I felt like the weird girl being the dreamer that I was. Everybody else was happy with our simple life in the Amish community but I dreamed of seeing the world just from the few pictures I’d seen in random magazines. I loved my family and friends but I was all too aware of what lay beyond our land.
The complicated thing was that I’d be leaving soon on my Rumspringa. That was what everyone here did in their late teens to early twenties and it served as a test to see what each of us really wanted from our lives.
I never dreamed that I’d meet a troubled veteran right in my own dining room at the height of my dreams that would change everything I knew. He would test all of my boundaries and the morals that I’d been raised with as well as leading my heart to the path of heartbreak. Could I survive Aidan Wolcott? I always thought that would be the only question when we met and started getting to know one another.
I was so wrong. My experience during Rumspringa was one for the books.