Rebecca West: Words & Music

Our Online Romance
by Rebecca and Bob West with the Holy Spirit

Chapter 13

Someone to Cuddle

From: Bob
Subject: Good Morning!
Date: April 20, 2009, 9:58 AM
To: Rebecca

Hi Rebecca!

I hope you're having a good day! It is 10:40 here (9:40 there). Are you up yet?

It was after midnight when I got to bed and I was so excited over the news I got from the Lord through you and having the burden lifted that I didn't go to sleep right away. But I slept well when I did get to sleep and I woke up very, very early (for me), before 6 a.m. And I was wide awake and had energy I haven't felt in a long time (can't remember when). So I got an early start.

There was a long letter waiting for me from Bette. She couldn't sleep and had been up a long time. She was relieved that she doesn't have to write the script for OFC. (So God has removed a burden for both of us.) I responded to her e-mail and then cooked bacon and eggs for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote an e-mail to Suzanne telling her my news.

A while after I woke up this morning I realized that now that OFC is nearing completion, I was planning out what I will be doing the rest of my life instead. I had to laugh. There I go again. Giving directions or doing the driving myself! It doesn't work so well. So, I think I will just let the Lord make the decisions and do the driving. Maybe I will do that, and just sit back and enjoy the ride. How does that sound?

Have a marvelous day, Rebecca!

Much love and many blessings,


From: Rebecca
Subject: Re: Good Morning!
Date: April 20, 2009, 6:11 PM
To: Bob

Good Afternoon Bob!

I just got home from the church office --- I stopped at the store to get a few things. I am going to be doing laundry this evening! I can not put it off any longer!! (ha)

I just knew you would sleep good last night! I am so happy for you. Your mind and heart is at peace, and that is a wonderful thing.

All of the computers were in use today at the church --- so I didn't have a chance to e-mail from there today. Mark had meetings all day ----- etc, etc.

Doesn't it feel great to be freed up?? I imagine that Suzanne is happy for you too.

I am going to bring a camera when we come to see you so I can take some lovely pictures of that area. Of course, I want pictures of you too! I am really looking forward to meeting you!

Isn't it something how much we have shared already, and haven't even met!!!

God knows what is ahead for each of us --- He knows the desires of our heart, and He will bring to pass what He has promised.

I get tickled at a friend of mine ..... she wants someone (a husband) to move in with her, take care of her condo, and sleep in the other bedroom! (ha ha ha) I tease her -- and tell her she does not want a husband --- she wants a handy man to fix things around the house!! We got a big laugh out of that!!!

Now, I am a different story! If I ever get married again, I want someone to tuck me in every night and cuddle. (ha ha ha) I will never grow up -- so I need someone to take care of me. (ha) I want to be spoiled beyond belief!! Now you know all about me!!! Ha ha ha This may be "too much information" !!!!! Oh well --- too late now. I already wrote it!!!

I think as women, we want to be loved and know that we are cared for and loved, and we want someone to share our love with. It's only natural to want someone to love and care for. I believe God will bring my Boaz to me, in His perfect time.

I must get busy, and get some work done here.
This weather is absolutely beautiful!!!! Near 80 before the week is up. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in North Carolina!!

Have a beautiful evening ----- my dear Dr Pepper.
Can't wait to meet ya!!!!!
I will probably write more later -----
Bye for now -----

Much love
Funny girl Rebecca's Red Rose

From: Bob
Subject: Re: Good Morning!
Date: April 20, 2009, 11:29:58 PM EDT
To: Rebecca

Hi Funny girl!

I just read this e-mail from you again, and I'm still laughing at what you said about you and your friend are looking for in a husband. I love the way you say what you're thinking. I don't have to guess or read between the lines. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy what you have to say.

It is past my bedtime, but I wanted to write even if it is just a short note. Suzanne called. I just finished talking with her. She was busy at work today and just got my e-mail in which I shared a copy of my first e-mail to you and Bette yesterday and your interpretation and application of the Word I got from the Lord through Richard, and my decision to finish OFC in three months or so. She called to say that she agreed after reading what I sent. And that she knew that sometimes I struggled with the work, but she didn't realize that it was such a burden. We talked quite a while and laughed a lot.

