In 2010 I met him online through a mutual friend. She thought we had a lot in common and would make good friends. I was with someone at the time but I figured someone else on my friends list wouldn’t go astray. I never had any thoughts of it being anything more than a friendship. My relationship at that time broke down unexpectedly and I had a big upheaval in my life. Things were very difficult for me yet he insisted on being there regardless. For someone whom I was only just introduced to, I never expected this kind of support. No matter what happened he was there. We’d chat through MSN and then moved to Skype. Things grew slowly and even though I resisted given how crazy my life was he continued to pursue.
Everything changed in December of last year. He sent me a gift, something very simple but extremely thoughtful. It was from that moment that I realised exactly how he felt and it wasn’t just a passing fancy. I resisted because of the distance. 5000km and two timezones was a big thing. The time, not so much but the distance was something I’d never ever managed successfully. The difference here is that everything started online. It’s coming up to a year from the receipt of that thoughtful gift that changed my mind. I never ever expected to be here. I’m hoping to meet him early next year.