Our story starts in the digital world... with a PC game called "Myst", created by Cyan Worlds. I was an avid Myst fan, and bought every sequel that came out. I just loved the tranquillity of the worlds Cyan created and the puzzles you had to solve.
How thrilled I was to read the announcement that Cyan was going to create an online Myst world called Myst Online: Uru Live, to meet and interact with fellow players and enjoy dynamic worlds with never-ending newer content.
By the end of 2003 I found myself in Uru, using the names Gem or Jewel for my avatar (virtual character). I just loved this gentle, peaceful game. I also participated in the Myst/Uru forums, and one day I got a private message from a player called "Murray".
He sounded nice enough, so I responded... and that is how it started. We became good friends and quickly found out how much we had in common: our spiritual values, tastes, music, nature and morals. It wasn't before long that we traded the virtual world with the real one, and here we are today - a happily married couple!
It started like this:
Then pictures and movies were sent forth... "This is me"... "And this is me"...
Then came the visits... he visited us and met my parents,
I visited him and met the congregation and saw Canada for the first time in my life...
And then inevitably it ended up like this!