Michael Angelo Longobardo was my soulmate…he loved to say he knew from the first time we spoke on the phone that I was the one. It took me a little longer to realize it tho. Mike was already out of the military when I met him but being in the Air Force left it’s mark on him. I’ve been told he was never the same after his discharge.
We meet online on September 13th 2010. My girlfriends and I decided to create a list of requirements for my new boyfriend. At the time I was dating a lot of jerks and had started to give up on love. Anyway I signed up to a online dating website and posted a picture or two and the list of requirements and left it like that, 3 days later I got an email from this cutie guy who didn’t live to far from me saying “I meet 90% of your requirements would you like to know which ones” I answered him back…3 or 4 emails later and I gave him my number we spoke for hours that night and he said he knew I was the one after he told me it was 4am and he knew I had to go to work and I responded with “I know I just wanna talk to you more” he told his mother that he was sold I’m the one. We spoke everyday for 10 days before we finally met in person. Our first meeting was magical and his mother happened to call that night and I got to speak to her as well. Mike asked me to be his girlfriend on September 23rd 2010 before he ever kissed me. I said yes and when he came to pick me up that night I attacked him and kissed him!! We dated for only 4 months before he asked me to marry him and we were married January 11th 2011. Mike always said to everyone and anyone that our love was special, we’re soulmates and most people don’t understand that.
So I’m a widow now. I’m 30…I was 29 the day Mike died, he was also 29…we were coming up on our 3 year wedding anniversary in January. This road has been so difficult on me. Mike was a disabled veteran who suffered with OCD and when we got married I became a housewife and took care of him everyday. We have no children but 2014 was going to be the year we start trying. Mike died December 9th 2013…I found him dead in living room. He was without the necessary drugs he needed to function on a daily bases. We had a screaming match with his doctor that Thursday and was told he’d have the pills out to my husband the next day…the pills didn’t show up until he was already found dead and his body was removed from my house.
He wanted to be cremated and put in the vault in the Saratoga national Cemetery. Now my world has turned upside down and I miss him terribly.