Yes, the title is true; I have been bitten by the Love Bug!
At the beginning of December I decided to take one more stab at online dating, took my profile out of hiding on one site and checked the matches chosen for me. There was one that struck my fancy so I typed a simple “Good Morning” to him. He responded almost immediately, and we struck up a conversation online. From there we began emailing, talking on the phone and texting – one phone conversation lasted 7 ½ hours! Because of my hectic work schedule in December and obligations that he had, we would have to wait until after the holidays to meet in person. We continued to talk every night before going to bed, and emailed or texted throughout the daytime.
After what seemed like forever, the day we were going to meet was just around the corner. Then out of the blue, a family matter came up that he had to take care of and it looked like we would have to wait two weeks longer. He lives about 90 miles from me, and I felt it was best to meet when my youngest son is with his dad, and because of work, weekends work out better. Well, he was able to get everything straightened out and drove up last Friday. I was a nervous wreck. We had been feeling such a strong connection and I was worried that it wouldn’t be the same in person; or that he wouldn’t like my looks. Until that point we had only see pictures of each other’s faces.
As soon as he walked through the door, and we looked in each other’s eyes, we knew the connection was real. That first hug was amazing – he said that I was shaking like a leaf. We were able to spend a lot of time together over the weekend, had some amazing conversations, laughed a lot (from day one he has made me laugh like I haven’t in a very long time, and we have found that we have the same sick sense of humor), snuggled and cussed throughout the Vikings football game! We are both amazed at how fast we connected and came to the conclusion that we must be soul mates – something neither of us really believed in before. I have always been one who over-analyzes everything (he says he does the same) but I haven’t been doing that now – I am just letting this relationship happen and hoping it continues to blossom.
The nightly phone conversations, daily emails and texts have continued and I have to admit that I get butterflies in my stomach when I see it is him, while at the same time feel so comfortable telling him anything and everything about my life. He is so sweet and amazes with me at how he remembers the date I first contacted him, and how he goes back over our written conversations and brings up things that I wrote to him. When I told him I was removing my profile from the dating site, he asked me to wait until he was able to copy down our conversations. How is that for romantic?
It is so wonderful to be able to share this news with all of you. You have encouraged me, comforted me when things haven’t gone so well and told me that my time would come. If what he and I have shared to this point is any indication, I see him in my life for a very long time. And, I can’t wait until next Friday when I get to feel his arms around me again.
I have another favor to ask of you, my Spark Friends, please keep your fingers crossed and maybe say a prayer or two that things continue to go well for us.