How Valentine’s Day Changed My Life…

    This Valentine's Day will make eighteen years since I met my husband for the first time.  I can still remember that day like it was yesterday... He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina at the time and we met in a chat room online.  Neither one of us had ever done that before but we really seemed to connect and had so many things in common.  That weekend, he had called me to tell me that he would be unable to take leave and drive up to New York with his roommate because he had been assigned guard duty.     Of course, I was extremely disappointed that I would not be able to see him but I resigned myself to the fact and just tried to keep busy.  Sometime in the evening, I received a call from Ben telling me that his roommate would be stopping off at my house on his way to Jersey to drop off my Valentine's Day present.  I could hear a lot of noise in the background during the call and he assured me that they were just running drills … [Read more...]

Computer Love

    I have been promising you guys this story for a long time now.  Permit me to take you back 12 years...       You see, I never got to party or have fun the way that normal young people do because I had a steady boyfriend all through High School.  Due to this, I partied hard the year after my divorce because I had a lot of things that I needed to get out of my system.  I had a good friend whose boyfriend had called off their engagement so her and I basically partied together and wallowed in our own misery together too.  We would chat with each other online about dates that we had been on and just be supportive of each other.  It was actually during one of these online chat sessions that I met my husband.    He was in the army at the time, stationed down South and he started talking to me and asked me if he could call me on the phone.  Now, don't get me wrong, I never met men online before and I don't necessarily advocate it now.  The thing is, though, that there was … [Read more...]