One night of fun!

The following is a very powerful story, that I feel is very important for all the young Tewahedo Orthodox girls who may feel a one night of fun is all they need to enjoy life. I hope and pray this story reminds you it’s not. To all the parents who say NO to their kids when they have too and are raising their kids with strong Christian values, may God bless you. Enjoy!

Jenny was so happy
About the house her parents had found.
For once in her life
It was on the right side of town.

She unpacked her things
With such great ease
As she watched her new curtains
Blow in the breeze.

How wonderful it was
To have her own room.
School would be starting;
She’d have friends over soon.

There’d be sleepovers and parties;
She was so happy.
It’s just the way
She wanted her life to be.

On the first day of school,
Everything went great.
She made new friends
And even got a date!

She thought, “I want to be popular,
And I’m going to be
Because I just got a date
With the star of the team!”

To be known in this school,
You had to have influence,
And going out with this guy
Would sure help her out.

There was only one problem
Stopping her fate.
Her parents had said
She was too young to date.

“Well, I won’t tell them
The entire truth.
They won’t know the difference;
What’s there to lose?”

Jenny asked to stay
With her friends that night.
Her parents frowned
But said, “All right.”

Excited, she got ready
For the big event,
But as she rushed around
Like she had no sense,

She began to feel guilty
About all the lies,
But what’s a pizza, a party,
And a moonlight ride?

Well, the pizza was good,
And the party was great,
But the moonlight ride
Would have to wait

For Dan was half
Drunk by this time,
But he kissed her and said
That he was just fine.

The room filled with smoke,
And Dan took a puff.
Jenny couldn’t believe
He was smoking that stuff.

Now Dan was ready
To ride to the point
But only after he
Had smoked another joint.

They jumped in the car
For the moonlight ride,
Not thinking that he
Was too drunk to drive.

They finally made it
To the point at last,
And Dan started trying
To make a pass.

A pass is not what
Jenny wanted at all,
And by a pass, I don’t mean
Playing football.

“My parents were right…
I am too young.
Boy, how could I ever,
Ever be so dumb.”

With all of her might,
She pushed Dan away.
“Please take me home,
I don’t want to stay!”

Dan cranked up the engine
And floored the gas.
In a matter of seconds,
They were going too fast.

As Dan drove on
In a fit of wild anger,
Jenny knew that
Her life was in danger.

She begged and pleaded
For him to slow down,
But he just got faster
As they neared the town.

“Just let me get home!
I’ll confess that I lied.
I really went out
For a moonlight ride.”

Then all the sudden,
She saw a big flash.
“Oh God, please help us!
We’re going to crash!”

She doesn’t remember
The force of impact,
Just that everything
All the sudden went black.

She felt someone remove her
From the twisted rubble,
And heard, “Call an ambulance!
These kids are in trouble!”

Voices she heard…
A few words at best,
But she knew there were two cars
Involved in the wreck.

Then wondered to herself
If Dan was all right,
And if the people
In the other car were alive.

She awoke in the hospital
To faces so sad.
“You’ve been in a wreck,
And it looks pretty bad.”

These voices echoed
Inside her head
As they gently told her
That Dan was dead.

They said “Jenny, we’ve done
All we can do,
But it looks as though
We’ll lose you too.”

“But the people in the other car!?”
Jenny cried.
“We’re sorry, Jenny,
They also died.”

Jenny prayed, “God, forgive me
For what I’ve done
I only wanted
To have one night of fun.”

“Tell those people’s family
I’ve made their lives dim,
And wish I could return
Their loved ones to them.

Tell Mom and Dad
I’m sorry I lied
And that it’s my fault
So many have died.

Oh nurse, won’t you please
Tell them for me?”
The nurse just stood there.
She never agreed.

But she took Jenny’s hand
With tears in her eyes,
And a few moments later,
Jenny died.

A man asked the nurse,
“Why didn’t you do your best
To bid that girl
Her one last request?”

She looked at the man
With eyes so sad.
“Because the people in the other car
Were her mom and dad.”

My Tewahedo Orthodox Sisters, as you can see, a simple one night of fun can be devastating and life shattering. Always be cautious of your actions and the decisions you make. Please live all the days of your life by following God and His ways.

“Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.” – Deuteronomy 11:1 NKJV

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