Nowadays,we might not realize that,but Facebook documents every part of our lives .The tragic story about Love and Loss told through Facebook between two young people really brought tears to my eyes.It all started with a simple beginning:
I don’t actually remember meeting Will for the first time. He came to my high school in Seattle sophomore year, but I didn’t develop a crush on him until the next summer…
Kimmy Kirkwood and Will Stacey went to the same high school and ran in the same group of friends. Kimmy had a crush on Will, but it wasn’t reciprocated. They lost touch after graduation. Kimmy went to school at Chapman University and Will enlisted in the Marines.
In May 2010, Will surprised Kimmy with a Cavachon named Otis (even though she could see it coming). He didn’t want her to be alone while he was away.
They lived together in a small studio in California. They spent time with friends, went out together and experienced a happy life without separation.
“This was also the summer Will decided to re-enlist. It was something he had talked a lot about so it didn’t come as a big surprise, but it was really hard on us. I really wanted to move on with our lives, and not deal with more deployments. But one of the things that I loved most about Will was his passion for his career. He felt his job wasn’t done, and was not ready to leave the military.”
“He was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant before re-enlisting, which was a testament to the quality of Marine he had become, and also volunteered to be part of an Embedded Training Team with a unit in the National Afghan Army.”
Kimmy and Will planned on getting engaged once he was back from Afghanistan for the final time. After what seemed like countless goodbyes and reunions, tragedy struck. “My world fell apart on Jan. 31, 2012. I was walking Otis before work, when Will’s dad called. He had been hit by an IED on patrol and was killed.”
Before boarding a plane and flying home, Kimmy posted the only thing she knew to say: I am truly lost without you and will love you forever. You’re the best person I’ve ever known — with Will Stacey
From that moment on, her life was filled with tears, loving messages and loneliness. She would post pictures or conversations that she and Will had together to Facebook, to show people the parts of their relationship no one else saw. It helped keep his memory alive.
Then she realized something. If she ever missed Will or needed to be reminded of all of the wonderful times they had together, she could just go online. “Our entire relationship was documented, like a digital scrapbook with letters, conversations, photos, and videos.”
On this valentine’s day,Keep Will and Kimmy in your thoughts, as well as anyone else like them. They aren’t the only ones with a heartbreaking story like this.Let’s cherish the one you have..
Source: Facebook Stories
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