→ 13 Jun 13 at 7 pm
My sweet man and I have made it three years today!! Three years?! I am kinda in shock, mostly how far we’ve come, this year we have made leap and bounds. Most importantly, we started living in the same place and this anniversary we are actually in the same country, a first for us. This was our first anniversary and last year I was in the UK. He got stuck at work late and now I’m “patiently” waiting for him to get home and tomorrow we have the day to spend together, which I am beyond grateful for.
He planned a surprise for tomorrow, we are really trying to make this anniversary something considering the last two, but the best part is that he doesn’t think this is our anniversary. Three years ago today we first hung out together and had our first kiss. I knew I wanted to be with him that day and I knew the feelings were mutual, but we agreed not to be together because he was deploying the following month. Nevertheless, every day of his pre-deployment leave we spent together, we told each other the truth-we are in love, and when he deployed I waited for him. He can say his R&R is when we officially got together, but thats bullshit we’ve been together for three years now, I wasn’t going anywhere.
Derek and I have our issues, but when things calm down we know why we are here and how we have made it through so many of my family struggles, his deployment to Afghanistan, the difference between him being in the Army in NC and me going to art school in Chicago, and so on and etc, we have made it through because of our fierce love and determination to make things work. I believe in a relationship both parties need to really want it, really want things to be the best possible, and we do.
We have known each other since I was 17, a high school junior dealing with too much at one time for anyone and he was my go-to, this boy I met in gym class became my savior and basically has not been anything less since then.
More mush and spam to come. Obviously, I am in a lovey dovey mood.