Anabel González


Before starting with this post I want to share with you that I already read Matched. If you want to read my review go here:

With all these holidays, I didn't work on the translation, but I did work on the revision, so I don't need to ask for your help with new words.

In exchange I am going to tell you something more about me. You have been so friendly and so good with me that I thought that the better way to thank you was with a little bit of me.

I am going to talk about my love story. Today my husband and I remembered all we lived through, and I thought that was a good thing for sharing.

It all starts in March of the year 2000. I was 18 years old, lived in Mexico City and was in my last year of high school but I already had the acceptance for the university I wanted.

One day, a friend from high school and I were working together on homework using Yahoo messenger, when suddenly mine stopped working.  My friend called me and told me to enter a chat she knew from Spain where no one will know us and that we could chat via private chat.

So, I did it. I entered the chat and suddenly a message from pin28 appeared on my screen. We started to chat, he told me he was from Madrid and was 28 years old. We chatted while I did my homework for almost 2 hours. When I was closing the chat my best friend arrived to my house, in that moment an email from pin28 arrived. He wrote me about how much he enjoyed talking with me and that he would like to do it again.

I turned to look at my friend, who was obviously reading over my shoulder, and saw that she was pale.
"What's wrong" I say to her.
"I don't like this"
"Why you don't like this? It's not like I am going to meet the guy. He is in Madrid!"
"That's what I don't like!"
"I don't want to fall in love and you know it. relax!"

But my friend knew what she was talking about, day after day we chatted or spoke on the phone for hours. He spoke to me in the late night of Madrid that was my afternoon because of the time difference.(7 hours)

One day he started sending me emails every hour and we spoke all day. I knew everything he liked and didn't like. I knew he didn't want to fall in love because of a bad relationship, just like me. I knew were he was, I knew his friends. (They were on the phone many times when I talked to him.)

On March 10th, an email arrived. An email from him. In it, he told me that he was in love with me, that he can't understand why since we had never met, but that he wanted to have an exclusive relationship. (He denies this but I have the email ha!) I was in love with him even if it sounds strange. I felt that I knew every one of his thoughts or feelings. I felt more connected to this man on the other side of the Atlantic than to anyone else nearby.

The months kept going with our love growing, by that time even my parents knew about him and that I was having a relationship with him.

One day my father came to speak to me. He was worried that I was falling in love with someone I had never seen before. He reminded me that every summer we went to Galicia, Spain, to see my grandparents, and he suggested that I go a week early with my mother to Madrid. There, I could meet him and also see the city. Of course he told me that my mother would have to be present when I met him for the first time.
I was so happy!! My father was giving me the best opportunity to see if this was for real or a game. (Although I never thought it was a game.)

I called Carlos (my husband's name) and told him the news. He was so so happy! We cried together on the phone.

The next day an email arrived. In it, he asked me to listen to song number 8 of the "Musica Es" CD, by Eros Ramazotti, our favorite singer. I went into the living room and put on the song. When it started and I heard the first words, big tears fell down my cheeks. My father was pale and my mother was excited. The song started: "For you I will marry". Now you know why my father was pale! The whole song said all of the things he liked about me and that he will marry me. I got the phone and called him, asking what he was trying to tell me with that song.

"You really don't know what I am trying to say to you?", he says.
"I think I do but I am not sure."
"I am asking you to marry me, I love you. If when we see each other we see that this is real, that we are really in love, I want you to marry me. I don't want to wait a year to see you again. I don't want to risk what we have."
"Yes, I want to marry you, but only if both of us feel the same in Madrid." 

So the days went by. I was excited. My friend cried all day telling me that I wasn't going to come back and I deep in my heart knew she was right.

June 14th came and I was in Madrid, waiting for him to come meet me and my mother. The moment I saw him I knew it was him, the love of my life. I felt the butterflies in my stomach and I knew that he was real. We spent the whole day together and my mother, by the end of the day, let us go to a restaurant alone. There he asked me again if I wanted to marry him and I said yes.

That very June 14th, after 3 months in a relationship, I knew I wanted to marry him. I don't have to tell you that our first dance was to that song. (Every body cried while he sang to me.) We married the 4th of November of that same year and I moved to Madrid. Yes I moved at 19 years old, leaving behind the university I chose and my whole life. I wasn't afraid, I knew this was what I needed to do. We lived there for 5 years and now we are in Mexico City. We have been married for 10 years now.

