I know a few posts ago I said I was going to write posts about myself and so far, I sort of have not stuck to that. For that, I do apologize. It is hard for me to plan my posts because there are so many thoughts running through my head at any given moment and it is rough to figure out which thought I want to share with you. I think someone needs to invent some sort of headband that will send my thoughts to my computer and the posts will write themselves from my thoughts. Someone, please get on this for me. 🙂
Nick and I met in a game online called Dark Age of Camelot. I actually met his parents first and joined their guild. Nick played the same game but on the evil side we were trying to destroy. Nothing like saying you were trying to destroy your new friend’s son in a game, huh?
When I had met his parents, I was in a relationship with a man who played Dark Age of Camelot and he is the one who introduced me to the game. After he and I broke up, I continued to play the game because I truly enjoyed the game and the people that I was playing with.
When I was talking to Nick’s parents, we used a program called team speak and with headphones and a microphone, we could actually talk back and forth. It’s much easier to talk than it is to type back and forth while trying to play.
When Nick heard I was single, he typed in the chat window, “single girl in guild.” My first typed words to Nick were “go away little boy, I don’t want anything to do with you.” I thank God, that he didn’t listen to me and kept talking to me. Over time, he and I became friends and would play Dark Age of Camelot together almost every day. It progressed from playing Dark Age to just hanging out talking on Yahoo video chat.
After being friends for months, we decided that we did actually like each other and started “dating” long distance. Let me tell you, long distance dating stinks. If we weren’t talking on the computer, we were texting back and forth. I worked midnight turn and he would stay up until I went on lunch break so we could talk and then he would go to bed. I would get up early on my days off so that he and I could spend time together just texting and talking on the computer.
I can remember a time that I was babysitting my sister’s children and he spent the evening with us on the computer. He would draw pictures of fish swimming in the ocean for them. They were excited to be talking to someone so far away.
After we had been dating a while, we decided that it was time to meet in person. We decided I was going to fly to Florida from Pennsylvania to meet my Nick. I got off work early in the morning and my dad, drove me to the airport and I was off to spend the weekend with Nick and meet his family.
When I landed in Florida, I called his cell phone to let him know I was there. I can remember telling him that I thought I was going to faint because my heart was beating so fast, but I shouldn’t have worried, because when I walked up the jet way there he was. It was such an exciting moment, something like you see in movies. He was standing there leaning against the wall and I recognized him right away. He was beautiful. He hugged me and I think I knew right then and there, that we were meant to be together.
When we walked out to the car park, I was super impressed with his car. He drove a 1967 Impala. When he opened the door of the car for me, there were pink roses waiting for me. Not only was he gorgeous, he was a romantic! I spent the weekend getting to know him and getting to know his family. I felt like I knew them already, because we had spent many hours playing Dark Age of Camelot.
I feel right here is where I should tell you, that one of the reasons I decided to date Nick, was because his father messaged me and told me that I should give his son a chance because his son was a good man. See, Nick and I have a 15 year age difference and I didn’t want to date someone so young but the more I got to know Nick the more I knew that he was mentally not his age, he is a very old soul. His father was right, Nick is a wonderful man. I asked his father if our age difference bothered him and he said no, because age is just a number. (Thank you Al!)
After a whirlwind weekend, I was back in Pennsylvania trying to feel complete with a long distance relationship. Once we had met, it became harder and harder to be away from each other. We talked as much as possible and spend as much time as possible talking on the computer. Again, I will tell you, being in a long distance relationship sucks big time.
If you want to hear the rest of how I met my husband, stay tuned…
I pray your day is blessed.