On September 21, 2011 I messaged this cute boy on tumblr who I had decided to follow that day. He messaged me back, introducing himself. I had had a bad couple of weeks and he could tell somehow. He asked how I was and I told him everything. He was so sweet and comforting, even though we didn’t know each other. That’s when I fell in love with him. But, of course I thought nothing would happen because we were just internet buddies and he lived several states away. We continued messaging on tumblr every day until the a few days into October. I had started dating someone because…I wanted to be with Roy more than anything but I thought it would never happen. So, I found someone who I thought could make me happy. This guy didn’t. He was completely the wrong guy for me and we didn’t last long. I didn’t hear from Roy the whole time I was dating this other guy. I later found out that it was because Roy had feelings for me..but I’ll get to that part of the story later. Anyway, the day me and this other guy broke up..I posted about it on tumblr. Well, Roy being the sweet guy he is..messaged me to see if I was okay. So, the messaging beginned again and it did for a couple days until Roy not so subtly asked for my number. Then we began texting off and on. I was usually scared to make the first move and text him first..so I usually waited for him to text me. One day when I was really sick he told me he would mail me soup. It was so sweet.
Now to the awesome part. One day Roy imed me on facebook. He had gotten a flirtatious anon message on tumblr and asked if I had happened to be the one to send it. I was completely oblivious to his feelings. I mean, obviously I was because I did not notice, even after that im conversation, that he liked me. I told him I didn’t send the message and we continued on with our conversation. The next day I made a post about how sometimes it is more fun to have a crush than be in a relationship, because with a crush there is always the excitement of seeing them and wondering how they feel about you. That night Roy and I were texting and he asked if I was talking about anyone in particular in this post. I said “well, um I was talking about you. I kinda um..have a crush on you. But I didn’t want to tell you because we were just tumblr friends and I didn’t want you to think I’m stupid.” (I was terrified to send that text by the way….I really wanted him to like me.) Well he said “Well, I definitely don’t think it’s stupid because…I have a crush on you too. :)) I was so ecstatic. I couldn’t believe someone as amazing as him liked me. We continued texting for a couple days..not mentioning where this thing between us was going when all of the sudden we started saying things like “I want to be yours.” and what not. We, however, felt we shouldn’t be together until he was here, in my town, in a close vicinity. Our first skype call was November 18, 2011. I was so nervous. I was afraid it would be awkward or we wouldn’t click the same way we had through text. But I was wrong. It was perfect. It wasn’t awkward. It was a great conversation. The next day Roy texted me and asked me to be his. I said, “but we’re far away.” And he said, “we’ll make it work.” And make it work we did :)
We texted every second of every day and for the most part, skyped every single night. We got to know each other better than anyone could. We developed many inside jokes and fell more in love with each other with each passing second. Though we were becoming closer and closer and talked every second…those were days when we were miserable. We missed each other. We wanted to hold each other, kiss…even know what the other smells like. But we couldn’t, because we were states away from each other. We had some fights, hard times, and even almost ruined it for good once. But, at the end of every fight and everything else, we always realized…we can’t live without each other. We stayed strong though it all, even though we were dieing just to know what it felt like to be in the same room.
Well, it finally happened. On September 5, 2012 Roy left his home to come here to be closer to me..and on September 6, 2012..he arrived and we shared our first kiss (finally)! We went on our first date the day after and have spent every second possible together since. Our first kiss, was better than I could have ever dreamed. Everything about seeing each other for the first time was perfect. Spending time with him makes me feel like the happiest, luckiest girl in the world. He is an incredible person and boyfriend, and I could not ask for a better guy to marry some day. That’s right, marry. I’m marrying Roy someday, I know I am. Because he is my soul mate, the love of my life, my other half, and my best friend. There is no one else on this planet who is as perfect for me as him.
I love Roy Runnels. And I’m so happy to finally make the 9 months of distance worth it, by staying by his side forever.