Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Family

I have never been one to go out to bars to pick up women, or even go out on dates. I don't really like the club scene, and most women my age are to immature for my taste. Knowing my feelings about meeting women at bars or clubs, you should know how I feel about online dating…not my thing. My mother on the other hand has met a few people on internet dating sites, and a few others, so it wasn't really a surprise when she made the suggestion that I check it out.

After a few weeks of my mom suggesting that I go meet a girl online, I decided to humor her, and give it a shot. Now, I wasn't really expecting to meet anybody, and to be completely honest, I didn't really want to meet anybody. Come to thinmk of it, I specifically put on the website that I only wanting friendship, and nothing more from the website. I didn't really check the site to often, although whenj I did I usually had a few messages, a couple of them I still talk to today, but for the initial reason of friendship.

It had been a few weeks since I had last checked my account, and when I went online I had a few messages waiting from different people, one of which had a picture of a young blonde woman, and her beautiful little girl. Her name was Desiree, and she was messaging me? She told me that she was a Soldier in the United States Army, and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After a few messages, we exchanged telephone numbers, and everyday on my way to work we'd talk until I had to go in to my job.

At one point she had asked if I would be willing to help her move some things from her vehicle into her apartment. Now, I'm the kind of guy who is willing to help most people with most things, so I went ahead and told her that I would meet her in Kentucky, whenever she wanted to be there. The next day I went to work, I put in for vacation beginning on October 16, 2007, which was a Wednesday…and a payday.

I had got off work at 0600 Wednesday, October the 15, 2007, only to go home and pack a few outfits for my trip down to meet Desiree in Kentucky. I lef the house around 1800 that same day on my way to Oak Grove, Kentucky to meet with the girl who contacted me online. My only stop between home, and Desiree was a Caesars Casino for a Texas Hold'em tournament with my Emergency Squad for one last night out.

I arrived in Oak Grove, Kentucky around 0500 on the 16thof October, for the beginning of a very long day in a new place. I spent some time at the local Wal-Mart sleeping a little in my car after being awake for just over two days, and driving down. Throughout the day I get motivational phone calls from Desiree, informing me of how much fun shes having driving through the storms and tornados on he way to Fort Campbell.

Around 1900, on the 16thI receive another call from Desiree telling me that she is close, and to watch out for her. As I sit in my car, a little white jeep drives by, and I get my first real look at her. Here I am in my purple Emergency Squad Physical Training pants, with no shirt on to meet somebody for the first time. Most people wouldn't be able to pull it off, but for me…it was nothing.

I waited on Desiree to park, then I got out of my car and walked over to her Jeep only to find a beautiful young woman dressed in a Military Combat Uniform. After following her to her new apartment, and getting her household items moved in, we sat on the couch, ordered Papa John's Pizza, and watched DVDs on her computer, as we began to get to know each other.

By this time, I had already began to have feelings for Desiree from just the telephone conversations, after meeting her in person though, they were stronger than ever. After about a month, I was introduced Desiree's mother, father, and the most important, her daughter, Trinity Lee. I knew immediately where I wanted to be from that point on…right there with the two most important women in my life, Desiree and Trinity.

It only took a couple months for me to really get hooked, it was the day Trinity first called me her "daddy". I'd never been called "daddy", so at first it was a little uncomfortable, but after a little bit I began to accept it, and try to do my best to act like it. When it comes to being a little girl's "daddy", everyday is a new challenge, and I'm lucky I have Desiree to keep me from doing anything to stupid.

Right now I'm sitting here in Indiana with Desiree, missing my little girl who is visiting her Grandmother for a few weeks before she comes back home to us. We just moved back up here to Indiana, and are currently staying with my family for the time being until we can get enough money saved up to move into our own apartment. Hopefully, with the next few weeks we will be able to move, and begin the next phase of our lives together.

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