Lesson’s of Marital Romance Part 5

Hello everyone and thank you for reading my posts. Today is the final lesson of marital romance and I do hope that you enjoy it and take it to heart. The first thing I want to talk about is affection. Everyone needs it and it is part of being human. We could not survive if we didn’t show affection for one another. As far as your significant other is concerned, you don’t want to smother them but do show them affection every day and make them feel loved or cared about. It could be as simple as a hug, a kiss, or even holding that person’s hand while walking through a store shopping.

Affection shows someone how much they are appreciated and how much you love them. We all deserve to be loved and cared about. My husband tells me how much he loves me every few hours and always shows me affection even when I am writing. He will come over to where I’m sitting at my desk and run his fingers through my hair or kiss the side or back of my neck before whispering in my ear that he loves me. It really makes someone feel special.

Another thing that you could do for your significant other is to give them a trinket or symbol of your affection and love. You could give them a charm for a bracelet or necklace, a single rose or flower, or even a sentimental card from the dollar store would be a nice gesture. I have a wall full of cards from my husband and some of them are handmade on just a piece of construction paper. Things that are so simple, or look like a child did them can mean the world to someone because you made it from your heart.

The last thing that is really good for relationships is family time. Whether you have children or not, spending that quality time with each other heals all relationships. It is like that healing medicine for someone who is sick. Leave the cell phones off and pay attention to each other. Sit and watch a movie together, go to a nice restaurant, and for some, a good comedy club fits nicely. Always compromise on what you want to do together so that no one feels forced to do something.

It is so nice spending time with my husband and it always brings us closer, so I encourage you to remember that special someone in your life and always make time for them. Show them your committment to the relationship by showing them how much you love and appreciate them.

So this concludes my lesson’s of marital romance series and it has been a pleasure sharing my thoughts, opinions, and marriage with you. I hope that this series has given you some insight to your own relationships and may it bless you and give you peace.

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Lesson’s of Marital Romance Part 4

In this lesson what are searching for what can make any marriage or relationship a good one. I hope you have learned from the previous lesson’s which are based on my experiences. The things we are going to talk about are dinners, romantic evenings, date nights, walks, and weekend getaways. These are all a part of a happy relationship.

Starting with dinners, they don’t have to be extravagant, and you don’t have to run out to the grocery store and buy lobster or shrimp. Any good meal can be cooked with what you have in the pantry and refrigerator. All you have to do is cook from your heart. Believe me, your significant other can tell whether you have put your love and heart into your cooking. After preparing the meal and making the table look enticing, you sit down with your partner and you enjoy your dinner. The conversation should be kept pleasant and do not, I repeat, do not talk about work, finances, or anything of the like. Yes, you can ask them how their day went but don’t go into details.

The conversation should revolve around the two of you and not just be one-sided. Tell each other how much you love them, or how good the food tastes. Always discuss things with your partner. Stare into each other’s eyes and remember why you fell in love with them. The dinner can only help intensify the relationship.

The next thing is to plan for romantic dinners. This will strengthen your relationship by showing the other partner how much you love and appreciate them. Make their favorite meal, candles, dim the lights, and have some nice romantic music playing. This will most always put your partner into a sensual mood. Spend the evening holding hands at the table and looking into each other’s eyes and always make eye contact when speaking or listening. That is a basic gesture of respect. Some of you can possibly get away with feeding your partner. Just a few servings will do. You don’t want it to seem like you have to force feed them.

Now that you have gotten past the dinners, how about having a date night. We all loved them when we were younger. Make a plan to go out somewhere with just the two of you. If you have kids, see if one of the grandparents will take the kids for a few hours so that you can reconnect with your significant other. Go out and have some fun, it doesn’t have to be dinner at a restaurant or anything, go to a carnival, go see a movie.

The whole point of date night is to reconnect with your loved one. Do some of the thigs you did when you first dated. Share all your interests in common. Remember to always compromise on the things that you are going to do that night. Never seem overbearing and controlling. Let your partner feel they are part of the decision as well. There are so many things to do and sharing your interest with each other will bring you closer too.

Another awesome thing to do with each other is how about taking a walk together. You can walk around the block, down by a river, lake, or pond, through a museum, there are endless possibilities. Conversations with each other while walking together can be so enlightening. Just keep work and finances out of the conversation. You fell in love with your partner because they had qualities you liked and admired. You can share positive things about work, like promotions and such, but never talk about negative things.

It doesn’t cost anything to go for a walk, and it shouldn’t cost anything to spend time with your loved one. So don’t make it about money. Talk about what each is into or their hobbies. Reconnect with them on a personal level.

