Monday, October 13, 2008


I lived outside his mile limit. His profile identified a range of 0 to 25 miles. I was in San Francisco, he in San Jose. A distance of more than 45 miles.

We had never met before. A random email dropped out of cyberspace into my inbox. And tickled me with expectancy.

He had seen my profile and decided to drop me a line. Extending himself outside of his zone of comfort in the hopes of making a connection. With a stranger who could cease being a stranger.

And that is what happened. We met for a drink, then a dinner a week after, then many more drinks and many more dinners. Soon, I was no longer a stranger. I became a girlfriend, a fiancée, then a wife. Today is our one year anniversary.

A change that began with a few written words sent outside one's defined radius. That is how we found each other.


  1. What a beautiful picture! I wish you all the best.

  2. This is an amazing picture - wonder where it is taken in CA? And your husband has such a kind face.

    Because you are so grateful for all that you have, more blessings will come your way. May your life always be fulfilling and with purpose. Always.

  3. Happy Anniversary! All the best from Anna and me!

  4. Thank you for your happy wishes! We got married at Villa Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. The place is open to the public (it's used as an arts center as well as for public concerts). It's an incredibly beautiful location. This photo was taken by the garden between the lawn and the parking garage to the left of the mansion as you're facing it.

  5. This makes me smile, as I have become smitten with someone over the Internet (whom I haven't met yet) and people keep telling me how badly that sort of thing goes. Guess they're wrong!
    Happy Anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary!

    How beautifully and sweetly described!

  7. This brought back so many sweet memories for me. My husband and I connected through the internet too. Next February is our 10th anniversary!
    Happy Anniversary!!!