ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Autumn Love Part 2

Updated on October 24, 2018
Jacqueline4390 profile image

Ms. Williamson is a published author and educator with a Bachelor of Business, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science!

Autumn … the best time of the year ... the best time of Life!
Autumn … the best time of the year ... the best time of Life!

Saying Good-bye to a Way of Life

There are many tears as both parents along with Joe’s wife Lynda see the twins off on Northwest Airlines.

“Mom, please take care.” Mackenzie says with much concern.

“Mom, we love you and only wish the best for you.” Madison says echoing her sister’s concern.

“Hey, what about your old dad; don’t I get some love?” Joe says sounding a bit jealous.

“Of course, we love you dad.” The girls say in unison. “But mom is going to be all alone.”

“Huh, now she can cuddle up with those damn books of hers. Maybe she can writer herself a man.” Joe adds bitterly while Lynda displays disappointment at her husband’s brash remark.

“At least he’ll love me for who I am.” Brijèt throws back.

“I did love you; from the first moment, I met you. You were the one who wanted the divorce, remember?” Joe counters. This remark makes both Brijèt and Lynda feel uncomfortable.

Turning toward her girls who also don’t know how to handle their father’s comment; Brijèt says.

“I will really miss you girls, but don’t worry. I will be fine.” Brijèt replies trying her best to be the brave person she can’t quite feel. The girls embrace their two sets of parents and board the plane.

Unable to face an empty house alone ...
Unable to face an empty house alone ...

Bitterness to the End

Lynda turns toward Brijèt as the girls disappear down the corridor. “Are you all right, Brijèt?”

“She’s fine, Lynda. Brijèt’s got exactly what she deserves.” Joe replies bitterly.

Brijèt doesn’t miss the smirk on Joe’s face as she turns to walk alone to her car. She is barely able to contain her inner turmoil when she sees Joe take Lynda’s hand to usher her to the car. His previous comments make it painfully clear that he still holds contempt in his heart toward her for walking out on their marriage. Brijèt manages to meet Joe’s scornful eyes with her own brave front of being in control of her emotions. Brijèt is alone for the first-time.

All the way home, she smiles and cries at the same time. She is happy that her daughters turned out so pretty, independent, and smart. She is sad because she is going to miss them dearly. Joe has Lynda and their two children Joe Jr. and Tabitha to keep him content but Brijèt is all alone.

The ride home alone finally gives way to an overflow of tears when she pulls into the driveway. The house will never be the same without her girls!

“What am I going to do now that my world has just board the plane?” Brijèt thinks aloud. “How do I write away this pain?”

Brijèt sits alone in her car for minutes until she hears a tapping on her window. It is her very good friend Emily from across the street.

Emily has notice Brijèt pulling into her driveway but not getting out of the car. After 15 minutes elapse and Brijèt is still in the car; Emily decides she will take the long walk across the well-kept lawns to check on her friend.

“God bless binoculars,” she silently says to herself.

Emily holds Brijèt’s hand from the moment she decides to divorce Joe until the graduation of the twins from the University of Illinois. Emily is there to help her get over her loneliness. Emily and her husband Jim are the lifesavers in Brijèt’s life. It is as if Divine Providence provides great friends as cushions because He knows she will have to go through these trials.

Trying to put up a brave front with someone who knows you all to well ...
Trying to put up a brave front with someone who knows you all to well ...

A Friend in Need ...

“Hey neighbor, whatta do ‘in?” Emily says, always trying to be hip but does a better job of just being Emily.

“Hey yourself, girl; I am just sitting here meditating.” Brijèt smiles weakly.

“Look, it’s me Emma. Remember? I know what you are going through. It can’t have been easy taking care of the twins and this lovely house even with a full staff and that screwed-up Joey’s help.” Emily says shaking her head.

“You know it, girl.” Brijèt says. “But I just keep trying. Those last couple of years was rough when Gene had that second stroke and left town. I wouldn’t have mind taking care of him; he has been so wonderful and supportive to me. The girls really grew to like him.”

“Those girls of yours are something else, Brijèt.” Emily says.

They are so smart and they graduated earlier than anyone thought they would.” Brijèt replies.

“You should have been prepared when those two geniuses of yours graduated from high school at age 16 years with a 4.0 GPA. They weren’t ones for letting the grass grow under their feet! I must hand it to Joe though; he did his part as far as the girls were concerned.” Emily shook her head.

“Yes, he did. But a lot of the credit goes to Lynda as well.” Brijèt admits.

“That is one lady hard to hate. If anyone deserves a great life, she does.” Emily shakes her head in agreement. “She has managed to take a lot of the fuzz off that guy.”

“I can only wonder if Joe did it as a constant means of showing me up.” Brijèt interjects.

“Stop selling yourself short! You are one of the most successful writers in the country with not only bestselling books to your credit, but six outstanding screenplays with one winning you an award for Best Screenplay 2008. You must have collected a mint for that one!” Emily brags.

“It paid for this house!” Brijèt smiles back.

“See, now this is what I like to see; my very good friend being happy. You are just going through the empty-nest syndrome.” Emily says.

“If that is another word for mid-life crisis, then I am going to scream.” Brijèt yells and then starts to cry.

To be continued ...

© 2017 Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jacqueline4390 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 

      17 months ago from Memphis

      When writing the series short, you should know what demographics you wish to attract--female or male, younger or mature groups, advent online reader or the occasional browser. This can prove vital in story construction.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)