The beginning of us, part 5

We started talking almost daily, and I was loving this relationship. It was completely safe. We spent long hours on the phone or e-mail, just getting to know each other. He asked me about my day. He made me laugh. It didn’t matter how I looked or what I was...

The beginning of us, part 4

I had my modem set to check my e-mail once an hour. Many times I couldn’t wait though for the computer to wake up from its sleep and the modem to start its screeching. I had put myself OUT there, and I was a nervous wreck. About 24 hours later, I heard that...

The beginning of us, part 3

I had only set up my very first e-mail account a few months before that. I was in the habit of asking people, “Do you have an e-mail address?” just as a novelty back then. I was always happy when someone wanted my e-mail address, but I was especially...

The beginning of us, part 2

Thinking back, I guess it had to be that way. I might not have ever wanted to take a risk if it hadn’t been for that lie. I was 26 and had kind of lost faith in the male species that God had placed on planet Earth. For several years, I had simply gotten into a...

The beginning of us

Capable Dad had been working outside all morning, trying to trim back the trees, rake up the leaves and get the yard ready for the cold winter that is on its way. I was carrying my tenth basket of laundry up the stairs so I could spread it out on our bed and organize...