TEN YEARS AGO TODAY, on July 5th of 2009, I met my Julia! In an online fat community. I had always lived in the Boston area, she had always lived in Maryland or DC. A direct message led to e-mails, Facebook, phone calls, postal mail and more. That September, we met in person for the first time, when she came to visit me in Boston. In August 2012, we adopted our dogter Ursula. We remained long-distance for our first four and a half years (!). In January 2014, I moved here to her hometown of Gaithersburg so that we could begin living together. Last September, we married.
Julia has been and is the most wonderful person and partner, and I am oh so amazed, happy, grateful and proud that she is, and is mine! Her beauty, handsomeness and style are wondrous as well. (Our Ursula has turned out to be all-too-aptly named after the Sea Witch from the Little Mermaid, but thus she has her own Facebook Group, so we’ll continue that discussion there.)
Todah rabah, many thanks, for your decade of support, MyJul / JulCroft family, friends and fans!