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' "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor My covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD.' ~ Isaiah 54:10

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"Most people never meet their heroes;
I grew up with mine." ♥

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You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not. ~ Jodi Picoult

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ Winnie the Pooh


She's Shy, I'm Shy

September 9, 2017


There's a shy girl in the corner. Peeking out at the giggling groups of girls clustered toward the middle of the brightly-lit, square room. I'm standing in another corner, glancing up from my textbook. She looks a lot like me. Standing by herself. In one resolute moment, I tuck the ring-bound book under my arm, and stride over, watching out for any wastebaskets or stray book bags blocking my way. I come within two yards of the shy girl, and suddenly my mouth refuses to cooperate. 
   Come on! I urge myself. But my stuttering has already kicked in. My mouth opens and closes, and my head bobs as I try to force a simple greeting from my lips. The girl glances over, sending me a shy smile. 
   "Hi!" Triumph! "I'm Annaliese. What's your name?" I smile wide, both from my accomplishment, and from the look on the girl's face as I introduce myself. She's obviously never had someone initiate a personal conversation with her before. 
"Paige." Her eyes brighten. 
   "That's a great name! How old are you?" I try encouraging her into a conversation.
"I'm 14." 
   "Neat! I'm 15. But I still think of myself as 14." I wink, and glance out at the mass of girls in the center. 
"Do you live around here?"
   "Yeah, on Key Street." 
"Really? I live one street over. Carlson Street. In the big tan-colored house." My brain searches for another subject, but Paige beats me to it.
   "Do you have any animals?" She asks quietly, looking at me in interest. Apparently the idea of a neighbor girl excites her. Well, she's not the only one.
"Yes! A dog named Sheba. Do you have any siblings?"
   And that's how the conversation went. Steadily building up a new friendship. And it all started with: She's shy. I'm shy. Seriously, we should meet. 


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  • AbigailSauble

    Yeah, same. ;)
    God bless!

    over 2 years ago
  • Starborne Scrolls

    I have these sort of small, awkward conversations all the time, and animals are always my "go-to" subject XD

    I think it's great to have something to relate to! God bless!

    over 2 years ago
  • AbigailSauble

    No offense taken. ;) I took it from my own "introverted" experiences, in which small talk is extremely common. So it's not so "10-year-old minded" as you may think.
    Have an excellent day!
    God bless!

    almost 3 years ago
  • -Foxmillionaire-

    This kinda sounds like a conversation 10 year old kids would have, not teenagers. No offense

    almost 3 years ago