Lastly, in this lesson, we want to talk about having a weekend getaway. Take the weekend off and go spend a couple of days with just each other. Maybe you want to stay cuddled up in bed the whole time or if you are close to a beach or river take a walk together. Just spending time alone together is a fascinating way to grow closer. Getting away from the stress at home, the kids, and sometimes the in-laws can make for a better relationship. My husband and I like to lay in bed and watch movies while it is raining or snowing outside.

Sometimes we lay in bed at night or in the morning and we talk. We talk about what we are going to do that day, how we feel, and sometimes we tell each other how much we love one another. So those weekend getaways can be something you could cherish and it gives you a new sense of meaning to each other. So, plan a weekend getaway once a month or every other month, but take time for yourselves without all of the drama and stress of everyday life. Until next time, keep those home fires burning and the love alive in your relationship.

Lesson’s of Marital Romance Part 3

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me on our journey of marital romance. First, I would like to apologize for not posting these last few days due to the sudden attack of the flu. I am back now and would like to continue our journey. I do hope that my lessons and posts have been insightful and helpful. Okay let’s get started with part three of our lesson’s shall we?

Everyone in any type of relationship loves to be acknowledged in one form or another. One form that I love is when I find little notes from my husband. He doesn’t have to leave or be gone from the house to still leave me little notes. They don’t even have to say much. Sometimes it could just be “I love you” and that simple form brings a smile to my face every time. You could even be the little note maker for your significant loved one. It doesn’t take much to make someone else feel good or brighten their day.

Wouldn’t you love to find a little note from your loved one telling you to “have a good day”, “thank you”, or even a “thinking of you”? It is the little things that we should cherish the most. It also shows that person that you appreciate them, think about them, and to some, it is a positive affirmation of how much they are loved or thought about. My husband and I constantly leave little notes to each other. We both have computers with messengers on them in the same room and while I sit at mine working, he will send me a quick little message telling me how much he loves me. It’s funny how one little message can brighten the day of another person. So, try it. Leave that person in your life a little note and see what kind of a reaction you get or how they respond to it.

The next thing is texting that person. With technology rising with new creative ideas every day, send a text to that person just saying “hi”, or “how is your day going?” and let them know you miss them or are just thinking about them. I know all of this should have been covered in communication, but to me, this is a whole other aspect of it. While you’re at work and taking that fifteen-minute break, text your loved one and tell them how much you are missing them. It doesn’t take much to do even with a sandwich in your other hand. Multitask people.

Texting someone at home while you’re away can make for a nice homecoming after a hard stressful day at work. I know it sounds so cliche but everyone needs some positive affirmation in their life no matter how bad or good it is. People think we need money, technology, or fancy things to be happy, but I am here to tell you that I live in a two room tent with my husband and two and three-quarter dogs on disability, and we still leave each other positive affirmations and little notes. We are still happy even being homeless. It is those simple little things that make a whole big difference in someone else’s life.

The third part of this lesson is even simpler. It is called making a phone call. One of the oldest ways of communication can be uplifting to someone’s spirit. Call that person just to say “hi”, see how they are doing? It is not that you are checking up on them or accusing them of something, it is just a caring reminder that “hey, someone is thinking of me today” and it feels so wonderful. Every time my husband and I are away from each we call each other about every two hours or so just to see how the other is doing or feeling.

It is so calming to hear my husband’s voice on the phone telling me that he was thinking of me, or that he loves me. It can make a relationship stronger and be appealing to each other. It draws the two fo you closer and builds an invisible barrier around you that no one can break.

Allow that person to know and feel how much you love or care about them. You appreciate or respect them enough to send them little notes, text messages, or even a phone call to see if they are okay or need anything. My husband and I both suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and these little affirmations make a very big difference in our lives. I encourage you to try it with that special someone in your life. Make a big difference in their life which will cause a domino effect and the world would be a better place. 🙂

Thank you for being here today and I want to wish everyone a great day and remember that there is someone out here who does care and appreciate you.

Lesson’s of Marital Romance Lesson 1

Today there are many relationships on the verge of divorce or separation. Why, because some people, whether it be your husband or wife, feels the relationship has run its course, has gone sour, or in most cases, it has become a strained relationship due to both spouses having to work to pay the bills in their household. I am writing this blog in hopes that it will help those who want out or have gotten to that point where they can’t take any more stress or heartache.

I have learned from past experiences in marriages that there are simple little things to keep the marriage alive, even in tough times. In this series of blog posts, I want to offer some advice or steps that you can do to make your relationship a little better or make couples become closer. Maybe this advice might even kindle that fire a little for both spouses. I wish every married couple could wake up next to their significant other and fall in love with them all over again. Can you see yourself remembering why you fell in love with that person? I know some marriages are joined because of money, but I find it hard to believe that most marriages are built around money. Whatever happened to courtship and dating? Don’t you want to fall in love for love?

