We still cannot believe our great fortune...

On Feb. 3, 2007, I answered an email sent to me by one of your members whose username was "Gonz". I live in New Jersey and found out my new friend lived in Wisconsin and I thought "well, everyone can always use another friend!" On May 3, 2008, my "friend" and I were married here in NJ and will have another ceremony for his friends and family on June 7, 2008 in Milwaukee. As soon as my home sells, I will move there.

My new husband had been alone since a 1991 divorce and although he has a very loving, close relationship with his 3 sons, he still longed for love and someone to spend the rest of his life with. Gonz had pretty much given up that he would ever find true love.

For me, my marriage of over 24 years ended when my now ex-husband had suffered a stroke and it changed him so much that he became a totally different person that included hating me. I felt lost, even though I too, have 3 great kids and 2 grand-daughter's. I missed being in love and being loved by a man that would want to grow old with me.

Thirteen months after that marriage ended, I was lucky enough that Gonz was also looking for the same thing as I was and even though I didn't answer the first email he sent, he tried again. We spent literally hours everyday on the phone for 2 and 1/2 months before we met in person, when I went to Milwaukee. We knew within a week after talking on the phone that we were in love with one another. We still cannot believe our great fortune of finding love late in life. It just goes to show that if you have faith in God, anything is possible. At times, it has been challenging, but our love and respect for one another is what has worked for us.

Thank you Catholic Mingle! Without you, Gonz and I would still be alone and missing out on the love of a lifetime!

Carrollj & Gonz

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