Nina: It's strange how things happen... you
are trudging through the mundane weary lanes of life when suddenly,
out of nowhere, love walks in and touches your life in a way that you
know that nothing could ever be the same again...
She's From: United States He's From: United States
My story starts out in 2000 at Christmas.
After having received a new computer for
Christmas I logged onto a Christian dating service.
A friend of mine had dared me to, and since
I can't say no to a dare, I did it. After a couple of unproductive
conversations through email with a couple of guys I ran across Greg's
profile. Now I am not the type of woman to ask a man out but as soon as
I read his profile I knew I had to talk to him. I sent him an email and
anxiously waited for a couple of days for a response. Finally...."You've
Got Mail!", I received this very sweet email from him telling me more
about himself. We emailed for about a month and then decided to call
each other. When I heard his voice I went weak at the knees.
We talked every night and discussed that
we were both having feelings for each other but were both too scared to
say the "L" word. He and I discovered that we only lived about an hour
from each other and started tossing around the idea of meeting in
We both were being very non committal as
far as when we wanted to meet or where. Finally I get a call from him
saying that he has lost his house and has to find a place to stay. I
knew he didn't call to see if he could stay with me, he is too much of a
gentleman, but I offered for him to come and stay with me until things
worked themselves out.
Now I know that probably wasn't the
smartest thing to do, but no words can describe the peace I had about
Greg from the first time we talked. I drove out and met him at a fast
food restaurant and he followed me back to my place. We stayed up all
night talking for the next 3 days. On the forth day, which happened to
be Valentines day, Greg asked my permission to kiss me. Of course I said
YES! Greg was there with me for 3 weeks when I got cold feet and didn't
know if I was ready for this commitment. I asked Greg to leave.
That was the hardest thing for me to do
but I knew that it was the best for both of us. He didn't know anyone
else in the area so he flew back home to stay with his parents....2000
miles away. From the day he left we never missed a day of speaking on
the phone. When he left we didn't really define where our relationship
was....we left it very open ended. I started dating some guys from my
church and he started seeing this woman. We talked to each other every
day and discussed how our "relationships" were going, all the while,
both of us were miserable. Even though both of us were "seeing" other
people, every time we talked Greg said we should just get married and
end all of this heartache. I always just blew him off when he said that
because I wasn't ready to make that kind of commitment yet.
This went on for about 5 months when one
day I called him at work and said "Hey, why don't you move?" I don't
have that computer anymore, after Greg moved out here it quit working
completely. I don't know if you believe in God's hand being on
situations but I do and I know that from the moment I got that computer
it was ordained for me and Greg to be together and it is amazing to me
to see how things worked out to make that happen!