I joined eHarmony after my best friend, Jessica, convinced me to give it a try. I wasn’t meeting anyone in my new town, and the blind dates that friends would set me up on left a lot to be desired; I wasn’t finding anyone that I was compatible with. All around me, friends were finding their soul mates, and I was struggling to find mine.
Sean was the first one to start the communication process with me; it was August 19, 2008. He had joined eHarmony around the same time as myself and did so while he was stationed in Iraq. It didn’t take long to make it to open communication and soon the emails flew back and forth. I could tell right away that he was someone I could easily talk to and didn’t feel any need to over analyze what I was typing. I started checking my email more and more frequently, anticipating his witty responses.
We had so much in common that it was easy to cover a wide range of topics in a single email. It was amazing to me that I found someone who was so right for me while he was overseas fighting for our country. Sean was in Iraq for over a year; he is Military Police. There were times when I wouldn’t hear from him for a couple of weeks because he was indisposed with army tasks.
He would write me after he got back to the base that the thought of me kept him going. I started playing a game with him in our emails to find out the answers to the most random of questions. We learned more about each other than most couples do in their first year together, things like beliefs, goals and the answers to burning questions like: Gloves or mittens? Favorite Muppet character?, etc. Sean officially asked me to be his girlfriend on November 23, 2008. We started to make plans for our first meeting. The distance was pretty extreme since he was stationed in Iraq the first couple of months and then went back to his base at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
We decided that he would come visit over my Christmas break because the school, where I teach high school English, had a three week break. We had already discussed marriage prior to his visit, and he spilled the beans that he had already bought me a ring. We knew each other so well by this point, saying our “I love yous” a month before, that seeing each other felt like just a formality; we were already head over heels for one another. I had never felt this way about someone before; it felt like I had known Sean my whole life. When I picked him up at the airport I felt complete.
Sean proposed to me after the ball dropped on New Years Eve. Our families couldn’t be happier; the minute my mom heard the news she was on the phone calling venues. Within 24 hours we had set the date and had the chapel and the reception hall booked. We are looking forward to our wedding on July 24, 2009 and can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together. We often marvel at how we found each other and have nothing but heartfelt thanks for eHarmony.