Gilbert and I began our love story many years ago, on November 24, 2007. My sophomore year, his senior year in High School he had just gotten over an awful break up. He was horribly upset, he was always getting broken up with. He didn’t understand why. I was just the little sophomore friend that he talked to occasionally. I also happened to be interestingly smart, this later came in handy. He was studying for his SAT and I of course, jumped on the opportunity to help him study. I did. We talked, and it was just a friend thing. Trust me, I was just happy to talk to this guy. He was a big crush of mine when I was a freshman, you know, one of those guys you are like “oh GILBERT, he’s such a cutie”. Well anyway, when the break up happened I was right there to help him out. I wrote him a little comic of us doing silly things like playing on tire swings, eating tamales etc. I thought it would just cheer him up. Then he surprised me, he wrote back! He wrote his own comic of us doing similarly silly things. That’s when I took the initiative to give him my phone number, as friends (but what I hoped would soon be more). He thought (and still thinks) it was the cutest way ever that I gave him my number, I had the little comic boy as the comic girl for her number and she gave it to him :) So anyway, things progressed and I decided to tell him that I liked him and see what he said. I was so nervous, I told him I liked him, again, through the comic! He thought it was adorable, and said he did in fact like me too!! It was amazing, seriously. I had never had anyone like me, that I knew of anyway, and then all of a sudden the boy of my dreams had a crush on me. He gave me my first kiss in the rain right out side of my chemistry class. It was remarkable, but I was so nervous I kissed and dashed to my chem class. Eventually he asked me to be his girlfriend, my first boyfriend, and I immediately said yes. Of course I thought he was great, but I never thought that years later he’d still be mine. We had a great time his senior year and then finally, summer came and he had decided to join the Marine Corps. We had been fighting a lot before boot camp and it was really rough. We were stuck in a rough patch. However, we finally got out of it and are here today. He was deployed and I still loved him with every fiber of my being. He is my rock that I lean on whenever I’m in trouble. I never imagined I could love someone the way I love him, and I couldn’t wait until he got back so we could get engaged and later married. Well here we are, married, in love and fighting to be together every step of the way. No matter what, it seems the cards are never in our favor and he’s getting stationed further away from where he was now. But I won’t let that stop us from being together. I want him to be the father of my children and the man I wake up next to every morning. Gilbert has not had an easy life, and it makes me love him even more. He deserves every good thing in the world, and I hope that I can be the good thing he wants for the rest of his life.
The last time we were together!
He makes me adventurous!