Share The Love Story Entry #13 – 20 Years

February 2, 2015
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I met my husband, Charles Covington III in high school. We entered as freshmen at Bishop Loughlin High School in 1994. He has explained to me that from the first moment he saw me, he knew he had to know me.

Once we became friends, he developed feelings for me. I didn’t feel exactly the same way. I enjoyed his company but I didn’t feel as strongly as he did. At 14 years old, Charles loved me, but as a young teenager, I couldn’t fathom the idea of loving a boy. Well, we only attended Bishop Loughlin for 1 year. I transferred to a great boarding school in Massachusetts; Charles attended another catholic school in Queens, NY.

We remained friends as best as we could despite the distance. Charles loved me so much that 1 summer, he took 2 buses to pick me up from my summer job & take me home. I always kept Charles in the “friend zone”. We lost touch after a while & then randomly saw each other on a bus one day. We reconnected & I ended up going to his prom. We both went away to college & I broke his heart. Hanging out with Charles & a guy I like from college at the same time was not a good idea. After this incident, we didn’t speak for years.

In 2012, I was engaged to be married to the love of my life (or so I thought). One day, I was on Facebook & received a pop up asking if I knew Charles Covington. I was very surprised because we didn’t have any mutual friends. I sent him a message, apologizing for how I treated him & hoped that we could be Facebook friends. Lucky for me, he had no hard feelings & excepted my Facebook friendship.

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I learned that Charles was engaged as well. We would exchange messages about our wedding plans. Funny how life changes your plans because both out engagements ended in the summer of 2012. We became support for each other during such a difficult time. We became closer friends than ever before, exchanging stories of bad dates. We developed feelings for each other & became closer than friends. Since we were both engaged before, we decided not to have another engagement. Little did I know, my parents hoped that Charles & I would be together, ever since we were 14 years old.

We were married 8-3-2014 & our enjoying a blissful marriage!! My husband continues to talk about his 20 years of patience to be with me & it paid off. I would love to win the photo album to celebrate the reunion of our friendship & the development of our love.

-Crystal Mendez-Covington



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