I was not use to that at all, but i loved it!!! We
probably talked for about 2 weeks, all the time, when he said, 'you
should just come to Mississippi and visit me?' Yeah right that was like
on the other side of the world too me. But as luck would have it i was
on a leave from work and i had time to go. It was July 2nd and i had
gone with my mom to see pre-4th of July fireworks and i had come home
wondering what it would be like to see fireworks in Mississippi. So that
night i talked to Dave on the phone and i told him i was going to see
how much plane tickets were going to be. Well as luck would have it,
tickets for the 4th of July weekend were $1700. So that was out of the
question. We talked some more about it and i called some car rental
places and they told me they would not rent cars for that long of a
ride. I didn't stop, by this time i was bound and determined to go!!! So
i had found a car rental place in the next state to rent a car to me. It
was a hassle but it was so worth it.
So on July 3rd, 2000 i had started my
life. I had a 18+ hour ride on my own and i did not stop, only to get
gas and food. I was so excited, anxious, scared, and all the emotions
that go along with meeting someone new. Well i made it. I started at 4pm
on the 3rd and at 5:30am on the 4th I ended up in Jackson, MS. When i
got there i was exhausted and feel right to sleep. I prayed to God that
everything was going to be ok, since everyone had told me it was such a
mistake to go...you know all those horror stories....he could be an ax
murderer, he just wants you to go there and kill you.
Dave was no murderer, he was the man that i had waited for all my life.
That night, he took me too see the fireworks out on the docks at the
Mississippi River and it was so magical. I got to spend the week with
Dave. We clicked right away. I met all of his friends and family. I felt
like i had known them forever. But then our week was over...and i had to
drive all the way back home...that was hell. But that week Dave and i
had fallen in love and the miles between us were not going to keep us
I made it home in one piece and i was
lost without Dave. In the coming weeks Dave had talked to his boss and
had found out that there were going to be shutting down his department
at the company and he needed to find somewhere else to go...well it so
happened that there was a position in Virginia that was waiting on him.
YEAH. He had wanted to move to the North and so luck would have it...i
lived in the North!!! So he got to come up to Virginia and look for a
place to live and i got too go and see him. I went to the Airport to
pick him up and i was so nervous. I was afraid that he was not going to
be on the plane that he really didn't want to be with me.
Well we found a place to live and by Sept
1st we were together. It has been going so fast and so great. Dave and I
got engaged at Christmas (2000) and on May 5th 2001 we were married and
we are 27 weeks pregnant. We have been on an emotional rollercoaster
since Sept. but we would not change it for the world. We are in love and
we are best friends. And i thank the Internet and most of all GOD for
bringing us together.
This picture above was taken on our wedding day...Dave, Kelli and baby
Quentin...we found out we were having a boy!!!!