I didn't get much done on OFC again today, but I'm not going to worry about it. It has been two weeks since I finished an episode. Maybe I can make more progress on it tomorrow. I was very sleepy this afternoon and decided to take a break. I fell asleep in the recliner listening to the radio. Then it was supper time. After supper I worked a little more and then stopped to watch this week's episode of "24". Then Suzanne's phone call. Now this e-mail. And I just got another e-mail from you. I'll send this off. Maybe you will get it before you go to bed.

Goodnight... Sweet dreams...

Love, Bob

From: Rebecca
Subject: Rebecca looking for Bob----
Date: April 20, 2009, 11:19 PM
To: Bob

Hi Bob !!

Isn't it great to let the Holy Spirit "drive"? The passenger seat is just right!

I finished the laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and now relaxing.

I saw the very last part of "24"!! I did not realize I could get it.

Did you have a nice evening?

We will see you soon! Thank you for inviting us into your home. It is very kind of you to do that.

God bless you this day ----- I am proud of you for taking a new step in the right direction. God has the future in His hands, and it is bright!

Bye for now -----
Rest well -----
Much love --- many blessings.
Rebecca Rebecca's Red Rose

From: Bob
Subject: Re: Rebecca looking for Bob----
Date: April 20, 2009, 11:36:33 PM EDT
To: Rebecca


I just sent you an e-mail telling all my news. But I forgot to tell you that I did laundry today too. Are you impressed?

Yes, we'll see each other soon. Won't be long now. Three weeks from tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm glad you and Bette are too.

Thanks for all of your encouragement.

I'm sleepy.


Love, Bob

From: Rebecca
Subject: Rebecca/ sleepy and trying to get awake
Date: April 21, 2009, 8:54 AM
To: Bob

Good Morning Bob!

Surprise! I am up this morning --- but not awake. I am writing this in my sleep!!!!!!

I will go to the church office about 9 a.m. ----- so I have time to wake up. I had to force myself to get up at all! I am having my first cup of coffee.

So, did you laugh when you got my other e-mail??? That's right ---- now you know I am an open book. ha ha No guessing. ha ha

I forgot to tell you that on Sunday they had Dr Pepper in the coffee shop at church! I had to laugh a little to myself ----- and I had to have one. It was good!!!!! No wonder you like them!!!!!

I can tell by your e-mails that you are free and happy!! That makes me happy too.

I am so blessed to know you, my dear Bob. I have told you things that I have not told anyone else. Somehow, I know that its okay.

I hope you have the best day ever!! Enjoy every moment. Drink a Dr Pepper. Laugh a lot.

Live it up! We will "party" when we get there!!! Can't wait!!

I am looking forward to watching some movies you have. Can't wait to meet you.

You are a blessing to me ------ thank you for being you.

I will sign off for now ------ Have a beautiful day, Dr Pepper!

Rebecca Rebecca's Red Rose (aka funny girl, sleepy head)

From: Bob
Subject: Re: Rebecca/ sleepy and trying to get awake
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:43 AM
To: Rebecca

Good morning Funny Girl!

Yes, you can tell me anything. It's okay! You're an open book. I love that about you. I'm blessed to know you too.

You and Bette sure drink a lot of coffee. I hardly ever have a cup. And almost never at home, just when I'm out and someone else is fixing it. You said you would show me how to fix it while you're here. Be sure to remember to do that. I'll try to remember to have some Dr. Pepper on hand while you're here in case you want to drink that too.

You're a blessing to me too, Rebecca. I'm glad you're excited about coming here. I'm looking forward to meeting you too!

I mentioned to Bette yesterday that after I finish OFC, I may come to Illinois for a few days. She had invited me before and told me about the guest accommodations she has there. Not sure, just thinking about it. Maybe early Fall.

I need to try to get something done on OFC now. It has been two weeks since I finished the last episode. And I still have lots to do on this one. I seem to be stuck. Maybe I'll make some progress today.

