Mario and I exchanged messages around June of this year. But, the messages were sent way before then, Mario sent me a message a year earlier that I didn't respond to. So, now it is 2006 and I was living at home b/c of college money was low. So, I was online one night bored to death and I get this message from bluboi60. He was really polite and respectful. He wasn't into the "let's have sex or Damn you sexy". So after a couple of messages back and forth we decided to exhange phone numbers. This lead to many nights on the phone until the wee hours of the morning. But, we both managed to make time to talk even if we were tired. I felt like I was 13. Going to sleep on the phone and seeing who would hang up 1st after counting to 3 we apart of our routine.
By the time August came around, I was moving back on campus and he was coming home (from Hawai)i before he was to be deployed to Iraq. I forgot to mention he is a Marine. But, the night before I moved in, we spent some time together but not much. I brought along my best friend Champagne to give the sign to run or stay. But we had a good time. The next day he was leaving to go to Selma and I had to move my things in. So, in order to get some extra time in he helped me move all of my heavy stuff. While at my dorm, people took notice that there was an attraction.
In September, we begin talking about a possible relationship. I thought things would go smoothly. Plus we talked everyday. This was a hard decision for me mainly because he was leaving for Iraq in a week. Then his birthday was the following week. So, we decided to let things fall into place. He accused me of not wanting him. This was our 1st major discussion and in my mind a basis to see how we would work out our differences. This discussion ended both of us realizing if were to start a relationship that it would be harder than others based on the distance between us.
In October we declared ourselves as a couple that was in love. The distance between us made us both fall harder than what we were used to. He would be able to forget he was at war and clear his mind of what he saw everyday on the battle field. He said one day, " The thought of you keeps me alive."
November and December have been sort of hard. I want to have my man by my side as much as he wants to be here at home enjoying the holidays. I know that GOD sent him to me and I didn't have to look for him. The love that we share is genuine. The fact that we love each other as much as we do keeps us grounded. GOD has told us both what he expects for us. We are talking about getting enganged when he makes it home in March. A possible wedding in 2008 or 2009. But we will keep you updated.