There’s always some banquet or formal to look forward to at West Point. This last weekend was YWW. Basically it’s the annual banquet for cadets in their second year. People always ask this, but both Markus and
I graduated High School in 2016. He went to Prep School at West Point for a year and therefore that is why he is a sophomore and I’m a junior right now.
This weekend was one of the best and worst weekends. Let’s just say it was one for the record books. For a brief rundown, it started out with our friends’ car not working. So we attempted to help them jumpstart it. That didn’t work so we had to have someone else help them out.
Then, and be ready for this, Markus ran over my laptop with a truck. Yes. Yes he did. It was destroyed. Completely. I don’t know what went through his head. But he had the backpack for no more than five minutes, put it between him and the drivers side door and forgot about it. When we stopped to help our friends I guess it fell out (which is annoying in itself because he didn’t even get out of the car, just opened it enough to pop the hood). We went through this whole panic after picking a friend up at Starbucks, that lasted about ten minutes where we couldn’t find it. Then well at least we found it. I was first worried about water damage excuse when Markus handed me my backpack from the guard it was open. Then it looked fine when I first opened it, no cracks or anything. Until the screen turned on and was just a mess.
I usually don’t handle stuff like this well but I give myself props for handling this one fairly well. I wasn’t going to let it ruin my weekend. At the end of the day, you can always replace material items but memories are irreplaceable. I definitely freaked out a little bit but no where near as bad as it could have been. But I swear, if anyone ever doubts my love for him this better show them that nothing will break us lol.
Next on the list was almost burning a house down. A bunch of our friend group rented out an Airbnb. The guys that got there first started a fire, but didn’t open the chimney vent. The house started smoking up and my eyes were watering so bad. We were all coughing. It was terrible. We looked everywhere for it but then my parents reminded me later that it’s like above the fire in the fireplace itself. Anyways, half of the guys wanted to use water but the other half complained that would make too much smoke. Their idea was to suffocate it using a blanket. But we did not use this method. Markus put the fire out with a bucket of water and we kept trying to air out the house. Meanwhile it was also a whopping 4 degrees outside.
Despite all of this, and a few other things happening it was still one of the best weekends of my life. We will look back on this weekend in 5, 10 even 15 years and laugh at all the memories. I honestly account this all to the fact that I have the best fiancé in the world. We really are best friends, we are partners in life. Nothing compares to having someone to lean on, having someone to go through all of life with. We laughed more than ever, we grew closer yet again and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing (ok maybe the computer but you get it). The biggest lesson I learned this weekend was that I am so beyond lucky and grateful. I have my person and I get to keep him forever. The old me would have cried, been upset, been stressed over the computer. But Markus has truly shaped me into a better person. I smiled (almost) the whole way through and focused on living in the moment and enjoying every second that we get to spend together. I’ve said it enough, but damn, I love him with all of my heart.
So here’s to the close of YWW 2019. And hoping the next weekend at West Point is just as amazing (and maybe a little less chaotic).