This is the next part to my Secrets of the Heart
“Have fun little pumpkin!”
Molly had her arms wrapped around Kimberly. For one so small she could give mighty tight hugs.
Jacob was taking Molly to the fair. Kimberly couldn’t handle the spinning rides, but Jacob didn’t mind them. He was also looking forward to the funnel cake and corn dogs.
He was kissing Kimberly goodbye and Molly was tugging on his leg.
“Lets go Daddy!”
With one more kiss, Jacob took Kimberly’s hand. “The princess awaits, I must go, my fair lady!”
Kimberly laughed, shaking her head. Oh, how she loved him.
She stood on the porch watching them leave. Molly was riding on his shoulders yelling, “Go Horsie!” Jacob neighed in response.
Oh, not again! Kimberly wiped the tears that were forming in her eyes. She was more emotional lately. Little Molly was stirring up memories in Kimberly’s heart.
Kimberly was 6 again, bouncing and giggling, riding on the back of her Daddy.
“Go Daddy go!”
“And they lived Happily Ever After…” Kimberly was snuggled against her Daddy, while listening to him read her favorite fairy tale.
Dreams had danced in her head that night after her Daddy had read his last fairytale.
She had dreamt about living in a castle in the woods. All the animals loved her. They enjoyed talking to her and she would often invite them over for tea.
Her Daddy was the handsome Prince and all was perfect! They lived happily ever after … well at least they did in her dream. Why couldn’t fairytales be real?
Lost in the memories of yesterday Kimberly wiped her eyes again. The warm breeze reminded her that she was still standing on the porch.
She bit her lip and tried to clear her head. There was a long to-do list beckoning her and no time for memories of her past. Shutting them away was something she was an expert at.
The memories of dreaming of a fairytale and waking to a nightmare. It had been so long but when she closed her eyes, she could still feel the heat of the flames.
(To be continued…)