Friday, 16 March 2007

Six years today

John and I have been together six years today - on the 16th March 2001 we first met and went out together for a drink - we have been together ever since.

I met John on the internet - yahoo actually - back in them days Yahoo had directories and you could look through lists of people and see who was on line.  John was lonely - he knew his ex had met someone online - so one lonely night he looked through the list and clicked on me - he said Hello and said 'I said Hello as everyone else says Hi'.  I will never forget that first conversation!!  I was always chatting to people but somehow I knew John was different - I just had a feeling.  We arranged to meet after we had chatted on phone and sent numerous emails to each other, which I still have!  I was going through my divorce at the time and had just split up from my boyfriend Jason - so I was not feeling ready for another man at the time. John said he was not ready for another woman either.  We had the children in common and used to chat about them.  I think we got close without realising.  John's children lived in Sittingbourne, he had a caravan in Hastings and I lived in Brighton.  Mostly, we got together at weekends. I remember one Sunday night as John was leaving I cried and cried and hurt like I'd never hurt before - that day I knew how much I loved him - the love came over me without even trying. 

I still hurt when he leaves me - I still hurt when I leave him.  Somebody once said to me 'oh that wont last, you'll soon be moaning about him'. How wrong they were.  I still love him as much as that day I first realised I loved him - in fact I love him more and more each day.

Laine xxxxxxxxxxxxx


louiseb411 said...

AHHHH....What a lovely story. Julian and I have been together 16 years yesterday, we got together on comic relief night! Have a great day Louise x

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jeadie05 said...

Maurice and I have been together six years in June,so know how you feel , that is a lovely picture of you and John ,I hope you have many many happy years together ..with love Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I hope you have a lovely day Laine and John. I've been with Andy for almost 22yrs now and I wouldn't swap him for anyone! Jeannette xx  

sdrogerson said...

sweet than sweet!!

ally123130585918 said...

Happy 6th Anniversary to you and John ~ May you have many more happy years together ~ Love the picture ~ Ally

sarajanesmiles said...

Awww Lainey, happy six year anniversary to you and John :o)
Love your story :o)
Sara   x

barbpinion said...

Happy Anniversary. And don't let anybody tell you it won't last. My Johnny and I will celebrate our 34th Anniversay in Dec, and are closer now than ever beore.
Big hugs,

tellsg said...

That is so romantic Laine, now I realise why you are so sad when he goes anywhere, its wonderful you found each other.  Hugs.  Terry x

jmoqueen said...

That is very sweet ~ I only hope that when I finally find someone it will last like you and John ;-)