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In LoveBy Alyssa   6/29/2009
I added him to my MSN account in the summer before 8th grade. He was a family friend of my best friend Eileen. She had known him since she was a little kid, and told me that I should talk to him. Since she was my only friend who actually used MSN, I figured I might as well just add him just to see what he was like. Who knew my life would change forever.
We started chatting, and I was so relieved to find that he spoke fluent English because at the time my Spanish was limited to "Hola!" He asked me to send him my display picture. (For those of you who don't know, on MSN there is an option where you can set to have the person your chatting with see a picture of yourself). I didn't think to much of it, so I sent it to him. He just said, "Wow Alyssa you are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen." We were so young and since he already had a girlfriend, I just rolled my eyes.
We continued to chat all through 7th grade and 8th grade. Then during summer before 9th grade, my best friend and I convinced my parents to let me go with her family to Mexico. While there, I was presented with the opportunity to meet my new friend, but the plans fell through at the last minute and I was wasn't able to meet him. When he found this out, he was devastated. I just thought it was weird because he kept telling me he thought he was falling in love with me. How can you possibly love someone you have never even met?
Well, Edgar and I continued to talk all through out my freshman and sophomore year of high school. We talked about everything! It was always so easy with him. He sent me songs that reminded me of him, and we always sent each other updated photos. His life was so exciting to me, because he was 2 years older and lived in such a different culture that it was easy to find something to talk about.
For me the relationship was pretty platonic, but for him (at least what he told me) it was everything but. Then my sophomore year, everything started to change. I experienced immense personal loss and found out I was sick. Both of these things made me learn many things about myself. I realized that Edgar came online every single day to talk to me. He knew absolutely everything about me. I guess because it wasn't face to face, our relationship just flowed so much easier. And I realized that against all odds, I was truly in love with someone I had never met.
I was able to overcome my illness and after much begging, I was able to convince my parents to let me go to Mexico for a second time with my best friend and her family. After much debate, I decided not to tell Edgar I was coming. I thought it would be a great surprise if I just "popped" in unexpectedly. His family was invited to Eileen's Father's 40th birthday party, and I hid in the house while all of the guest arrived. I finally saw him pull up with his family, he saw Eileen and hugged her, and then I walked out. When we saw each other, for the very first time in our lives, it was a feeling I will never forget.
After 3 years of deep conversations all I could do was hug him. My heart was beating so fast I thought that I was going to pass out. Edgar, his cousin Sergio, Eileen and I, spent most of the party inside talking. I was so relieved to find that the conversations with him were so easy! We laughed and took pictures, and got to know what the other person was truly like as a person.
Then, just as we were starting to have a really good conversation, his parents came in and said it was time to go. I was so bummed because it had only been like 3 hours! I said goodbye and just sat around. Then, about 10 minutes later he came back in, saying he could just spend the night at Sergio's house! I was so happy and surprised that he was willing to do all of this for me. That night was wonderful. We danced the night away and he gave me one small kiss on the cheek goodnight. It was magical.
The next morning very early I was woken up by Eileen's grandma. She rushed in the room and was speaking very rapidly in Spanish. At this point I was becoming fluent enough to understand that Edgar had jumped her 6 ft high fence and was waiting outside to talk to me. I ran out of the house, without even brushing my teeth and flew to the porch. And there he was waiting with beautiful flowers and a handwritten card just for me! I was so surprised and happy. He couldn't stay long because his dad was coming to get him very soon. I said goodbye, knowing our adventure had just begun. When I got inside I read the card. My favorite line read:
"Thank you for giving me the best gift of my entire life. You. I love you baby."I turned so red that everybody made fun of me for the rest of the day! That vacation was the best 16 days of my life. I saw Edgar many more times. The first time he kissed me was the most magical moment of my entire life. When he finished I could barely open my eyes, and when I finally did, I saw his face smiling at me. Leaving him was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do, I still cry just thinking about it.
I was depressed for months afterwards, and the only thing that got me through it was being able to talk to him and cherish the memories of the time we spent together.
This story took place two years ago. I am now 18, and he is 20. I still talk to him every single day. He is a medical student at a very prestigious school in Mexico, studying to be a Plastic surgeon. I am a college student as well.
In 9 days from now, I will be boarding an airplane...on my way to see the love of my life. He is picking me up from the airport.... EXACTLY 2 years to the day that I first met him. :D People told me I would never see him again and that I was crazy for loving him... but I proved them all wrong.
I don't know what the future holds for us. The only thing I do know is, I found someone I can love and trust for the rest of my life, even if we don't end up together.
Thank you Edgar! I love you so much baby. <3
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