Forty….

Forty! It’s Sheila’s birthday and she’s not particularly enthused. Her thoughts were adrift and disjointed. She had no desire for a big do and wanted to spend the day quietly.

Her introspection made her sad. Her thought was that every line should have fallen into place in her life by now. Babies, her own successful interior decor business, and all the works.

Rather, she’s still stuck in a job that went nowhere. A succession of miscarriages dogged her marriage that it seemed her own baby was not in the books. Ray was distracted; working harder and coming home late.

Queasy stomach emptied of its content, she sat on the toilet lid and stared at the stick. Positive. Her heart jumped in excitement. Could it really be? However, she decided to keep the news to herself in the meantime.

Ray came home later with a gorgeous haute couture gown and silver sandals. He insisted on taking her for a dinner after helping with the zipper of her dress and the buckle of herΒ sandals.

He had organised a surprise party with their close friends in a newly outfitted interior decor store meant for his wife.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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In response to the photo prompt, provided by Barb. Thank you, Barb and thank you,Β Priceless Joy,Β for this enchanting story platform.

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33 thoughts on “Forty….

  1. Wow, appeares like in the end, all of Shiela’s dreams are coming true. But all at the same time lol. Now she is going to have to juggle being a Mom and Interior Designer. I hope her 40th Bday party was memorable!

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