In this day and age, you will find couples who met online. Some people scoff while others relate. It's technology, we can't run from it, why not embrace it and make it a part of our lives? If the computer helps someone to meet their soul mate then that's their business.
Well, I say the same for many of my friends. A great number of them live within the reach of my PC. Their smiles are little yellow funny faces and their hugs are parentheses. My typing gets faster when I'm excited about news they just shared and it's quite when I reflect on a bad moment they are having. These, my friends, are just like me. They are sitting down at the computer to check email, scope out a new region for PCS purposes, schedule movers, send a sweet message to their deployed love. Technology is somewhat of a lifeline for us.
Not too long ago, I was on the phone with my aunt. I was telling her about this wonderful conversation I had with a good friend. She asked who and I tried to explain.
ME: She's a Coast Guard wife.
HER: How did you meet?
ME: We've never met actually.
HER: Well then how are you friends, she asked.
ME: We met online.
We are kindred spirits. It may sound trite, but we are family.
Here's to the military family that lives in your computer.