“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.”
Of course everyone loves their own love story, but I feel my husband and mine’s is super special.
Justin & I attended school together since I was in second grade. We grew up a few streets away from each other and we never really knew each other until my senior year in High School. Justin was the best friend of my friends boyfriend, ya dig? The beginning of February 2010 we were supposed to go on a double with them, but they ditched us leaving us alone.
We went to see Dear John and the movie theater and ate dinner at Taco Bell. The entire time I think Justin said 5 words. I was panicking. I am a talker and find silence super awkward. At the end of our silent first date, he leaned in and kissed me and I have never been so confused in my life!
A couple weeks later (February 25th, 2010) he asked me to be his girlfriend and that was how it started.
Now, if only it was that simple. Things got pretty complicated. I was leaving for college at Texas State in August, while Justin still had a year of high school. After high school Justin joined the Air Force. We were off an on for a few years during this time.
After tech school Justin got stationed in Japan. I was heartbroken. We didn’t know what to do. He wanted me to come with him, but I wasn’t done with school and did not want to leave Texas. So he left and it was hard. We were on again off again.
The timing was just never right for us and long distant relationships are very hard. Especially living two, very different lifestyles. We hit a couple bumps and became more off again than on again. We broke up for a solid two years without communication, which was the longest we had ever gone. And even though we dated other people during this time, Justin always had my heart and I always had his.
He happened to get stationed in San Antonio after he left Japan, which I believe, was God bringing him back to me. We reconnected and everything was right in the world. Looking back I wouldn’t change a thing. We grew up, we grew as people, and I think our years apart really made us appreciate each other. It was all God’s plan. Proving to me that whatever is meant to be will always find a way. I am so blessed to have my high school sweetheart as my husband.
LANco- American Love Story is a perfect song to narrate our love story. Take a listen –>