Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for Husband

As a participant in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I will be making my way through the alphabet all month.



My first blog post was on October 11, 2010. About 16 months later (February 2012), I got my first comment from a particular blogger. Since I always try to visit the blogs of the people who comment on mine, I read a few of her posts and left some comments over there. We were regular readers of each others' blogs until she wrote a particular post which really spoke to me. So, I proposed to her in her comment section.

This proposal was meant to be a joke and was taken as such, but we ran with it for a while. We lived over 900 miles apart and would never meet each other, but were happy to claim each other as our internet fiance. Since this was all online and not in person, I was able to hide behind relative anonymity and flirt shamelessly. Since we would never meet, what was the harm?

A few months later, due to some family concerns, she ends up moving from the East Coast to the Midwest. She was then less than 200 miles from where I lived. With this new development, I mustered up all my courage and suggested we meet in person. After attempting to prove that I was not a psycho and calling in literally dozens of character witnesses, she was convinced. We met halfway and had a very good day. I even suckered a kiss out of her.

After several more months of dating, I eventually moved to Indianapolis to be closer and complete my graduate degree. Then, in May 2014, we were married. It's been an awesome two years since then.

I started this blog because my daughter boyfriend at the time talked me into doing it. I just enjoyed expressing myself. I didn't expect to find a bride, but I'm glad I did. Thank you, Alex.

12 comments:

  1. Love the ending :) I can relate.

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  2. How sweet, it's nice to meet a couple, well, almost meet a couple, who managed an online romance. Congratulations!

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  3. All your readers got so caught up in it, and then the blogging virtually stopped for so long, connections are lost.

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    1. Yeah. We should send them a check or something.

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    1. It is and I left the gushiest parts out.

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  5. Wow! That's the best thing I've read so far. Lovely.


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