How many years have to pass before she realizes you were the one? How far does someone have to be so that you long to be with him? How much distance needs to exist before you are close to one another? Shaylla and Adam have learned the answers to those questions along their journey.
They met in high school. Adam had a crush on her and asked Shaylla to the Homecoming Dance senior year but Shaylla was not interested. She was insecure, shy and intimidated by the prospect… but she remained his friend.
Graduation came and they went their separate ways. Then two and half years later, they reconnected on Myspace. Shaylla had moved to California. Adam was still in Washington. Soon they were calling and texting everyday. This went on for six months. Then June 2008, Adam was stationed in Fort Irwin, California for a few weeks of desert training in preparation of being sent out to Iraq. He was only 125 miles away! Shaylla made the two and half hour trip to see him and Adam snuck away from his unit to see her. Yes.. their first date… and kiss were forbidden.
On October 2008, Adam was deployed to Iraq. First stop Kuwait. It was over the phone that Adam asked Shaylla to be his girlfriend. Calling..Skyping.. Spending his weeks of leave together and finally he was home.. and his home had to be with Shaylla. Two years and three dogs later, Adam proposed. In a candle lit cabin in Big Bear spread with rose petals, Adam got down on one knee and Shaylla started crying. Years ago, she had said, “No,” to a Homecoming Dance, but on April 21, 2012, she said, “Yes,” to Forever.