Tim was the son of a pastor. He was being mentored by his dad. He and his dad were sharing in the pastoral duties. They also shared in the preaching. They traded off preaching. On a week that he was preaching, he met a new family.
This included ali. She was sweet. She seemed really nice. She had caught his eye. He had no idea if it was a momentary thing. He had no idea if something would come of all this.
Ali liked tim. He seemed nice. At this point they were just checking out churches. One could not base a decision over what church to attend based on how cute the pastor’s son was.
She knew that her parents would take Manny things into account before deciding on what church to attend. Ali knew that even if they ended up going there, that hardly ment that they would persue a relationship.
She had to remember that there were circumstances she had to consider . she had special needs. That might impact things between her and tim.
For all she knew , tim might have just been friendly. It might not have ment anything. Even if it did meen anything, it might be a momentary thing. He might lose interest. She decided to dial her enthusiasm back a bit.
She chided herself. She sometimes let her imagination run wild. She certently did that in this instance.
She tried to keep her feelings to herself. She tried to not think what she found herself thinking. She tried to move beyound it.
The mid week service arived. Tonight his dad was conducting the service. Tim tried to not think about ali. For all he knew, she would not be there. He had no information either way.
After a light dinner, everyone in yhe family headed over to the church. He helped his dad get ready for the service.
The service began at six thirty. People usualy started to flood in from ten off six to right before the church service started. Sometimes after the service started at times. Tim saw people start to come in.
Tim and his dad greated people as they came in. Then after a time, ali and her family came in. He had wondered if he would see them again. He thoughts there was a good chance that they would come back. He had no evidence definitively rather or not they would come back.
Hear they were. They had come back. No assurance that they would become full time attenders or members but this was a good start. This was a good first step.
His dad went over and greated them. He shock there hands. “Welcome back. It is good to see you. ” his dad said. “It is good to be hear.” ali’s dad said. They engaged in smal talk for a bit. Then the pastor went back to getting ready for the service.
Tim then went over to greet them. “Hi. How is everyone tonight ” tim asked.his dad shock his hand. “We are doing well.how are you tim?” her dad asked. “Doing good. ” he said.
“Thats good. So do you work as well as go to school?” rick larson asked Tim. “Yes i do. I work as an overnight manager at the shop and go grocery store. ” he said.
“You must keep prety buisy?” mrs larson said. “I do. I dont mind. I like to keep buisy. ” tim said. ” do you fibd time to sleep? ” ali asked. “Not as much sleep as i like but i make it work. ” he said. “We know what that is like. ” ashly said.
“Do you work as well as attend clases?” tim asked ali. “Yes. I work at the public library. I work three daysys a week so it work. I can do homework at the same time. ” she said. “You have plenty of reaerch material. ” tim remarked. “Oh i do. “She said.
After a few minutes he sat down.the service started. He realy wanted to get to know her more. The more he talked to her, the more he wanted to get to know her more. He felt a connection to her. He had no idea if she felt that connection. It might be all in his head.
They had just met. It might just be first encounter feelings.he had no idea. He knew he did feel something. He had a feeling it was not a transitory thing but was something that would endure and build on. He realy hoped that that was the case.
It was still way too early. He probably should not alow his mind to go there. He did never the less. He let his mind wonder. He wondered, could this be the future Mrs watters. He tried to not keep thinking things like that. He still did despite his attempts not to.
The service started. His dad started the service off with announcement then he opened in prayer. Ali was glad that they had come back. She was glad to see him.she was glad that she got to talk to him.
She noticed that his dad’s preaching style was very simular to tim. She wondered if tim patterned his preaching after his dad. They seem to have verry similar personalities. She liked the elder watters preaching, she really liked Tim’s. Both did really well.
She was one who paid attention to detail during surmons. She was an avid note taker. He was preaching on the life of abraham.he preached on the battle of the kings . this was when Abraham rescued lot. She was really focused on the message.
She felt that she liked the message. She felt that she would be spritualy fed at this church. She knew that her parents had not yet made a final decision rather or not they would attend hear. It seemed promising that they would. She suspected that this might become there permanent church home. She was starting to hope it would be.
During the prayer time the men and women split up. The ladies stayed in the sanctuary. The men went down in the basement. The two groups split into smaller prayer groups from there.
Tim joined his dad, rick larson and a few others. He liked rick. He seemed like a nice guy. He thought like he would be a great farther in law. That was thoughts for another time.
After the prayer time,he talked to rick larson. “So, are you adjusting to livng in the area?” he asked rick. “So far. So far i have not had time to notice the area but so fat so good. What i have seen of the area,i like. We lived on a good street. It semms qiet. ” he said.
“That end of morisville is fairly qiet.”the pastor said. “That seems to be true.”rick said. ” you picked a good neighborhood. ” tim told him. ” thats what i have gathered.” rick said.
Aftet a while,they went upstairs. The pastor closed the service in prayer. The service was adjurned. Alli realized that she needed a “break” she was going to seek out her mom for help. Tim headed for her.
Shr tried to keep away from him. At least until she had had her “medicine” . she was able to wisper to her mom. They left the room.
He really hoped to be able to be able to talk yo hher before she left.after a few minutes she came back in. She seemed different. “Hey! How are you?” she asked. “Really good. You?” he asked.”i am doing well. ” he said.
“Did you have clases today? ” she asked. “This morning.i try to have a light shedule on wendsday becuase the service. ” he said. “Makes sense. “She said. “Did you have clases today?” he asked. “I have two. I get out at three. I had plenty of time. ” she said. “Thats good. ” he said.
She said her goodbyes. They left. He did really like het. The more he talked to her, the more he liked her. He hoped that she felt the same way. He suspected she did.
They went home form church. She did like him. Right now it was a simple crush and she knew it. She also knew that it could change.
She went to see her sister. ” ash! Do you think i am marriage material? ” ali asked. Ashly saw the hurt in her eyes. Ashly gave her a great big hug. “Of course you are. You will make a great wife!” ashly said.
“Will anyone give me a chance? ” ali asked. “It might not be as big of an issue as you think it is. Tim seems like a really good guy. ” Ashley said.” what if he cant get passed it?” she asked. “Give him a chance. You never know until you try. It is a risk. You have to decide what is a bigger risk. What do you fear more. Risking embarrassment, heartbreak or risking tim slipping away. What if someone else gets to him? Are you ok with that?” ashley said.
“I wont be able to keep this from him forever. ” ali said. “He will find out eventually. That is unavoidible. ” ashley said. ” yea. I know your right.” she said.
Alison was not sure what to do next. She would consider both options. She hoped that he and her did have a chance. She had her doubts. She really wanted it to work out for them. She really did. She was not certin.
If he rejected her,would she be ok with that? She really had bo idea. A part of her really wanted to avoid him. She wanted to run away..she really did not want to do that. She had no idea what she would do. Only time would tell.
Ali considers rather or not to pursue a relationship with tim. Tim likes her with every time he spends with her. He has no clue about her secreet.