So, I was sitting around with some coworkers during a little “down time”. Somehow we started talking about our first crush. Oh man, did that bring back memories! His name is Treb. We didn’t meet until my senior year of high school, but became great friends. I had a MAJOR crush. We even kissed a couple times, but he wasn’t feelin’ the same.
I don’t know how we managed to get past the awkwardness. Most of the time it becomes too uncomfortable to remain such close friends after honest feelings come out. I am grateful my crush did not ruin our friendship. He was the first person I told when I found out I could not have my own children. He got concerned because he knew I was nervous about something and left school early for a Dr. appointment, so he came by my house to check on me, and I bawled as I told him. Poor 17 year old boy had no clue what to do.
We both moved on in life. He’s a Lt. Colonel in the Army and is married with two small children. His wife was diagnosed with cancer last year, and of course he is worried for her. He’s a great guy. I’m glad to be able to still call him my friend.