Chris and Rachael
It started out I joined eHarmony on a whim, considering I have had little success in the dating arena. Then on August 28th, 2009, I got sent my angel, Rachael. At first we went through the communication quickly and within days we were already talking online. Here is when we found out that this was going to be a long distance relationship, considering we lived 1000 miles apart. But after deliberation we decided to push onward, which was the best decision of my life. After several weeks of chatting and chess playing online, we decided to take the next step in the long distance relationship...webcam. We decided this route because we could not afford large phone bills and we could finally see each other "face to face".
After one month of open communication, I bought my first plane ticket for my birthday to finally meet my match made in heaven...I hoped. Then when we finally met, we knew for sure that this was certain and there were great possibilities in the future. After that, it was an alteration of making the thousand mile journey on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. After months of webcamming every night and millions of texts and thousands of phone minutes used, I knew in my heart that she was the girl for me. So on my trip down to Hot Springs Arkansas, for Valentines I had an extra special package, an engagement ring. Considering the amount of emotional enjoyment and stress that we both endured at the airport, I considered it the perfect place to propose. When in the car in the airport parking lot, I proposed and she gleefully accepted. One month later I moved from Richmond, Virginia, to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We are getting married December 28th, and I couldn't be more excited. After years of searching, I have finally found my best friend and my soul mate.
P.S. To those of you reading our story, it will happen for you too. Just open your heart and mind to all the possibilities and DO NOT LET DISTANCE BE A FACTOR. Rachael and I wish you the best of luck on finding your true love and your soul mate.