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: Where did the skunk find you? Marty Claridge
: In the barn. Missie Davis
: We need some more tomatoes, Pa. It took a whole bushel to get her smelling this good.
: My husband Aaron loved me so much that it spilled over and made a baby. Missie Davis
: What spilled over? Marty Claridge
: It. Missie Davis
: What is it? Marty Claridge
: The love.
: There is no way you're going to be my - my midwife! Find someone else! Clark Davis
: There ain't no time for that. Marty Claridge
: *Isn't!* I'll be fine. I'll be fine. Did you deliver Missie? Clark Davis
: No, there was Sarah... Missie Davis
: But Pa's delivered plenty of calves. Marty Claridge
] Oh, that makes me feel so much better. Clark Davis
: Missie, we'll need a lot of hot water and the shears from the barn. They'll need to be sterilized. Marty Claridge
: Missie! Missie, don't you dare!
[Clark gestures and tells Missy to go
] Marty Claridge
: I would rather give birth in a field than have you in here! Clark Davis
: Child birth is a natural event. Marty Claridge
: Ooooooh, if you feel what I'm feeling you'll see how natural it is. Now get out!
[she has another contraction
] Marty Claridge
: Oh, I can't do this alone. Please help me. Please!
[she holds up her left hand which has her wedding ring on it
: Readin' ain't no adventure. Marty Claridge
: Once you can read you can have any adventure you've ever dreamed of.
: I just don't understand why the God you pray to would let such unthinkable things happen to decent people.
: [a letter that Marty writes to Clark
] Dear Clark, the wagon train will be leaving soon, but I don't want to go. Ask me to stay. Love, Marty.
: I might be leaving, but my love is staying here with you.
: I have to stay for the right reasons Clark Davis
: Stay because I love you. I love you! Marty Claridge
: Maybe I should stay because I love *you*.
: The books. How did you know they were mind and not Aaron's? Clark Davis
: Oh, well, a man would have thrown them off the wagon at the first big hill. Unless he was trying to please a stubborn woman.
: Are you really here with me? Clark Davis
: I'm here. Marty Davis
: And you'll never leave me? Clark Davis
: Never Marty Davis
: Promise? Clark Davis
: Promise. Marty Davis
: How can I be certain? Clark Davis
: [Clark leans in to kiss marty
] Because the two shall become one.
] Dear Lord, you heal the lame. Please, please heal this good man and give us the strength to endure this. Clark Davis
: He will
: My goodness, you make him sound like a fictional hero from one of your novels. Missie Davis
: Grant is educated and handsome, attentive. He's travelled all over for his job and seen places I've only read about. Marty Davis
: Just remember that God has written His own story for you and it's not the feelings of your heart that it should be based upon but rather the thoughts of your heart that you need to hear. That inner voice that tells you that this man will care for you no matter what, that he'll still want to kiss you when you're old and gray. Tend to you when you're sick. Honor you. Missie Davis
: And if the thoughts of my heart say "yes, he is the one"? Marty Davis
: Then you should trust your instincts and pledge your heart to him because a man like that is as rare as a diamond in the rough. Missie Davis
: Like Pa. Marty Davis
: Yes, like your Pa.