I started writing FIRST in the summer of 2014. As I began my research, I asked my husband (now ex-husband) to be my subject matter expert. I bombarded him with questions about his time in boot camp and the Marines. Since there was a ten year age difference between us, I didn’t know him during that time. I wanted to be as accurate as possible.
I searched YouTube for the date and time of his graduation from boot camp, since many parents and families filmed the ceremony (more than I’d have guessed for the lack of technology back in the late eighties and early nineties.) I ended up finding his exact graduation ceremony, and there was even some candid footage of him and his friends before the ceremony.
At the time, though he was a man about to go and fight in a war, I was a fifth grader in elementary school. I wrote letters to the troops as part of a class project. I had no idea that he existed in the world, and I was still hell-bent on marrying Kirk Cameron someday. (Thank God for unanswered prayers.) 😉
Now, three years later, that young man graduating and becoming a United States Marine is just as much a stranger to me now as he was in that old footage. We’re both remarried and have moved on.
But, once upon a time, we spent seventeen years together. We had three children. We had a past and a future and a life together. But it wasn’t meant to be.
FIRST is about knowing someone- really knowing someone- and losing them. To death, to divorce, to space and time, to whatever the circumstances may be.
Sometimes, they come back.
Your paths cross again, and whether they ask for a second chance, or forgiveness, or just closure that never was, you’re faced with a decision.
FIRST is about loving, losing, and deciding. Life rarely gives second chances.
Some second chances are best left untaken.
We never know what the future holds.
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F I R S T by Kimberly Adams
It was 1990, and we were tying yellow ribbons around old oak trees.
And we were waiting.
The time I’d spent with Grant Butler was stolen. Each moment between us only fueled our need for each other. He was older, and forbidden by my parents.
And then he was gone.
Grant wrote to me from Saudi Arabia, and in his very first letter, he asked me to marry him. In his last letter, he promised to hold me in his arms on my graduation day.
His last letter ended in forever.
As I tried to move on with my life, I was consumed each day with the memories of a ghost...
Of my young love. My first love.
On August 26th, 1997, he was finally found...
but I'd already lost him.
This is the story of our life.... and it's only just begun.
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