I know we had luck, that many stories of internet love don't end like that. Destiny put us together in that chat. Destiny found the way to make us meet even if we where miles away.

I hope I didn't bore you with my love story but it is very important to me and wanted to share it with you all.

Have a great Monday!

Ps: Sorry if there are any mistakes on this post. I wanted to share this story like a novel but I ended with my baby next to me and I don't think I can get back to the computer until tomorrow. So I shared it like it came to my mind without showing only telling....

Big thanks to :[info]whitehousemom
  for helping me correct this post and teaching me! I have amazing friends in LJ!!

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22 Responses
  1. jeniwrites Says:

    I loved your love story. :) I could feel the emotion coming off the page as you told it. Here's to many more happy years together!
    My husband and I met online and got engaged five months to the day after our first e-mail. We married six months later. We'll celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary in May. Love is a beautiful thing. :)

  2. That is so sweet! I love a good love story. :)

  3. olmue Says:

    I love the song and your dad freaking out! :) (My dad proposed to my mom like that, too--with a tape he mailed across country.)

  4. bogwitch64 Says:

    That story made me cry! So beautiful, Anabel, and so touching.
    I think we can connect with people over the internet because it begins as a meeting of the minds, rather than a physical attraction. Of course, a physical attraction is necessary too, but in the end, what makes or breaks a relationship is that mental and emotional connection. It outlasts the physical by an eternity.
    My husband was my first date (and a blind date at that) after my first husband's death. I was almost three years alone, and only just coming out of my sorrow a little bit. Then I met him, and it was like I cracked through that sorrowful shell to see the world again. Three weeks later, he asked me to marry him. Five months to the day after we met, we married. That was 22 years ago.
    Sometimes, the improbable happens.

  5. mongrelheart Says:

    Wow, Anabel, that's such a wonderful story! Lucky you! How romantic :):):)

  6. musingaloud Says:

    While I think rushing into a relationship can be a bad thing, there's also that untouchable "knowing" that this is right and it will work. My husband and I were married about six months after we started dating. I know another couple that's been married 30 years or so and were only together 3 weeks before the wedding.

  7. Oh another online couple!!
    Love is certainly beautiful!

  8. he was freaking out and my mother was telling to him why he didn't propose that way. Now that I remember I laugh at how we react to certain things.
    Oh so another romantic man proposing with a song. I love that!:)

  9. yes, I am very lucky :p .
    Thank you!!!

  10. Thank you very much Terri!
    Yes, I really believe in the internet we can establish great relationships as a couple or as friends ( with precautions because there are many crazy people) but overhere you tell what you feel and think, maybe you say more than you would say if you were in front of the person.
    I also think the mental and emotional connection is what makes a marriage last.
    Oh my god your story is very beautiful! :)

  11. Yes, know that I think it rushing can be a bad thing, but I also know a couple that were together as boyfriends 11 years and they married. A month later they got a divorce.
    At last love maybe is a thing of luck or following your heart.

  12. shoebrera Says:

    Yours is a sweet and beautiful love story. It's easy to tell it came straight from your heart. I enjoyed reading it. And I can tell that you are still madly in love with him. That's wonderful!
    And the comments helped me appreciate some of the friends on LJ and their special someones.
    Well done!

  13. robinellen Says:

    What an amazing story! :) I think, when we are meant to be with someone, that stories like yours are not as uncommon as people suppose...thanks for sharing!

  14. Yes, I am still madly in love with him.
    All of you shared a lot of yourselves in this post and know we can know more about every one.
    Thank you!!

  15. thank you for reading this long post!
    Yes, only seeing this replies we can see it isn't uncommon at all!:)

  16. tracy_d74 Says:

    That's a great story. I have seen a couple of my friends have world-wind romances. It is pretty great to watch. May you and Carlos have many blessed years!

  17. writerjenn Says:

    That's quite the modern romance--and one you could write a book about!

  18. Yes I know but I think it could be boring since it is very sweet and without problems.

  19. Thank you!! After Carlos and I met many of his friends found couples in internet! :)

  20. jennygordon Says:

    That's lovely - we're so lucky if we can manage to find the one person, in all of this huge world, that we are meant to be with.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Thank you for reading my long post!
    Yes, we are very luck if we can find that person.

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