Shana and Michael: It all
started last July. I was baby sitting my younger cousin Kristian while my
aunt was out of town for the weekend. As it was getting late I put Kristian
to bed and I began to watch TV...
She's From: Australia He's From: New Zealand
I was a show off, and thebigbadbanana was
intrigued by this girl's insistence that she could answer any question.
This was in May 2001. I won't bore you
with the details of our pasts, but will say that we eventually met in
January of 2002. He was in Australia for three months and he spent five
weeks with me before heading off to England where he now lives and
He was living in New Zealand before that.
We are meeting again in December, in Auckland and staying with his
family before we head back to England. I am to stay for six months. I
have a young son whom I cannot leave for longer than that no matter how
much I would wish to stay.
I don't know what is going to happen. All
I know is that I have found someone who inspires greatness. He is not
perfect, nor would I wish him to be. We are in love, foolish, and
separated by more oceans than I care to think about now.
It is all the fault of the internet, I blame it entirely. Of course, now
it is the internet which keeps us in close contact with one another. I
wish I could say that this story will have a happy ending but it is a
story of continue parting. I said goodbye to him twice whilst he was in
Australia, and I will have to say goodbye to him again next year.
I wouldn't change anything though because, sometimes, life is worth
every ache, every torment, every challenge.
Keep up the love across the oceans, I know I shall.