Abigail11 Sep, 2011 12:10 AM
His name was Ian. He was 23, and I was 19. I was a sophomore in college just moving into my new apartment when I saw him. He made a habit of smoking on his balcony, which I didn't mind because I knew someday I was going to have enough courage to talk to him. I was so shy. One day I bought a pack of cigarettes, and started smoking, in hopes that he would talk to me- which soon after, he did.
Everyday after that I stood outside his balcony to talk to him. I'm a decently shy person when it comes to men. I'm not awkward, but I'm often referred to as being quiet with an angel face. About 2 weeks into our balcony talks, he turns to go in his house, but before he could I stopped him and surprised myself when I asked,"When can I ask you on a date?" I suddenly got quiet and flustered, mainly because never in a millions years would I say that to any man, but all I could think was that this man must be worth it. He laughed and said,"Whenever you want," and walked into his house. I smiled and walked back to mine.
However, when I did officially ask him, he told me he wasn't ready to date because he was engaged earlier that year and had to break it off due to their differences. I told him I understood, but he made a point of saying that just because he wasn't ready then didn't mean he wouldn't be ready later on, and to not give up. I didn't.
At times, I became frustrated because all I wanted was one date with this man. I knew that I would love him, if he just gave me the chance. But I had to wait, because I new he was worth it, and good things come to those who wait. Three months went by, and I was slowly wearing him down with my charm, but he still came back with "patience is a virtue", and promised me that I would some day have that one date with him.
I always felt bothersome, like maybe I should just take the hint that he doesn't want a girl like me. I waited six months. Still, everyday I was outside his balcony talking about nothing for hours. As much I tried not to give up, he was the one slowly wearing me down. I walked into my apartment one day and saw that my phone had a message on it from him. I'll always remember it, "I never felt like I was enough for anyone, but I know that I'm enough for you, and I'll never stop appreciating you for that." It was the best feeling in the world to read that.
We finally had a date set for our first date. It felt like the most important day of my life. I knew I was in love with him at that point, when one date meant the world to me.
He worked about 45 minutes away from where we lived at a golf course. He knew the roads like the back of his hand. It was Wednesday and I noticed that his car wasn't out in front of his apartment, but I didn't think anything of it, until I got a call from his roommate saying I should meet him down in Lewiston, which was the city Ian worked in. I had a feeling in the pit of my stomach something was wrong. On my way down, I had passed a terrible accident involving two semis and what I would find out later to be Ian's car.
It was now Friday, two days after the accident, the day of our first date. My heart felt as if it was melting, it hurt so bad. But I sat outside his balcony and waited for him just like I had for 6 months.
At his funeral, I had the pleasure of meeting his parents. When I told them who I was, his mom smiled and looked at his dad, and said, "This is her". She told me to wait while she grabbed something. It was a letter Ian had written to her 6 months earlier. It was a letter about me. The last line read, "Mom, I'm going to marry this girl."
I waited 6 months for one date with a man that I never got, and I would do it a thousand times again if I had the chance.
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20 Dec, 2011 06:15 PM
21 Dec, 2011 08:23 PM
This story made me cry...i am also very sorry for you
21 Dec, 2011 10:14 PM
I cried so hard when i read the last paragraph. I'm so sorry
22 Dec, 2011 08:33 PM
your story was the most best story ever even beter then the titanic
22 Dec, 2011 08:34 PM
iam so sorry by the way
22 Dec, 2011 11:48 PM
Omg , so sad ... Im sure ll find another one ... Dont worry :/
23 Dec, 2011 09:32 PM
i'm so sorry for your loss, but i think you are very brave to be able to keep on waiting for him.
24 Dec, 2011 10:06 AM
That's f**ked up. BUt very sweet!
24 Dec, 2011 08:58 PM
honestly started to tear up when i got to the end . im very sorry..
25 Dec, 2011 12:07 AM
i really cried it waz so ssad thnx
25 Dec, 2011 12:38 AM
It is sad but the most beautiful tragic/sad love story I ever read. I'm sorry for ur lost..
25 Dec, 2011 03:50 AM
that was so sad yet you serve as an inspiration to all the girls who are going on the same situation....
25 Dec, 2011 11:09 PM
im sorry for your lost this story made me cry and it tuch my heart. It must be really hard for you but you have to be strong.
26 Dec, 2011 04:57 AM
stupid and an untrue story...does anyone have a problem with my idea?i am very happy that ian died haha
26 Dec, 2011 08:17 AM
28 Dec, 2011 06:26 PM
Your story should be mad into a movie.
29 Dec, 2011 03:45 AM
ooo..!very sad yaar dnt worry god has written good boy in yo fate
29 Dec, 2011 08:03 AM
i'm so sorry for your loss ..you makes me cry
30 Dec, 2011 12:06 AM
you makes me cry ...so sad story
30 Dec, 2011 07:34 AM
I really liked your story... it touched my heart in so many different ways
30 Dec, 2011 11:35 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. <|3
31 Dec, 2011 10:24 AM
same is here. I take her my home to meet and showed hr to my parents. Bt in thy way an accident occurs. She died and ...,.
