Derek and I met 10 years ago on AOL. I found his pen-pal ad and we fell hard and fast for each other that very night. We talked online and by phone to get to know each other better before we decided to meet in person. First, Derek came here to see me and my children. The kids fell in love with him as much as I did. They've called him Dad all these years.
I've been to England 4 times to see him since then. I met his parents and we all got along wonderfully. His parents wanted us together as they knew we were meant for each other as much as we did.
We have wanted to marry for years, but as many people do, we made mistakes and were on again, off again for a while. Both of us married others and boy was that a mistake! We are now both divorced and have learned our lessons. We always spoke and kept in touch even when we went on the wrong paths seperately, and we always ended up back together and stronger for it. So now we figure, as much as we love each other, it's time we finally marry the right person, each other...laughing.
Derek is a wonderful person and I love and adore him for everything he is. I can't imagine living out the rest of my life without him. We've already spent enough time apart.