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Sarah's Christmas Charm

Short story By: Vincey Delaney
Romance


A beautiful day, a beautiful keepsake


Submitted:Nov 19, 2009    Reads: 263    Comments: 21    Likes: 6   


Sarah's Christmas Charm

Spending the most joyous day, Christmas Eve with your family and close friends is a blessed event. There's usually a turkey dinner, eggnog and festive cookies to enjoy by a cozy fireplace. Everyone has a traditional celebration. On this snowy Christmas Eve, Sarah Porter is getting married to Kyle Donovan. Both interns, Sarah and Kyle became engaged on Valentine's Day, they've bought a home in August and they're anxious for a new married life. At seven, they will express their love with beautiful vows and rings.

Sarah's childhood wish was to have a Christmas Eve wedding. She has treasured the memory of Aunt Nellie and Uncle Graham's lovely wedding on December twenty fourth. Sarah, nine then was the Flower Girl who brought great happiness. At the church, Sarah delightfully sang, Joy to the World. Sarah's parents call her an angel with a golden voice, free spirit nature. Throughout school and work, Sarah easily made friends, she cherishes the special times.

Kyle fell instantly in love with Sarah on the first day they met.

It was a fall costume dance set up by Aunt Nellie to raise money for cancer. Sarah, dressed as Little Miss Muffed had bumped into Spider, Kyle. They couldn't stop laughing, one magical moment. Afterwards, Sarah was asked to sing on stage and she dedicated the first song to her new friend. Later outside, Kyle found a button shaped like a heart. Sarah kept it as a lucky charm. They dated for two years. Sarah often thinks of what Aunt Nellie had said.

"Kyle is adorable, charming, he is your dream come true!"

Sarah has felt blessed, especially when Aunt Nellie needed heart surgery in April. Sarah's birthday joy was having Nellie seated at the dinner party. Kyle was fascinated by Nellie's gift, a handmade jewellery box, perfect for the bracelet and heart charm from Kyle.

Today, Sarah will wear the bracelet of seven charms of love. Now, in her bedroom, Sarah looks like a fairytale princess. In the mirror, she gazes at the elegant, lace gown. Proud Mom now places Sarah's headpiece veil as Aunt Nellie stands close. The Bridesmaids in red anxiously wait for the photographer. Flower Girl and niece Jennifer Porter helps out by hanging red, silver ribbons on the holly stairway. The initials ribbons decorate the church too. The phone rings, Sarah's dad gets it. Jennifer now sees Kyle, he holds a gift.

"Jennifer, you look so pretty! Can you give this to Sarah? Say

that I can't wait to see her at the church!" Jennifer reaches for it.

"Sure Kyle. You don't look one bit nervous, that's cool!"

"It's the merriest Christmas! I'm marrying the woman I love,

why be nervous!" Jennifer understands, she runs up the stairs.

"Aunt Sarah, this gift is from Kyle, he can't wait to see you

at the church. He looks awesome!" The girls chuckle, Smiling Sarah now sits down to unwrap the gift. Jennifer deeply stares.

"Is this a Christmas gift?" Grateful Sarah sees pearl earings.

"Look everyone, Kyle bought me gorgeous earings!" Now,

curious Jennifer sees a note, another gift in the bottom of the box.

The girls are admiring the earings. Jennifer boldly speaks out.

"Auntie, you have this note and a gift!" Sarah reads it, Kyle

had forgotten to give this last night, the other gift is a special keepsake. While thinking of the cufflinks Sarah gave to Kyle, she rips the paper from the box. She happily sighs at a beautiful charm, a Christmas tree with two doves. She now reads the engraving.

"A Christmas Eve Wedding, Sarah and Kyle, Love Always!"

Sarah's mom sheds a few tears. Suddenly, Jennifer has a terrific idea. She dashes then returns to Sarah with the biggest smile.

"Here's a ribbon, tie the charm to your bracelet! I heard, a new

charm is good luck!" Sarah is touched as she kisses her adorable niece. Now, the photographer is here. Sarah glows, this evening is truly precious, so is the Christmas charm.





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