After more than two decades of secrecy, a lady who waited 24 years for her first kiss with her childhood best friend is now engaged to be married to him…
When Kate MacNeil and Paul Damon met as teenagers in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1997, they were inseparable.
Despite being “crazy” for her best friend, the 13-year-old never had the confidence to express her feelings.
Daily after school, the duo would converse on the phone for hours, often falling asleep together.
Kate stated, “We were practically in a relationship, but we had never kissed.” “When we were 18, I took the risk to kiss him, but he turned his head away.
“I fled humiliated and broken. We gradually stopped communicating, but I never stopped thinking about him.”
When Paul joined the navy and Kate relocated to Alabama for college, they lost contact.
Kate, a teacher, and Paul, a great carpenter, were both married, but they stayed in touch online for years.,.
After her marriage ended in December 2020, the 38-year-old mother of two got the confidence to contact Paul on Facebook.
Kate told SWNS news service, “I’ve always liked him.”
“I reached a moment in my life when I realized I had to reach out to see whether he shared my feelings.”
Two weeks later, he responded, and after hours of conversation, he agreed to visit Kate’s house in Port Charlotte, Florida, in January 2021.
She stated, “He messaged me saying, ‘Hey, stranger,’ and we communicated for hours thereafter.”
Paul, who is now 38 years old, described her touch as “indescribable.”
“I cannot recall a day when I did not think of Kate during our separation.
No one could compete with her…
After eventually confessing their affections for one another, they went on their first date in Florida and shortly thereafter decided that Paul would move in with Kate and her children.
Kate stated, “Our first kiss occurred when he arrived in Florida, and it was fantastic.” “I now feel that my life is complete.”
Paul describes how the friends have always been able to discuss anything, and he “felt like an idiot” when he panicked when she attempted to kiss him.
“It appeared as if nothing had changed. It’s great.”
Kate stated, “I picked him up from the airport and gave him a kiss.” It was our first attempt after 24 years.,.
Paul flew back to Williamsburg after a mystical week together. After six weeks, he relocated to Florida.
Paul said: “We’re still closest buddies. We complement each other perfectly.”
The couple is currently engaged and is scheduled to wed in July 2023.
“Our journey took twenty-four years, but I wouldn’t change a thing,” Kate exclaimed. “This is a dream realized.”