Their final day in Rome and Rose was feeling a bit blue! She had fallen love with this great city and was not anxious to leave.
Mike, who always seemed to know what would make “it” better for his bride, had made arrangements for them to spend the morning in an opulent Roman bath and spa.
Even tho it had very modern amenities, one felt as tho they were transported back in time when they entered the building.
She was not sure if it was the background of tranquil music mixed with the soft gurgling of water fountains that whispered in her ears or the decor of muted warm colors bathed in candlelight that delighted the eye or the almost imperceptible aroma of sandalwood and amber that captivated her senses, whatever it was, Rose felt her mood lighten and a sense of well being rise up within her.
She changed quickly and hurried out to meet Mike.
Yoga is NOT Mike’s cup of tea.
And buddy if that little princess catches you eyeballing her man she will rip your face clean off your skull! It will not be pretty!
After a quick change back at the hotel, Mike and Rose grabbed a leisurely lunch before heading to Vatican City, the smallest country in the world. Mike had it on good authority that it was best to visit later in the afternoon when all the crowds had died down.
No words could describe the grandeur that met their eyes as they approached St Peter’s Basilica. It was breathtaking!
Mike drew Rose close, and together they approached in quiet reverence.
Purchasing a WiFi Audio Guide, Mike and Rose explored the beautiful church on their own. The art was magnificent. All was awe-inspiring from the Renaissance architecture of the Basilica to the Pieta of Michelangelo to the tombs of the popes. The richness of history right in front of them.
Magnificence at every turn!
Spying a small side chapel that contained a wedding arch Mike playfully pulled Rose in and guided her beneath it. He declared anew his devotion to his radiant bride.
Upon entering the central nave Mike was overcome by appreciativeness for his wife and for the position he would be entrusted with one day in the not too far off future. Slipping into a pew and kneeling in solemn prayer, he whispered his gratitude. Rose, who had been admiring the statue of St Peter saw him and knelt beside him. In her heart, she sought discernment for Mike and her. That they would govern the kingdom with grace and wisdom when the time came for them to take the throne.
“I am engaged!” The excited voice of her sister Violet rang thru the phone.
“I am so sorry to bother you on your honeymoon but I could not wait to share.”
“Baby sister, it is OKAY! We are just getting into our room for the night.” Rose reassured.
“OHH, Rose, it was so romantic.” Violet gushed, “The snow here is melting fast and Jack told me he wanted a day out to enjoy it before it was gone. You know how much he loves the snow.”
“Mmmmhmm,” Rose sounded her agreement. Well, after all, he is Jack Frost she thought to herself! Jack was the only one among them who loved long extended winters and late springs.
We decided to do the hedge maze. You know the one down behind the little chapel, near the cemetery?”
Rose affirmed that yes, she knew the one. She and her sisters had played there many times growing up.
“he tried to be so tricky,” Violet snickered, “but he did not know how well I knew the maze. Was I wicked not to tell him?”
The sisters shared an impish titter as Violet continued, “I felt so bad for him. He got a bit turned around in the middle of the maze.
He finally caught up with me at the waterfall.
Even tho he had been quite lost, when found me he was in such a flirty romantic mood. My heart was all a flutter!
He teased me about catching the bouquet at your wedding. He said I snatched it from Auntie Caroline who needed its hope more than I did.”
Her tone got a bit devilish, “Silly goose, that was MY bouquet! Anyway, he was being so charming and funny …
…. all of a sudden he stopped and got so serious. I was so worried!
Then, dear sister, he proposed RIGHT then and there. Dropped right down on one knee and declared his wish to be my love forever. I thought my heart would stop! I was so overcome. Is that how you felt when Mike proposed?” She continued without waiting for Rose’s answer.
“But OF COURSE, I SAID YES! OF COURSE, I DID!
Oh sissy face, thank you for not picking Jack. I adore him so! I am the luckiest girl in the world!” Obviously feeling emotional, Violet let her voice trail off with a sigh.
Glancing over at her beaming beloved, who was texting his congrats to Jack, Rose felt her heart swell. “I am glad for you sweetie,” she said with a soft grace in her voice, “I know exactly how you feel!”
(Valentine’s day bonus shots w/ pose links posted after the credits)
Just in case you missed it, I was so excited to be a featured author in Booomcha’s ongoing simlit author showcases ❤ TY sweet Kymber .. I am blessed to have made some wonderful new friends ❤
**~~~ build credits ~~~**
TY Elke (aka Simoniona) for the wonderful builds!
Here are some bonus shots that were taken of the lovebirds as they celebrated a Valentines day event ❤
Poses by Joanne Bernice This one was from either Valentine’s Day or Ultimate Couples but I liked her pose page .. she has so many FAB poses .. have fun shopping!