My son Dave got married this past week. He met Melissa on the Internet, fell in love with her on Skype, and traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia to marry her. And far from being worried about this, I am delighted.
Oh, I know you hear all sorts of horror stories about Internet relationships. But Melissa visited us this summer and Dave visited Canada. I am not worried. Men have always traveled to find a bride; women have left their own countries for a husband. Sometimes that is what it takes to find the One.
I am not worried. I saw the look she gave my son when they actually were in each other's presence for the first time. I saw my Dave's ecstatic look when he realized they were in love, not just friends on the Internet. This is real love, no matter how it started.
Dave and Melissa were married last Monday, November 8, 2010, in a simple ceremony at her home. Rather than wait and have a big wedding, they chose to do it this way because Dave will be applying to emigrate to Canada and live there with his wife. As an applicant married to a Canadian, his process is sped up. The only bad part is that he has to return to the States until the application is approved. This can take close to a year.
Fortunately, she can visit here during that time. I'm going to give them a big reception when she does!
Wishing the newlyweds a wonderful life together!