Marco and I met our freshman year of high school (2003). I found him very attractive and sweet, but I have always been a really shy person so I didn’t do say anything about it. Our school didn’t have sports but him and some of our friends played football during lunch. Two of my girlfriends and I played with them, and I always loved that he was the only guy that looked good changing out of their sweaty shirts;)
4 years of high school went by - we were friends (he had become like a brother to me), we had our own bfs/gfs, pretty much lived our own lives.
After high school, I left for college and I had heard that Marco had joined the Army. I worried about him every day! I didn’t like that he had joined, but just prayed like crazy when he was deployed. We kept losing contact, but always managed to get back in touch.
July 2008 Marco came back into my life at the best time possible. I was going through a bad breakup and he definitely saved me from my depressive state. He was there for me the whole time, he distracted me so I couldn’t think of things, he listened to my ranting, and held me when I cried. (side note: i remember the day of the break up I spent the day with him. i was on my way home when i started crying again so i called him “alright ash. it’s ok..come back right now. u can come with me and the family to the movies. but come back right now.” - i did.) anyways, we ended up spending every day together..it felt great to have my best friend back, and around when i need him.
So, 11pm one night, his mom called me for one of our normal conversations. Then, all of a sudden she started talking about how happy she had seen Marco lately, how happy she was that we had found each other again, and how excited she was to see what the future held for us. I was in shock. In my mind Marco was my best friend, and like my brother, and here his mom was talking to me about a future for us?? I simply giggled and said “yea..umm we’ll c”. I immediately called him and told him what had happened. He asked me what I had told her and I said I had been speechless since it was so unexpected. Then he asked me what I would respond now, since it wasn’t out of the blue anymore. I laughed and didn’t know what to say. Well, we ended up discussing it but didn’t really do anything about it.
I went to San Antonio with Marco before i moved, and we had our first kiss on August 6, 2011. It was the most special moment of my life, and I replay it in my head often. We didn’t officially get together until September 14, 2011. I was scared of the relationship, even though it had already seemed like we had been in one. But I gave in to his crooked little smile, honey eyes, and amazing personality. How could I keep saying no?:p
We are still in a long distance relationship, and I hate it…but I love him. And that’s all that matters. <3
1st picture of us everrr - friends since 2003:
what took so long? :) <3: