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2 Years and Counting

Two years ago today was the most nerve racking day of my life. The boy I had been talking to online on and off for nearly four years was finally flying in from the Netherlands and we would get to be face to face for the first time. As nervous as I was, it probably was nothing compared to what Loek was feeling flying all the way across the Atlantic. 

The plan was simple, I would meet him at the top of the arrivals gate at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Unlike many airports, the Atlanta airport has two terminals but everyone comes up the same way to collect their bags  and met the people who are waiting for them. Everyone that is except Loek. Somehow, and I still don't know to this day how he possibly accomplished this, but Loek came up an entirely different way. We completely missed each other, and of course my phone was on silent. It was about 30 minutes before I looked at my phone, I thought perhaps there was just a very long line in customs. I had 7 missed calls. Poor Loek, had already got his luggage and in his first time to the US, I wasn't where I said I would be. He thought that perhaps I had decided that I didn't want to meet him after all. 

Of course, this was not the case and finally we found each other. The rest is history, four months later we got engaged and 6 months after that I moved to the Netherlands. Perhaps, not the most ordinary of love stories, but it is ours and we like it. 

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I think the most amazing love stories are those that aren't ordinary. They are great stories to tell :)
Congrats! 

I swore I said thank you right afer you posted! Silly blog! But seriously thank you.

lol... no worries!

I think it is a great story :)

Thanks! 

Congrats! I can feel you happiness and recognize the excitement in your posts! I am a southern girl (though living in CT right now) and just came back from my very first visit with my boyfriend in Rhenen last week. We met randomly online and have not really gone a day without spending time together. I finally got to meet him after a year.  It is hard for people to understand sometimes how love can just hit you when and where you least expect it. My boyfriend and I are engaged and we are deciding where we want to live (America or The Netherlands).  Oh, I am so happy for you. Don't let anything get in the way of your happiness! If you ever need to talk to someone who completely understands let me know!
Emma

Thank you! I'm glad you found my blog. I think that you should come to the Netherlands. Immigration is way easier and you guys can always move back to the States if you don't like it. But, I am partial.