BC: to be continued...
FC: Carolina & Cole | Our Love Story | Cole & Carolina
1: About Us Timeline Memories The Proposal Leaving My Love
2: about us | Carolina Lee | February 18th | Turquoise/Light Purple | Working Out/Beach | Spiritual | Loving | Intelligent | The Last Song - N.S. | Too many to pick from | Again too many to pick
3: Cole Long | June 12th | Midnight Blue | Working out/Hunting | Spiritual | Loving | Determined | The Lucky One - N.S. | Little Lion Man- M&S | End of Watch
4: H O W W E M E T | The first message I sent to Carolina was about her prom date. She usually doesn't reply to strangers, but this time she did. It was May 31, 2012 when we started talking. It wasn't until July 7, 2012, that I saw her for the first time. It was at the airport when her family came to pick me up, so I could ride back to Ft. Meade with them. I knew then this girl, took a place in my heart, unlike any other. | May 24,2013 Carolina and I went to Arkansas. This was the first time she met my family. While there she learned three things. How to shoot a gun, how to water ski, and that my family is crazy, but a good crazy. I learned three things as well. She was most comfortable in the country, She is a great partner on the tube, and I definitely still loved her. More then than ever. | O U R F I R S T D A T E
5: THE PROPOSAL | July 4th, 2013 After a nerve racking conversation with her father, and not seeing her all day, because she had to work that day, I knew it was time. That night as we went to the fireworks show off base we sat in the back of my truck watching them. At the finale I jumped up, made her stand up, spun her around, dropped to a knee, and shouted "Carolina Lee will you marry me?" | August 9, 2013, The day had come. We knew it would eventually, we just didn't think it would come so soon. The goodbyes were long and hard. We both held our composure as we gave that last kiss for the next six months of our lives. Little did we know at the time that our perseverance and love would be so beneficial to our success through this difficult time. | THE DEPLOYMENT
6: This summer (2013) was full of memories. To kick it off we went to Arkansas for Memorial Day weekend. Then we spent multiple days at the beach. We got engaged and fell hopelessly in love. Became the closest of best friends and rarely spent a moment apart.
8: I stole his heart | Always & Forever | Sneaking kisses just because | THE PROPOSAL
9: I love that we can be silly together...I love that we can be serious together. I am so blessed to have found my true love and my best friend. I love all of your moods. I love the way you look at me. I love you. Always & Forever | A promise like no other | I'll kiss you anyway, any day
10: Leaving for Afghanistan | .............................................. | August 9, 2013 | Last Dinner Together | Last Prayer in person together | Last Hug | Last time on the truck together | Last time at Buffalo Wild Wings (this was the place of our first dinner date)
11: Last Sunday | Last Kiss | Psalm 91 John 15:13 | Romans 6: 10-18 | My love. I know these photos say "last" but I know it isn't. It's only a temporary break in being in your presence. And I am so grateful that it is. You are truly a blessing. And although we part for just a short time, I count down each day until I hold you in my arms again, look into your eyes, and have the peace and calm of your presence. Thank you for everything. You are so amazing and I am so blessed that I can call you mine. Thank you for being who you are. Thank you for being patient and fighting this fight with me. I love you, Always and Forever.
12: MY LOVE
13: Where to begin? I guess with an I love you. Carolina, you are so beautiful, loving, generous, spiritual, caring, and patient. Sweetie I cannot wait to come home to you at the end of a long day or wake up next to your side. God truly blessed me this time and I am so undeserving. But I am so lucky to be in love with my best friend and am so glad that person is you. I promise to always stand by your side, be the leader I am suppose to be, and steal kisses just because. You are beautiful in every way. And that is what makes you perfect in my eyes. I am so thankful I am able to call you mine. I knew from the second I saw you at the airport I wanted to marry you. Thank you for being patient with me, because we both know many wouldn't have been. I love you beautiful, Always & Forever.
15: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8