So the person that was getting picked on messaged me. She told me her
real name and why her nick was what it was...and that she was grateful
for the help. So we started talking a little... give each other inf.
about one another... Likes.... Dislikes....etc.... and found out we had
allot in common. By the time we were really getting to like each other I
had to disconnect because it was 5:00 in the morning and I had to get up
at 12:00 for work. So we agreed to talk again the next night. Well
needless to say I rushed straight home after work and logged on. She was
waiting on me and we started talking again....
Same thing happened, 5:00 rolled around and I was going to go to bed.
She said wait. So I did. Then she posted her phone number in a private
chat. So.....I called. Anyway, to make a long story short, one month and
1600 dollars for a phone bill later we decided we wanted to see each
other. So we planed a trip, since I lived in Tennessee and she lived in
Kansas City, it was going to be a vacation for me. So I took off work
for 2 days at the end of the week and took off towards Kansas City. I
was so excited .. but the closer I got to Kansas City the excitement
turned to nervousness and fear of rejection. I knew what we had online
and on the phone was special, but I didn't know what to expect.
Well 3:30 I arrived at the hotel room she
had reserved for me and started unpacking. Took a shower and laid on the
bed for an hour or so waiting till 6:00 to call her. 6:00 came and I
nervously dialed the phone... She picked up and said hello.. I said
"well, I'm at the hotel and all checked in and ready to go out, she
paused.... and with a shyness I have never heard in her voice
said...."umm...OK..I'm going to head that way...look for my car.." and
she described her car and what she was wearing.. We had always talked
about that day.....us finally getting to meet each other in person...I
dont think either of us expected to be so nervous.; So.. I sat on the
bed staring out the hotel window.
Then I saw her car. I was so nervous at that point a was doubled over
with stomach cramps. So I slowly walk towards the room door and waited
for the knock... I heard a little tapping on the door then a big 'blam!!!'
and I quickly opened the door to see if she was alright. The moment I
saw her I knew I never wanted to be with anyone else. Some how I knew we
were meant to be together, and all the nervousness and stomach pain left
me. She came in staring at the floor, blushing, hiding her face in her
hair. So I wrapped my arms around her and she buried her face in my
chest hugging me back. I have never experienced true love till that
Just to know that she loved me is all I needed. And at that moment I
knew. To make a long story short we left the room twice to eat and buy
some CD's and she showed me Kansas City. The rest of the time we spent
holding each other or doing other things =). Sunday rolled around and I
didn't want to leave, but I had to be in for work on Monday and had a 9
hour drive in front of me. We ate breakfast in the room as I packed my
clothes along with a flannel shirt she gave me , and we walk toward the
car... not saying a word. I opened her car door for her as she took a
picture of me. She got in her car and we both fell apart. I have never
cried in public as an adult but at that point I had no control.
As we cried or good-byes to each other I got in my car and headed
towards the highway. Crying as hard as I ever remember I left for home.
2 hours down the road I managed to pull myself together and called my
mother in Tennessee and cried on her shoulder till I found myself in
Saint Louis. At that point I decided no matter what it takes I was going
to be with my new found love. As I pulled in to the drive way of my home
in Tennessee I called her and told her I was home and I was OK and
everything. I ended up sitting in the car for another 2 hours
talking....crying...and planning my next visit. To make a long story
short the next weekend I drove to Kansas City and got her and her little
girl and moved them to Tennessee.
We lived together in Tennessee for about 6 months. I've always wanted to
live in a big city and she was getting very very homesick so we decided
to give Kansas City a try. I worked 70 hours one week and then took a
voluntary lay off. We moved to Kansas City in July of '96. And I have
never moved back. We were Married November 6th of '96.
We are happy together, we have are problems sometimes but we are always
willing to talk them through. Even in the darkest of days between us we
are still able to say "I love you" and cuddle. We have been married for
2 years now and plan to spend the rest of our life together.
Anyway, that's my story. I look back to the beginning and wonder how we
could have been in the same room at the same time on the Internet..and
everything just fall into place the way it did.
And I came to the conclusion that, No matter were you are, who you are,
or what you look like, love will find a way. So keep your head up and
your eyes open because she/he is out there, waiting....