Ked was always so good about replying quickly, especially when a big issue was on the table. To kiss or not to kiss. That was the question. I had answered. Had I driven him away?
Dear Dear Love,
O-my word! I have the BEST girlfriend in the world Amy, you are absolutely wonderful. You have no idea how much I needed your letter. You never case to amaze me! You’re absolutely wonderful! What you said was just what I was hoping (praying) for! I can’t believe you. I’ve never met anyone so wonderful. I just can’t believe you.
First of all, thank you so much for all your encouragement. I love how you said your “desire for the Lord’s will to be done in US.” It is so neat to see that we both want the same thing in this relationship. You don’t know how much that means to me (well maybe).
#2 You’re right. I’ve NEVER met anyone like you before. I’ve NEVER met such an outstanding young lady as yourself. I’ve never met anyone with such a strong desire to serve the Lord. Or anyone with such a wonderful personality! And no one that has every encouraged me near as much as you do! I can’t tell you how much I love you.
#3 I can’t agree with you any more! I’m glad this kissing thing is out of the way. I agree with you 150%. When the time comes, we’ll both know. But until then we can wait. I really appreciate every word, but what sticks out in my mind the most is when you said. “let’s wait.” You could have said, “YOU can wait.” Just the way it sounds, “Let’s.” That’s both of us. You could have pushed it all my way, putting all the responsibility on me (or blame for that matter). But you said “let’s.” You are absolutely wonderful!
I spent the night at Ryan’s house last night. We had a good chance to talk. We got to talking about relationships. I told him the little I know on the subject. He knows I must have done something right, because I have such a wonderful girlfriend. He said, “You just wait. I’m going to find a woman just as good as Amy. I’m going to find her twin!”
He also said that you and I are going to get married someday. He says if he’s not the best man in our wedding he’s going to drop kick my teeth. That’s probably another subject that can be left where it is. It seems that everyone else has things planned out for us. We shouldn’t have to worry about a thing! 🙂 I asked Ryan how he knew you could be the one I would marry. He said, “You’re my best friend; I know these things.” That’s still about 5 years down the road, so I’m not ready to worry yet.
Well, you’re right once again The only thing that will separate us will be God Himself. Because I’m not going anywhere!
Amy, I wish I could tell you how much I love you! I want so much to be with you. Today is one of those days! I need you. I need those loving brown eyes, the comforting touch of your soft hand. Amy I love you so much. Like I was telling Ryan today, this is more than just a crush. This is so real! I love you and don’t ever for get it!
I can’t believe how late it’s getting. So, goodnight! Remember, I love you! I’ll write again tomorrow.
I finished reading and held the letter up to my face, catching a whiff of his cologne. I inhaled deeply and nearly cried, I was so happily relieved. I hadn’t scared him away. And now I think I loved him even more for respecting my views on the subject. We were in this together. I chuckled at the marriage comments. His friend Ryan wasn’t the first to have made the marriage assumption. Time would tell. For now, I was just loving being “Ked’s girl.”
**sidenote – Ryan met an awesome girl his freshman year at college – she happens to be one of my great friends and my running partner. She and I even ran a marathon together last year. He couldn’t have found a better wife. I read the above portion of this letter to her before publishing it and she got a good laugh out of it. **