Aubrey wasn’t one for big celebrations and pulling out all the stops like her sister, but Maya would not allow her to let such an important birthday slip by with just cake at home. She made her go big, or go home. So, Aubrey went with what she knew and had a party at the prom venue.
Friends and family came out in full force to celebrate her next chapter…
Everyone drank and shook their groove things. The happiness Aubrey felt in the air was thick like a sweater. She had no lack of love in her life, that was for certain.
Soon, the music faded, and everyone drew their attention toward Jonathan who stood behind a tall, beautiful cake.
“I just want to say a few words before we have Aubrey come up.”
She and her sister exchanged glances and snickered under their breaths. Maya took a bet on how long it would take before their dad made a long speech. She said it would happen within the first 20 minutes.
“Pay up,” Aubrey mouthed to her sister.
“I just want to say, Aubrey, your mother and I love you so much. We’re so proud of your dedication to your studies, and we’re excited about you bringing that same attitude to our business. You’re a beautiful young woman inside and out. The man who is worthy to have you will be extraordinarily blessed. Happy birthday, sweetheart!”
Everyone cheered enthusiastically, and she felt the love they had for her deep down in her soul. Then, it was time. Time for the next chapter, the great unknown, the exciting times, the freedom. Time for whatever laid in wait for her. Though she was excited, a little bit of fear crept in as well.
She made it, at last. The tiny bit of fear that encroached her joy was displaced with excitement and hope. Sure, certain aspects of her life were yet to be determined. But, other parts had been there all along despite her efforts to hide them.
Here are some cute extra scenes I simply could not leave out but couldn’t fit into the chapter. Enjoy!
I don’t know what he knows, but he certainly thinks he can teach cousin Carlee a thing or two…and she was very receptive lol.
A certain someone finally caved after being asked about “fass cahs” all night.
Maya and Jonathan took some beautiful family photos that are now hanging around the house!