If there ever was a woman he wanted to go out with, it was Julie. How did God create such a beautiful face? They worked on several projects together, in the same office. When she was moved to the cubicle next to his, they saw each other a lot more. He loved her personality! And then there was her laugh. She actually laughed at his corny jokes, and the sound of her laugh was so beautiful, it was like music to him.
There was only one problem, Julie was 7 months pregnant. Julie told him she had always wanted a child, and never found the right guy, so she and her mother paid for the medical procedure to be done. He loved her boldness, but was he ready for this?
He hesitated, he wasn’t sure what to do. How would they kiss? They had known each other for months, when late one Friday afternoon, Julie peeked around the corner with a big smile on her face, (wow, he loved that smile!) and said, “Hey Steven, you want to go out on a date….or something?” His jaw dropped. How did she know? He stammered but said, “Yes!”
They went out for pizza that night (she was having a craving for pizza!) and talked about their hobbies. She loved science fiction movies, while his favorite genre was action films. He found out that they both loved First Nations culture, and anything to do with it. For more than an hour they talked about the movie, “Dances with Wolves”, and why they liked it or didn’t like it. They were both convinced the book had a better ending. Was he falling in love with her?
By the fourth date he knew it for sure. He was not only in love with her – he was madly in love with her. They were at their favorite place – a Greek restaurant (lately she was having a craving for olives), when she said, she knew what he was thinking. “You are awful quiet tonight Steven, because you’re thinking…. am I ready for this…..meaning being a father.” He was shocked that she knew this, but he said it was true.
They talked about it a long time. He told her flat out how much he loved her, but this was all new territory for him. She loved him as well, and said, “I wish I had met you before I had the procedure done…” Before long they stood up to embrace, well sort of, working around her tummy, it was sort of a hug. They did kiss, right there in front of everybody, but not too much. When they sat down again, she said as she rubbed her tummy, “Maybe we could start a rumor at the office, and I’ll call the baby Steven”. They both laughed so hard they almost fell out of their chairs.
When it came time for the baby to be born, he was right there by her side. It was the most amazing miracle he had ever seen. He hadn’t been a praying man but he was that night. They both cried and embraced, when baby Steven was born. It was the three of them in the hospital room, and that is how they began their life together.
Blessings to everyone and PEACE!
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