I am a happily married woman. I hope I will continue to say this until death do us part. And it is not hard to do with such an amazing husband.
His name is Jeff. And I think he is very handsome, but then again, I must express my bias. I especially love his smile. But more than anything I love his commitment and support towards me.
We’re still a newly married couple, as we got married in October 2018. We started dating in 2014, but we met online in 1999, back when IRC chat rooms were a thing. We met in person for the first time in 2002ish, but as luck would have it, we lost touch and went our separate ways. At the time we met in person, he was discerning the priesthood, so I always just assumed that he had become a priest.
Fast forward to 2014. I would have never downloaded Yahoo! Messenger for my phone if it weren’t for what I call “my Nigerian prince story”. It so happens that I was contacted by a Nigerian fraudster posing as an american military contractor, who had supposedly fell in love with me.
I wanted to believe that he was not a fraudster, so I carried on a small relationship with him, until of course, one day, he somehow needed me to send him money. He had asked me to download Yahoo! Messenger so we could communicate prior to his asking for money. So the day he asked for money, I was getting ready to delete the messenger app, only to accidentally start the app instead of deleting it, but lo and behold, that very day I was going to delete the app, Jeff was, unbeknownst to him, online on it, too.
So I messaged him, really excited to find out how he was doing, if he ever did become a priest, and of course, he didn’t become a priest. So we exchanged phone numbers, and as they say, the rest is history.
I flew to visit him, as we lived in different states, and we had instant chemistry. And that is how we started our relationship. We started it on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12.