tabitha and angel

Ok, here goes...As a young girl I always pictured falling in love would be like a fairy tale. Marrying your first love, your high school sweetheart. As a teenager it seemed silly that I would meet this dream guy, fall head over heels for him, get married and live happily ever after. Until the day I met my dream guy...I was 15 years old when I walked into Blockbuster and met Angel for the first time. I'll never forget how I debated with my sister on which location to go to, I wanted to go to the one closest to our house and she wanted to go to the one further out. She won, thank God! I waited two days to make that first call but chickened out. So my sister called him for me while pretending to be me. Luckily he wasn't home and he ended up calling me back later that night. My Blockbuster boyfriend and I spoke on the phone everyday after that. A month later we had our first first kiss.We were together for a year before he left to boot camp to become a Marine. That night he left was the hardest night of my life, until the day came that he was deploying to Iraq. I'll always remember that feeling I felt on a daily basis. Wondering every second if he was ok. Days going by without speaking and wondering if he was even alive. Eight months later he was back :) He was living in California and I was in Florida. We tried to see each other at least once a month. About a year later he was sent back to Iraq. And then sent overseas again for another deployment. For four years we were a long distance relationship. I was often judged and asked "how do you do it"? My answer was easy, I love him. There is no one else in this world I would trade him for. I was 18 when he proposed, 21 when we moved in together, and 23 when we got married. We've been married for almost 3 years and he is still in the Marine Corps. His job has him away from home (very) often and it gets really hard being alone. But, that is the sacrifice I make for our relationship because he is worth it! He's my best friend. Our relationship may not be perfect, but it's ours. So sometimes fairy tales do come true. I got to marry my first love, my first kiss, my everything. And to top it off, he looks really hot in his uniform! ;)