Another Day closer  

rm__Reality_ 106F
105 posts
8/16/2005 6:57 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Another Day closer

Thanks to Songbird, a lot was accomplished yesterday. I'm a lot closer to being ready for this move!

I couldnt sleep last night. My mind kept wandering to the events of the past four years. Seems like a lifetime.

2001 changed so many lives with Sept 11 and in my little corner of the world, a chain of events began that profoundly changed the rest of my life as well.

Although i joined AdultFriendFinder in 1999 it was August of 2001 when i met folks from AdultFriendFinder for the first time. That was only four years ago!! Omg, it seems like i have known M from Va for decades!!

Funny, that was a strange flight to Washington. Almost prophetic as it was just a few weeks before 9/11.

I was separated at the time, and Bob {hubby} came to the house to stay with the boys. I drove to the airport so scared i could barely function. I hadnt been on a plane in ten years, let alone fly hundreds of miles to meet folks i only knew online! When i got to the Manchester airport and checked in {things were still pretty loose pre 9/11} I was told there was a delay. That delay stretched to five hours while we sat and looked at our plane out on the tarmack swarming with the repair crew!

I kept in touch with M via cell phone, wandered around drinking coffee, needed to use the facilities and chose the wrong door. I walked in to the mens room, lol. There were guys standing at the urinals, i beat feet quickly!!!!!

Arrangements had been made for "Mikey" to pick me up at Reagan. All i knew was to look for a tall guy wearing a baseball cap. Where did i get the nerve to do this, I'll never know. M kept telling me that he'd be there, a five or six hour delay or not, she was sure he'd be there. When i finally arrived, six hours after my supposed arrival time, i was sure I'd be stranded in Washington and was trying to figure out how i'd change my ticket to a return flight that night. I exited the plane, and there he was. That tall man leaning against a pole, wearing a baseball cap!!! I would have known him anywhere!!

We got lost in Washington! Jokingly M had said, dont let him drop you off in Dupont Circle , after we passed that area about six times, lol I was laughing and it remains a source of chuckles to this day!

When we arrived in Va, M came out, we hugged and it was like i had always known her.

I spent that weekend meeting many affers that i had come to know online. They were all just like they seemed online. One of the highlites had to be when we were sitting on M's deck and heard a voice say "How do i get in to join this gig". Looked down and there stood a "biker dude," It was Col!!

I left that after that weekend with a bond forged with many of those folks. A bond that is as strong today!!

Mikey took me to the airport, stayed with me till we boarded the plane, kisses and huggs and his whisper in my ear "Now you've met real people." No one knows how important those few words were to me. See, I had been on AdultFriendFinder as a total fake for two years. This was my first venture as "Reality" and the fact that i had been forgiven my deception and was loved and accepted as myself was almost too much to bear.

One footnote to this story. We were again delayed on the tarmack after we boarded the plane. After sitting there for several minutes a group of about five men, all dressed in black, rushed onto the plane, tossed their stuff in the overhead bins and the door closed behind them. The plane then took off. I didnt think twice about this, but i sure did two weeks later!! This was a bowling team or something like that. How easily it could have been something very different!!!

I remember how beautiful this flight was, especially arriving in Washington and banking along the Potomac. Little did we know, what was to transpire a few short weeks later!!

rm_songbird5419 63F
305 posts
8/16/2005 1:23 pm

Reality, I'm so glad you're finally writing some of this down! Now I can nag you about something else altogether!! (I'm thinking about it...I'm sure I'll come up with something!!)

Dupont Circle...what a source of comedy that particular rotary is!! Do you remember "The American President" with Michael Douglas and Annette Benning? Great flick...lotsa laughs about Dupont Circle!!!

If you are strong and push through the pain and the fear, you often find that happiness is waiting for you on the other side.

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