I turned 21 in November and Tom turned 27 in
September 2001. I love the fact that he is a little older than me
because he is a lot more mature than a lot of guys my age that I
personally know. I remember one of the others who submitted a story
saying that maturity doesn't come with age but that it depends on the
person inside. I totally agree!!! I have met 40 something year olds who
act no wiser than 15 or 16 year olds.
After that first email from Tom I sent him
one back but I still hadn't felt the sparks that were about to fly soon.
About two weeks after our initial meeting in the chat room I was
speaking to Tom on my MSN messenger and he asked me if he could give me
a call. I remember saying at the time that I thought he'd never ask but
the truth of the matter is that I wasn't expecting him to call and that
he had given me a bit of a jolt in asking me if we could talk on the
phone. Different thoughts kept running through my head like the fact
that he could've been an axe murderer or an escaped convict, but above
all I was just plain curious as to why this American would want to talk
to a girl from a little country near Australia.
He rang me about 10 minutes after I gave him
my phone number and for the first time I heard this beautiful voice that
I would fall in love with as time went by. Tom was so gentle and soft
spoken over the phone plus he had a killer accent. On that night we
spoke for 5 hours. For some reason our conversation flowed even though
both of us were really nervous. In fact the 5 hours didnít even seem
that long. I said goodnight to him and then went online to tell my
online buddies about the call. I even went so far as to tell my
co-workers the next day who were really pretty amazed.
At this point in time I wasnít looking for a
relationship but I am so glad that I had met Tom now. As time went on
things started to change. I think I started falling for him because of
the way he spoke to me. He never once tried to hit onto me or
proposition me. Even to this day he respects me as a person. He has
started calling me his ďkiwi princessĒ and I am just fine with that. A
couple of months after we met he started looking into airfares from his
hometown in Texas to Auckland, New Zealand which is where Iím from. He
didnít tell me about it until about two weeks later at the end of
I know it seems that things are going really
fast but I feel like Iíve known Tom forever. Tom will be flying into
Auckland in January 2002 and I am eagerly anticipating his arrival. Over
the past four months our relationship has really grown. We email each
other a few times a day and we always talk to one another on the weekend
in fact our conversations run from 5-7 hours each time we talk. The
phone calls are so worth it if only to hear Tomís voice.
Just recently we have taken it upon
ourselves to talk both Saturday and Sunday because we canít get enough
of talking to each other. He sent me an email just yesterday telling me
how he didnít feel quite whole because I wasnít by his side and, you
know what, I feel exactly the same way too. I hope that this story is
the beginning of the rest of our lives. Tom told me once that he felt
that he had been placed on this earth to be a good husband and father
one day and hopefully I will be part of that dream.
All I know is that I really love him and
that I want things to work out between us. I guess Iíll just have to
wait and see...