I cannot begin to describe the feeling I had when I turned around and there he was, the real live person I've been spending long hours on the phone with, and exchanged long emails with these past few months. Both of us were grinning from ear to ear, and pretty much stayed that way til I left, lol.
I was afraid; I admit it. I was afraid that all the wonderful phone conversations would not translate into in-person communication. What if he didn't like me? What if I didn't like him? (although I couldn't believe that, I knew I'd be in love with him no matter what!)(and I was right!!) And he kept trying to reassure me (even though I could be quite resistant) that everything would be OK. I almost didn't go, but that's another story, and not very interesting ultimately.
But I had to go. I couldn't *not* go. I did go, and because I went here is my message to all you people out there who are having trouble finding what Glenn and I managed to find with each other:
Never, never, never give up.
As if that weren't enough, I discovered I have some good people down there who want to be my friend. Which is more than I can say for having spent 3 years in Grand Rapids, MI. Up here, I don't have a 'crew', but down there in Ft. Myers I do. I had the best time!!
Yeah, everything went so, so right while I was down there; it was coming back that created problems. It was like night and day, the difference between the way I was treated in Ft. Myers, and the treatment I got up here when I came back. My boss is a horrible person. I wound up being stranded in Detroit, so I called him asking for help, and his response to me was: "I don't think I'm going to help you out here. You got yourself into this mess, you're just going to have to find a way out of it."
I was *stranded*, in Detroit, no ride, no money, nobody -- and he told me to fix it myself. Apparently he didn't 'get' it that calling him was my way of looking for a solution, but oh well.
Then, after I *finally* got a ride home (there are some good people in West Michigan), at 2am, I got all the way up to my apartment door ... and realized I forgot to arrange for the gal who looked after my cats to leave my key under the doormat for me.
And so, I wound up sleeping in my car after all that. But I found I could laugh at it, because, what else was I going to do???
Yes, I laughed at my predicament, I laughed and then I thanked God above that I'm not like my boss.
Anyway ... I am THE luckiest girl in the world!!! The days we spent together were a dream come true. The reality turned out to be better than the fantasy!!!
I love you c0rrupt0 ... I love you with every fiber of my being; I love everything about you. Thank you for not giving up on me...