14th August 2011
If anyone out there ever tries to tell you that internet relationships and friendships are not real, point them in my direction and I will happily set them straight on the matter because I have proof, in fact I am proof, that they know not what they speak of.
This morning the doorbell went and when we opened it we were greeted with one of the largest and most beautiful bunches of flowers I have ever seen. Who did they come from? Well I won’t name them here, apart from to say that I got to know them online, through my blog and their blog and just-kinky.com. At first it was an online acquaintance, a few emails, some giggles, you know the type of thing but over the last year that has blossomed and grown into a friendship that I treasure and they are not the only ones.
Last night Sir and I spent a blissful few hours on a Skype call with two of the sexiest ladies I know. Watching their loving romance develop over the past few months has been a privilege but seeing them finally together and so wonderfully happy and content has bought me more joy than they can ever know. They are both very special people to me and again I am honoured to call them both my friends. One of them though, and I know the other one won’t mind me saying this, in fact I know she will agree, is very special. Without the internet we would never have met each other and developed one of the strangest but most amazing friendships I have ever had. This week they will be travelling down the UK to be here with me and Sir and I cannot wait to hug them, laugh with them and see them together for real. If anyone tells you internet relationships are not real, I have the evidence to the contrary.
I can’t stop there though; I need to mention Aphy, Ali, DDD, Emmie, Rachel, Sam, Dan, Livi, Josie, EroticMoonbeam, Annette & Chris, Hope, Roz, Princess Pip, Venus, Missi, Freddy….. I think that covers it but I know there are more, including flowers we received a week ago from another internet friend. ALL people I have met online and all friendships I treasure, some of them I have met in real life and some are still on the to-do list. Are those friendships any less real or valuable because of that? NO! Again, anyone who says any different is talking crap.
What about a best friend who turned into the brother I never had? Oh yes the internet gave me one of those too. He knows who he is. He won’t be here with me this coming week but it doesn’t matter because I know he carries me in his heart and mind just as I do him. Is out friendship any less powerful or rewarding because we became friends through the internet? NO! We are blessed to have found one another and without the internet we would have been denied that and both our lives would have been less rich for it.
As I write this I have living breathing proof that internet relationships and love are real. We meet at just-kinky.com over 18 months ago, friendship turned into attraction and before we knew it love, a deep and bonding love that I have never known before with another human being, a love that I didn’t actually believed existed. He taught me that I was wrong, that love and passion, romance and joy, fun and laughter, desire and lust were ours for the taking. It has been a rollercoaster ride to this day, to being together but it was all worth it. Without the internet would we have one another, would we have this love? I very much doubt it. So if anyone ever tells you that internet friends and relationships are not real, or don’t work out, then send them here, it will be my pleasure to tell them, no, to show them that they don’t know what they are talking about.
As I sit and look out of my window I know I am blessed. I know the internet has enriched my life in ways I could never have imaged 5 years ago, I know this week is going to be one of the most amazing weeks of my life. His family are coming and my family will be here too. My kids are happy and excited and some of the above mentioned people are travelling from all over the globe to be here with us and those people who can’t make it will appear in my computer at some point and we shall share a cyber hug and drink together. You see this Wednesday I am marrying my ‘internet love’.
Ps… I know Sinful Sunday is all about the image but this week the words were necessary too.