From the very beginning, he made me feel so
special. We both were starting to feel strong feelings for each other.
We have so much in common that it's almost hard to believe sometimes. He
is the sweetest, most trustworthy, caring, loving and romantic person I
have ever known! The only unfortunate part of our love story is that I
live in Canada and he lives in Australia. One day we started talking
about meeting each other and within a couple of weeks Andy had bought
his plane ticket and was on his way to meet me!! It was the most anxious
and exciting time! We couldn't wait to see each other.
At the airport, I realized that I had
been standing at the wrong exit. When I finally got to the right exit,
there he was with a stuffed koala bear (he's so sweet!) for me and he
gave me a huge hug! It was such a relief to finally get to this point!
Because I was so positive of how I felt that first day we met, I gave
him a silver heart shaped photo album with the words engraved "I love
you Andy. Always, Katherine". That first day we spent together was so
amazing. Right from the start, we just blended together like we were
somehow made for each other. I know that I have found my soulmate. It
was unforgettable to spend Christmas and New Year's together. Before he
left, he bought me a beautiful ring to show me just how committed he is
to me. It was 6 weeks of pure bliss!
Our song is "I Knew I Loved You" by the
Australian group, Savage Garden. Before we met, he had heard that song
one day on the radio and thought of me right away. That same day, I had
heard that song on the radio too and thought of him right away. One of
us had brought it up that night so it was clear to us that it was our
song from that point on! It's was very special to finally hear it
together in real life!!
Saying goodbye was one of the most
difficult things for me. I didn't want to see him go but I knew that
there was nothing I could do about that. Several months have passed
since then and we feel even stronger about each other. The distance can
be really hard sometimes. I miss him with all my heart but we have a
connection between us that helps us get through this time. If we can get
through this, I believe we'll be able to get through anything else that
the future holds in store for us.
Despite the distance, our hearts still
belong to each other. In some ways, the distance is good for us because
our relationship has reached a greater level of trust and openness. He
is my best friend and I trust him more than I have ever imagined I could
trust someone. We have vowed to share our thoughts and feelings with
each other about everything, and we do this all the time without fail.
He knows more about me than anyone has ever known about me in my entire
life. We also know that no one is perfect and we accept each other for
who we are. I believe that you can only love perfectly when you love
someone and their imperfections. All that and our constant communication
and complete honesty with each other is what keeps things strong between
the two of us. I love him more each day. We constantly write emails to
each other, write snail mail, chat, and talk on the phone at least once
a week for a few hours.
We video conference too sometimes which is great because we can both
still see each other. Actually, the first thing we both did was buy a
web cam after he left! I work full-time for an IT company but Andy will
be finishing his Industrial Design degree at Uni at the end of this
year. In December 2000 I made plans to vacation in Australia for a few
weeks. I will be spending almost 2 weeks in Canberra and one week in
Sydney where I'll be meeting his family for the first time (I'll be
spending Christmas with them). I am counting down the days! Then, in
early 2001, he will be coming here to Toronto, to live with me and work
here for 1 year (Working Holiday VISA). I realize that some people may
think this all seems too quick but that has never crossed my mind. We
just know that we were perfect for each other from day one. I can't wait
to start spending my life with the person I love with all my heart and
soul. I always look forward to his voice, his smile, his affection and
comfort, and his company.
He makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world and that is because
he is the most special person I have ever known. I never knew that there
was such a thing as true love, until I met my baby. Our love could never
be faded! I am completely devoted to him. One day I am going to marry my