The Day My Life Changed

In May of 2008, my life forever changed.  I met someone who would have a positive impact on mine and my children lives and someone who would make me feel optimistic about the future.  This is when I met my boyfriend, Max.  We actually met online, through Myspace, when that was a thing lol.

At the time, I was a stay at home mom and was very lonely.  I wasn’t really looking for a boyfriend or even a guy in general, I was searching for other moms in my area.  I came across this account that had a profile picture of two guys standing on the top of a mountain.  I thought, “that looks like a fun place to hike”, so I decided to just send a quick message asking where the picture was taken so I could maybe check it out.  Max answered the next day and was very nice, he answered all my questions and gave me more details about the place too.  I decided to look up Max’s profile to find out more about him and felt like I was stalking him, as I went through all of his pictures trying to find out more.

We started talking everyday and on the 5th day, he asked me if I wanted to meet him for coffee.  I was very hesitant becasue in the previous months, I had met with a handful of guys that I also met online and they they didn’t end well.  I told Max that I would prefer if we spoke for a couple more weeks before we met up, so we could get to know each other a little more.   I actually loved it because when all you have is words to communicate, you are forced to really talk to one another.  When you go to the movies or even out to dinner, it’s easy to just sit there and let time go by.  I felt like I knew him by the end of the two weeks.  We spoke everyday for hours.  It was kind of weird though becasue I never even got to hear his voice, we really only communicated through the Myspace messaging.   Before I knew it, 2 weeks had gone by and he asked me out again.  I was even more nervous to meet him now becasue I actually really liked him and didn’t want to be disappointed if he turned out to be someone totally different.

So on a night in June of 2008, Max showed up at my door to take me out to dinner and a movie.  My heart was racing so fast and all I kept thinking, is please let him be cute! I already knew that I was attracted to his personality and was just hoping that I found him physically attractive too!  Let’s just say I was right, he was definitely my type and I couldn’t be more excited to go out with him.  I’ll save you from all the date details, it was your typically dinner and a movie date night.  When he brought me home, we had that awkward moment where you’re trying to say goodbye and you’re not sure if the other person will make the first move or not.   Max started to say goodbye and I could tell that he was the type to not make the first move or he was just way too nervous to try on the first date.   I gave him a little kiss and said goodnight.

Little did I know, that would be the first night of my new life!

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