So David and I are creating a joint profile on MySpace.  He thought I should write "our story" and post it in a blog.  So I did!  After I read it to him he thought I should post it in here too... so here it is! (WRITTEN IN 3RD PERSON)

 

Well, I guess it's always best to start at the beginning; right?  I'll start out by saying that David is not your typical man and Cathy is not your typical woman.  So it stands to reason that this won't be your typical love story. 

David and Cathy met on www.true.com on March 15, 2007.  Little did they know, that night, their lives were about to change for the better for the rest of their lives.  We were both in the same chat room and had seen eachother for several nights in a row, but hadn't spoken yet.  Though  each thought the other was cute, neither of them said anything.  The 15th; however, that all changed.  David was talking to another person in the chat room and Cathy noticed him talking about his dog, Turf, an Australian Shephard.  Though that breed doesn't really get the notarity it deserves, it's Cathy's favorite breed.  Cathy had to interrupt to share her experiences with Aussies.  From that point on, David and Cathy chatted every night.  David played tricks on Cathy for several evenings after that.  They would go into the chat room and just wait for the other to show up.  David never announced his presence.  He would just sit there, watching the conversations and Cathy's webcam, waiting for her to notice him.  When she did, he was pleasantly surprised at Cathy's smiling, excited reaction.  They exchanged private email addresses, and added eachother to their msn messenger lists and began chatting on instant messenger.  The more they chatted, the more they realized they had tons in common.

They decided to exchange phone numbers, and David made the first call.  David was pulling out of his driveway to go to work and Cathy was sitting at Sonic ordering a Route 44 iced tea.  They were both nervous beyond explanation.  Knowing the distance between them (David in Florida and Cathy in Nebraska), they had already decided to just be buddies.  How could a long distance relationship work?  But from the first phone conversation, they were finishing eachothers' sentences.  Soon it became appearant.  They couldn't deny the strong pull they were feeling for eachother.  The similarities ran much deeper than just common interests in music and trivial things of the sort.  No.  The pull was on every level imaginable to mankind.  They shared a passion for Jesus.  They shared similar views on what a relationship should be.  They shared similar personalities, similar senses of humor, values, morals, parenting,  and many many many paralells in their lives.  So many that it was almost scary. 

Beginning that night, David and Cathy spoke to eachother every day.  They talked about everything under the sun.  The past, dreams of the future, current stressors, current joys and everything in between.  The hours spent on the phone were just countless.  As of April 1, 2007, Cathy couldn't deny it anymore.  She hid her face out of view from the webcam, and typed the 3 words that would turn David's world upside down.  So fearful of rejection, hiding her face in shame, she said, "I love you".  She couldn't hold it in any longer.  With tearful eyes, she peeked at the computer screen to see his reaction.  Those fearful tears quickly turned into tears of happiness when she saw his beautiful smile and the words "I love you too" typed in response.  That was it, there was no turning back for either of them. 

Finally in July, the two of them met face to face when Cathy made her first trip to Florida.  Taking a leap of faith, she arrived in Florida to meet the man of her dreams.  The man who was to complete her heart.  So many emotions rolled into one; nervous, happy, scared, excitement... really had her wheels turning in confusion.  So much so that she could barely speak for the first few hours they were together.  David did everything in his power to make Cathy comfortable.  When she spotted him at the airport in Orlando, he had a long stemmed rose for her.  He took her back to his place in Rockledge, and on the way there, she called her family and friends back in the midwest to let everybody know that she arrived safe and sound.  Mainly due to nerves.  She just didn't know what to say to him.  When all the calls were finished, the rest of the ride was rather quiet.  David did his best to start conversation.  She just couldn't understand how she could be so nervous to the point of silence with him.  After all the phone calls, messenger chats and the "I love yous" exchanged.

They arrived at David's home, Cathy got the grand tour, met the dog and David had to work for a little while.  This was actually a very good thing.  Cathy was left at the house alone to gather her thoughts and sort through her emotions.  Since there was very little sleep the night before, she actually fell asleep on the couch reading her book.  When David arrived home, he saw her sleeping and woke her up with the most tender kiss Cathy had ever experienced in her life.  She woke up, and felt nothing short of Sleeping Beauty.  This was it.  This was perfect.  Her nerves were immediately calmed as she stared into his beautiful blue eyes that were so full of the real love she had always dreamed of.

David was the perfect gentleman throughout the entire trip.  He renewed Cathy's faith in chivalry, love and respect that seemed, to her, to have gone by the wayside.  However; Cathy did have her skepticism.  Was he just trying to impress her?  Was this the old "bait and switch"?  Was all of this just a ploy to suck her in?  On the contrary. They had decided to see eachother every month, alternating the burden of travel.  David's ways never wavered. This is David.  This is who he is.  This is his standard.  He never ceased to amaze her.  Every day, she would find out more and more about him, that made her love him even more.

Though the partings at the airport and their times apart were always tough, their love saw them through to what they've built today.  An awesome relationship that is, and was forced to be, built on communication.  Communication is a beautiful yet vital part of any relationship.  A lack of communication ultimately dooms relationships.  David and Cathy are very lucky to have found eachother and to have had four months of open and honest communication before meeting face to face.  They had the chance to learn how to communicate with eachother.  It has become a way of life for them, which will build their marriage to the successful marriage that God intended, with God at the center.

 

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biged...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:58 AM How sweet and romantic.  Lucky dogs - both of you!  I'm glad the internet thing worked out (so often it doesn't) and that you have an interesting tale to tell!  Have a happy day!

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snaph...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story here!

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snaph...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM Oh...how 'bout adding one of the pics of the two of you in here?

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mommy...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 4:53 PM That is so great...you should write a book...Your very good at expressing what your trying to say and it almost makes you feel as though you are there with you guys...when is chapter 2 coming...that was great

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Vagra...
Feb. 3, 2008 at 11:48 PM wonderful.  :) very similar to the way my husband and i met and decided to get married.

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Break...
Jul. 27, 2008 at 7:44 PM

Have either of you read this lately?   Just curious.. not sure what is going on now (and believe me I have my issues with my hubs at the moment) but this story is a great one.. I think the two of you should sit down and re read this again and again and figure out what has gone array now... I wish the best for the both of you whatever it is you chose to do... I am here if you need me dear!

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Break...
Jul. 27, 2008 at 7:46 PM

And this part is really important that the two of you focus on in what you wrote when you re read it:


An awesome relationship that is, and was forced to be, built on communication.  Communication is a beautiful yet vital part of any relationship.  A lack of communication ultimately dooms relationships.  David and Cathy are very lucky to have found eachother and to have had four months of open and honest communication before meeting face to face.  They had the chance to learn how to communicate with eachother.  It has become a way of life for them, which will build their marriage to the successful marriage that God intended, with God at the center.


 

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