Valley of Dreams Part 4
Published Oct 23, 2009

Written By


Composer Artist

Page 1 / 43

In the circle of life we build our sand castles, they may wash away when the tide comes, but upon it’s exit, the bond that holds the circle, will always remain.

Welcome back & Thank you all for reading and commenting. Thanks go out to the artists of TSR for all the awesome creations used in this story.
By: FredBrenny and Spitzmagic

In the circle of life we build our sand castles, they may wash away when the tide comes, but upon it’s exit, the bond that holds the circle, will always remain.

Welcome back & Thank you all for reading and commenting. Thanks go out to the artists of TSR for all the awesome creations used in this story.
By: FredBrenny and Spitzmagic
So when Sean called we rushed over to celebrate the ‘news’. I promised not to tell Nita…and I hadn’t, so it was news for Nita.

The kids had already had their supper. We let them play for a while. Sean had cooked a real nice supper and I wondered who was going to spill the beans first. It was Sean who spoke up first. I was wondering why it took him so long. Fred and I just exchanged views. She knew I knew already… Nita was really surprised and that Fred was already 3 months pregnant! She wasn’t really showing yet. Although the news of Fred’s pregnancy wasn’t new to me, it was still an exciting moment though. “Hi there…little baby!!!” Sean and Nita left the room to check on the kids. Good now we could talk.
“You GO girl! How was your appointment at the hospital?” Fred told me that the scan went fine. “They think it’s going to be a boy” she said
Fred was interrupted by a phone call. It was Mom. They had made arrangements to travel back home in half a year time. Egypt, China and France… After nearly two years of traveling the world with Norman she was finally coming home! I was so excited… I couldn’t wait to see her! The months flew by and the wonderful day came that Sean called, said he taking Fred to the hospital. Not long after, a beautiful baby boy was born. They name him Rowan. Fred found this privet place we called it “The Pirates Lagoon.” “A secret treasure is buried here.” Well, we weren’t real sure, but gees, we could sure smell it.
“Hey… Fred is that one of yours or one of mine.”
We enjoyed the time spent at our little Oasis. Mom would be arriving soon. And so finally that day arrived! Together with Norman, she stopped by Fred’s first and we thought it was best to deliver this family to her step by step. Two sons in law and 4 grandchildren! Coming to think of it, it was a bit much! Mom was thrilled! Holly immediately loved her grandma! Fred let Mom do her ‘magic’ of perfect parenting. Oh, it was good having her back with us! Well…Mom…meet the newest member of your extended family . Here’s Rowan!
Mom spent the week with Fred and her family.

While Sean and Norman played their daily game of chess, Fred would have some time with mom alone. Mom was a little worried about Norman. He was getting old and that was one of the reasons they came back too. She and Norm were going to spend the next week with Barb before they would go back to Riverview It was my week now and Mom and Norm finally met Nita! And she met her grandchildren for the first time. Norman and Nita had lots in common. Mikey adored his grandma. What can I say. Having Mom at home was great. I remembered how she spoiled us all. I sure missed her. I had a feeling that they would never go away that long anymore. She just seemed really worried about something.

I knew the week was coming to an end and they would be leaving soon. Fred and I were going to take Mom to lunch before she left. Norman left earlier that morning. We hugged her goodbye. ‘I enjoyed my visit with you my sweethearts!’
"We will, all of us, miss you Mom! I love you." Fred said to Mom.
‘Girls you both have wonderful families. Take care of them and I will see you soon.” “Love you lots Mom, say hi to Rex for us.” And Mom was on her way. I was visiting Fred to talk about the big birthday party coming up in a couple of weeks. Mikey was just a bit older than Holly and Crystal who were born on the same day… They would go to school for the first time soon. We were about to plan the big day but Fred wanted to put Rowan to bed first. You sleep tight my little man! Mommy loves you! I thought Fred was gone for too long so I went to see what was up. She was on the phone. It sounded serious. Fred just went shhh,.. and I followed her back to the living room. It’s mom….Fred whispered. Not good… I heard Fred say: Yes Mom we will be there as soon as we can…is Rex there with you? Fred then told me that Norman had just died. Oh my god! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Let me call Sean. I guess he and Nita will stay here with the kids. “You can stay here with me tonight and we leave at first light.” We arrived in Riverview with heavy hearts. The funeral takes place tomorrow. Fred and I were glad to see that Mom was doing ok. “Rex, brother, how have you been, stranger?” How is Mom..really doing?” Rex said "They are not sure yet what caused his death. They are still looking into it." We never thought that in just a couple of months we would see mom again. Not under these circumstances anyway. This must of been what was bothering her during her visit with us. She knew. “Mom I love you… we all do.” Fred spoke for us all. I heard Fred talking to Rex about Mom. “What should we do Rex?”He shrugged his shoulders and said “Umm maybe you should have her go back with the two of you to Sunset Valley. I’m not around much to look after her.”

