We Fell In Love Online
friend of mine was teaching me to use the computer. I was having trouble
controlling the mouse, so she said maybe it would be good practice for me
if I'd go to Classified 2000 and just read some ads, and anyway she said,
"It will be fun to just see some of the crazy things people
write." So I did that and as I was reading through some of them,
laughing at a lot of them, one caught my eye. I thought, "do I dare
write?" He seemed so sincere and honest and just really wanting
someone to talk to. I had been needing that too, for so long. So I did it,
I wrote a letter and was surprised that he answered back right away. His
name was Larry Kinyon. He lived in Lincoln NE. and I lived in War, WV.
Worlds apart. I knew it was far enough away that I wouldn't become too
involved and I wasn't worried about him being some kind of internet
pervert, From his letter he just seemed so nice.
A year and a half passed, as we wrote letters every week or so. I started
feeling comfortable enough with him to be very honest about myself. I told
him how my husband had died of cancer and how I was having such a hard
time making it on my own, he started confiding in me too, we were becoming
best friends, it seemed that when I needed someone to talk to, he was
always there, just a click away. And I tried to be there for him too. He
sent me a picture and I sent him video tapes of myself, singing country
gospel songs, which is what I love to do most of all. He loved my singing,
that thrilled me.
He told me in one of his letters that he had started dating someone, we
were good enough friends by then that he wanted to share that bit of news
with me. He had no idea of what that would awaken in me. Until then, I had
thought of him as a very good friend, someone to talk to. Then I realized
that he might not always be there for me, it was breaking my heart. I
tried not to let on, but when he told me it hadn't worked out, I was so
relieved. I started hinting a little bit of how I was beginning to feel
about him. He must of understood what I was trying to say, because we
found ourselves making plans to meet. Still not knowing if our friendship
kind of love would develop into a romantic love. I was hoping that it
He drove the 1,030 miles or so, from Lincoln to Welch WV where I met him
in Wendy's. I'll never forget our first meeting. I was there first, the
half hour wait was so tense. Will I like how he looks, even more
importantly, will he like how I look? Will our personalities clash? Will
we be comfortable with each other? So many things going through my mind,
the half hour seemed like forever. I saw him through the window, he was so
handsome, my heart started beating so fast, I wondered, is his heart
beating as fast as mine? I tried not to look, I didn't want to appear to
be too anxious. As he approached my table and our eyes met, it was magic!
We couldn't stop looking into each others eyes. I've never seen such love
in anyone's eyes. And it was all for me! How blessed can one woman be? I
knew from the first glance that this was the man I loved and wanted to
marry. My mind was full of thoughts of what the future might hold for us
as we drove to War, to my apartment.
Evidently he felt the same way. We met on Tue. Dec. 28,1999 and in the
afternoon of Fri. Dec.31, he sat on the couch in my living room with his
laptop computer and sent me an E-Card, When I checked my mail a few
minutes after midnight, the first few minutes of "New Years Day
2000" I received it. The first thing I saw was "Will You Marry
Me?" I cried a little and said "yes." After he went back to
his hotel room, I sent him an answer via E-Card. How else could we do it?
We met on the internet, we got to know each other on the internet, it's
all been so romantic. On Mon. the 3rd. of Jan. 2000, we got the license
and called my Pastor, she met us at the church and we were married.
He had to leave the next day to go back to Lincoln and close up his
apartment and wrap up some loose ends, but he's coming home Tue. Just 3
weeks from the day he left. We have spent time on ICQ every day, and
written E-Mails several times a day, Our love for each other is so deep
and so exciting, we are both constantly amazed at how much we had come to
love each other and didn't even realize it until we looked into each
others eyes that day.
by Carrie Kinyon 2000
I wrote this story about how I met my husband online just after we met and
got married January 3, 2000. We have celebrated our sixth
anniversary and are just as excited about each other as we were the day we
met. I still remember sitting there in Wendy's, waiting for him.
My heart still flutters when I think of the first moment I saw him through
the window. We share love for God and each other. Keeping God
first in our lives, and always the head of our home will keep our love
strong and wonderful and exciting.
Married now for over 8 years. Still as much in love as ever, and
© by Carrie Kinyon