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:   United States
He's From:     United States

Packing up and moving my seven children to a new town was one of the hardest things I ever did, but it also turned out to be the smartest move I ever made.

  I had been online for two years had many friends that I could sign on and chat with any time of the day or night.

We had several get togethers, and it was fun to be able to put faces to the screen names and profiles of our buddies from America Online.

One afternoon I was feeling down and alone, so I signed on looking to talk
with a friend. I must have chosen a bad night, because it was as though there
was no one from my circle of friends online. "GalahadOK" Imed me, but I was
not eager to chat with him. The last thing I wanted in my life was another man
to screw things up for my kids and me!






Boredom won out, and I chatted with Galahad just to pass the time. A few hours later we agreed to speak on the phone. I gave him my pager number and said he could "beep me." When he did page, he gave me his car phone number because he did not like to give out his home number either. I called him, and we spoke for an hour. It was incredible!

It was as though this man was the other half of my soul! He spoke of his
family, politics, religion, and his feelings matched mine perfectly! After our
hour on the phone, I went online and sent him a few GIFs of myself. He
promised to get a PIC scanned the next day and email it to me. Around 6am that
next morning he gave me his work number and asked me to call him later that

I did not want to appear anxious, so I waited until he was about to get off
work until I called. He had a disk with GIFs on it, but I asked if he could
drop off a photo of himself at the bar with my friends. If I liked what I saw,
we would meet. I explained that I had dated enough "pretty boys" and if he was
too handsome I would not go out with him. He drove to the bar after work, I
ran out the back door and hid, and he left a sealed envelope with a nice
picture inside. On the back he had written, "See Dyann, Just Average!" My
friends all encouraged me to call him back to the bar and I did. (He later
confided to me that as happy as he was to get the call, he was curious about
the reason I called him back to the bar so quickly. Did I think he was

We talked and I drank until the bar closed at 2am, then we drove around Tulsa talking until 6am. The next night went pretty much the same way, with us meeting at my favorite bar when he got off work and spending the entire night talking and getting to know each other. When the third night came, I suggested he go directly home after work and get some sleep. It was now Thursday, we first chatted on Sunday, but I knew that I was in love with him! My dilemma, I still had not told him about my children. After two failed marriages and seeing the pain it caused my children, I wanted to be certain of this man and his intentions before getting my children involved. When we met
that afternoon, I drank 3 or 4 shots of tequila, and I told him that I had seven children. I guess I had expected him to scream, yell, run out, something, but he didn't even blink. I took him over to the apartment to meet the kids, and we went upstairs. Dustin stayed over that night, we decided to get married, and the next day he moved his things in.

A few months later we drove 24 hours straight through to Las Vegas to get
married. We wanted the children there with us and decided to go to the Little
White Wedding Chapel so we could get married in the drive through! :) There in
the front of a white minivan, with all seven children looking on, we exchanged
our vows.

It has been over three years since we promised to love, honor, and cherish
until death us do part, and we have been blessed with two more children, two
beautiful, precious red headed girls.

People are amazed when we tell them how we met and of our incredible wedding,
but it worked just fine for us, all of us!