remember the first time I ever heard of you. Shawn was visiting me at the farm and casually mentioned that he had a really good friend that he thought I would like. Blond, smart, athletic--all the things I liked. Oh, yes, and your name: Terry. I didn't actually meet you until a little over a year later but it truly changed my life forever. I really didn't believe things would go beyond that first meeting, first weekend, first month but it did. And it kept going through the winter, spring, and summer despite literally hundreds of miles between us. We were lucky to see each other every 6-8 weeks. How did we manage to do that for almost 2 years? It was the love letters, I think. All the love and longing in those envelopes that bound our hearts and kept us true to each other regardless of distance and time.