My Beautiful Boy
If someone were to ask me three years ago if I know Dave Marks, I probably would’ve said something like, “Yeah of course, he’s pretty much famous at my camp.” If someone were to ask me that same question today, I would say, “I sure do. He’s my amazing boyfriend and I love him with all of my heart.”
And I do. For so many reasons.
I couldn’t ask for a better boyfriend who…
- looks so good in hipster glasses
- appreciates music as much as I do
- has better hair than me
- is so personable
- isn’t afraid to be himself
- is as spontaneous and outgoing as me
- loves to sing and dance, even in public
- has warm, soft hands that I always want to hold
- cares so much about his family and friends
- knows how much value the little things have
Two years ago during the summer of 2010 we were on the same staff at Camp Howe. I already knew that he was a pretty cool guy and that we would become great friends while working together. What I didn’t know was that he would spend the whole summer trying to express his feelings for me and to get me to feel the same way. After a few weeks of attempting to push my thoughts and feelings to the back of my mind, I gave in and let everyone else know that they had been right all along.
We both knew that at the end of the summer we would have to part ways with him going back to school in Vermont and me starting my college career in Pennsylvania. But despite the geographical distance between us we decided to at least try to defy the long distance. We saw each other when we were home and made the long trips north and south until we were finally back together at camp, separated only by rules. Our feelings and love has proven strong enough so that now almost two years later we are still together. We both have different lives in different places, but that just means that when we are together it’s that much sweeter.