In 1999, while working on a military conference, I first met Bear. I enjoyed speaking with him as he was not your typical Air Force guy. He was quiet, well spoken, smart and devoted his life to his children. Our very first conversation was this:
Me: So are you married?
Bear: Hell no, I am done with woman, not going to go down that path ever again.
I would see Bear at various conferences or when I was on the Air Force Base. We always chatted and joked about many things.
Fast forward to 2004 and me going through my divorce. I had asked a few people from Bear's old squadron whatever happened to him and was constantly told he was in a relationship. I was a little disappointed, but I had lots of healing to do. I later found out that this was not the case, Bear and I both have a theory as to why I was told this.
28 May 2004 I was on base and who should walk through the door, Bear. He didn't recognize me, divorce diet. He gave me a hug and we chatted.
I gave him my phone number.
The rest is history.
Happy Anniversary to my best friend, my rock, my stability and snuggle buddy.
I love you, google.