I remember my first date with my current husband. He came over to my house and we sat watching movies and getting to know one another better. Which brings me to the first lesson of marital romance, communication. Can you say, com-mun-i-kay-shun? This is one of the biggest downfalls of marriages today. Yeah, I bet you thought it was cheating, right? No, it is the lack of communication that separates even the best of marriages. If you cannot talk with your spouse, or communicate, why did you even get married? You join together as one in holy matrimony but still act like there are two separate entities.

When you get together in marriage, the best part is talking to your spouse and finding out more about them. You should want to know what their hobbies are, their dreams and ambitions, or what they expect from you in return. I love my husband to death and would die for him because he knows everything about me. That first date, we shared our most intimate feelings and secrets. I told him of my traumatic past, every fine detail. I wanted him to know everything there was to know about me. I find it scary though that we have so many things in common. We just celebrated our third year anniversary back in October and do you know how we spent it? I made us a nice dinner and we laid in bed just talking. We make that a part of our everyday life, just talking.

You should want to talk to your spouse because then you would know where their mind is, how they are feeling, or even what their day is going to entail. Every day we talk to each other, and when our day is hectic, we still manage to stop what we are doing and say something to one another. This is how a good marriage is supposed to function. It is what keeps things interesting. Which brings me to the next piece of advice. Tell them you love them.

If you married your spouse because you fell in love with them, then reminding them every day that you love them intensifies the bond between you. They feel that you are still there with them. It reminds them of why you got married in the first place. I love my husband and we constantly throughout our day tell each other we love each other. If we didn’t, then there is a problem somewhere and we need to find it to fix it. Marriages are supposed to be happy and loving. Every day, no matter how we feel, saying “I love you” makes the day even better. Sometimes one of us will stop what we are doing just to tell the other how much we love them.

Love is a wonderful thing and I just wish every human on planet Earth would find that special someone or soul mate, just to be happy with life. Be happy with each other. Loneliness can destroy so many, but loving someone is the healing force to marriages. Tell that spouse every day that you love them. When you or your spouse are on your way out the door to work, stop and tell the other you love them. When you or your spouse come home, stop and tell them you love them. Keep reminding them. Make it a habit you can’t break and see how much better or stronger your marriage becomes. Three little words can make a difference in anyone’s marriage. Just do me one favor, don’t say it unless you really mean it.

A spouse can tell when those words have no meaning or are not heartfelt. A marriage is a living thing with a heartbeat that can die at any minute. Sometimes all the best life-saving measures can not resuscitate it or bring it back to life. Start at the beginning of your marriage telling your spouse how much you love them and keep doing it every day you are together. A marriage is a blessing and it should be treasured because so many will never have one.

The third lesson is to always tell your spouse to “have a good day”. I know it seems so simple but you would be amazed at how many people find it hard to say. It is called positive affirmation. It is basically a mind conditioning phrase that works wonders for a person. When you tell someone to have a good day, they, in turn, will believe they will have a good day and it raises their self-esteem. It also shows that you care how their day will go. My husband and I don’t work because we are disabled, but every day we tell each other to have a good day because it gives assurance of how our day will go.

Even if at the end of the day or part of the day we had a bad one, we still remember that our spouse told us to have a good day and it lightens the load a little. I thnk back to the beginning of the day when my husband told me to have a good day and it brightens my day back up. Always give your spouse positive affirmations to help them along the way. Show them how much they mean to you and that you wish them the best day ever.

So, if you are in a marriage or engaged to be married, please remember why you are getting married. Was or is it for love, or money? The wrong one can cause havoc and end pretty badly. I wish the best for all couples who are married or engaged and that they have a “good day”.

Stephanie’s Third Date

Stephanie opened her eyes and felt the ray of morning sunshine on her face as she remembered her date with Zack last night. She found the stuffed bear he won for her cradled in her arm and she lay there smiling with a sense of euphoria being that her second date had gone so nicely. She raised up in bed and sat the bear on top of her pillow as she climbed out of her bed and stretched herself before slipping her feet into her pink fuzzy slippers. Stephanie has never felt more rested than she did at that moment. She couldn’t keep the big smile off of her face no matter how hard she tried.

Stephanie put her robe on and made her way to the restroom before heading downstairs to meet the family for breakfast. As she walked into the kitchen, her father and mother were sitting at the table drinking coffee while Stephanie’s father was reading the morning paper. She glided by her father placing a huge hug around his neck and kiss upon his cheek before moving over to her mother and giving her a huge hug and kiss before settling down into her seat and opening a box a granola cereal. She made her bowl of cereal and sat quietly eating as her father asked her about her date last night? Stephane had stopped eating long enough for her to respond to her father’s question. She told him that they went to the carnival and rode the rides, played some games and that Zack had won her a stuffed bear. She informed her father that she had so much fun and enjoyed herself. Stephanie again had to reassure her father that Zack was a perfect gentleman and that was all.

