Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chapter 1.1 -- Re-prioritizing

As time went on, Byron spent most of his free time researching to improve both his cooking and business skills. He had already received a promotion at the local diner, but he still had his hopes set on owning a top scale restaurant. Making just above minimum wage wasn't cutting it; he and Hailee had set their hopes on raising a full house but as it stands, they can't even pay their bills.

Hailee's garden was expanding rapidly, both in quantity and in height. She had taken a day or two to scavenge the desert oasis for seeds and her efforts had definitely paid off.

Eventually, her garden began to bear fruit, and with their restaurant still out of reach, Hailee set off to the consignment store to sell her crop. The owner wasn't too keen on selling produce, but once the city had gotten their hands on it, they went wild. Her fruit was flying off the shelves and making her a pretty penny.

Finally seeing some return on their investments, Byron and Hailee decided to start their family that night.

Sure enough, as Hailee expanded her garden even more, so did her tummy expand. Drastically in fact.

When the due date came, the Summit family welcomed two beautiful daughters into their world: Tailyn.

And Abella.

With the family doubled in size, Hailee and Byron had to work extra hard to make their payments. At the end of the day when they were exhausted and wanted nothing more than to sleep, they still made time for their girls.

Byron in particular realized nothing meant more to him than his children. Not even his lifelong dream. He'd put anything on hold for them.