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Faithful And True

April 15, 2009
By PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
PippinP GOLD, Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Faith is like learning to walk; you have to fall at first, but don't stay down. When in doubt, don't stop believing.

Not many things could match the fun I had going to the mall with my best friend. We were practically two of a kind and loved talking about anything and everything. We'd been sitting in the food court for nearly an hour, just talking. We were not prepared for the guy that walked up to our table and sat down. We looked up surprised. We had never been approached before and now, during our deep discussion, was not a good time.

"Hey girls," he said. Very charming. "I picked a good day to be here." My friend smiled shyly. He was well built, and very attractive, but I kept my friendliness at a limit.

"So are you girls single or should I keep my distance?" he asked flirtatiously.

"Single." my friend responded.

"Distance." I said. My friend looked at me confused.

"You have a boyfriend?" the guy questioned.

"No." I answered. Now he looked confused. So I explained, "I'm engaged." My friend had heard this a dozen times and rolled her eyes, and the guy looked even more confused.

"Engaged?" he said. I nodded to my friend.

"Talk to her," I told him, "I'm waiting for my future husband."

"Oh!" he said, nodding. "And what if I'm your future husband?" Was this guy for real? He was persistent, I'd give him that.

"Then I hope you appreciate that I'm waiting for you, and I hope you'll do the same for me." with that, I gave my friend "the look" and we got up to go. When we were a good distance away, she nudged my arm.

"I can't believe you did that! He was interested in you, and you had to go off like that!" she shook her head. "You're not going to get married for a long time. Why can't you bend a little?" That was something she might never understand. I looked at my ring. Whenever I was asked that question, I would ask myself how I would feel if my future husband didn't wait for me, as if I'm not worth waiting for. Some people call it weird, but I call it faithful. My friend would tell me there was nothing wrong with dating, and that I might find him that way. Even if I don't date, we'll find each other.

That night I thought again about what she said. "You're not going to get married for a long time. Why can't you bend a little?" I looked at my ring again. No, I couldn't bend. I whispered a vow, hoping he'd make the same.

"I will be faithful and true."

The author's comments:
I really have made a vow to wait for my husband, and I really do wear a ring as a reminder. I think of it as if I'm already married. It will make our relationship so much more special, and I'm totally willing to wait for that!

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This article has 5 comments.

WWJD? said...
on Sep. 19 2009 at 9:08 am
This is such a great story. I'm waiting for my husband too. It's encouraging to know there's others out there doing it too.

simplicity said...
on May. 19 2009 at 4:24 am
This is a great story with a great lesson! Makes me want to live mine over again! Nice job!

Thunderfirst said...
on May. 13 2009 at 1:01 am
I know someone who decided to wait for her future husband, and I totally support that.

Nice work.

Igneous2U said...
on May. 8 2009 at 8:39 pm
Good story. Good writing, too. Always good to hear from SZ.

TK604 said...
on May. 8 2009 at 2:15 pm
Stay Strong - Keep your beliefs - He is waiting for you and it will all be worth the wait :)