by Arlo Gallemit Yamo
Friends told me to go with my instincts. My instincts were conflicted, so I decided to ask my boss about him. He said that Harold has been one of our advertisers for a long time, and that he thought Harold was a nice guy and sincere.
I thought about it many times. And then one day, again, I shared my problems with Harold. I told him everything regarding my life, including my family's situation. Then he offered to help my family, and I was really shocked! I couldn't believe that he would be doing this for me the second time around. Honestly, I had my own salary from work, but that was not really enough to sustain all my needs, especially when there came a point when I needed to cover all the expenses at home. He offered me monthly support, and he encouraged me to be positive abut life.
Harold has really made me happy, and has had a big impact in my life. Now, I am able to pay our bills every month and cover all the needs at home, since he's helping me and my family.
My life has been different since then. By nature, I am very anti-social and uncomfortable going out of my comfort zone, but because of his encouragement, I started to go out to the malls. I learned to go and pay our bills by myself, which I did not do before. Everything suddenly changed. I can say that my life has been more exciting, and I have felt so blessed because of Harold. He is really different in the way that he cares for me and respects me for what I am and who I am.
As the years passed, we chatted everyday via Skype videocalls, and we both became comfortable with each other. We can talk for hours and never be bored. We can just stare at each other, and one of us just smiles and the other smiles back. He is busy with his business so there are times that I fall asleep while we're on cam, it's crazy!
I asked him if it was possible that we could meet each other in real life. He became so special to me and, yes, I wanted to meet him in real and be with him in person.
I never thought I'd fall for someone that I've never met. It's magical and crazy, and I feel he is so special to me.
One thing that makes me sad is that he is not sure if he can come and visit me here in the Philippines because of his health problems. He did not promise me, but who knows, maybe one day it will happen. I know it is possible. It's not just looks, I've fallen for him because of the way he is and the way he makes me feel.
Now, we often speak of the future, which gives me hope that it's going to work out. This has turned out to be one of the most magical things to ever happen to me. The connection we feel has turned out to be real. The truth is you can fall in love online. We're both enjoying each other, and if we see each other personally someday, he says we will love each other more since we have endured our current separation - how much more love there will be if we're together!