Excuse me while I make you puke rainbows but I have a fairy tale of sorts to tell you. In the Summer of 2012 I dropped everything to leave my city life and go work at a Christian summer camp in the Forrest. I had been to this forest once before and fell in love with it I referred to it as my Neverland I was just drawn to it. So when I was offered a job for the summer I had to take it. I was partying to much and in a very unhealthy relationship of sorts. I was scared to move but knew I had too. I settled in and fast made friends while facing my inner demons. I met a lot of amazing people and made life long friendships that summer. One of those friendships I never dreamed would unravel into a fairytale.
I lived in a cabin known as 408 with a bunch of girls. I remember not being able to sleep one morning and woke up way to early. With my pjs on, and feeling meh missing home I wondered downstairs. That’s when I saw a strange and adorable boy sitting on the couch. Confused and startled I exclaimed, “Who are you?” with a smile that could brighten any day and melt a thousand icy hearts he said, “Hi I am Josh.” It wasn’t love at first sight but more like I need caffeine. He was there to meet one of the girls for Starbucks, and they invited me along. I don’t remember the conversation I remember thinking this guy is awesome and intriguing. That summer led to random adventures and happenings. A friendship built on a summer being stuck at camp.
Camp ended and I moved away. I mourned being back in the city, and with a serious of unfortunate events fell back into a bad relationship and punishing my liver too much. Josh would randomly text me or call. We would catch up on life and he would always know just what to say. Always with “Love you and just want you to be happy.”
Winter came and for Christmas 2012 myself and a “friend” went to visit the snow. Josh was there in an instant excited to see me, and make sure I was happy. We drank, we laughed, and then we said goodbye. Life went on he once again always when he could checking up on me with a “Love you and just want you to be happy.”
Summer of 2013 came I finally started growing up stuck in the city. I knew I had to go back to Neverland by myself. Josh called and told me to come up for his birthday. I was hesitant making excuses but said fuck it I need to get out of town and always good to see Josh. That weekend there was stupid bullshit with another stupid guy and there was Josh just having my back. That weekend Josh quite intoxicated told me how he felt. I laughed it off, and just had fun. After all it’s just Josh. The weekend ended and I went back home. Josh as always made sure to stay in touch and catch up with me and as always “Love you and just want you to be happy.”
January 2014 came and my bad relationship had ended finally. I learned to stand up for myself. I was tired of partying and was starting to kill a friendship with bad decisions. Once again Neverland was calling I needed clarity. I got up one morning and just decided to I was going to go. I went into the forest and just prayed spent some time relaxing. I then started texting friends to see what they were doing. Josh of course was one of them. He texted me when I got off work and I told him to meet me at my favorite haunt. I sat at the bar waiting for him. I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned around. There standing before me was the most handsome man I had ever seen. Perfect in every way. A prince he grabbed me and held me. My knees were weak and butterflies. Josh stood before me the same person, but me changed. I saw what was always right in front of me the whole time. We laughed and had a blast. When I went to leave we kissed and it felt so right and perfect. As soon as I got home we talked. He told me he never stopped liking me. He liked me since the moment in the coffee shop that couple summers ago. I have always been beautiful and amazing. Our first kiss was five weeks ago, and we’ve been officially a couple for a month. In that month it’s felt like a lifetime of happiness already. He makes me feel like a Disney princess. I sewed my own wounds but he helps make sure they don’t reopen. Every day he continues to amaze me. And every day feels like a fairy tale. Who knows where life will take us or what will happen next. All I know is that I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and I couldn’t be happier. Keep on believing you never know what kind of love story will unfold.
And now we say “I love you and want you to be happy.”