Love at the Library :Part III

Thanks for your patience! Last week was a busy week and I decided to take a brief break, but I’m back to finish the end of the beginning of our love story…

The Call

I was stopping by the library to meet Ade and we talked until the end of his shift. I was headed to perform in one of my all time favorite shows, Sarafina! with the St. Louis Black Rep and I told him I could drop him off on the way. He jumped into my boat old school Lincoln and we headed in the direction of his residence. We got so caught up in talking that he didn’t tell me which exit to take until we were past the exit ( insert sigh of annoyance) and so we had to take what felt like THE longest detour of my life . I dropped him off and skedaddled to the performance hall to make it just in time for my call time.  Shortly before places I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize. I checked my voicemail, it was him.  The first time he called! Hooray! Up until then we communicated through e-mail correspondence. I called him back quickly to tease him about the call and hurried to my place onstage…

Fast forward to a couple days later. We closed at one theatre to be mounted at another. I had been consistently working on my fitness so I took a walk after curtain. My thoughts were racing. I hadn’t talked to Ade since that first call. Should I call him back? Why hasn’t he called me back? I took the time to stop thinking about everything and just say a prayer. It was somewhere along the lines of ” God, you know I’m used to being in control and making things happen. I’m tired up being the pursuer. I want to be the pursued. It’s in your hands, I’m gonna fall back.” I left it at that and before I got into a good walking pace, the phone rang and it was him! Won’t he do it *cue shouting music*! He was calling to… ask me on a date…for breakfast. I had to consciously make an effort to contain myself from screaming yes.

I told him I was working out and I would call him back soon. I got off the phone and jumped, skipped and danced my way through Forest Park. I didn’t know it yet, but I was about to go on my last first date…

Have you ever had to have a little talk with Jesus and get out of your own way? Tell me about it in the comments below. How did it work out for you?

One more post in the Love in the Library Series, Don’t miss out! Catch Part 1 and Part 2!

6 thoughts on “Love at the Library :Part III

  1. I love, love, love this story! Maybe because I love libraries and books? Perhaps because I am really fond of the real-life characters in the story? Yes, but no. I love your way with words! Please continue to tell stories. Write, tell, act, perform…. We need you to do ALL that!


  2. Pingback: Love at the Library: Part IV | leavealilroomforgrace

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