The Story of Jason and I – How I Met My Best Friend

The Story of Jason and I - How I Met My Best Friend

Today is the last day of my introducing you all to my best friends and how I met each one.   You had the chance to meet Debbie, Kristy, and Teresa in my earlier posts.  I hope you had some fun reading these as I had writing them and jarring my own memory.

I saved one of the best for last, as he is the love of my life and who I always want to do everything with because I relax with him and I enjoy myself so much more if he is beside me.

The Story of Jason and I – How I Met My Best Friend


Jason and I met many moons ago on that thing called the Internet.  Yes, we met on the Internet.  It’s my best working grounds, you should have figured this out already if you have read any of my previous best friend segments.  

It was late 1997 or maybe early 1998, when I received a random ICQ message from him.  Anyone remember ICQ?  

We talked for several months.  He was stationed in the Air Force in San Antonio, Texas when we started talking.  He was getting out that next year, 1999.  Originally from Vancouver, WA…he was probably going to move to Seattle to live with his cousin after he got out, but he wasn’t sure yet.  We officially met in person July 16th, 1998 and have been together since and been the best of friends since as well.  

Rascal (my dog at the time) and I drove by ourselves over to Seattle from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to meet him at his cousin, Brent’s house.  He was on vacation to go to a job fair up in Seattle too.  


The rest as they say, is history.  We haven’t been apart since.  He came back up to Coeur d’Alene in September I believe where he met all my family and everything.  I then flew down to San Antonio (first time flying ever) for Christmas break. Instead of moving to Seattle in January, early February when he got out he moved in with me.

We got married June 21st, 2003.

He is the love of my life, my best friend – the one I want to do anything and everything with because I enjoy it so much more.  He might get on my nerves quite often and make me so angry at times, but without him in my life I’d be lost and not complete.  

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  • Carmita Barnes

    so happy you found such a great guy sis !

  • aprilaakre

    what a neat story of how you met. I met my husband online also.

    • Thanks April πŸ™‚ Where online did you meet your husband?

      • aprilaakre

        Yahoo personals we found out we worked at the same company. But it is a huge company with many different campuses we probably never would have met otherwise.

  • Rose Powell

    Oh my gosh, loved this post. I too, met my husband online in 2002. I wasn’t looking, he wasn’t looking, we just happened to be on the same social networking site, and he saw me, messaged me and we talked via messenger, then via phone, then we met in person, and from that day forward, I knew I was in trouble, I was already too smitten, inseparable, been through it all and more and finally we’d in 2010. Best Friend and love of my life, inseparable, my heart and soul, forever.

  • Joanne Wooden Hamel

    What a great story!!! I’m so glad you found each other!!! ICQ was quite a thing in its day. I met some great people that way too! …but I met my hubby the old-fashioned way…in a pub…through mutual friends…LOL… (and long before ICQ or even personal computers were the thing)

    • Thanks Joanne!!! I met one of my dear friends in a pub πŸ™‚

  • So sweet! I met my husband online too, but through OKCupid in 2011. πŸ™‚ My family didn’t even have Internet until 1999. No idea what ICQ is!

    • ICQ was just an old chat program, like FB messenger now, but it’s own program. It had this super cute sound when you’d get a message. lol