Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The one that started it all

Kelli wrote a post about sifting through old emails and rediscovering some nuggets of memories from her past. It reminded me of how I too have some old emails....some very special old emails....for those of you that don't know, Russ and I met online. Match.com. He "winked" at me, I winked back and then we began emailing. A few weeks later we chatted on the phone and a few days after that we went on our first date. I think we both knew, early on, where we were headed....I know I did. Anyways, I have all of his emails still....one of these days I will print them out and tie them together and stash them somewhere so I can tell the story to Aliza of how Mommy and Daddy met online before they ever met in person. Below is the first ever email Russ ever sent me. Actually, the first email was blank, he hit send by accident, so technically it's the second email.....and here we are today, five years later.


Well so much for first impressions, my email inability seems to have proceeded me here. I truly hope you ignore the prior blank email, apparently when you press enter on the subject line it automatically sends the email. Anyway, from reading your profile it looks like we may have a lot in common. I would like to learn more about you and what kind of teaching you do. I'm actually taking the summer to write a new curriculum because I'm moving to a sixth grade language arts position. I must admit, I'm having a great time rereading these novels that I read so many years ago and can't help but to see the irony in the fact that I'm now preparing to teach them. So, as per the above subject line, I would like to know more about you and your interests. I hope to hear from.



Keetha said...

That is priceless - how wonderful that you have the paper trail from first meeting, courtship, to present.

JaxMom said...

That is so sweet.

Kelli said...

Li, Do you know what I love the most?

The fact that I actually remember you telling me about this and then taking me up to your Dad's office to show me this email when Mike & I were home in CT one weekend many years ago.

I remember saying to Mike that night when we drove back to Boston, "I think your sister really does like me..." I wouldn't say exactly why but I was so touched that you'd let me in on "this relationship" from the very get-go.

So thrilled that five years later you're happily married with a beautiful little girl!
Who knows what the future holds, huh?