I Fell In Love With A MarineOn Sept 2nd, 2010 a girl I went to school with gave me her bf's number and told me to text him, he's a Marine. So i did. Jake and I started getting to know each other and realized we have so much in common. He asked me if I would consider dating him, and what do I look for in a guy. So i told him yes and what I look for. Sept 6th, 2010, he called me early in the morning my time and asked me if I'd be his girlfriend. I said yes!!! He broke up with the other girl. She kept trying to break us up for a month and a half, but it didn't work because we both really loved each other. Finally she gave up and left us both alone. Within a few weeks, we already started saying I love you. Right before our 1 month anniversary, he already told me he wants to marry me. I felt the same way. We knew right away that we wanted to spend our lives together, get married and have a family. It was hard being so far away from him, never met him in person or seen a pic of him, but we talked and texted almost everyday which was great. I love how he would randomly tell me he loves me, how much I mean to him, how amazing and wonderful and beautiful I am, how happy he is with me, cant wait to come home so we can be together in each other's arms, how lucky he is to have me, and only wants me. I'd tell him the same thing all the time. I never doubted him at all. After a while, he didnt say it as much but I know he still felt the same way. I always worried about him, especially losing him and he easily put up with me. I was faithful to him and I would never do anything to hurt him or betray him. I wasnt ever gonna give up on him or us.I would've never left him or cheated on him. His contract was almost up too. We were planning our life together. We been dating for 4 months exactly on January 6th, 2011.
Sadly, Jake was killed in Afghanistan by an IED. He was 22. He and another Marine went on an ops mission and their humvee was hit by an IED. Neither of them survived.
Jacob Michael Hetrick aka Jake was the love of my life, he meant the world to me. He was the only guy I wanted to be with. I'll never forget him. He made me the happiest I've ever been and was the best thing that ever happened to me.Jake knew how to make me laugh and smile when I was having a bad day. I was never mad at him. He was my life, my world, my everything. I fell in love with him right away, even though we never met in person. I kept falling more and more for him everyday. He was the best most amazing, wonderful, incredible, loving, caring, sweet, funny, kind, romantic, smart, sexy, protective bf ever. It's hard to picture my life without him now, I miss him so much. I miss hearing his voice. I honestly really loved him and wanted to marry him. I was looking forward to spending my life with him. I know he felt the same way about me. I know he really loved me.
I know he wants me to move on and be happy. I know he will always be by my side watching over me. Jake will always be in my heart. I'll never stop loving him. I cant believe he's gone, it shouldnt have happened to him. I'm so proud of him. He died fighting for our country, doing what he loved. He was so brave. RIP JACOB MICHAEL HETRICK YOU WILL BE MISSED I LOVE YOU <3 ALWAYS AND FOREVER. I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU. SEMPER FI.