Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.
Our words were:
because, challenge, clock, enjoy, few, going, hard, many, maybe, meaning, missed, other, perhaps, regular, road, strength, suggested, support, surgery, taken, words
The Birthday Party Part 26 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25)
As Ginny climbed into his vehicle the nurse leaned in and suggested she take it easy the first few days and slowly build up her strength. The surgery had been hard enough on her, but recovering from the infection of the burst appendix had made it much worse.
Ginny didn’t argue with her because she was still feeling tired and resting would definitely help her get back to school earlier. She was scheduled to go back on Monday, but perhaps she might have to wait another week to rest up so she felt up to going back to school full time.
On the ride home Ginny didn’t say much. She didn’t feel much like talking right then. Getting dressed was hard even though she had help. She glanced at the clock on the dashboard and then closed her eyes since she had a half hour ride home. She knew that Thomas had planned a special meal for her and she wanted to enjoy it, but she was just so tired.
After a few minutes of driving Thomas asked her if she felt up to the meal or should he cancel it till she was feeling stronger? Ginny didn’t answer right away as she thought about it. She didn’t want to disappoint Thomas, but she was exhausted. The surgery and infection treatment had taken a lot out of her.
“Thomas would you be very disappointed if I asked you to wait, maybe a few more days. I think the first few days home will be quite a challenge. I don’t even have anyone to support me as my mom is so sick herself. Her nurses most likely are not going to take me on as well. I am on my own and no you know you won’t be able to help me. We aren’t married yet and so you can’t help me dress and bathe. You do understand my meaning right? We made a decision to wait until we were married before getting intimate. They may have just been words to you, but to me it means something.”
Thomas took his eyes briefly off the road to grab her hand and squeeze it. “You mean everything to me and that was a decision we made together and it means a lot to me that you would accept my decision to remain celibate until I am married. It is a part of my faith and has a lot of meaning in my religious beliefs. I love you Ginny and I thank you so much for agreeing to wait for me.”
“Thomas! Watch out for the other cars on the road. You just missed that last one while you were looking at me. Let’s get home in one piece please. Do you think we can just get some regular take-out for dinner tonight and save the special dinner? There will be many other dinners as we grow old together. I love you too, but please keep your eyes on the road from now on.”
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