We join many who met online and then fell in love. December,1998 Christmas was fast approaching and I was feeling the holiday
blues. I was in the chatroom I frequent and I noticed that Ex(short for Excalibur,his chat id) seemed a lil' down too. We
had spent alot of time kidding each other the last 2 years in chat and I felt like we were old friends. On the spur of the
moment I asked,"Why don't you come to Houston for a weekend?" He asked, "Are you serious?" I said, "SURE!"
. Getting ready for his visit sent those holiday blues flying right out the door. Waiting on him in the airport was the most
nerve racking thing I have ever experienced. When he came down that ramp He was everything I expected. I bet you think I am
going to say we fell madly in love. Nope.We had a great time and really enjoyed getting to know each other. After He went
home we remained close friends and still teased each other. The chatroom started planning a get together in Baltimore in August.
At this time I was working as a travel nurse and my next assignment was in Maryland so I made plans to attend. I was pleasantly
surprised when Ex decided to go too. We ended up at the same hotel...away from the others...I swear it wasn't intentional.haha.
Anyway something happened this time. I am not poetic. I don't have fancy words. I just know that in his arms I felt a contentment
and peacefulness that I had been searching for. I love this man. This man loves me.
IN THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS
our song by Neil Diamond
In this cold world no matter where
I go the crowds are all the same.
To them I'm just a pebble in the sand, a face without a name.
Nobody gives a
hang for what I say or do...but you.
And IN THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS I find peace and comfort and care...
I am WANTED there.
(you should hear him Greg sing this to me :)