Her mother then interrupted the conversation by asking Stephanie about her sleepover for that evening? Stephanie went into details about how it would only be just of few of her true friends and that they would order pizza and get a few movies out. Her mother was excited that Stephanie was going to spend the evening in with some of her friends. Her parents weren’t really sure about this boy because Stephanie has failed to introduce them to each other. Stephanie went on about how the girls would watch movies, do hair and nails, and pretty much what other college girls do for fun when there are no guys involved.

That comment brought a smile to her mother’s face as she was finishing up her coffee. Her father politely asked when they would get a chance to meet this boy? Stephanie stopped eating and looked over at her father and thought the worst. Is her father going to run this boy off, or would her father embarrass her in front of him? She hesitantly replied that she would talk to Zack and find out when a good time for him to come over would be. She would inform her father of the time and day so it would fit into his schedule since it was so important. Stephanie hurried up with finishing her cereal before running upstairs to get dressed for the day. She had plans to make and arrangements to be taken care of before her friends were to arrive.

Once she got dressed and did her hair, Stephanie got on the phone to Zack to see when he would be able to come over to meet her parents. After three rings his phone went to voicemail and she left a message asking him to call her and then she hung up. Before putting her phone down she called all of her true friends to find out what time they will be coming over and then she made her arrangements. While getting stuff together for her evening

While getting stuff together for her evening, her cell phone rang and it was Zack on the other end. Instantly the smile came back over her face and she could feel herself flush while listening to his voice on the phone. When she got herself together she asked if it would be okay with him to come over sometime and meet her parents? He didn’t answer so quickly but did respond within a minute or two telling her that he would be honored to meet her parents. They agreed on a time and day so she could inform her father and then they said their goodbyes to each other waiting for the other to hang up the phone. They just laughed between the two of them because neither of them wanted to hang up. Stephanie finally said a quick goodbye and hung up the phone fast, putting it down trying to resist calling him back.

She had just gotten things arranged when a knock came to the door. When she opened up the door she found her four true friends, Isabel, Marcy, Penny, and Ruby standing there with overnight bags in their hands. She invited them inside and told them where they could sit their bags. She closed the door behind them and then escorted them into the kitchen where her mother was and everyone said their hellos before going up to Stephanie’s room.

They got inside her bedroom and everyone kicked off their shoes to relax and lounged around the room chatting about their day. Marcy did make the comment how strange it was to be in college and still having sleepover’s and everyone just laughed. Stephanie reported to them how her parents want to meet Zack and that she had just gotten off of the phone with him setting the time and day up with him. Her own friends haven’t even met him yet because she has been trying to keep him a secret. They all knew that Stephanie was a virgin still and that her parents are so protective over her. They did understand being that their parents were overprotective as well, but none of them were still virgins either.

The girls hung out for awhile before Stephanie’s cell phone began ringing. When she picked it up, she noticed that it was Zack calling and nervously answered it saying “hello?”. Zack’s voice was so sexy when hearing it on the phone and when she asked him what he needed, he surprised her by stating that he was sitting in her driveway. She quickly ran over to the window and looked out seeing him standing next to his car and looking up at her smiling. She smiled back and told him she would be down in a  minute. Stephanie quickly hung the phone up and sat it down on her dresser. She nervously turned around and asked the girls if they were ready to meet Zack because he was parked in her driveway. All of her friends got up and looked out the window and saw this gorgeous guy leaning against his car waiting for Stephanie to appear downstairs.

They all got their shoes on and made sure everyone’s hair was good before running downstairs and out of the front door. They made it around the house to the driveway and Stephanie was met with a passionate kiss which made all of the girls stop dead in their tracks and start smiling making cooing noises. When Zack released her lips from that kiss Stephanie had to catch herself from the daze it just put her in. When she turned around and was face to face with her true friends she felt embarrassed but Isabel walked up and hugged her saying that it was okay and that they were happy for her.

Stephanie started introducing Zack to her true friends and then grabbed him by the hand and led him into the house where her parents were in the sitting room together. Stephanie walked in with Zack in hand and introduced him to her parents. Zack was very polite and said a warm hello to my mother and as my father stood up, Zack reached his hand out to meet his in a handshake while informing him it was a pleasure to meet Stephanie’s parents finally. She looked at her father and noticed that when Zack said that the expression on her father’s face was a welcoming one. It was the look of her father’s approval as he sat back down. We all sat for a few minutes chatting and Zack telling his life story to her parents before remembering that her friends were still outside.

