Andrew lost his fiancé two years ago. He was still not over her. Then he got a new neighbor. A bubbly outgoing penticoastal girl named abby. Abby is determined to bringing andrew out if his doldrums. It was proving harder then she anticipated.
For a time she decided to back off. She gave him some space. She invited herself to a picnic at his church. Now they were headed to her church for the saterday evening church.
“I am not going to melt or spontaneously combust am i?” andrew asked. “You never know. There is this weird stain in the lobby. No on wants to talk about it!” she said. “Funny! ” he said. “You will be fine. ” she assured him.
He parked the car. They excited the car. At some point in the walk up they started to hold hands. It was unclear who inciated it. Abby realized they were holding hands again. She decided to conduct an experiment. She took her hand out of his. He took her hand back.her heart started to pound. He smiled at her in a way she had never seen him smile before.
He held the door for her. A couple friends came up to them. ” so you really excist!” her friend james remarked. “Was my existence in question? ” he asked. They laughed.”a little. ” april said. He laughed. “I do exist! ” he said. They laughed.
They walked in. They sat down. Abby was getting woried. Everytime they had a breakthough he withdrew. She was not sure he was really ready to fully embrace her. He had gotten swept up into the moment. She feared he would panic and withdraw again. She was nervous.
Mayby this was a bad idea.mayby she had gotten swept up in the moment. She had to stop herself from panicking.
“You got qiet all of a sudden. You ok?” he asked. “Yea im fine. ” she said. “Just making sure. ” he said.
During the worship time abby sang and danced and raised her hands. Every once in a while she whispered to him asking him how he was doing. He said he was fine. He laughed.
After the service they mingled quite a bit. Eventually they made it to the parking lot. They went to the car.”what did you think?” she asked. “The preaching was good. Not quite as good as my pastor but it was good. ” he said.
They went to the car. They got into the vehicle. “I am really glad you came! ” she said smiling. “I am glad i did too. ” he told her. The car headed to there street.
They talked for a bit on the steps.”i had a good day with you!” he told her. “I had a good day with you. ” she said. They said there goodbyes. She went inside.
She felt anxious. She did have a good day. It was amazing. She feared that he really was not ready.the shadow of liane lingered. Mayby she should just walk away. She did not want to.
She was falling in love with him. He was who she wanted to be with for the rest of her life. He might never be there. Liane had become larger then life. She started to take on Mythological proportion. Abby could not hope to compete with a legend.
She started to cry. She had no idea what to do. She believed that the lord was bringing them together. It made sense. She hoped That he could move on. This was harder then she ever could have imagined.
Later that week, andrew got a phone call. “Hi mom!” he said. “Andrew i wanted to talk to you about something! ” she said. “Oh?” he said.
“Abbygail really likes you. ” his mom said.”i know she does. I think the world of her. She is a spitfire but she is a sweetheart. ” he said. “Andrew. I dont think you understand. ” she said. “What do you meen?” he said.
“She really likes you. I think she thinks that you and her might have a future togerher. A lasting one. “She said. “I see. Are you sure?” he asked. “Yes i am.” she said.
“Did she tell you that?” he asked. “No. She did not have to. Look i know liane’s death was hard on you. It breaks my heart that you have to go though this. You have had to deal with things no one should have to at your age. Abby has feelings too. Do not hurt that girl andrew! If you cant give her your heart or you dont want her, tell her. Saver all ties now. She wont like it but she will get over it. Do not string her along. Dont make her wait foever for you if you cant commit. Do not do it! ” she admonished him.
“You think im stringing her along?” andy asked. “Not intentionally but that is the result never the less. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. “She told him. ” i know that. ” he said. “Do not hurt her.either be in it or be out. Do not try to ride the fence. ” she said.
“You think that is what i am doing?” he asked. “I do. I know why but its not fair to her. “She said “i had not thought of it in these terms.” he said.
“Your under the impreson that she will wait for you forever but she may not. Some penticostal may scoop her up. She wont wait foever. She may want to and plan to. If you keep rebuffing her and someone else comes in. She still go with him. She just will.if you keep on this road you will lose her. You will. I gurente it. I would really think about this. I would decide now. She wont wait not foever. ” she said.
He knew she was right . he had not condidered any of it. He did not consider her leaving him and moving on to be a real posibility. His moms words were like a splash of cold watter on his face while sleeping. He did not know what to do. Could he say goodbye to her foever? Could he fully embrace her.he just did not know.
End of part six.
Andy sits down with abby for a heart to heart.