- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
Hello, Hive! I’ve been lurking the past few days, and now I’m making my introductions. I don’t know where to start! I’ll start with how Fiance and I met…
We were 12, in junior high. In fact, he was my first boyfriend. However, the girls used to tease me, and I broke up with him after a few days. The look on his face :’-( We stayed friends, though, and I got to know him on a friends level. Even though we were just friends, we talked on the phone all the time that summer. When he found out I was moving across the country, he took me to Six Flags.
We lost touch, but he still kept up with how I was doing because we have a mutual friend. I moved back to Texas a year later, and he somehow found out my unlisted number a few months later. He called once, to tell me his mom was sick (cancer), and how he still loved me. He said he was dating a girl who reminded him of me. I couldn’t believe he said that! He never told me exactly how he felt, although I kind of knew. I ended up in the DFW area to take drivers ed the summer I turned 16. I met up with him and our friend, and he took us to a movie. When he dropped me off, he asked if he could give me a hug. When I left town, I saw him one more time. He made me a tape of an artist he knew I liked. I listened to that for a long time!
Fast forward 17 years. He found me on Facebook, and all he said was “Hey stranger.” The instant I saw that, I KNEW exactly what he wanted. I sent him a message catching him up on what all had happened with me, and sent him my number. We’ve talked every day since then. He asked me if I had ever been married, and interestingly enough, neither of us have ever been. He said he was hoping to save getting married for me. After all that time…20 years!! He said he STILL loved me, that he never really got over me.
For the first six months of our relationship, we were apart. He was in DFW, and I was in my tiny town three hours away. We talked, texted, IMed, or Skyped every day. Then, one day, he packed up his car and moved where I am! We knew early on where our relationship was going. He proposed a year after he moved, and now the wedding’s set for 2014! I’m so excited! Our story is so unique, and that’s what makes it ours!