They quickly got up and headed for the front door, but not before Zack turned to her parents and excused themselves and apologized for leaving so abruptly. Stephanie’s parents just smiled and said their goodbyes as the two kids walked out the front door. They got back around to the driveway where her friends were waiting for the good news. Stephanie informed them that everything went as well as expected. One after another, each girl gave Stephanie a big hug before leaning over and giving Zack a big hug.

Everything was going to be okay now and Stephanie lets out a big sigh of relief. Zack hung around for a few minutes more before heading out because he had to be at work soon. He leaned over and gave her another passionate kiss as if it were her first again and got back inside his car. Once he had his car started, Zack looked over at Stephanie and asked her out for a third date. Stephanie started blushing and while smiling she said “yes”. Zack then informed her he would be calling sometime tomorrow to set the day and time. He then backed out of the driveway and pulled off down the road. Stephanie’s friends were so happy for her and then they grabbed her and started back for the house.

Once inside her room, they all sat around asking Stephanie questions about Zack and their first couple of dates. She told them that the first date was simple and fun, but no kissing. The second date was the carnival and first kiss, where Stephanie started blushing again while telling them the story. Everyone could tell Stephanie was happy and that they were all happy for her. Ruby straightened up in her seat and told Stephanie that she deserved to be happy but just to be careful not to fall so fast. After that, the girls put in their delivery for pizza and got out some movies. The evening was about to commence.

It was late by the time the girls went to sleep that night because they had sat up talking after the pizza, movie, and doing one another’s hair and nails. They talked about guys and what to be careful for and look out for. It was much-needed advice for Stephanie. She still thought she was dreaming when it came to Zack. She couldn’t hardly believe that a guy could actually like her, but her friends reassured her and made her feel better.

The next morning when all of the girls were waking up, they noticed Stephanie sitting in her windowsill staring out at the sky and asked her if everything was alright? She looked back at them and said she had a bad dream and it bothered her so much that she couldn’t go back to sleep. They all got up and surrounded her trying to comfort her. When Penny asked her what the dream was about, all Stephanie could remember was that something bad had happened and that she would lose Zack. The girls comforted her and tried to reassure her that everything was going to be okay and that it was just a bad dream. They eventually made her feel better and everyone got dressed and ready to leave.

Stephanie had walked everyone to the front door and gave each of them their hugs and kisses before watching them walk down the drive to Isabel’s car. Stephanie waved at them as they started pulling off and then watched as they disappeared down the street. Stephanie being exhausted from lack of sleep went back upstairs and collapsed across her bed falling quickly asleep.

A few hours later her cell phone rang and it woke her up. Stephanie reached for her phone and answered it. It was Zack, and Stephanie instantly woke up saying”hello” to him. She sat up on her bed to talk to him and he was wanting to plan their next date. They chatted a bit and decided that they would go out again next weekend until her mother walked into her room. She wasn’t aware of the fact that her daughter was on the phone and apologized, but Stephanie asked Zack to hold on while she found out what her mother wanted. Stephanie looked at her mother and she replied with the situation of asking Zack to come over for dinner. Stephanie’s jaw dropped as she stared at her mother, but Zack being on the phone heard the question and politely said he would love too. Stephanie again stopped and then looked at her phone, smiled, and then informed her mother that Zack said he would be honored. Her mother said okay and asked if Wednesday night would be okay? Zack, hearing her on the phone said that would be fine and Stephanie voiced his answer to her mother who being satisfied with the answer then left the room closing the door behind her.

She was finally alone with Zack on the phone and began giggling because her parents are so fruity sometimes and Zack laughed with her. He turned around and told Stephanie that their third date was set and that he would be there Wednesday night for a good home cooked dinner. She told Zack that she thought it strange because her parents have never acted quite like that even with a guy being involved. They were just too nice. So after a few more laughs they said their goodbye and looked forward to seeing each other on Wednesday evening. Stephanie hung up the phone and went downstairs to see her parents.

Upon arriving in the sitting room, she was greeted by her parents who conversating and laughing together. Stephanie went and sat in a chair in front of them and quickly asked, “What’s going on?”. Her parents stopped laughing and asked what she meant by that question? She informed her parents that she thought it odd that all of a sudden they want to invite him over to dinner. “What is your plan or scheme?” she asked. Her parents just thought that it might be a good gesture to get to know him that’s all. Stephanie’s parents have never lied to her or steered her the wrong way so she accepted their answer and left the room.

The next couple of days were okay but just a little stressful waiting for Wednesday to get here. Stephanie attended her classes and saw her tutors and did her studying in the library on her breaks while sending cute little text messages back and forth with Zack. She tried to keep her mind on her studies but he seemed to have her attention whenever that little beep came in from her phone. He did seem to release some of her stress by occupying her mind with text messages and it became more of an anxious moment now wanting Wednesday to get her just so she could see him.