Well, little Miss Sunshine, you have a great day! Ya hear!!! :-D

Lots of love,


From: Rebecca
Subject: Re: Rebecca/ sleepy and trying to get awake
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 11:10 AM
To: Bob

Hi Dr Pepper

I made it to the church --- and no one is here except for me and another secretary!

I am so excited that you might come to Illinois this Fall!!!! That would be wonderful!!!! I would love that!

I won't forget to show you how to make the best coffee in the world! I usually drink it in the mornings, not in the evening. Do you still want me to clean out that one closet you had talked about? Maybe the cleaning lady already did that, but I will if you want me to.

You will make progress today, I just know it. It will be easy for you today.

Now I am excited about you coming here!!!!!! I am very excitable !!! ha ha

See ya soon!!!
Be happy today ------
Funny girl Rebecca's Red Rose

From: Bob
Subject: Re: Rebecca/ sleepy and trying to get awake
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 2:09 PM
To: Rebecca

Awake! Awake! (Seems like I've heard a song like that...)

First things first. Be excited about coming here first. Then you can be excited about me coming there. (But wait. It is not for sure that I'm coming there yet. I have to think about it for a while.)

Be happy today? Well, if I'm not happy after receiving that e-mail from you, there is no hope for me. :-)

Until later, Funny Girl...

I'm going to try again to get something done on OFC. Or I may take a nap instead. I'm sleepy now myself. Maybe it is contagious.

Love, Bob

From: Rebecca
Subject: Re: Rebecca/ sleepy and trying to get awake
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 3:21:09 PM
To: Bob

Yes! I am excited first about me coming there!!!! I will stay excited! I am going to give you a big hug when I see you!! Get ready! ha ha ha

Love and a hug ------

From: Rebecca
Subject: Funny Girl
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 4:38 PM
To: Bob

Hi again!!

Can you tell I am not busy today??

Your decision to come here or not is completely up to you. You don't have to decide now. You will know whether you want to come here or not when the time comes. Do not worry about that now, okay?

I am going to go home in about 45 minutes, relax, watch TV, and let the world go by. I am a home-body at heart. My Dad was that way too. He loved being at home. I sure loved my father ..... I think he is the one that spoiled me ..... Mom did too though.

I will try not to pester you anymore --- (ha) until the next time I write you! I just did not want you to worry about anything.

It is almost time to go home ----- so bye for now ----- don't worry about anything. We will have a lot of fun in beautiful North Carolina.

Have a good afternoon ----- !!
Rebecca Rebecca's Red Rose funny girl

From: Bob
Subject: Re: Funny Girl
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:19:25 PM EDT
To: Rebecca

Hi Rebecca!

Please know that you do NOT pester me. I may not have time to respond to all your e-mails, but I enjoy receiving them and I can always take time to read them. It doesn't take long to read them, but it does take time for me to write. So if you don't hear from me right away, just know that I'm busy and haven't had time to respond.

It sounds like you have wonderful parents. Have they both passed away? When you're here you can tell me your life story. I know it will be interesting.

Fred got back today from the trip he and his son Josiah made to Nevada for the hand gun training. He had his TV record "24" while he was gone and he asked if I would like to watch it with him tonight on his high-definition TV. That's something we get to do together and we both enjoy it. I had already seen it last night on my TV, but the sound is not as good on my set, so I was glad to have the opportunity to see it again and hear some of what I missed. It was also an opportunity for Fred and me to do something together. And Suzanne gave me some leftover white bean chili and some lettuce and pecans to bring home. And I visited for a few minutes with her too.

I told Fred about how I am letting God be the Finisher of OFC as well as the Author, and all that led up to that decision. God and the three musketeers working together!

I may work on OFC for a few minutes before I go to bed. Or I may not. I was very tired this afternoon, went upstairs, turned on the radio and leaned back in my recliner and went to sleep. I'm still sleepy. So I guess I'll go on to bed. I will be getting up very early in the morning to attend the men's coffee and fellowship. I need to get some groceries while I am out tomorrow. Also some Saw Palmetto capsules from the health food store.

Rest well tonight.

Love, blessings, and a hug,


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