I remember the feelings of youthful adoration for a lovely girl. Oh, my goodness, I was such a happy guy. I was dating a girl that I thought the world of at that time. She was so pretty. I could not believe she actually agreed to go out with me, more than once even. Her smile lit up my days and nights. Her songs made my heart leap out of my chest as I felt so secure in our relationship. We enjoyed many happy times together, at least I thought so. A young man is not always the brightest person in the group.
Well, I enjoyed the time we had together. I suppose we were not romantic. God forbid, I should have not been a gentleman with her. I respected her and her family. Once again, my church influence was a problem. She went to church with me once. At least that was the way I choose to remember it. Or maybe that didn't happen. I do know one of my good church friends asked her out on a date and that was the end of that relationship. That hurt. Of course, something similar happened again and again in my life.
Time is a blanket that covers past pains, but not completely.