MIRACLE BY CHANCE - © Jeannette Gardner (December, 2007)
This is a "true story" about how I met my boyfriend on a dating site on the Internet.
15 Years Ago: I used to hang out at a country bar called the "Club Palomino". I used to drag my friend out to see my favourite band playing called "Cheyenne", who were amazing and always packed the place. I was interested in the rhythm guitar player in the band, to me, he was the best looking one, and I loved his voice along with his rhythm guitar sound. Yes, I had the "hots" for him and would goggle eye him playing his guitar/singing while I was on the dance floor, or just standing at the bar listening and staring.
After seeing them playing there for a long time, the "Club Palomino" closed down. When I first found out about the club closing down, I wanted to approach "Cheyenne", particularly the rhythm guitar player and ask where they would be playing in the future. But I didn't have enough courage to do that. I guess things happen for a reason.
15 Years Later: As time went on I met someone and got married. Eventually we got a divorce. I started going out to bars again, got tired of it and not meeting anyone decent. A friend told me to join a dating site on the Internet, which I thought I would never do. But, I thought I would check it out for fun as I heard so much about it through people even meeting their soul mates from that site.
Surprisingly, I had a few dates, meeting in public places, but just didn't find the right one and thought I never would from a dating site. I sort of gave up on it until one night. After getting home from a bar, which I hated, I went on my computer. I logged in that site again and found an interesting email from a guy and liked his picture. We started emailing each other and eventually got on MSN. We discovered that we had so much in common. We chatted every night as often as we could.
And then, a miracle happened! We started chatting about music. Wow… we also liked all the same music and we both wrote songs. I told him I liked country music and used to frequent a particular bar about 15 years ago, which had closed down. Of course he asked me the name of the bar back then. I told him the "Club Palomino". He was really surprised and told me he used to play there. I wasn't sure whether to believe him or not! He said he would send me a picture of his band that played there. I thought, "yeah right" to myself as I waited patiently in front of my computer for the picture.
Lo and behold, a huge picture came up on my screen, "CHEYENNE" "CLUB PALOMINO". I couldn't believe it! It was him in the picture with "Cheyenne". The guy I was interested in who was the rhythm guitar player in my favourite band. I was so shocked that I went crazy seeing this picture! He gave me his phone number and after a few weeks we decided to meet.
He took me to the local Canadian Legion where we talked, had a drink together and got more acquainted. After a while, he asked me if I didn't mind if he got up on stage to do a solo. He got up on stage and started playing his guitar and singing. That did it for me. I was hooked! And the guy I admired 15 years ago was performing in front of my eyes, and was my date! I was in heaven!
We dated for about 2 years and it was absolutely wonderful. Eventually we bought a condo and have been living together for 2 ˝ years now. In March of 2008, it will be 5 years being together, playing music, and still laughing! We are just two peas in a pod!
It's funny how life is it just wasn't meant to be back then. Fate brought us together. We met our "soul mates", thanks to that dating site!"
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