The sound of her alarm going off and her phone beeping, let Stephanie know it was Wednesday already. She jumped up out of bed, got in the shower before her little brother, and ran downstairs after getting dressed. She met her parents in the kitchen just like any other morning and sat down to eat her granola cereal, but this time she added some fresh strawberries her mother had on the table to her cereal. Her mother said “good morning” and asked if everything was okay? Stephanie was just excited because it was Wednesday and the look in her eyes her mother could tell why she was excited, but she just smiled and went back into the conversation with her father.

Stephanie informed her parents that Ruby would be coming to pick her up for school and that she was running a little late. While eating her cereal, Stephanie heard the horn from Ruby’s car outside and grabbed her stuff, kissed everyone, and ran out the door. No one knew what the day had in store for everyone, but it would be a day that changes many lives.

Stephanie ran down to the car in her driveway, opened the door, and while getting inside said her good morning to Ruby. Ruby knew what today was and she was even as excited for Stephanie as well. She was bouncy and giddy and making all these cooing sounds towards Stephanie to where it had her blushing again. They rode to school talking about the morning and what classes they had until driving through an intersection and not seeing the distracted driver heading right for them. They were hit on Stephanie’s side of the car and t-boned. The whole side of Ruby’s car was crushed in and compacted against Stephanie who had a bleeding cut on her head and unconscious. Once the car came to a still, Ruby was hunched over the steering wheel unconscious and Stephanie pinned in the mangled car unconscious as well.

People in other cars were stopping, getting out and trying to check on the teenagers who were unconscious. One woman got on her phone and called 9-1-1 while others were checking on the girls who didn’t seem to be responsive. The driver who hit them got out of her car with cell phone in hand asking if everyone was okay before going back to texting on her phone. Then came the sirens of both two ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks to the scene. The police wee immediately pointed towards the woman who hit the girls on her phone while the paramedics and firemen were trying to get the teenage girls out of the car. Ruby was taken out first since she was the easiest to remove. Then, the sounds of a cutter sounding as they had to cut Stephanie from the car still unconscious. Both girls were rushed to the hospital while the police were arresting the woman who hit them.

The phone rang in Stephanie’s house where her parents were engaged in conversation unaware that their daughter needed them. Stephanie’s mother answered the phone but after a few seconds of the conversation, she dropped the phone alarming Stephanie’s father to pick it up. It was a nurse from the hospital on the other end explaining to them that their daughter was involved in a car accident and that she was unconscious at the hospital. He immediately told the nurse they were on their way down and hung up the phone erratically. He informed his wife to get her coat and purse and that they were headed down to the hospital to help their daughter.

Once arriving at the hospital, the parents frantically asked where they could find their daughter and were immediately shown to her room. They walked into this cold, white covered room that smelled of disinfectant and saw their daughter laying in this white covered bed hooked to all these machines. Stephanie’s mother broke down into tears and immediately ran to her daughter’s side grabbing her lifeless hand. Stephanie’s father still in shock of what he was looking at walked over and leaned down to his daughter placing a kiss upon her forehead and quietly stating to her that they were there with her.

It seemed like hours before the doctor showed his face in the room explaining that the accident was very bad. The driver, Ruby, did not make it. She sustained internal injuries and after every attempt to save her life there just wasn’t anything else they could do. They could not stop the bleeding and she had died about fifteen minutes after arriving at the hospital. When asked about their daughter, the doctor informed them that she was mangled inside the car and was seated at the point of impact. Her neck was broken and she is paralyzed from the chest down, but his other concern was that she is now in a coma and he doesn’t know when she will wake up, or what brain damage she might have.

Stephanie’s mother broke down crying as she caressed the side of her daughter’s emotionless and still face. Her father still in a sense of shock sat down in the chair next to his daughter’s bed staring down at the floor trying to come to grips with what has happened. Soon after the doctor left, a nurse came in with Stephanie’s phone which had been going off for a while now. Stephanie’s mother remembered that dinner was tonight and gently took the phone from the nurse and called Zack. She told Zack what had happened and he alarmingly said he would be right there before hanging up. Both of Stephanie’s parents were distraught by this whole ordeal and all they could do was pray and be comforting to each other and their daughter.

About an hour later, Zack came sliding into the room and stopped dead in his tracks when he saw Stephanie laying there unconscious and still. Her mother informed him that her friend Ruby did not make it and that they were holding on to faith that Stephanie will pull through. Zack somberly walked over to Stephanie’s side and leaned down kissing her softly on her lips with her parents looking on in tears. He placed his forehead against hers and whispered softly to her that she is going to make it and be alright. Zack then sat in the bed next to her holding her and looking at her bandaged body. Stephanie’s mother apologizing to him that their dinner together was ruined, and then it hit him, dinner isn’t over. He thought for a minute and decided to leave and told them he would be back in about an hour, before walking out the door of the hospital room.

