The Wishing Well pt2

Emotions were running so very high
He layed her down in the soft grass
Made love to her til dawn's light
Little did they know their first child was conceived

Upon waking two realizations hit them
He would be leaving in a few short hours
Plus in the heat of the moment they hadn't thrown in any tokens
Would this break the chain of answered wishes?

His regiment left on schedule
She stood there trying to be strong
She touched her stomach and started crying
Knowing deep inside he had left her a precious gift

Once home she returned to the well
Dropped in a handful of coins and locks of their hair
Down on her knees she fell
Tears flooding the ground as she begged

God in heaven
Please hear my pleas
This war has taken him away from me
Please keep him safe and unharmed

Violently crying and unable to deal with her pain
She took to her bed for 2 weeks
Turning away all food and drink
Her maid was having none of it

Ella had been her life long maid
Actually more like her surrogate Momma
Lost her Momma at 4 to the fever
She stepped in to care for this lost child

In no way did she coddle her
Putting her foot down
Helped her find her inner strength
The light soon returned to her eyes

Awaking from the darkness with a fire in her belly
When her father passed she inherited everything
This included 110 slaves
It was time to grant them their freedom

She went to the well for guidance

Oh God in heaven
Please hear my plea
Give me the strength
So I may allow them to be free

The following day she contacted her attorney
Haf the papers drawn up to free them all
110 allowed to leave
108 stayed to work for wages

Hope you enjoy this lil peek into my history.I'm almost finished with pt3. Thank y'all so much for reading it

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