Mars & Deborah 3:
As Deborah went to the departure hall to fly out of Adelaide I knew that the next few months were going to drag on slowly and that I would miss her like crazy. I just didnt want her to go but that was the reality of the situation. When she got back...
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She's From:   Australia
He's From:     United States

Sept 11, 2001.... I had just got off the phone with Anthony and he had just finished a 12 hour shift after working all day previously.

  A collage of photos made by Doreen
for her cyberlove
  It had been 24 hours since he last slept and I knew he'd only been asleep an hour or so when I saw the terror in New York at 11.30pm here.

I knew I had to call him back. It was terrible to experience the scenes we witnessed together and the total mayhem of his brother firefighters and friends over the next few weeks. The pit, (ground zero) the funerals of the loss of his mates the sadness for all and families torn apart - it was devastating for everyone. Needless to say that it was so hard for me not being there by his side for him in his time of loss when I was here in Australia. I couldn't be the wife I wanted to be with all the emotions and sadness he experienced from that. I thought things were bad then but they were about to get worse.






My ex after seeing the terrorism in New York decided New York was not safe
and he no longer wanted us to go. He took his case to a solicitor and the
kids passports were frozen. I wasn't allowed to leave the country with them.
Since September 2001 until now Feb 2002 I have been compiling all the
information, supenas, records, affidavits every bit of information to fight
for the right to give my children and myself and Anthony the happiness we
have waited so long for and deserve so much. My ex went so far and stopped,
knowing he isn't going to have a chance and failed to appear or have
representation or submit any evidence or supporting material in the final
listing conference before the Deputy Registrar. The court is set for end of
February and I know we are going to win. I know we are going to be together
very soon and our family will be complete and now that we have the visas its
only a short 5 weeks before I can leave.

I have made plans to leave Australia on March 10 2002, and will finally
arrive to spend the rest of my life with the one man, my soulmate, my best
friend, my hero, the man of my dreams and our destiny on our 8th month
wedding anniversary. After all that has happened I believe that when love is
so strong nothing is impossible. We have so much to look forward to, our
kids are so excited to finally meet each other after many talks and games
they have played on the internet together and we are really hanging out to
see them all together.

All my dreams are coming true at long last and all this time apart has been
worth it because now our love has endured so many obstacles and we have
helped each other only by phone and email. Last month my phone calls to him
totalled 88 hours - an average of 3 hrs per day. We talk more than most we
have that bond that special communication and trust that has all happened
due to the wonderful technology of the internet. Now the hard times are
coming to an end I am looking forward to spending my life filled with love
and happiness with my soulmate - my love, the love of a man I met on the


Looking for Part One? It's here.