Stephanie’s parents could do nothing but sit and watch their daughter for any sign of life in her, but nothing came. Both of her parents were sitting on each side of her holding her hand and trying to make sense of everything. “How could this have happened?” Her mother asked. Stephanie’s mother so distraught even more to where Stephanie’s father had to comfort her and even remove her from the room until she could calm down. Once calm and a little more collected, both parents went back into Stephanie’s hospital room and again just sat talking to their daughter.

Then, about fifteen minutes later, Zack walked into the room with his hands full of bags. He walked over to the side of the bed where Stephanie’s father stood up to help him with the bags and asked what he was doing? Zack acknowledged the fact that Stephanie would not be able to talk or maybe even notice that they are there with her, but they could still have dinner with her and get to know each other better. Her mother smiled and grabbed his hand holding and squeezing it while telling him thank you.

They began moving a table next to the bed and setting dinner places for each of them before sitting down. They grabbed each other’s hand and her father said grace over the food and over his daughter before they started eating and talking amongst themselves. They were having that dinner that Stephanie was so anxious about and it ended up being quite nice. They asked each other questions and Zack was no more pleased than to answer them and the evening went on as planned. Stephanie’s parents got to know the boy who held their daughter’s heart and he got to know them. After dinner was done and the cleanup completed they sat around Stephanie talking and listening to the details of Zack and Stephanie’s first two dates.

It had gotten to be late into the night when Zack mentioned they should go home and get some rest while he stayed with her. He reassured them that if anything should happen they would be the first to know. Stephanie’s mother gave him a big hug and kiss on the cheek before telling him to not stay up so late and for him to get some rest as well. They said their goodbyes and headed out the door as her father turned to Zack and said they will be back in the morning. Zack smiled and then climbed onto the bed with Stephanie holding her and caressing her face as he spoke to her softly. He sat with her most of the night and whispered into her ear that he loved their third date with her parents and that everything was going to be okay before laying his head on hers and falling fast asleep.

Stepanie’s First Date

Stephanie was in her first year of college and has never been on a date in her life. She was so sheltered by her parents that she didn’t even know what guys were about. She was raised in an all-girl Catholic school so she was never in a mixed environment with guys. She was a casual girl who wore casual clothing on her feminine frame of a body. Her parents were so Catholic that her hair hasn’t been cut since birth, she had eyes that were like a doe, and never wore anything at knee-length. She was sort of conservative but there was always this curious side of her. She was more focused on school work than guys even though some of her girlfriends were against it.

Stephanie had plenty of girlfriends, some of which had been her friend since kindergarten. She wasn’t what you would call popular but she did have an assortment of friends. Some were those who like you because you had money, some were because of popularity status, and then she had real friends who didn’t care if she had money or where she came from. Those were her true friends that she could count on. Stephanie dealt with a battle every day around her popularity friends because they had no shame or morals and have lost their virginity already, some even more as sluts. She did not care for how they acted around guys and paid them no attention. She didn’t pick them, they picked her. It was always about social status with them.

Her money friends were no better than the popularity girls because all they did was flash it around and be snobbish. Stephanie is from money but she doesn’t flaunt it like all the rest. She has a savings account full of cash but she is a thrifty shopper always looking for deals. She was the one who liked to shop in thrift or bargain stores because they had good clothing also. It always made her friends so aggravated when they went shopping and she wasn’t interested in the clothing after looking at the price tags. Stephanie would pay on average about forty to fifty dollars on a whole weeks worth of outfits, so she couldn’t bring herself to spend forty dollars on a blouse that would hardly be worn. She only went to the mall with them to make them happy.

One day while at the mall, it was a Saturday I think, that Stephanie went with her friends. She walked around with them and while they were in a boutique shopping she would sit out in the seating area of the mall sipping on a diet soda. While she was sitting there, a very cute guy walked up and began talking to her. He seemed to be very nice and intelligent and then asked if he could sit down. Stephanie felt pretty comfortable talking to him so she said yes to him sitting down.

