Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Jul 21, 2014 19:57:44 GMT -5
It had been a week since Gabriel's funeral. Ellen was distraught, but she was beginning to live again. She knew she couldn't just walk around the house like a shade anymore. She had three children to look after. Even if one was in college, the other a junior in high school, and the other a sophomore. Ellen was still responsible for them. She was their mother and no matter how old they got, she'd always be just that. Ellen knew she couldn't neglect her duties or responsibilities any longer. The pain was still very real. She figured it would take her a lot of time to get over it.
Tonight she had plans to go out to eat dinner with her daughter. The two of them hadn't spent much time together since Gabriel's death. Ellen felt like she owed her an explanation or something. And if not that, then just a dinner out. She had promised it would just be the two of them, and that was a promise she intended on keeping. So she got dressed in a decent outfit, put some makeup on, and did her hair for the first time in weeks. When she was ready, she took a deep breath as she looked at herself in the mirror. She still didn't feel like herself.
She knocked on Natalie's door a few times. "Hey, sweetie, it's time to go," she said, waiting for a response. Once Natalie came out, she gave her a hug. They got into the car and drove to the restaurant. Ellen got out of the car and opened the door for Nat. "Here we are," she said. Once they were inside, they got their seats. Ellen ordered herself a glass of water, and looked over the menu. "How's school going?" she asked as she pondered over the options.
Post by NATALIE SYLVIA ANDREWS on Jul 21, 2014 21:17:16 GMT -5
When Natalie's mother asked if she wanted to go out and spent time together, Natalie was excited because they haven't spent time together for awhile. Natalie was having trouble finding an outfit, so Natalie went downstairs and asked if she wanted to help her. Natalie's mother picked out a beautiful bright red dress, dazzling black heels, and a shinny diamond necklace. When Natalie's mother left, Natalie went and did her make up and her hair. Natalie's make up was simple, and her hair was beautifully curled.
When they arrived to the restaurant, Natalie ordered herself a glass of water with lemon. When Natalie's mother asked how school was going. Natalie said:" School is going ok. My teachers and my friends always ask how I'm doing and I'm honestly getting better. It's just that I never really met him, we left when I was only 5 years old, I just remember spending time together when I came home from school. I had so many questions to ask him." When the waitress came back to take the order, she ordered a salmon salad. When the waitress left, Natalie Said:" Mom how are you? I'm sorry for all the things happening to you but I am truly really happy for you and Lawson."
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: That sounds familiar. I used to be that way. I still am, but I've learned to let go a little.
Sept 18, 2013 22:33:39 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Alec is too good to me, how did I deserve him. I'm such a perfectionist that I am afraid to screw up
Sept 18, 2013 22:30:10 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: Everyone screws up. I've screwed up so many times I can't even keep track, but you just have to pick yourself up and learn to forgive yourself which can be the hardest thing to do
Sept 18, 2013 22:28:38 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Thank you so much Ellen. I know Alec is there to encourage me, but sometimes I feel he's put me on this great mother pedestal. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Sept 18, 2013 22:25:29 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: I wouldn't worry too much Emma. You're very maternal, something I never was, and I managed to do it alone. If you ever need to talk about parenting, I'm always here
Sept 18, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): I'm just worried about being a good mother. Since my own mother is no longer here to advice me. I just want to do her proud *nervous look*
Sept 18, 2013 22:09:25 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): well I think Alec will be worried when it comes to that age. He'll probably buy a shotgun and ward off any boy who comes a courting.
Sept 18, 2013 22:08:32 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: -laughs- you don't have to worry about that for a while. I told Victoria when she was going into sixth grade, but I think it also depends on the child
Sept 18, 2013 22:07:23 GMT -5