It was August 2000. I was in a chat room where music files were being traded. I noticed a man was taking a lot of the songs I was sharing and that his screen name was Mikester.
Ok.. I have to back up a year. I was in a different chat room almost a year before when an online friend of mine told me within a year I would meet a man named Michael and that he would be the man of my dreams. I had pretty much forgotten that prediction until I saw .. MIKESTER in the music sharing chat room.
Back to where I was.
I started paying attention to his coming and going. I saw he lived near Detroit. Across the state from me. He didn't talk much and when he did he was polite. I struck up a conversation with him starting with the story of the prediction. We hit it off right away. So much so that he suggested we meet in person after three weeks. He drove across the state September 9 to take me to lunch.
Within a short time we were engaged. He still drove across the state every weekend, holiday and vacation for five years before he got the courage to marry me. He says he doesn't regret it. Marrying me, that is.
I know that prediction was right so long ago. He was and still is the man of my dreams.