Saturday, April 2, 2011

Our Love Story—The Talk

It was Thursday, a perfect Spring day in the Pacific Northwest. The beautiful cherry blossom trees were in full bloom, and I was still reeling from an unforgettable week and the reality that a godly man was interested in me. And, having all night to think about what I told J, I was just as conflicted as ever. Did I do the right thing by telling him that I needed to get my heart right where Rob was concerned before I could date him? Perhaps I should reconsider? Maybe blunt honesty isn't all that endearing?

Our writing class was doing research in the library that day. The same library that Rob and J faithfully met in every Thursday morning during the same hour. I knew they’d be there (I wasn’t stalking them, I just happened to know their schedules and habits rather well), and I secretly looked forward to “accidently” running into them both there. Sure enough, I passed by a room upstairs and they were sitting across from each other, deep in conversation.

I was certain J was divulging all of the details of our last two dates to Rob. Suddenly I realized that J was also probably telling Rob what I had said about him. Oh no. This is awful. I’m never going to look Rob in the face again! He’s going to know I have a silly school girl crush on him… how embarrassing!

That day at lunch I was surrounded by a group of friends at a table in the dining hall. I was staring at the beautiful cherry blossoms when I turned to see Rob kneeling down next to me quietly asking if he could meet me in the library after his Student Government meeting. Without time to think about why he wanted to chat with me I said sure. We agreed on a meeting spot and then he left.

After Rob left my face fell. Oh, here it comes. I thought to myself. I’m going to get “the talk”. The, “I think you’re a really great girl and all, but I’m just not interested, and you really should just get on with your merry little life and go ahead and spend some time with my good pal J, because you and I are never going to happen” talk.

I can’t say I was crushed, because I never really let myself totally and truly believe that I could have ever actually stood a chance with him. Though, something inside of me certainly hoped that maybe I was wrong. But, I can say that I was mortified. How on earth was I supposed to gracefully respond to this kind of statement and yet keep my dignity?

All I knew is that I had an hour to pray about it, so I hurried up and finished my lunch and headed out for a walk to talk to God, clear my head, and gear up for the inevitable “talk”.

Click on the "Our Love Story" tag at the top of the page to see other love story posts, or to start from the beginning. 


Marshall's Corner said...

can't wait to read more =) I'm on the edge of my seat (even though we all know the final outcome of your incredible family!) I love this journey, thank you for sharing!

T & K said...

Okay, perhaps you could forget about the 'real time' thing and put us all out of our misery by telling the whole thing! All the elements of a great book are here...conflict of emotion, ups and downs two truely great choices that if you didn't know the end would drive a reader insane (until 3am when they finished the book! : )

Robyn said...

It would take me so long to write the whole story, that's why I'm pacing myself, writing it in "real time." Besides I enjoy leaving my readers beg me for more... it makes me feel like a 'real' writer!


beachbirdie said...

Besides I enjoy leaving my readers beg me for more... it makes me feel like a 'real' writer!

Robyn, you are a real writer! An amazing one!

Can't wait for the next installment.

Robyn said...

Aw, thanks for the encouragement. I've had a lot of good feedback from this series. Perhaps it'll give me the guts to pursue writing more in the future.

tbierly said...

You are an incredible writer. I keep thinking this is the quality of writing you see in places like Reader's Digest. You have an amazing ability to weave a story together and paint a picture with plenty of description and details. And there is a refreshing openness and honesty that's pretty cool too.

Robyn said...

Hey thanks, Toby. I'm just now seeing that you left some comments on back stories. I'm reading through my old posts to make sure I'm making sense!