My Kylie was all smiles when we picked her and her young man up at the mall after the movies. They were talking back and forth excitedly about the movie when they tumbled into the jeep filled with unconfined excitement. From there they told us all about what they watched. We took our time driving to Radley’s house to drop him off then we made our way home.
“So tell us more,” I urged Kylie as she sat in the back seat wearing a quiet smile.
“He was very kind and polite mom. He held the door for me…everything. He was a real gentleman.”
“That is good to hear,” said Mr. Divine.
“I watch what you do daddy. If they don’t match you then they are not good enough for me.”
My laughter filled the vehicle when I looked over and saw the look of shock on Mr. Divine’s face at Kylie’s comment.
“Kylie…” his words stopped because he didn’t know what to say.
“I saw how much happier my mom was after she got involved with you. I noted the way you behaved, treated her and I knew this was what a real guy was supposed to be like. So I looked for that type of guy.”
There was a peacefulness in her answer. “So far that is the way Radley is and right now we fit. We’ll take our time and see how things go.”
“That’s always the best way,” said Mr. Divine.
“When I met your mother I knew she was the woman I was going to marry but your mother needed time to get used to me. Never rush, let things come to you and in time things will settle into place.”
“Okay daddy,” said Kylie in a cheerful voice.
My little girl was happy in her new relationship and I was happy for her.