Online dating success ends unexpectedly
Most people are adamant about online relationships. But if it brings you happiness, then go for it. Life is too short. The couple above met online in August of 2000. Even before they exchanged phone numbers or photos, they knew this cyber connection between them was something special. They met a month later on a Friday and were engaged the Monday that followed. Lee moved in with Sherry and her two children and the couple was married in May 2001.
And even then, "lots of people didn't think we would make it," says Lee. But their relationship not only sustained, it thrived. "The kids bonded with me. I bonded with the kids. What we had was perfect," he says. "I never knew love could feel this way."
Then disaster struck on February 8, 2007. Lee had been needed in the office that night. Sherry must have known something was about to happen because she didn’t want Lee to go. . "Please, can't you stay home with me tonight? I'm just so afraid I'm going to lose you." she begged with tears in her eyes. Lee sat with her on the bed for 15 minutes, assuring her he would be OK, before finally giving her a big hug and goodbye kiss.
Little did he know that it was "the" goodbye forever kiss... goodbye - the last time he would hold her near. Not much more than an hour after arriving at work, he received a call from his stepdaughter that their home was on fire. Her mother was still inside. Smoke killed Sherry Norman before the flames reached her.
The love and the bond they had makes the pain more intense. Fate, which brought love into his life so unexpectedly, decided to snatch it away even more dramatically. When she died, Sherry was wearing the wedding ring and necklace he bought her that first weekend in Chicago - and they were returned to him at the hospital. But his own wedding band, which he took off before going to work that night, is missing. And except for a few pictures some neighbors were able to salvage from the rubble, there is little he can hold in his hands to remind him of the woman he loved so desperately.
And even if Lee and Sherry only had six years together, he knows just how lucky he was. "We wanted to grow old together," he says, tears welling in his eyes even as he smiles. "But what we had together is what most people only dream of ..."
I am still in tears as I write this story of a love so beautiful... Its sad it had to end this way... :cry:
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