“My fiancee got a job relocation assignment to North Carolina,” Rachel explained to her brother and his wife.
“Rachel, are you sure you want to move? You remember what happened last time,” Her brother replied as he hugged her. “You remember when Mom and Dad divorced.”
“This is different. This time, I’m not being dragged off. Besides, Havelock is only 4 hours away. It’s not like Washington, where I was on the opposite end of the country,” She said. After pausing for a moment, she continued, “How about you and Annabel come down for Christmas.”
Annabel said, “I’ll see if my mother will watch the kids. If Mom can, then yes Rachel, we will come down and visit you. He seemed the gentleman during Thanksgiving, I will say that.”
“I plan to take some online CCHR classes over the Spring, so that I can continue to study to be a teacher,” Rachel said.
“Ok,” Her brother replied, with a feeling of doubt in his voice. He started thinking about the darkest two years of his life. Tears started leaking from his eyes as the worst moment of his life started replaying in his mind.
Rowena looked up. Being only two years old, she didn’t understand what was happening, but her smile turned into a frown when she noticed her father starting to cry.