Our story starts some time around December 2008. I was a senior in high school (17) and he was, I believe, a junior (16). We’re only a few months apart in age. Well, we met through less than happy terms. The guy I was dating (for nearly two years) was best friends with his ex and I became friends with her out of respect for him. She was dating a guy and I only knew him as Kyba. Kyba and Jordan eventually had a fallout and split. She called me crying, begging for my help and I hesitantly agreed. Kyba and I did not get along at first. There were arguments and verbal lashings. I could not understand how she could have dated a man like him.
After the two split, I realized their breakup was her fault. She had been less than faithful to him and believed she could get everyone on her side if she made up some ridiculous sob story. I apologized to Kyba and he instantly forgave me. I assumed that would be the end of our time together, but instead, we managed to continue talking, eventually becoming friends…our feelings soon blossoming into something more. Of course we were afraid. He had just been used and I was with someone who I blindly assumed was perfect in every way. Skipping ahead, Kyba and I finally admitted our feelings for each other and believed we were meant to be together. No one understood me the way he did and vice versa. The problem keeping us from being together was my loyalty to the man I was with at the time.
Kyba understood and after a few months of ‘courting’, he decided it would be best if he stopped talking. He had met someone and was going to try and work things with her. I gave him his space, but always kept an eye out for him if he ever needed a friend. We did not talk for three years after that. Three years of pain on both our ends. He stayed with her and I jumped through two other relationships.
At long last, in August 2011..a few days before my birthday, Kyba and I began talking again. We were more than thrilled to be friends once more and I found out the girl he was with had left him after taking his money and cheating on him. I was in a relationship (long distance) with an old high school friend who was currently in the Navy. Kyba told me he would be there as a friend should I ever need one and promised never to abandon me again. It just so happens…the guy I was with decided to leave me after 6 months together. He broke up with me the day after my birthday. I was heartbroken, obviously, but Kyba was there to help me through it.
Most people said I was crazy for moving on so fast, but I loved Kyba for years and was willing to take the risk of moving on. ON Sept 3rd, 2011… the day he was leaving to Iraq, he asked me to be his and I accepted. Thing is…we’ve never ever met in person. Our only conversations were through IM, text, phone and then skype. First time we met was through Skype and the moment I laid eyes on him, I fell deeper in love than I had ever been before. Life has not been easy for us and we came to terms with that. On December 6th, 2011, he surprised me by showing up at my house for his two weeks of R&R. He came home an entire month early. Those two weeks, we were inseparable and didn’t want to be, to be honest. We loved every minute together and it felt right.
We’re planning on getting married as soon as possible when he returns from Kuwait in April. I’m so thankful to have someone as special as him in my life. He truly is a blessing not only to me, but to everyone he comes in contact with. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.