Tim and I met online in early 2006. We first met in person in September that year when he came to visit for only 4 days. What a southern gentleman! And those sky blue eyes! MMM! The next time we were able to be together was a year later when he came for my sister's wedding in Sept. 2007. I returned to Oklahoma with him and spent a month there. I loved the small town atmosphere where he lives, and instantly connected with his 2 sons and many friends. We had planned for me to stay 6 months, but there were problems with immigration (longggggg story). I started to get discouraged with the distance between us and our infrequent visits, and ended the relationship in Nov. 08. We reconnected in spring '09, and are determined to stay focused this time on our goal of being together. I was able to get a month off work in May 09 to visit Tim. Back again for a month in December for our first Christmas together.