I can't remember if I sent a note first or if he did. However, I started talking to Tommie in August of 2003 while he was away on a deployment in Kosovo. We talked on BP daily. We exchanged emails and I gave him my number. After a month we started talking on the phone. From September to Feb. we talked daily on the phone, until he arrived home from overseas. We met for the first time face to face and never stopped bonding from there on. We got engaged on March 11, 2006 and we are planning our wedding for Sept. 2009.