A contest entry on It isn't funny
|“It isn’t funny!” I was embarrassed that Bob was laughing at me. Normally, he was kind and caring but this time he couldn’t stop laughing. Deep inside I knew that what I did was somewhat ludicrous but I thought that he would understand. After all, we were in love and about to get married.
“But, darling. It is funny! You didn’t have to do this to get my attention. I love you just the way you are. But, dear, you’ve got admit that what you have done is funny and I’m afraid to say it, somewhat tragic.”
“Please, Bob. I did this for you. You still love me don’t you?”
“Of course I love you. I will always love you but what you have done does affect our future.”
I walked away from Bob. I felt humiliated and so alone. I thought that nothing would change what we felt for each other. I would have to try to make it better. But, what could I do? Our wedding was only a week away.
For the following days, I changed my schedule and did everything I could do to change Bob’s feelings about me. I began running in the morning, eating less throughout the day and taking more vitamins.
Our wedding was now only a day away. I felt that I had done everything I could to change my appearance and look like I did before. I looked in the mirror on the day of the wedding and I thought out loud, “Yes, now I look as I did before.”
Dad walked me down the aisle and toward Bob. When Bob lifted the veil to kiss me, he cried out, “Darla! You are so beautiful”
You see, I threw all of my cosmetics away and was now just little old me!