03 Jan, 2012 07:44 AM
hey abagail, i m really sorry for u, but even the person u loved wouldn't want u to wait anymore,give life another chance
04 Jan, 2012 02:04 AM
Awh this is so sad nd cute
05 Jan, 2012 07:03 AM
i've read ur story Abigael. Its xo touching and i cried. It must have been hard for u to let go but hold on...u r a brave girl. Thnx for sharing.
05 Jan, 2012 07:29 PM
very touching! labk it
06 Jan, 2012 10:27 PM
wow i was reading this while i was lisening to my heart will go on....bad idea made this 1000 more sad...im sorry for ur loss(this made me cry) and i never cry
14 Jan, 2012 06:09 AM
aww this is so sad
29 Jan, 2012 06:02 AM
this story made me cry. super sad..
03 Feb, 2012 12:43 AM
I Am Very Very Sorry For You I Hope EveryThing Works Out
08 Mar, 2012 11:39 PM
aww sweetie thats horrible... im SO SORRY for your lost and if you didnt cry or even get that sad tingle then you have a cruel heart
02 May, 2012 12:15 AM
Very sad story of yours that made me think how brave, loving and strong you are. . .keep moving dear, you are one of the best and shining example of a woman to the rest of the world and i felt so sory of your loss.
01 Jun, 2012 06:23 AM
, its make me sad but thats life be strong!
20 Jul, 2012 12:20 PM
i'm so sorry
28 Jul, 2012 06:29 PM
it is very emotional and sad i wish nobody would ever go through this
03 Aug, 2012 05:55 PM
OMG I'm so sorry for you Abigail
This is the best story I've ever read.
You make me cry like a baby.
I really am sorry for you.
04 Aug, 2012 09:58 PM
So beautiful&sad... Im sorry...
28 Aug, 2012 05:55 PM
im sorry for ur lost.
02 Sep, 2012 06:35 AM
they always says that waiting for someone who doest love you at first is just waiting for a boat to land in an Airport....
But they will never know what love can do to a person to continue loving and waiting for that special someone in their life...
love is love painful yet the best to have...
17 Oct, 2012 03:41 PM
Tip to any1 reading this ...dont listen to sad music while reading this it makes you feel even worse
19 Oct, 2012 09:44 AM
m really sorry but i dont have words 2 xpress how i felt after reading your story.u remind me of some one i lost who was my life.
08 Feb, 2013 05:19 AM
it makes me cry and sad..so sorry....
20 Mar, 2013 05:13 PM
31 Mar, 2013 10:19 AM
in tears.. that last paragraph was heartbreaking.. im sorry.
07 Jun, 2013 08:05 PM
This story is absolutely beautiful, I knew that it was going to be sad, but I didn't expect it to be that bad. I'm really sorry for your loss.????
02 Jul, 2014 11:08 AM
Seriously heart touching story.Im sorry
20 Jul, 2014 02:31 AM
This story make me cry every time i read. 'mom, i'm going to marry this girl' oh wat else cn be sadder?
13 Oct, 2014 06:42 AM
Sad, life is really cruel. :'(
07 Nov, 2014 05:02 AM
I'm sorry ;(
01 Dec, 2014 11:27 AM
that was so sad but amazing
18 Feb, 2015 04:47 PM
What a funny story lmao ;-)
20 Mar, 2015 07:07 PM
Dats wot a tru love iz !!!!!
12 Oct, 2015 10:37 AM
I already know that plenty of people have said that they are sorry for you and to be strong, but im going to say it again anyway. Im truly deeply sorry for who you lost and how you lost him. But trust me when i say it will get better and to never give up (although you got the never give up part pretty much handled if you waited for your guy for 6 months :) )
Stay strong xx :)
07 Jan, 2016 04:53 AM
I loved this story a lot. I was thinking that the saddest love story is mines but no I was wrong your love story is more sad than mines. Truly , by god I was crying while reading the story a lot. My heart was like crying. Whenever I think about my story at that time I feel like to kill myself. But truly love is something that attaches two peoples but mostly peoples don't take it , they just take love as fun.
22 Apr, 2016 05:25 PM
damn...im sorry you went through this,i feel bad,and i know or have an idea of how you felt,or still feel posssibly,im sorry that happened,i reallly hope you stasy strong and keep living happily...
16 May, 2016 01:02 AM
This tuched my heart .I am so sorry
13 Aug, 2016 10:39 PM
so sad.. thinking back am not the "emotional or love" kinda girl. but coming here and reading all these stories.. its just so sad ..
16 Aug, 2017 03:02 PM
15 Nov, 2017 05:04 PM
This story touched my heart, its one of the best tragic love stories I've ever read ????
08 Jun, 2018 07:25 PM
omg I am so sorry I cried my eyeballs out so so so sorry