They sat there having a decent conversation while her friends were shopping in a nearby store. Everything was going great and Stephanie did all she could to not show how much of a true virgin she was. They kept the conversation pretty harmless and Stephanie was warming up a little to a guy she just met. They talked for a while before her girlfriends walked out of the boutique and saw her sitting with a guy. They immediately wanted to know who he was and did he have money. Stephanie left the comments alone and tried to end her conversation with the guy. When she got up and started to follow her friends he stopped her and told her his name was Zack and asked if she would consider going out with him. Stephanie started to blush but agreed. Zack smiled and asked for her address so he could come pick her up. She wrote it down on a scratch piece of paper from her purse and was still smiling when she handed it to him. He looked down at it and smiled back at her and said he would pick her up at seven o’clock and she nodded back smiling and blushing. Her friends saw the exchange of paper and wanted to know everything there was to know about the situation just because it would give them something to talk about, but Stephanie told them there was nothing to say and walked on.

When Stephanie got home she ran right upstairs to pick out an outfit for her date. After about thirty minutes she finally had her outfit which was more on the conservative side as to not give any mistaken signals. She laid her outfit across her bed and headed for the shower to get ready for her date. you could even hear her hum a little from inside the shower. When she stepped out it was all about powder, lotion, and a spritz of perfume to her bare body.

She wraps a huge towel around her and a smaller one for her hair and heads back to the bedroom. She gets inside her door right before her younger brother comes down the hallway. That was too close. She starts putting on her bra and panties before reaching for her outfit on the bed. She slips into her dress and puts on some nylons before slipping her feet into her flat dress shoes. She was a never a girl who admired high heels, she always bought low pumps or flat dress shoes. Most of the time she is in a pair of pink sneakers which goes along with her jeans and sweaters.

While she was spritzing some perfume on she heard the doorbell ring. Before anyone could get to the door she was down the stairs quickly and opening the front door. There stood Zack in a nice pair of slacks and a button down short sleeve dress shirt. She smiled when she saw him and noticed he was even wearing a pair of black dress shoes. She thought he looked very cute and respectful. He brought her a corsage to slide over her wrist before offering her his arm to escort her to his car. She felt kind of shy a little but soon warmed up and began a good conversation while riding in the car.

They soon arrived at the restaurant which wasn’t your average fast food place. Zack took her to a nice restaurant to impress her to which she was. Once parked, Zack got out and ran around to her side to open the door for her. She thought that he was such a nice guy. Her led her into the restaurant where they were seated and Zack offered to order for her which she was thrilled by. He ordered their food and sat staring at her and smiling. They talked about everything from where he went to school, what kind of job he had, and things about his family. He was quite the listener and answered all of Stephanie’s questions very politely. Stephanie was so pleased with how everything was going so far.

When their food arrived, Stephanie felt a bit awkward eating in front of a guy especially when she started to like him. The evening seemed to be perfect and she was definitely enjoying the conversation. She ate slowly and listened pretty much to every word that he spoke. Stephanie was becoming infatuated with Zack and began feeling comfortable around him. They spent the better of two hours having dinner and staring into each other’s eyes. Zack smiling and Stephanie blushing with every sentence he created. When they were finished he escorted her to the car opening the door for her and helping her inside. He closed the door and ran around to his side to get in.

They still had a good conversation on the drive back to Stephanie’s house, but before he took her home he said that he wanted to show her something which she agreed too. He drove for about twenty minutes before turning down a dark dirt road surrounded by trees. It was almost a spooky scene out of a movie but Stephanie didn’t seem to be worried because she felt safe with Zack. They drove down this dark road for about five minutes before the road came to an end at a clearing where they could see the lights from the city and all the stars shining so bright. The sky was so clear that you could actually see the layers of stars and most of the constellations.

Stephanie was taken by the picture of the night sky. Zack went around to her side of the car and helped her out of the car and led her to the front of the car where they would sit and admire the brilliance of the night sky. While sitting on the hood of Zack’s car Stephanie was admiring the view when she felt Zack’s arm surround her back and his hand rest on her shoulder. He pulled her slightly to him and she felt so good being in his arms. She looked at him and smiled when his free hand caressed the side of her face as he moved closer to her kissing her gently on the lips. Zack could feel her tense up as he pulled away. He asked her if she was alright and she told him she had never been kissed before. Zack smiled and apologized for kissing her when she stopped him and said she liked it.

They sat there staring at the night sky talking before Zack stated he should take her home because it was getting late. She agreed and he helped her off of the hood and escorted her back to the passenger side of the car. He closed her door and went to his side to get in and started the car. Zack drove her home and walked her to her door where he quietly asked if she would go out with him again sometime. She blushed and told him that she would love too. They leaned forward and kissed each other very slowly and gently before he left her at her door and walked back to his car turning around often to see her staring at him as he walked away.

She watched him get into his car and drive away before opening the door to go inside. She felt like a young school girl as she slowly and nonchalantly walked up the stairs and into her bedroom. She collapsed onto her bed kicking off her shoes and began rubbing her feet together as she thought about that kiss. Stephanie had never been kissed and found it to be so exciting that she looked forward to their next date.