My Lost Love

It was ever so dark that evening. It hurt to look at her. It
was like looking at my heart barely beating on the floor. I
couldn\'t stand it. Love never hurt me this much. I can\'t believe
this happened. Why me? Why her? Why us? In an instant it was
over. I remember the first time we met. It was actually kind of
funny. She was walking her dog. Actually, the dog was walking
her. I was reading a poem and walking along. When all of the
sudden, we collided. The second I looked up into her eyes, I fell
for her harder than an avalanche off of Mount Everest. I think
she felt the same way because we didn\'t look away for what seemed
like 5 hours. We talked in the park for about an hour and a half.

She told me her name was Kristeen Thorne and told me that she was
a new student at Orangeville High School; the same school I
attended. We found that we had six out of seven classes together,
which was a very good thing. I asked her to go out with me that

Friday night. We went to the movies first, and then we went to

Vinnie Vicci\'s Italian restaurant. The date was perfect and the
person I was with made the date seem like Heaven. We dated non-
exclusively for about one month. On our one month anniversary, I
gave her my letter jacket which I earned playing varsity
football. And while I did that, I asked her to date exclusively.

She answered my question so fast I didn\'t realize that she said
yes. We started going out together almost every weekend and
talked on the phone all night and walked with each other to class
everyday, and I gave her a ride to and from school everyday. We
had been going out for about 3 months. The student body voted us
cutest couple of the year. We had to get our pictures taken for
the year book. We went to the spring dance together and were
voted the king and queen of the dance. Then the school year came
to an end. That summer we spent most of the time together. We
went to Kyber Lake for the Fourth of July weekend. My dad let us
borrow his boat for the weekend, and we stayed at a camp ground.

On Friday, when we got there, I took the boat for a test drive to
see if it was still running. It\'s was working. I took her to the
little secret cove that only I knew. We stayed in that cove for
about 2 hours just talking and kissing and gazing at each other.

At that time, the only thing I was hoping for was that this
moment never would end. When I looked into her soft blue eyes, I
was completely under her spell. We would stare into each others
eyes and then kiss. Her soft, tender lips caressing mine, and all

I could do was watch the magic. She had this touch. It was like
an angel touching my soul. We went back to camp about 9 :30 p.m..

On Saturday, some friends came and camped with us for the rest of
the weekend. We were on the boat most of the time at the lake
skiing, tanning, and show- boating. The summer flew by faster
than light. When school started, our feelings had increased.

This year we only had 3 classes together, but it didn\'t affect
how much we saw each other. The first few months of the school
year went by really quick. Matt, my close friend, was having a

Halloween party at his house. We decided to go as Romeo and

Juliet. Everyone thought our costumes were cute. Matt, the smart
person he is, did not allow any beer at this party, but Kristeen
and I promised each other we would never drink at parties. We all
partied our hearts out, but in the end, Matt had one heck of a
mess to clean up. As the year went on, we kept the romance
alive. It finally got to our one year anniversary on December 17,

1998. For our anniversary I gave her a 1 karat diamond necklace,
and she gave me a 24 karat chain and in the middle of the chain
were both of our names connected with two hearts. Christmas came
around and everyone was in a holiday mood. My family celebrated

Christmas with a family reunion, and Kristeen\'s family