute Challenge

I haven't participated in Monday's Minute Challenge since December, so I decided to go ahead and enter in the current challenge. Hope you like it! :)
She barely felt the cold touch of the spoon on her hand or the hot steam rising up from her bowl of soup.  What she did feel were tears gathering in her eyes, tears that felt as hot as the soup itself. In vain, she blinked them back, keeping her head down. She couldn’t let him see them. Nor could she look at the bright, happy sunflowers in the vase between them. They made her angry, although she could not explain why.
She heard him clear his throat, willing her to look at him. She ignored him, reveling in the thought of his discomfort.
Finally, after a long silence broken only by the rise and fall of muffled voices, she raised her eyes to meet his. “This is your fault,” she accused, bitterness coloring her tones. “You-“
“But this…accident,,” he said, sitting up straighter,was not part of the plan.”
“That’s not the point,” she retorted, her voice rising. “The point is, it happened. And now, my sister’s dying in there.” Her gaze drifted towards the closed door to their right.
“And you never even told us. You let us think you were someone you were not. How could you? I trusted you. I cared about you. I…” she stopped short of finishing her sentence. How could she tell him that she had thought she loved him? “I hate you.”
He blinked, and she could see the pain spreading over his face. “Tory, I’m so sorry.” His voice broke. “I never meant to hurt you or Mary.”
“What you intended is not relevant right now,” she said coldly, looking him square in the eye. “What happened is that you caused Mary’s death.”
She could hold back the tears no longer, and burying her face in her arms, she gave into the storm.
303 words. I used the word and sentence prompts.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Memories {By the Bay}

Saturday evening was spent at the bay with a group of wonderful friends. It was such a peaceful and fun time. The best part was spent by the water with friends as the sun set. It was breathtaking. Praising God for the gift of friends! As my mom wrote in her post about the evening, it was healing to be with a group of friends who live nearby after having said goodbye to our friends who left to move to another state. {There will be a post on that later.}
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Huge photo overload ahead! Proceed with caution. Credit for all of these lovely pictures goes to my amazing mother!
It felt like we were on a camping trip!

Isn't this little boy from our church just so cute? He sure loved his s'more!

 My brother and our friend Evan.

Tim's turn to bat!

A few of the boys down by the water.

Oh, you just gotta love this little sweetie's red hair! And her serious expression...:)


These hot dogs were especially delicious! If I had had a chance too, I could have eaten more than the two I had.

Natalie and me, hanging out, talking and reading, before the crowd arrived.

Team huddle!

There's something about the sunset over the water that always fascinates me.

You're never too little to join in on the fun!

Noah and his friend Tim (not my brother Tim.) They had a lot of fun! I think it was good for Noah to get to hang out with a bunch of friends at once, since he just said goodbye to his best friend.

Our friend, Melissa, who is the mother of the kids I babysit, with her sweet baby girl. Isn't this picture beautiful?

I love this picture!

...and this one!

I leave you with one more beautiful sunset picture!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
     He restores my soul.
    Psalm 23:1-2
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Fandom Friday {Randomness}

Happy Friday, everyone! Fandom Friday is making a reappearance today with a bunch of random funnies. Enjoy! :)
 *all of these were taken from Pinterest*
A guest post and hopefully a longer post from me coming soon!
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