Poppies: The Way Forward
To be honest, Gabriella Andrews was taken aback when she learned of her daughter's decision. At first, she didn't believe the girl. Then, it struck Gabriella like a bolt of lightning - Leanne Andrews; her only daughter - was no longer a girl.
Leanne was a woman. A bright, beautiful, brilliant young lady. But still, the decision deemed unusual for a girl of Lee's preferences.
Lee's decision had been to marry. For love. Leanne Elizabeth Andrews was - at the current moment in time - engaged. Those were words Gabriella Kimberly-Anne Andrews never thought she'd hear in her lifetime.
For Leanne, or as she preferred, Lee, was the kind of girl who had didn't believe in love. This belief of hers originated from the time when Lee's father, Henry, abandoned the two females suddenly. He had said nothing - instead, he had sent a letter a month later stating that he had no longer loved Gabriella, nor Leanne.