Nov 16, 2013
Brian and I first met online 8 years ago. After dating briefly, we decided to part ways to pursue other interests, although he never left my thoughts. Or my heart, for that matter. Since he's not big on social networking, I was unable to locate him over the years. Lucky for me, he made one last effort and was able to locate me online again about 3 years ago. All during those years apart, I always knew I'd made a terrible mistake in letting him get away. I was younger and emotionally immature back then though, and thought I knew what I was doing.
The past 3 years have been spent slowly moving forward, getting to know one another again and giving ourselves a chance to bond on a much deeper level. I have such an intense connection with him, we can feel each other even when we're miles apart. Not very many people meet their soul mates, and I can't believe how blessed I am to be able to have connected with mine... not just once, but TWICE!
Even though we mutually decided to spend the rest of our lives together several months ago, we formally became engaged on New Year's Eve 2011 and look forward to the celebration of our love for one another on November 17, 2012. The date of our engagement has always held a special meaning for us; it was the same day of our first date 8 years ago. We have 5 beautiful children rounding out our family, and I can't begin to describe how ecstatically happy I am to be able to spend the rest of my life married to my best friend. I never knew it was possible to feel this much happiness, but only Brian could make that possible.