Dear Reader, thank you for taking time out to read my last blog. This is the concluding chapter of Baby steps, one chapter in my first novel She Smiled, Part 1. Hope you enjoy the continuation of Chloe’s life journey.
Chloe invited Akin to meet her mother the next day. Mama Joe was kind as usual, welcoming him with warmth into their home. He thoughtfully commended her kindness and her delicious food. Every day, Chloe was looking forward to the walks to the library together with Akin. Oh! The joy of talking and laughing. Knowing that he would soon leave for college, she was keen to make the most of the time she had with him. Things went so fast within a short time and one evening when they were together, Akin like a shot asked:
“Chloe, would like to go out with me?”
Although Chloe was enjoying his company. She was not expecting any question relating to a committed relationship. Fear gripped her stomach! Chloe cleared her tight throat and said,
“Can I consider it?”
Akin, so sure of himself with his happy face, said,
“Take your time, not too long. I am leaving for college soon.”
Holding her hands, Chloe filled with mixed feelings nodded with a “Yes, sure.”
At home that evening, Chloe withdrew, and Mama Joe could not reach her. Chloe tried to pray, but she was so confused. “How can I like him? I can’t have him. Am I not young? I’m too vulnerable to understand what to do.” This was too much for Chloe, who was only a few weeks from her nineteenth birthday. Amid the discontentment in her heart, the gentle voice of the Saviour spoke. “I have loved you will an everlasting love. I gave you the emotions. I can handle it.” Soon she felt a fresh assurance and boldness to deal with the situation. She like a ghost stood up, took a sheet of paper and began to write to Akin.
I appreciate my friendship with you, and if truth be told I would love to take it to the next level. Though, I am worried that we are not on the same page. My faith is the foundation of my life, and I base all my choices on my faith. Even though I would have loved to take you up on your offer, I know it would hurt Jesus. The lover of my soul as we do not have a common understanding of my faith. I would in actual fact love you to have an encounter with my lover. You will never regret. I will still be your friend if you would have me, but I can’t go to the next step with you.
Thank you and much appreciated.
Chloe handed Akin the letter the next day. Although Akin’s reactions were not obvious, she was sure he would have misunderstood her. But she had decided, and the door had gone out of business until she was sure about his stance with the Saviour. Akin left for college without a goodbye. Chloe remained a faithful friend to him. No matter what happens, she would always welcome the decisions he made. She knew in every respect well she still had a soft spot for him.
Thank you for enjoying baby steps 3… Chloe seems to have enjoyed her newfound relationship, but decisions had to be made. What is going to happen to Akin? will they get back together again. Find out from the book “She Smiled. Hope we are able to encourage our children to put godly valves first at every crossroad. Love your comments and likes. Kindly subscribe to my novel blog and share with others.