We found we had the same taste in movies and other things. I found out he lived in the US so I was thinking it was kind of cool to have made a friend overseas. And that was all I really thought it was. Just some nice guy in another country that I could chat too. I made a bunch of friends on the website over the course of a few weeks but he and I just had a real special connection and we were the only people we really wanted to talk to. After a while we started talking about life and personal stuff and got to like each other more and more.
Not too long after this we started talking almost every day and for hours some days. It was so easy talking to him. We graduated to talking on webcam not long after this and calls on the telephone also. We both knew something was growing between us but we were afraid it confront it at first because it seemed so crazy, unrealistic. But sooner or later it came time to talk about it. And we did. And neither of us freaked out, or ran away. No we decided we had to meet. So I scrimped and saved for a ticket to the US and in April 2005 I flew to meet him.
It was amazing. It was like a fairytale. After a week he proposed to me, and I accepted. I have a whole story about our proposal, but that's for another time.
Here are some photos from my trip:
Of course I had to go back to Australia and leave him, which was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. We didn't know what our future held. He didn't really want to leave the US and I didn't want to leave Australia. We talked about it for a few months until we finally decided he would come to live in Australia. So he moved there in December 2005. Here are some webcam photos of us when he got to Australia.
We were married in a small registry ceremony on February 10th 2006. Only a handful of guests could make it. But we were both so happy it didn't matter to us.
Billy was struggling with homesickness and when his grandfather fell ill, it was the final straw in our decision to move to the USA. I was terrified. I was leaving everything I knew behind. All my family, all my friends. But he had done the same thing for me, so I knew it was the right thing to do. Here we are now living here in the USA:
We are truly a fairy tale love story. I never really believed in soul mates or true love until I met Billy. We are like 2 parts of 1 piece. Like we belong together and function better when together. We compliment each other. I love him more than I could ever say in words.
Here is a video I made about out story a few years ago.
Last year a magazine in Australia contacted me about our story and wanted to publish it in their New Years issue. Click here to see it Magazine Article