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Eric and I met in 1997 when he came to my home town of Hanover for a short-term student exchange with his German class. He followed me around like a puppy, because he couldn't stand the guy he was staying with. That really annoyed me at first, but in the end... you know how it goes.
After he had left, he invited me to visit him in Sacramento for my fall break. But I didn't get back to him until after my fall break was over, and evidently hurt his pride. So he wouldn't reply to my letters anymore. I just thought we were way to young and there was no future for us anyway.
We were in random contact every year or so for the next five until one day I received an email from his dad saying that Eric would love to hear from me. I wrote back that if Eric wants that, then he can tell me himself... which he did. We spent days on the phone and in the end I decided to go visit him, just to make sure that he wasn't the love of my life, so I wouldn't have to keep wondering "what would have happened if.." anymore.... Well, this plan obviously failed miserably. We had the most wonderful week ever together and another week later we got engaged... over the phone. How romantic. That's more than two years ago now. We spent a lot more time, got an apartment, our parents met each other's family. On 10 April (241 days after we filed the I-129f petition) I finally had my K1 visa in hand due to fly out on 29 April. We got married on 18 May 2004 and are so happy, we can't stop grinning.
We had our first child, Anna, in December 2005 and our second, Nils, in October 2008. We have since moved from San Diego to Virginia Beach to Charleston, SC to Rock Springs, WY.