It was 1986, I was 15 years old, I was visiting my girlfriend for the weekend, there was a blue light disco on so like 15 year old girls do, we dolled up & went. There was a boy there, the most handsome boy I’d ever laid eyes on, they locked, we smiled, we fell in love. We spent every weekend together for a year, we wrote love letters to each other every day, we spoke on the phone every day, we were so close.
Our world collapsed when his family gave us the worst news we’d ever received at that time, they were relocating to Qld permanently. I spent a lovely 3 weeks up there with Jason & his family in January 1987 but it ended, we promised we’d stay together. It was so hard to resume a relationship with std calls being expensive & airfares at astronomical prices back then so after 4 months I made the hardest phone call of my life & broke it off. I was devastated, we both were, he sent me a single red rose, he rang up in tears. As the years passed I met a few guys, I had 3 children but the relationship failed & I raised them on my own. I always knew deep down there was only one boy for me & he was gone forever.
I was a busy young mum bringing up my children, it wasn’t always easy but we had some wonderful times & I enjoyed many wonderful years because of them. As they got older, one by one they moved out to live in the big wide world. It was a bittersweet moment for me as I missed them terribly but felt so proud of them too & still do.
I resumed full time work & I met an older man who I moved in with however, our relationship became stale & whilst I was still living there we slept in separate bedrooms & led separate lives. To say I was happy would be a lie, I was miserable deep down & lonely. I thought about Jason for many years & often, I looked for him on facebook, I shed many a tear. I hoped he was happy, wondered what he was doing, what path his life had taken, did he think of me from time to time, did he remember us like I did but I knew if he had a woman in his life she would be the luckiest woman ever.
It was November of 2011, I was on a months leave from work as I was so miserable & I was starting to drink as well which was affecting my job. I was a week into my leave feeling so down in the dumps when I received a phone call from my blue light disco friend saying Jason was on facebook.
I can’t tell you how I felt but it didn’t take long for me to log on & there he was, we chatted online for 5 hours, to say my heart was beating is another understatement. We discovered we were both single, as you know I had children but had ever married, Jason married but had no children. After 5 hours of chatting I was quite confident that the boy I loved at 15 & had never stopped loving had been holding a torch for me all this time.
I have always been a rather impulsive person which has bit me in the bum in my past but after having spent the most wonderful 5 hours I’d had since I couldn’t remember I wanted to fly up to Brisbane so I sent an email with this thought which he replied he’d absolutely love so I booked a flight at 2pm & was on plane at 7pm.
My plane journey was filled with excitement, nervousness, wonderment, my insides coiled like a snake. He was standing there in arrivals, a huge smile on his handsome face, we hugged, I grabbed his hand (I don’t recall this, he said he melted). It was like the past 25 years had not existed, time stood still for me. I spent the most beautiful 3 weeks with the boy I loved so much. We bared our hearts, our souls, had the most amazing time together.
I had to fly back home for work, we spent 3 weeks apart which was so terribly hard but I had booked a holiday on my own in Port Douglas before meeting Jason again & he joined me. Since our Port Douglas holiday which was in December 2011 we have not spent a night apart.
Whilst we were on holidays my mum found us a 2 bedroom unit & Jason moved from Qld to live with me here in Melbourne. We are getting married next year on November 15th, this is the date I flew up to Qld.
I can now say that I am the luckiest woman ever as my fantasy has turned into a reality as I am now with the man who captured my heart & soul when I was a girl & who will forever.
Posted by sanjipanj, 23rd August 2013