“Do you see it yet?”

“Nope, but it should be coming soon!” was Laura’s excited reply.

The breeze continued to gently blow as they sat patiently waiting.  They didn’t mind waiting, for they loved the smell and sound of the sea.

“Are you sure its coming today?”

“Yes, you heard Mama at breakfast, she said it was coming soon.”

They were silent once more as they kept their  chestnut brown eyes pealed on the sea. Straining to look as far out as they could.

Soon the silence was broken by the sound of Cameron’s growling stomach. “Did you bring any snacks along?”

“No, we just had breakfast not that long ago, you can’t possibly be hungry, can you?”

“Yes, I quite possibly can!”  said Cameron and puffed out his chest.

“Well I’ll tell you what, if its not here by lunch time, we will go back.”

“What do you think it will look like?”

Laura shrugged her shoulders, “I have no idea, Mama didn’t say. She just said that it will soon come.”

“I bet its huge! A triple decker ship and painted bright orange!”

“Bright orange! Are you crazy?” Laura said,   “Why would a ship be bright orange? I say it will be a sunny yellow color with some purple along the edges and maybe some purple circles on it.

“Purple and yellow, now who is crazy!”

Laura shook her head as she rolled her eyes, “I have a vivid imagination, Mama said.”

“Mama sure is right about that! Some of the things you come up with are so…”

“I would think twice before finishing that sentence, unless you would like to get wet today, just saying.”  Laura gave Cameron a look that made him mumble under his breath.

More time passed and again Cameron’s stomach rumbled. “It has to be getting close to lunch time, my stomach is a pretty accurate clock!”

Laura stood up and said, ” I am getting a little hungry myself. Let’s go and perhaps we can ask Mama more details about the ship.”

“Yes, she really didn’t say much at all, but Dad seemed to know what she meant. Why do you think that Dad didn’t come with us?  It was his ship that Mama was talking about.”

Laura shrugged again, “Who knows, grown ups don’t always make sense. All I know is what I heard.”

“I know, I know, I heard it too. Mama looked right at Daddy and said, ” Don’t worry honey, your ship will soon come in!”


22 thoughts on “Waiting!

  1. You certainly created a fine marriage with the photo and your story. Very clever indeed. I think if my ‘ship’ ever comes in, it will be in the form of a very small paper sail boat! Lol.
    🔹 Ginger 🔹


  2. Upon opening today’s post and seeing the picture, I was delighted to recognize the artist Margaret W. Tarrant. When I was but a child my Gram used to read to us from an already old book, that was illustrated by her titled “Flower Fairies”. Oddly enough, I do not remember the author but the illustrations are etched in my memory forever. Waiting is a splendiferous tale that pairs beautifully with the picture. I do hope that the ship had set sail and left port before Laura and Cameron arrived back home! Thank-you!

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    • Oh how great that you recognized the artist! A lot of times Pinterest doesn’t mention the artist. This picture just stood out to me. So glad you enjoyed the “splendiferous tale” 🙂 🙂


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