My story goes all the way back to the ninth grade. I was happy, excited, and nervous. I’ll always remember this day as an embarrassing yet funny memory. It was a regular Friday night at my church sometime in February. Before the service, I clearly remember watching the guys playing basketball. I was only looking at one person, Christopher Singh. All my other friends were playing spin the bottle, upstairs in the bedroom, but I chose to stay behind and watch the guys play basketball. After praise time, we had arts and crafts night.
Our Pastor, announced that we would be making Valentine’s Day cards for the people we love. Once he said this, I thought, “Maybe today was the day that I would reveal my crush on Christopher Singh! ” I thought long and hard, about what I was going to write in the love note. After thinking, I went to Christopher’s brother, Brandon. I asked him what Christopher’s favorite color was. Brandon said it was light blue. My heart fluttered, and my stomach did a somersault, since light blue was my favorite color too. Feeling extra confident, I grabbed a light blue pen and pink paper.Order now
I wrote down these words, “Dear Christopher, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you. You make me smile! Love, Lisa. ” After I wrote those words, I took all the pretty markers that I could find, and started decorating the card with hearts and other decorations. Then our Pastor announced that he was going to collect the cards. At that moment I didn’t really know why he was collecting the cards, but I gave it to him anyways. Once he collected all of the cards, he brought out the stapler and started putting all the cards up.
Once I realized what he was doing, my heart beat rapidly, and I freaked out! That card was only for Christopher to see. If Pastor Peter put it up, then everyone would be able to see it, and they would make fun of me. I quickly started brainstorming ideas on how I could get the card out of Pastor Peter’s hands. I then ran up to Pastor Peter and tried stalling, but he said he was too busy, and told me to talk to him later. I carefully watched Pastor Peter, as he read all the cards and then put them up. After millions of cards he finally lifted my card from the pile and started reading it.
While he was reading, I noticed that he snickered and shook his head. I was confused why he snickered, because it was a serious and romantic note. After he put up all the cards, he announced that we could start reading everyones cards. I desperately searched for mine, and found that he put mine right above the dry erase board; the most noticeable place in the room. People started gathering around the card, and Christopher approach the card. The older boys started making fun of Christopher. He then turned around, looked me straight in the eyes, and said, “Lisa, why would you do that?
That is so embarrassing. I don’t even like you! ” He then stormed out of the room. I just stood there. All my friends came up to me, and tried to comfort me. I remember I started bawling. I ripped the card down, and ran to the bathroom. After I calmed down, I went back into the gym, and waited for Christopher to apologize. From opposite sides of the court we made eye contact, and he gave me the angriest look ever. I then got mad. I marched up to him, threw the note at him, and said, “Happy? I took the note down, meanie! ”
As I look back to that day, I realized that I had a lot of guts writing that card. I also had a lot of courage when I threw the note at him. Even though it was 1 year ago, Christopher and I still get made fun of because of that note. That card was my first heartbreak, but it was funny and embarrassing. I think that day was full of different emotions, but by far it is one of my cherished memories. Today, Christopher and I are good friends. We look back and laugh at that card, because in a way, it made our friendship stronger.