Jennifer placed her Christmas rose on her nightstand. She smiled as her eyes slowly closed. Weeks flew by as fast as they came. The doctor called and asked for Jennifer to come to his office. Randy was very eager to volunteer in bringing her to the hospital. While Randy waited in the waiting area, Dr. Smith removed the cast. "Your ankle mended just right Ms Larson. Okay lets see you walk around a bit." It took a few minutes for Jennifer to regain strength in her ankle. "Well I hope you take better care of yourself young lady," said Dr. Smith. Jennifer nodded and smiled as she went to the waiting area. "Yeah no more crutches," said Jennifer to Randy. He smiled and twirled Jennifer around.
"I'm going back to New York this weekend. I sure am gonna miss you as well as my parents, "said Jennifer as Randy drove her back home. Randy was really quiet the whole drive back. Jennifer didn't want to press him into talking so she sat there with her hand holding on to Randy's. Mr. and Mrs. Larson were glad to see that their daughter was crutchless. "Good now you can help me clean the house," said Mrs. Larson. Jennifer giggled as she and her mother walked back into the house. Randy and Mr. Larson walked back to the stables. "Son are you okay? You are kinda quiet. What's on your mind," asked Mr. Larson. Randy let out a sigh, "She's gonna be leaving soon. The trouble is I don't want her to go," answered Randy.
"Look Randy, you and I both know that Jennifer is a free spirit. When she's good and ready to settle down, she'll let you know. In the mean time enjoy every minute with her okay," said Mr. Larson. Randy nodded and went to exercise the horses. "Time went by fast didn't it? My baby is leaving so soon," sobbed Mrs. Larson as she dusted the furniture. Jennifer stopped sweeping and went to hug her mother. "I'll be back momma. I love you very much." After the cleaning was done, Jennifer and her mother started on dinner. The two couples enjoyed the food. Mr. Larson explained about taking some steers and horses to the livestock auction in the next town.