It might not look like much but in 3 1/2 days Wisdom and her friends were able to complete the house. They started moving things in so they had a good idea of what needed to be bought, salvaged, and sold. Other neighbors and friends stopped by off and on during the time period to make sure things were going smooth. Here enjoy this quick tour.
The living room had a total of 8 things that needed salvaged. Only the tv and lamp were bought new. Wisdom also bought the widow covers. She didn’t like the rug so it was sold and it helped pay for salvaging a few things. Preston was very helpful with getting all the electrical work done.
The kitchen was to the left of the front door and living room. It was fairly small but required ALL new things other than the dishwasher and candy machine. Andrew put in the hard wood floors and had the cabinets donated from a friend. that really helped.
Yep, in just 3 1/2 days the house was in living conditions. But several things still needed done. Preston, Adabelle, and Wisdom finished allot of the rest on their own since others needed to return to work.
Preston, Adabelle, and Wisdom plopped in the living room, “Can you believe we did this?” Wisdom asked looking around in shock. “Wisdom you are amazing, I’m so happy that we are more than cousins. I don’t want you to ever feel like you can come to me ever again ok?” Adabelle reached up and brushed Wisdom’s leg. “I can’t wait to see Skyler… when is she coming home?” Preston asked. “I hope today but I need to finish fencing in the back yard an getting everything ready for her horse.”
“When are you having her party? I bought her a birthday gift and a house warming gift. They are kinda related but for 2 totally different reason of shy she’s getting them.” Wisdom looked up at the calendar. Well my parents are planning on bringing her home tomorrow. I will just have a small party my parents, me and Skyler. You can come over too if you like.” Wisdom added. Adabelle started to feel like a 3rd wheel.
“Well you two I bet my boys are missing me. I will see you soon ok?” Adabelle stood up and Wisdom walked her to the door. “Adabelle thank you for everything. I should have known I could have come to you.
Wisdom made her first home cooked meal. Her and Preston stayed up late working on the back yard and Wisdom headed to bed around 1:00am but Preston continued to work. When Wisdom woke up the food had gone bad and she wondered what had happened to Preston.
“Preston, … Preston, You need to wake up my parents will be here soon.” Preston opened his eyes slowly and smiled. “Good morning beautiful.” Wisdom fell backwards. Preston then realized what he had said and turned beat red. “Did you need to take a shower?” Wisdom asked trying to change the topic. “No, I will take care of that at home. I will see you later. Can I stop by tonight with Skyler’s gifts?” Wisdom nodded and walked him to the door. The words “Good morning beautiful” echoed in her ears.
Wisdom finished Skyler’s big girl room. It looked great and even had some kid touches. She couldn’t wait for Skyler to be home and be a child. What awesome opportunities would be there for her now.
Wisdom got dressed quicky and heard a knock at the door. Her parents with the pets had arrived. Skyler was a little nervous about the house until They explained this is why mom was away so much. Wisdom took them all on a tour and showed off her hard work.
” What do you think Skyler? You like it?” Wisdom asked throwing Skyler in the air. “Mommy I love it, I love you too.” She said looking around. Wisdom pulled out a cake from the fridge. You ready for cake and presents?
Before getting the candles lit A.J. wanted to talk to Wisdom, “Your mother and I are so happy to see you here. You have been on quite and adventure. I hope that you know we are always here and we want you to ALWAYS be 100% honest with us ok?” He asked Wisdom hugged him tight, “Ok daddy”
Violet got the cake ready and started singing happy birthday. Wisdom, AJ and even Skyler joined in. Wisdom fought back emotions realizing her baby girl was no longer a baby but a healthy young lady who had the world at her finger tips.
Wisdom did a quick demonstration of what Skyler needed to do. Skyler leaned in and closed her eyes tight, “What are you doing sweetie?” Wisdom asked after finishing singing. “Making my birthday wish mommy.” Skyler said before puffing her cheeks out and blowing all of the candles out. “YAY!” Everyone cheered for Skyler.
Skyler twirled around twice and then jumped up in the air. Wisdom and her parents continued to cheer. Wisdom thought that maybe as a child it would be more evident on who her dad was. The last thing she wanted was to have a paternity test done when Skyler asks questions. This was going to be an interesting age. Skyler has allot of things happening and its all new, exciting, but kinda scary. Wisdom focused on Skyler but knew that she had to talk to Preston about the possibility of him being Skyler’s dad.
They enjoyed cake and Skyler was excited to see what gifts she was given. Wisdom warned her that she would be getting her gifts in the morning since it was getting late. Skyler didn’t argue and understood. She gave out hugs and kisses good night and brushed her teeth.
The bedtime routine continued like clock work. A bed time story (that Skyler picks out) and a lullaby. Wisdom was going to focus on working during the hours Skyler is at school so that she can spend as much time with her as possible.
Soon Skyler was fast asleep. Skyler watched her for a little while when she looked out back and saw Preston. She hit her head dumb founded she forgot he was stopping by. She ran out back to explain Skyler was already in bed.
When she got outside there were a few new items. “Preston are these from you?” Wisdom asked shocked. “Yes, I didn’t get here till late but tomorrow after she gets home from school maybe we could all test them out!” Preston suggested. “I know she would love it and I think its awesome of you to think of her. She’s a great girl I know that you will love her to pieces. Andrew does.” Wisdom said with a smile.
Preston: I have a few months. Long enough to figure out what I’m going to do after my term is up. I’m not going to sign on for another year. I’m thinking of focusing on my future. Life is to short to spend it away from the ones you love.
Wisdom looked away being distracted by a shooting star. “Preston you should make a wish.” She said with a giggle. She soon felt Preston lay his hand on her’s. “Why don’t you make a wish?” He asked with a smirk
Wisdom turned to look at Preston, “I have but one wish. It burns in my soul ever waking hour. I know that someday I will have to face the truth either it being in my favor or not but in this moment I’ve had clarification that no star can fix my problems.” Preston looked down, “I know your with Andrew. I saw the way he would look at you. I shouldn’t even be trying to…” Preston stopped.
Wisdom began to explain the extent to her and Andrews relationship. She wanted to bring up the baby daddy topic but felt that in this moment that is just something that can wait till after he meets Skyler. He might not be ready to find out he’s a possible father to Skyler. “Wisdom can I be honest with you?” Wisdom smiled, “Always Preston.”
He slid closer to Wisdom “I’ve never stopped loving you. I don’t want you to feel obligated to saying you love me and even if you truly do love me the way I love you I want you to tell me on your own time. I would love to spend time with Skyler… I don’t know, I just feel drawn to her and although I have yet to truly meet her. I know that I will adore he as much as I’ve adored you for so long.” Wisdom’s heart began to race. She bit her bottom lip fighting back words she so badly wanted to say. “Preston… thanks for telling me how you truly feel. It means the world to me.” Wisdom said sliding a bit closer to Preston.