They won’t always feel this way.
Standing in the back of the auditorium was the usual little gang of 7, 8, and 9 year olds. Most of their conversation centering on one thing. Football cards. Which rested safely, (under strict instruction of their parents until after the service), in the albums they held protectively in their grasp. Shirts a bit untucked by now. Hair disheveled. They anticipated one thing. Church over. Trading begun.
All at once one of the boys uncharacteristically changed the subject. What else do little boys have to talk about? Well, listen in…
“Hey, have you seen the picture of Natalie and Daniel in the bulletin?”
“Why are they in there?”
“Don’t you know? They’re engaged! They’re going to get married.”
Silence for a moment.
Then one of the younger ones pipes up. “Oh, I hate when that happens. It ruins everything.”
About that time they look up and see Daniel walking up the aisle towards them.
“There he is!”
and another adds in a very sad tone, shaking his head from side to side…
“Things will never be the same again.”
Do you think one day their perspective of love will be different?