Stacey and Francis
We were both very intrigued by the others' profile, and started communicating right away! We started with very long emails, and soon switched to very long phone conversations! We had to make special time for one another, as Francis was in Melbourne, Australia, and I was in Wiesbaden, Germany! With the time difference, it was a little tricky! We made it a top priority though, and continued to enjoy each others' long distance company.
In April, I had a break from teaching, so I made the journey to meet this very special person...in person! Our time together went by too quickly, but after that meeting, we both knew we were made for each other. While in Australia, I met his family and friends, and felt instantly comfortable. It was like we had known each other much longer than we actually had! When I returned to Germany, we continued our long emails and phone conversations, and quickly made plans for Francis to visit Germany! At that point, the distance was agonizing! In June, Francis arrived in Germany! My parents had flown to Germany to visit and to meet this very special young man! Our time together was heavenly! Together with my parents, we had fun touring Germany and spending quality time with one another, talking, listening, and enjoying being with one another in general. During that time, Francis talked to my parents about a future with me. We took a special trip to Italy a few days later, as Francis' parents are originally from Italy and he still has relatives there. We landed in Venice on June 21st and spent the day walking around and enjoying the sites. We found a cozy cafe for lunch, and after our delicious meal, he proposed! Of course I said yes!!! We had such a special, memorable day!
After our short trip to Italy, Francis had to return to work in Australia. I was off from teaching for the summer holidays, so I decided to go back with him! We were married in Melbourne, Australia on May 12, 2007 surrounded by our dear friends and family! We cannot believe we found each other...we were so far apart, and yet, we just "fit." We are extremely grateful for eHarmony and for technology today! The most fun was telling my brother and sister-in-law about Francis...they met on eHarmony too! We are so incredibly happy. Thank you eHarmony!!!