I am going to try and get Michael to write up his version of how we came to be. I think it will be interesting to see it from both of points of view. Maybe it will become a regular segment, "He said/She said".
It all began November 17, 2004. I was a member of an online dating site called American Singles. I had just gotten home from another bad date and decided that I was done with dating and I was signing on to cancel my membership. Before I did, I saw I had a message from a cute solider just saying hi and introducing myself. He was stationed in Iraq, so I figured why not. He would probably make a nice pen pal. So I wrote him back and this was the very first e-mail he sent to me.
Thank you for writing me back.
What kind of stuff do you do for fun? Were you ever married or have kids? What kind of work do you do?
It really isn't to bad being over here. I miss my son but that's really about it. I'm looking into doing another year over here.
I was married for almost 10 years. My ex started having an affair and decided she didn't want to be married anymore. We share custody of our son. He usually spends a week with me and then a week with her.
My favorite author is probably Tom Clancy, but I just finished reading a book called cold zero by Christopher Whitcomb. He was a sniper with the FBIs hostage rescue team and the book is his story. It was a great book. I read it in like 5 days or something.
Next month will be 11yrs I have been in the national guard or reserves. I was never active duty.
Thanks again for writing me back,
Pretty generic. It was his second e-mail that his sense of humor started shining through and I got a glimpse of his personality.
Anyway we wrote back and forth usually multiple times in one day. Then Michael started calling on the phone when he could. I never knew you could fall in love with someone that you had never met in person. But it happened even though it was something neither one of really wanted. Michael was writing to multiple girls at the time getting them to send him stuff, looking forward to coming home and being single and I was just fed up with the male species.
To be continued