The Lord seemed to have plans for my heart. Why else would I have grown up next to Jed Tuttle my whole life? Why else was he the man I'd been dreaming about at night? Why else would my heart be so aflutter every time I laid eyes on him? If God wanted me to fall in love with anyone but Jed, he had his work cut out for him. But the true revelation was having love sneak up on me over time, only to bloom like daisies in the field.
Such grand emotional gestures had not just popped up out of nowhere. I was of marrying age, so it was natural to want to take a husband. A man devout in both his faith and his love for me. A man that craved a simple life. A family man. Of course it didn't hurt if that man was delicious eye candy. That's where Jed came in.
Jed was a vision to look at, with abs to spare. He had a body carved through years in the field. Jed was a true hunk with a dynamite smile. Not to mention he had the deepest blue eyes I'd ever seen.
Those eyes were fixed on me all of a sudden. Jed tore himself away from the farm work to pay me an impromptu visit. My heart started skipping a beat with every step he took towards my parents farm.
"Miriam, you don't know how happy I am to see you," Jed said.
The happiness was mutual. My raging hormones meant Jed was on my mind constantly throughout the day. And Jed gave me plenty of eye candy to chew on. "Likewise Jed. So what brings you over to my parents farm?"