Previously on picnic attack.
Jack and kristin breiefly broke up.after some time apart,they decided to get back together.
Despite there previus dificulties,things had started to go well for them. They were starting to figure out how to relate to each other. Things were shaping up for them.
They began to really get to know each orther. They started to move beyound the superficial. At the same time they began to unite spritually. They did devotions together. They prayed together. They became very close.
She started to trust him more and more. She started to confide in her more and more. She opened up. She let go of her fears. She allowed herself to be vanerable around him. She gave up a lot of her insicurity and bariers that kept him out.
Everyone one noticed that they were verry Different from before. They were very sweet together. People at church liked watching them.
They had a lot of fans. Not everyone was quite as happy about it. Kristin’s mom strugled with it. She loved all of her daughters. She lost her husband but The lord spared kristin. She hated watching her in a coma then strugling to relearn everything. She woried about her. She wanted to protect her. She did not meen to but sometimes took it too far.
It was not just because of all she went though. It was hard to see grow upm it was hard to see her go on her own.the closer she got to jack, the more she feared she no longer needed her. She wanted kristin to turn to her. That was just not hapening as much any more.
She did not want to admit it but she was a bit releved when kristin ams jack broke up. She knew some day ,she would go off on her own. Mayby her mom would get more time time with kristin.
Then they got back together. Now there bound was even stronger. She began to see that this relationship might last longer then she expected. She was happy for her but it was still hard.
Kristin was growing up. She waa getting ready to go out on her own. It was how it was to be. She was changing.
Ktistin’s cell phone rang. She answered the phone. “Hi. ” she said. “Hello krissy.Tomorrow marks our one mounth anniversary. ” he said. “Are you one of those who wants to commemorate every milestone including the first time one of us sneezed in front of the orther?” kristin asked.
“Well Mayby not every milestone! This is a big one. I was wondering if you wanted to go out to eat with me. It ocured to me our dates were usually at one of our houses but we have never gone out. I thought we could go out to celebrate just you and me. ” he suggested.
“It is a date date?” she commented. “There is no reason we did not do it erlier. I just did not think of it. ” he said.
“I love it. I love that idea. ” she said. “How about thirsday night?” he suggested. “Thats a great idea. I can go for that. ” she responded. “Awsome.can i pick you up at 4:00?” he asked. “Sounds really good.” she said.
“I cant wait to see you. I am realy excited for this!” she said. “I am too. I think this will be good. ” he said. “I think so too.” she said.
“So your going out today?” her mom asked. “Yes. We are going to celebrate our mounth anniversary. “She said.
“Do you think mayby you two are spending too much time together? “Her mom asked. “I had not really thought about that. It is. Spceical occasion. “Kristin said.
“You two might be moving too fast. This is your first relationship sense the accident. I just think you two should slow down a bit. ” her mom said.
“We dont spend that much together. We both keep prety buisy. We enjoy each others compony. ” kristin said
“I know. I am just concerned that you are setting yourself up for a fall. I am not sure he totaly understands what he is getting into. I am not sure you understand all that goes on with you.” she said.
“I know that. I am sure i do not totaly understand all that goes on. I really like him. Every day i realize just how much. I understand what yoir saying.i know we both have to be careful.i think i am ready for a relationship. “She told him.
“I just dont know kris. I thought you were. You may not be and thats ok. “She said. “Do you think i should not see him?” kristin asked. “No but you might want to pull back a bit. Take a step back. That is all i am saying.” her mom said.
“Mom. I understand what you are syaing. I really do but when i am with him i feel like i am me again. Not tottaly. I dont know of i can ever be that person i was before the crash. I like being with him. I know he feels the same way. ” she said.
“Just be carefull ok?” diane said.”i will mom. ” she said. Diane chuckled. “Ok!”she said. She gave her mom a hug.
She spent quite a while getting ready. She put on a pink sweter and white and pink skirt. She braided her hair. She was excited for this. She suspected he was well.
He was always early. It was usualy a few minutes earley. She had learned that fairly early on in there relationship. Sure enough there he was.
She walked outside and walked down the stairs. She got into the pasinger seat. He smiled at her. He wore a polo shirt and tan pants. She smiled back. “I got you flowers. “He said. “Those are beutifull thank you. ” she said.
They went to a resturant. They were seated. ” you know i have never been on a date like this. “She said. “No i have not either. “Jack said. “Did you date at all in high school?”she asked.”no i was home schooled. I did not know manny girls my age. I imagine that i would have not been alowed to date but it never came up as an issue. “He said.
“I had a couple of boyfreinds but nothing too serious. At the time i thought it was. “She said. He chuckled.
“Were you boy crazy in high school?” he asked in a playfull tone. “Perhaps a bitt. ” she admitted. ” i see. ” he said. “I am not anymore. Except for one guy. ” she said.
“That’s me right not lester cole?” he asked. “Yes silly. Thats you. ” she said.”good. I am just making sure.” he said.
“So. When we got back together, you talked abour marriage as if it was a fata complee. Is that how you fell? Do you see us getting married lord wiling?” she asked.
“I do. I beleve the lord has brought us together. Until we say i do, i gues i cannot be totaly sure. I am fairly confident yes. Do you feel the same way?” he asked.
“I do. I very much do.i have fun with you. Its more then that. I like being around you. I feel safe around you. ” she said.
“I am very glad to hear that. That is what i want. I very much want you to feel safe. ” he said. ” i know that. I have never doubted that. ” she told him.
After dinner they went for a drive.”look jack, i cant promise you that the way i am will change. I might always be this way. I might get worse. ” she said.
“I may not be prepared for that. I know i might not be. I am ready to commit to you no matter what. “He told her.
“I just wanted to make sure you did it. It is not going to be easy. ” she told her.”the importent things never are.i know that this may be harder then either of us can posibly understand. I beleve that you are worth it. I know you are. ” he said.
She smiled. “Ok. “She said. He smilled at her. He had a different smile just for her. She was sure he knew that but she knew he did. She loved it.
They went to het spot for a while. “Do you feel that we are moving too fast?” she asked. “I dont know. Do you feel we are?” he asked. “My mom is concerned that we might be.”she said.”i have never done this before. I dont have anything to base it on. My parents were part of a prayer group at college. They ended up spending more time together. They hung out for a couple mounths before they got together officially. ” he said.
“My dad was my mom’s tax guy. My mom asked her parents who to use for a tax perperer. They recomended my dad..two years later they were maried. ” she said. “Wow. My moms mom went to the misson field beleving she would be single all her life. She actually told my grandfather she thought she would go unmaried. My grandfarther told her he was prety sure would be maried. He perposed a year later. ” he said.
“I gues there are no rulles.” she said. “Look krissy if you want some time to yourself thats fine. I would ask that we keep the lines of communication open. ” he told her.
“Ok. I dont feel we need to take that step just yet. I never want to not have lines of cominication. I agree. “She said.”i really do want to marry you. I hope the lord does permit that. ” he said.”i do too.” she said.
They drove to there favorate spot then he brought her home. “I had a really good time tonight!” she told him. He smiled. “I did too. ” he said.
He hugged her. She held on to him for a minute. She kissed him on the forehead. They said there goodbyes.she went inside.
She realized that day how much she carred about him.she was starting to realize just how much she did care about him.
End of part six
Things go well for kristin and jack. Then kristin is put stronger medication. That provides some complications.