We mourned our loss, Mom’s loss. Norman was a great guy. He will be missed.
Through the tears, I saw a lady… “Fred, come here!”
“Fred, who is that? I think I’ve seen her before. Somewhere…hummm… where was it … the park…yes I think that’s where. Do we know her?”
Fred said “I don’t know Barb. I’ve never seen her before. Why don’t you go talk to her?” “Good idea, I think I will.” So I began to walk over to her.

She started running away. I yelled “HEY WAIT! I ONLY WANT TO TALK!” As I rounded the corner she was nowhere to be seen. Back at Mom’s house. Well… she was making us dinner and the stove caught on fire. Rex, our favorite brother ran into the kitchen to put it out. He got the fire out, but only the stove! OMG… REX…. YOU’RE ON FIRE!... DON’T MOVE!...I GOT CHA COVERED! Oh boy, that was close! That fireman just standing around…gees… Yep all the more reason Mom should come home with us. She can stay in Fred’s small house. It’s not sold yet. Fred and I have to talk about that option… It might be a good idea having Mom closer to us. She’s not getting any younger either! We stayed for several days to help Mom sort through everything. Rex said he could take care of the rest. Now it was time to return. We headed back to Sunset Valley with Mom. In the rearview mirror, I saw her
again, just standing there and I couldn’t help but wonder who she is and why does she seem to be watching me.

Other Stories


Add a Comment

Please report any offensive comments so we can remove them. Use of bad language, unsuitable links or flaming may result in deletion of your account.

Add Smilie
Please log in to post comments

32 Comment(s) so far

Load more Comments New Comments are displayed at the bottom.

#23Butterfly AngelOct 27, 2009

\:\) great story

#24beldin13Oct 28, 2009

wow...a real story. Great job. Love it! a girl named Fred. Love it! \:rah\:

#25IllandryaOct 30, 2009

Great story Barb & Fred! I've just caught up on all the chapters and I'm really intrigued to read what happens next. Such a beautiful family, you have done a wonderful job.

#26DragonQueenNov 8, 2009

I'm heartbroke Norman died...\:\(   I'm sure it'll bring the family closer together.  (Unless that stalker really stirs it up...?)  \:rah\:   Great job!  Really looking forward to reading more.

#27fredbrennyJan 19, 2010

I was just reading it again... It is a wonderful story sis... This family needs a follow up story... LOVE YA!!!!

#28orieocookie3Jan 24, 2010

I was confused at first...... 'cause i didn't get it? But then later in the story i kinda did, it could use improvement...... But i just cant wait for the next chapter!!! Great story.\:D

#29simsjeanieApr 7, 2010

\:rah\: no time for a comment, have to read on ... \:eek\:

#30Dec 10, 2010

thank you

#31HellsaintJul 29, 2011

Gah!!! Stalker woman alert!! Another great chapter! \:D Off to the next one \;\)

#32ShokkyOct 24, 2011

The story is so fantastic!

Log in to TSR

Not a Member yet?

Register a new account

Already a Member?

Download blocked
Please turn off your ad-blocker to download.
If ads are a problem you can become a VIP member and enjoy an ad-free site.

Getting this message with no ad-blocker active?
Go here for help .