Today's prompt: Tell us about someone you love.
WooHoo....won't be struggling for something to write today! ;)
So, let me tell you a bit about Ubergeek:
As you can see by this morning's 'hack' post, he likes to do little nice things for me. He'll come home with flowers from time to time. He'll offer to pick up dinner when he knows I've had a really bad day. Now if I can just get him to stop leaving his dirty clothes all over the house! ;)
We met through a mutual friend, over the phone, in August of 1994. He was in South Dakota at the time, but would soon move to Alaska, and I was in Georgia. We talked on the phone for a couple of months (sometimes for several hours) and then didn't talk for a week in early October when he went to visit family. That week was torture! By the time we talked at the end of that week, we both knew there was 'something' there, said "I love you" for the first time, and started our long distance relationship.
It was another six months before we met face to face. We had toyed with the idea of meeting in New York, a la An Affair to Remember ~ this was during the time Sleepless in Seattle was popular ~ but I knew that there was no way I could pull that off. So, it was decided that he should come to Georgia. In April, he arrived. It was beyond surreal to talk to him face to face after having spent over six months and hundreds of hours talking on the phone. And our first kiss, well, there's no way you will ever be able to convince me that fireworks didn't go off!
He met my family on that trip and even extended for a few days so he could attend Easter services with us. It was difficult saying good-bye, not knowing for sure when we'd see each other again. But soon plans were in the works for me to go to Alaska for the summer. It was then that I fell in love with this place and knew that I would be OK with moving, if and when our relationship came to that point.
Over the next four years, I lived and went to college in Georgia and he lived and worked in Alaska. Our visits were anywhere from 3 to 9 months apart and our phone time was crazy. Thank God we were young and could go with very little sleep because with the time difference I was usually on the phone with him in the middle of the night.
We were married on October 10, 1998, which was the four year anniversary of our first "I love you" phone call.
Life hasn't been all roses and sunshine, but we make it work. I would be lost without him. He keeps me together when I've lost it...even if he's part of the reason why I've lost it! As much as he drives me crazy, he keeps me sane.
I love you, Ubergeek! Thanks for being my Valentine everyday for the past 17+ years.
Oh, here's what showed up at school for me today....he's lucky he has a friend in the floral business because in true Ubergeek fashion, he called in his order yesterday! See why he drives me crazy?!?