In honor of Valentine's Day, I figured I would blog about my hubby and I's love story. Just last night we were talking about how far we'd come, how we've changed, and just how amazing it is that we are finally married.
As some of you may know, my hubby and I met when we were in highschool. Going back to those days, I would have never thought 5 years later we'd be married. We met when I was a freshman, and my hubby was a junior. We met then talked online for about a week before he asked me to be his girlfriend. I was basically floating on cloud nine because not many freshman had upperclassmen boyfriends, especially as handsome as mine! We were together all throughout the end of the school year, and right before summer....he broke up with me!! We were laying on the floor in my bedroom when he did it. I remember instead of storming off and being mad, I bawled my eyes out and clung to him. Must have been an awkward moment for a boy who was trying to get away!
Us way back when:)
After that aweful evening, we were on and off for the remainder of his highschool career. He was always the one guy I could go to with anything and he'd be there for me. I guess at the time we just weren't meant to work out, we were meant to go out and explore before settling down. Well after my hubby graduated we started getting very serious again. I helped him through all his struggles with his parents, and choosing what to do with his life. We got into a fight though, which made us slowly grow apart. And then way sooner then I would have wished for, he left for the Army. We didn't get a good-bye...he was just gone. I was devasted, I knew deep down I was in love with him, but we'd been through so much hardships I just couldn't see it working out now that he was gone!
After awhile I got another boyfriend, I guess just to cope with the fact that my (future) hubby had left. Everything was going great until one day I received a letter in the mail. It was from my hubby. I had a surge of emotions sweep over me..happy,scared,nervous. I stared at it forever until I finally got the nerve to open the three page letter. Besides telling me his day to day duties at basic training he completely spilled his heart out to me. He wanted to go back to how we were his junior year, that I was the only girl that truely unerstood him and was there for him. I was brought to tears and didn't know what to do. At the time I didn't think we would be able to make it..but my heart told me we would. I stuck with my brain though and wrote him back that I had a bf and was happy.
After basic he came home for two weeks. We ended up meeting up and ever since that day we started talking on a day to day basis. While my then bf was at the desert I would meet up with R*(my hubby) and go to dinner( I know, I know, bad girl right?) We were inseperable and knew we just had to give it a shot. I soon broke up with my boyfriend and decided to give R a shot. I couldn't control my emotions whenever he left to airborne school. But he did manage to call/text me all day everyday and we made our relationship grow that way.
During one of his R&R's♥
In over that two years that we were together, we saw each other maybe 4 months. R* was on the east and I was still living on the west coast. Then he deployed for 15 months which was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. Yet we still made it, and will be spending our FIRST Valentine's day together. I'll have him in my arms on V-day this year, not 5,407 miles away! No one thought we would make it, but we sure did prove them wrong. We know we can beat the odds, and are so happy to finally be married.
My name is Miranda Jean. I am married to a soldier in the US Army. We are high school sweet hearts, and have had each others hearts for over four amazing years. I never imagined I would be living the life I live this young, but I would not change one thing about it. I am the biggest nerd, and love everything about school. I am majoring in nursing and cannot wait to see where it takes me. There has been so many bumps in this road I'm traveling but it is finally starting to level out. My husband is back from his first fifteen month deployment, and we are living life day by day. I know there will be many more challenges up ahead, but I know we can make it through anything. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org...I'd love to hear from you!