Wedding Anniversary #2

Wedding Anniversary #2

I think every single TV show has featured an episode about online relationships gone terribly wrong but none with a happy ending. Yes, You’ve Got Mail has a happy ending but it’s a movie, not a TV show. I remember seeing the movie with a couple of friends from work. We had to sit on the front row because those were the only seats available. All of the other seats had been taken. While the storyline was not very realistic, the three of us enjoyed the movie. Can’t say that we found it very inspiring, but who would’ve thought that out of us three, two would actually find love on the Internet later on. True story! My friend married someone she met through ICQ and the last time I heard from her, she already had a baby. The other person is, of course, me. I travelled halfway around the world to meet Troy, one of the most frequent commenters on my blog, and an all-around good guy, and married him a year later.

Today is the 3rd anniversary of our first real-life meeting and the 2nd anniversary of our wedding. We’re still happily married and I still let Troy tell our story to anyone who cares enough to ask about how we met because my story would be too long-winded (since I wouldn’t be able too leave out all the gory details) and full of ‘Net lingo. My favourite response from people to whom we just told our story is “good to hear a happy story coming from people who met through the Internet.” I usually just smile in response but the little voice in my heart thanks Troy for not turning up to be one of those creepy guys you see on Dateline. :)

Happy anniversary to us!

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  1. the little voice in my heart thanks Troy for not turning up to be one of those creepy guys you see on Dateline.
    This sentence here just made my day. :) Love you too :)

  2. I say happy 2nd and 3rd anniversary to you then Firda and Troy. Seldom can you see couples who maintain their sweetness after several years of being married. These anniversaries should be marked as an achievement for the two of you.
    I wish you more anniversaries to come. And I wish that you can post pictures of you little babes here soon, too.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both! :)
    I met my husband through the net also (IRC) and we’ve just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this year. :)

  4. Happy Anniversary to the both of you, and may you have many, many more!
    My husband and I also met online…so there’s another internet happy ending! :)

  5. Congratulations! We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and are so glad we found each other (Germany & Texas), we met on Chatterbox, an online chat room, back in 1996.

  6. You have a touching and wonderful life! I’m sure your family actually admit that.
    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!

  7. Congrats!
    I met my current girlfriend on-line too (dating site though – Pearmatch) and we’re moving-in together next month.
    This internet thing is great isn’t it? ;¬)

  8. It’s heartbreaking to realise that when you wrote this entry, my mother – the LIGHT of my life – was still alive and well and loving me more than anyone in the world… The date of your next entry was the date of her funeral.
    I didn’t go, of course. I loved her much too much for that. Why would I go?
    I don’t want consolation from anyone, LEAST of all from people who loved her (of course, she was the most lovable creature in the world), but not REALLY, and din’t even know her – not REALLY, not like I knew her.
    You know how I found your blog, Firda? By googling “I miss my mother so much”. There was J.A Rowling’s story – and yours.
    I am grateful I don’t have to write down about how I feel – what an UNFATHOMABLE loss it is – because you wrote it down before me.
    I am grateful to know that there are people in the world who don’t feel that people who have lost their mothers – especially people well into their adulthood – need to “move on”.
    (I suppose that’s what the blasted funeral folklore is all about, ain’t it? To shed tears for the benefit of the public – something I do NOT do – and then, in due course, like a month, perhaps less, “get on” with your life.)
    But I don’t WANT to “move on” with my life! MY LIFE has lost the only light, the only haven of unconditional love (you said that so well) in this world.
    And then somne have the nerve to say, “think about all the people in the world who had lost their mother when they were children…”
    Yeah, it sucks – but why, WHY on God’s earth should I think of other people?! Do they think about me? Will their pain make my pain better? I don’t think so! Only a sadist would draw comfort from the thought of other people’s misery.
    Besides… I almost lost my mum – to the same cause that eventually claimed her – when I WAS a child. I remember it all very well indeed. And I know that it would have been beyond horrible, devastating (especially knowing who would have “brought me up”, in all probability…) – but I also know that it would’ve been easier to “let go” than now, after decades of love and fights and problems – but most of all, LOVE, great, unconditional, silly-humorous, wonderful LOVE. Yes, it would’ve been easier for a child to “get over” the memory of her humour, of her blue eyes sparkling with love and childlike affection, her… EVERYTHING about her.
    I saw her almost every day, and I spoke to her on the phone every night.
    And I just can’t – dont WANT to – live in a world, a beautiful, marvelous world, full of things that my mother would have loved – without her to share it with.
    Maybe there is a way to bring them back, Firda. I believe in the Impossible (and no, I do not mean crap like OUIJA boards and the like). I believe, because my mother taught me so.
    If there is, I’ll let you know. ;)
    Thank for your blog.
    All the best.

  9. This is very delayed, but every time I think about your love-story it makes me happy, and very happy for you two. I read both your blog and Troy’s blog before you two got together, and when you did it all just seemed like such a sweet story. Congratulations on your 2nd wedding anniversary and 3rd meeting-in-person anniversary.

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