Stephen and i were friends for about 3 years before we actually started dating. we were friends through friends so we werent hanging out all the time but from time to time. i was not attracted to him but he says he always had a thing for me.
i was playing in a soccer tournament and he was just there with his friends to drink and have a good time. i saw him on the boardwalk on the first night and i happened to see him through the crowds of people. my eyes followed him until my mouth opened and i screamed his name. he turned around confused but i walked up and did the whole “how have you been?” kind of thing. so since we both agreed that it has been too long that we have seen each other that we were goign to hang out the next night.
so we met up and went to the tent he and his friends were staying in on the beach. we got a kinda rowdy and hit the boardwalk. i had already been attached to stephen but i was unsure about what was going on between us so in order to figure it out i asked him to play 20 questions. so we got to asking and answering and i looked into his blue eyes and absolutely fell in love. so he asked to go on the beach and i agreed and soon enough we found each other on the life guard stand having our first kiss :)
stephen was in a really bad car accident in november which suspended him from leaving for boot when he was supposed to so we were not positive if he was going to actually be able to go to boot or not. with 3 weeks left for his eligability for the Marine Corps he got the phone call saying he was leaving in 2 weeks. we were only together for 1 month before he left for bootcamp.
It sucked…but i was lucky that he loved me as much as i loved him when he left because that is what got us through those 3 months. Stephen Richard Winther is the love of my life and i wouldnt want it any other way <3