Today Steve and I are celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary (13 years together total). Steve and I met due to a synchronicity. I was reading a romance novel and the main character was named Adam Savage. Right after I finished the novel, I logged on to my favorite local BBS called Dreamscape. I noticed a user online whose handle was “Savage” so I popped off a quick private message to him that said, “Hello. I just got finished reading all about you in my romance novel.” Of course he was very confused and that started a dialog. When I read his bio I was utterly amazed at the answers he gave to simple questions. Most of the people on the board were young, a wee bit immature, and certainly not very deep. I was very attracted to Steve’s intelligence.
We began hanging out together online. He joined my Star Trek role playing adventure that I was running (yes I’m a female geek and a Trekkie and proud of it!). We started chatting on the phone and three hours would go by and I wouldn’t even notice. He was the most fascinating individual I’d ever spoken to. We talked about everything and shared our deepest, most personal secrets.
After about 3 months of chatting online we finally decided we should meet. He invited me over to his apartment to discuss lucid dreaming. When I got there I remember seeing this blond haired, blue eyed young man coming to open the gate for me. He had a huge smile on his face and I wore one as well. We connected in that moment and I remember thinking to myself, “I wonder if I just met the man I will someday marry.” Steve had listed all of his questions about lucid dreaming on a small piece of paper and proceeded to interview me about the topic. He went quite in depth; he wanted to know everything. I stayed so long I was almost late for my new job, but I left on cloud nine. Steve was the coolest, most interesting, most intelligent individual I had ever met.
It didn’t take long for our relationship to blossom. We spent hours together. He would often come over in the mornings before I went to work and we’d talk. Then we’d make dinner together in the evening and talk until we fell asleep. At work I counted the minutes when I would see him next.
We got married 4 years to the day after we’d met. We had wanted a medieval wedding, complete with armor and jousting, but it wasn’t in the cards. Perhaps someday.
My journey with Steve has been utterly amazing. There have been rough patches, and we’ve certainly overcome our share of challenges. And there were times when I thought I must be the luckiest woman on earth to be married to such a unique individual. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t met Steve. He taught me how to grow, and helped me find the courage to follow my passion and reconnect with my purpose. For that, I will be forever grateful.
To my darling husband… you have all of my love and devotion. Thank you for being a truly wonderful companion, and sharing life’s journey with me. I look forward to the coming years and all that we will experience together. When you smile at me, I can see that our souls are still dancing.