It's strange how things happen... you are trudging through the mundane weary lanes of life when suddenly, out of nowhere, love walks in and touches your life in a way that you know that nothing could ever be the same again...
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She's From:   United States
He's From:     United States

Well, in August of 98 I had just broken up with someone I dated for 6 months.

He was my first real boyfriend and I guess I was living in a fantasy world, thinking that no couples ever had problems and that some people weren't meant to be together.

  Krista and Jason at Krista's Senior Prom in Tennessee
  Well, he just broke up with me out of the blue and I was crushed. I started talking in the chat room Alabama Live. My now boyfriend Jason was majoring in Computer Science and had just got a computer. We met in the Alabama Live chat-room in November during Thanksgiving weekend. He sent me a bible verse and it was Romans 8:28 "For all things work together for good to them that love God who are the called according to his purpose."

For some reason out of all the people that tried to help me and comfort me, he was special. I got to where I would go in the chat room hoping to see Jason19 in there. Finally we exchanged e-mail addresses and started e-mailing. Well, I got some phone cards for Christmas so I decided to give him a call. We talked for 2 hours and found out we had so much in common. I really really liked him. I asked him if we could ever be more than friends, and he said...." I don't know...we'll see." Well, the next day he called me and we talked till New Year's. On New Year's Eve at 12:00 he called and told me that he loved me. So then we made plans to meet. He came and met me at Shoney's for breakfast. As soon as we saw each other, we ran to each other,and hugged. It was like we had known each other forever. Our first day was awesome. We both cried when he had to leave that night, but he promised me that he would come back.

He came to see me every other weekend. He lives three hours away from me. He lives close to Tuscaloosa Alabama and I live near Ft. Payne Alabama. Anyway, we dated for 2 and a half months and then I made the most terrible mistake. I broke up with him. It was my senior year, and getting ready for graduation had me stressed and I realized I was falling deeply in love and I had realized that he was "the one." but I was afraid of being hurt. Well, we talked every day even after we broke up for five months. I dated two other guys but I wouldn't get serious with them. One guy lied to me and the other guy said he didn't want a relationship. Jason dated three or four other girls but he said that he didn't feel anything, that he still wanted to be with me. August of 99 I was going to turn 18 and Will, one of the guys I dated had just broken up with me, so Jason told me that he would come and take me out for my birthday as friends...Yeah right.... When he got up here, I realized how much I loved him, how much I had missed him and I knew I wanted him back....but I hesitated to ask him to go back with me, because I didn't know if he could ever forgive me for hurting him the first time.

Well, two weeks later, pride aside, I asked him and he said Yes, and we have been together almost 8 months now. I am happier than ever. He gave me a promise ring and told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I happily agreed. We aren't really engaged because I have to finish college first before we get married and I have about two years left if I go in the Summers and I don't want a long engagement, but we have planned to get married in the Summer of 2002, or December 2002,depending on when I graduate. He is my soul-mate, and I realize I made a stupid mistake, but now I don't ever have to wonder if I could be happy with someone else, because the whole time I dated other guys he stayed on my mind and in my heart. I even slipped and told him I loved him one time while I was dating Will. That's when I knew I truly loved him. Well I gotta go, because he is coming to spend Easter weekend with me. He will be here in just two and a half more hours. 

To all the people that doubt internet love, let me tell you it can happen. We both know that God brought us together and Jason told me that when we broke up if it was meant to be all paths would lead back to each other. Our paths may have taken detours, but the roads converged and our paths led to each other's hearts. I love him with all my heart and can't wait to start a life with him.

Thanks for reading my story.


>> Continued in Part Two