Previously on end of sorrow
Andrew lost his fiancée in a car accident just weeks before the wedding was about to occur.
Though andrew knew that liane is with the lord he took it hard. He shut down. He gave up his goals of starting new churches. He was still involved in his local church. His heart was not in it sny more. He did the bear minimum of ministry.
He relationship with the Lord was stagnent at best. A young lady named abby move next to him. They went from acquaintance to friends.
She forced him to come out of her shell and hiw lethargy. At first he fought it tooth and nail. He realized that he could loose abby. He decided that he did not want that.
They had a heart to heart talk. He wants to go slow. He does want to court her. She was agreeable to that. They decided to give it a chance.
“We should probably call it a night but i am really glad we got to talk. ” abby said. “I am too. Have a good night! ” he said. “You too . i love you. “She said. “I love you too.” he said.
He made sure that she got inside before he went inside. He went inside his place. He called his mom.
“Hi mom.” he said. “Hey andy. “She said.”abby and i had a long talk tonight. We are going to give a relationship a try. ” he said.
“Are you good with this? ” she asked.”i am good with it. I really like her. I just never imagined that i could be involved with someone other then liane. It is going to take a while to get use to it. ” he said.
“You told abby that?” his mom asked. “I did. She is open to going slow. She just wants a commitment. I am ready for that. I am at a point where i can commit to abby. ” he told her.
“Good. I am glad to hear that. Keep talking. Be open and honest with her. Be honest with yourself. Commitment is a one time thing and an ongoing thing. It is what the bible would call an on going decision with ongoing consequences. It is one big decisions folowed up by little ones. If you pursue abby you must persue her to the exclusion of everyone else. That includes liane. ” his mom said.
He knew that his mom was right. It was still hard. He tried to do that. He wanted to be a one woman man. He knew that if he really wanted to be with abby. He knew if he was going to be with abby, he had to be with abby.
He knew that he could always count on his mom to tell him what he needed to hear. He knew that she would tell him what he wanted to hear even when he did not want to hear it. He often sought his mom out because he knew that she would be candid. He thanked the lord for both his parent’s and there wisdom.
He went to his living room. He had a picture of him and liane. He looked at the picture. He took it and put the picture of them in a box. He took all the pictures he had in a box. He put it in a cubbyhole. He closed it. He took a breath.
The next day he left his place. He got in his car. He decided to take a deter before he went for to his job. He stoped at the home of clark ans jacky.
He went out back and saw clark near his garage. “Andrew it has been a long time sense you have stopped by. ” clark said. “I know it. I practically lived hear did i not?” he asked.
“Jacky and i wondered if liane stil lived hear. I gues it is a matter of perspective. ” clark said. “Probably. ” he said.
“We miss seing you hear. We understand why. ” clark said. “There are a lot Of memories hear. ” he remarked. “You two were attached to the hip. ” clark said. “Indeed we were. ” he said.
“Look sir. I wanted to talk to you in private. The young lady at the picnic. We are going to try to date. I am sorry you had to see us together before i had a time to talk to you personally. It was kind of last minute. ” he told her.
“I am glad you came to see me. Look andy i know you loved liane. I have no doubt of how much lee ment to you. Jacky and i talked about it. We both feel the same way. Liane would have wanted you to move on with your life. You are young. You have mourned enough. There is a time to mourn. That time has passed. It will be hard to see you with someone else. It was bound to happen. I dont begrudge you for wanting to move on. There is no hard feelings. ” clark said.
“Thank you i really appreciate that. It means alot. ” he told him. “The lord has his hand on you. I am sure of that. He will use you. I believe that strongly. ” clark said.
This was a very hard visit. He felt he had to do it. He went to his car. He changed his profile picture om facebook. It had been a picture of him taken at his parents house.he lookef at pictures of him. He found one of himself and abby. It was taken at the concert. He made it to the profile picture.
Then he sent abby a relationship request. He hit send. He headed to his work place.
Abby was glad that they had talked. She felt that they had gotten somewhere. She was not sure if this was a big step or a smal step. She was willing to take either.
She heard a ping on her phone. She saw a face book update. She clicked on it. It was a relationship request from andy. It had been said that a relationship was not oficial until it was on facebook. She saw that he had changed his profile pic. He was sending her a mmessage . He was serious.
She cried a bit. She tended to get emotional. She was a bit of a softie. She loved him. She knew that she did. She hit accept.
She looked though her pics. She had several pics of them. There was a pic of them at his church during there picnic. She put that as her profile pic.
She texted him. “I love i love i love you i love you!”. She sent it. He saw the text before he clocked in. He texted her back. “I love you sweet heart.” he told her.
Work had gone well. He was happy when the day was over. He was happy that the day went fast. He had had a good day. Work had gone well. He had headed out . he had clocked out. He headed to the car.
He opened the car door. He checked his phone. He was suprised that there were no messages from abby. He checked his Facebook. Everyone from immediate to take extended family to friends, school mates ,church people etc. He was excited to see the messages. Everyone was excited by there news.
He drove to his place. He parked. Her car was gone. He was suprised. He left the car. He went inside the house. He decided to call her.
” hi there! I lost tract of time. I am heading back to my apartment. ” she said. After a few seconds he saw her car pull in. ” come on.”she said. ” where are we going?” he asked. ” we are going out for dinner to celebrate our relationship. I thought we go to the spot of our first date. ” he said.
“Should i change? ” he asked. “No you look fine. Come on.” she said.he chuckled. He got in. Off they went.
End of part 8
Abby and andy go out on a date to celebrate there new relationship.