Before Reading:

Who is in the picture? Describe what they are wearing. What are they doing? What does she have in her hand? How do they feel?

Jane met Peter in high school. It was their junior year. They were both in the same History class. One day after class, they started talking. They quickly became friends. A few months later, Peter asked Jane a question.

“Jane, will you go to Prom with me?” he asked her nervously.

“I’d love to,” Jane agreed. They had so much fun dancing together. After Prom, they started dating. Some people found out. Peter told his friends.

“Oooo,” said his friends. “Peter’s got a girlfriend!” They were making fun of him. Peter didn’t mind because he felt great. His friends weren’t being mean. Rather, they were happy for him. Sometimes boys don’t know how to show their emotions. They knew how nice Peter felt when he was with Jane. So, they were celebrating. They just did it by making fun of him.

Peter and Jane continued dating throughout all four years in college. They went to different universities, but continued to visit each other on school breaks. When they graduated, they both moved back home. Peter got a job as a Pharmacist, and Jane became a teacher. Two years later, Jane had a question to ask Peter.

“Peter, will you marry me?” She asked confidently. It is an old traditional for a man to ask a woman to marry him. But, Jane was not into old or traditional things. Instead, she was practical. She was intelligent and knew what she wanted. One of the things she wanted was to get married and have children, so she did.

“Yes, I will.” Peter said. He loved that Jane said what she thought and asked for what she wanted.