We worked for three long years before this day could come. Tom refused to let me help reduce the debt. I saved the money from the music lessons I taught for a house of our own. Our home was near Mr. and Mrs. Sydney's home that they shared with their two children. Well, only one child right then since one had yet to make an appearance. Tom had returned a few months ago in order to go into business with Arthur. Our future was bright as we made ready to begin the journey.

Our wedding morning dawned clear and crisp. As Maud and I got ready with the aid Fanny, who had refused to be my bridesmaid because she was very pregnant, I knew that only happiness was in my future. My father walked me down the aisle and gave my hand to Tom. After we said, "I do." Tom kissed me, and I was completely content. Tom and I were together at last.