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Wreath – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone building with two large wooden doors, hung upon which is an impressive wreath.

Jon had invited Ellie to meet his parents over the Christmas holidays.
They had been dating for well over a year, but circumstances had prevented them getting together, though he knew they would love Ellie on sight, just as he had.
Ellie was a little nervous, but like everything else, took things in her stride.
The house was much as she expected, and the wreath on the front door a very welcome sight as she could remember her own parents hanging one as a sign that a warm welcome and a hot meal was waiting inside for someone less fortunate.

The door suddenly flew open and she was embraced by a bear of a man then fussed over by the woman directly behind him.
‘Ellie! At last we meet! Welcome, welcome. Come inside.’

The wonderful aroma of roast turkey, bacon and stuffing filled the hall as they were ushered into the lounge and given flutes of champagne.
‘A toast!’ Jon’s father bellowed, ‘to our new daughter!’
‘DAD!!!’
Flustered, the older man looked surprised.
‘What? What have I said?’
Ellie smiled and looped her arm through Jon’s.
‘He hasn’t asked me yet.’ she said.
Jon put his spare hand in his pocket and pulled out a small box.
‘I hadn’t actually anticipated an audience, but will you ma…………..’
She kissed him.
‘A toast! To my future in-laws……………..’

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Welcome

  1. You wrote a sweet story here, Di.

  2. Marsha says:

    How romantic and cute! I would not have seen that behind that door, but what a fun story!

  3. Sadje says:

    Haha! A feel good story Di. 🥰

  4. murisopsis says:

    woot!! I love it!

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    How sweet 😃

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    That’s the way to do it 🙂

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  8. KL Caley says:

    This is adorable. Like a christmas movie moment. Thank you so much for a brilliant #writephoto entry. KL ❤

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