When I was 17 in 1999 I was in a Juvenile Detention center in Colorado. I was a lost and confused teen who got in trouble, but I wasn't there because I broke the law. I was there because I was in state custody and ran from every home they put me in. I became pen pals with a male inmate. We then became good friends, and continued to write even after I was released. He was just as lost in this world as I was, and that gave us a common ground.
I moved to Massachusetts 6 months after I was released, and we lost contact. I came back to Colorado in 2001 for my best friends wedding. I went into a gas station and there he was standing behind the counter. We instantly reconnected, and I spent my whole week of vacation with him. We had so much fun, and it was amazing just being around him. I returned to Massachusetts, as I had a job and all my personal belongings there. A month later I put my 2 week notice in and bought a plane ticket beck to Colorado. He was getting a duplex with some friends, so I stayed with them.
We aren't married, a simple way to put it is we want to have a private wedding and honeymoon all in one in Ireland. Of course we will have to do one in the U.S. for the family to be part of. We can't afford it, and don't want to put ourselves in debt to make our dreams come true. The wait has been long and hard, however we figure in the next couple of years we will be able to afford to do what we want to. On May 19th 2011 we will be celebrating our 10 year mark. It's been a long journey, but well worth it. We have had our rough patches, but we have had even more great moments together. We have 2 beautiful boys (8 and 4) and a love for one another that I truly believe will last a lifetime.
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I look fwrrd to it!
I will be hit and miss til the end of April. Will chek as oftn as I can. So keep the storys and charitys comin!
Thanks for sharing a cup of coffee with me! Make it a grate day!