More Than Summer Love

By Mayra, age 18, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

While many girls searched for their summer love, I continued to pray for the guy who would be my all time love, the one I could spend my summer, fall, winter and spring with. I didn't bother to look, I didn't bother to stress, for I knew that if the right time came around, the guy I needed would find me. To my delightful surprise, I found him without knowing that soon sparks would flare and we would be one.

Starting a new job was exciting. I met all my co-workers and we hit it off pretty well. My assistant manager and I exchanged emails and we soon became friends on MySpace. As I checked her profile I noticed a family picture within her album. The picture was of her and her two siblings, a younger brother about my age and an older sister. I immediately sent her a message with my obvious concern for the gentleman in the picture. As I expected, she told me that indeed it was her brother and that he was also single. I guess I made it pretty clear that I was physically attracted to him, so she rambled on slowly telling me how good of a guy he was, and so many other great things. My interest grew, and soon I felt that I needed to meet Mr. Perfect.

It wasn't until about two weeks later that she told me he was going to stop by the store where we worked. Apparently she had already given him a quick 411 on who I was and how I looked, so this made me feel as though I needed to look my best. I still remember that day ... god, I was so happy and bubbly. I hadn't even met the guy and I was already feeling those stupid butterflies. That's how I knew that this guy wasn't your ordinary average Joe. I knew he was special, even without knowing him.

As I headed for work, I kept telling myself not to be nervous. That became really difficult when I knew perfectly well that I was running the chance of him not liking me. With emotions running high and my heart beating fast I got to work. I tried to keep my cool so that my assistant manager wouldn't notice. She wasn't a big help, because instead she told me he would be stopping by any minute.

Oh, my. I wanted to hide under the carpet and act as if I wasn't there, but that was impossible, so I looked at myself in the backroom mirror and gave myself a confidence boost. I walked out of the room and headed towards the cash wrap, and then I noticed him approaching us. At this point, I felt like my stomach was going to fall out my behind and onto the dirty carpet. But instead I looked him in the eyes as my manager introduced us.

Wow. I was mesmerized, literally. We shook hands and that was it. I felt like this was all we needed. As he left and I stayed behind I couldn't resist a smile; I couldn't help but feel so alive. I hadn't felt this way in such a long time that the feeling was unbearable.

About 10 minutes later, he was asking for my number, and we soon began texting each other. As the night grew old, Christian and I continued to text. I could tell that we were both trying to get to know each other and that made me feel good inside. The following night, he came over to see me for the first time. We had our first kiss, and we then began our relationship from there. I guess we took things really fast, but to be quite honest I do not regret it. Because today, I can proudly say, I love Chris with all my heart and I wouldn't trade him for anything in this world.

In such a short amount of time, he's won over my heart, mind, and soul. Every time we hang out or even see each other I still feel those stupid butterflies. I don't think that's ever going to change because that's just what his love does to me. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us, for I know that with him the possibilities are endless.

Christian, you're more than my summer love ... Baby, you're my everything.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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