Letter(s) from Natalia Grunina to Jeff (USA)

Letter 1

Hello and nice to hear from you!!! It is so amazing that I got your message! I have not even expected that I will hear back from you. I am new to this web dating and when I decided to try it I did not think that it works so well. Anyway I am glad that it is and I hope to find out more about you and I guess you want the same. As I wrote already I have never tried internet for meeting people before and I am confused a little now and do not know what to write. So I want to apologize if anything will not be correct, ok. So can you tell me what exactly you are looking for? As for me I am looking for true love and I still believe in it in spite of the fact that I have not being happy in finding it yet. My past relationship ended more than one year ago. I was hurt so much and have not met somebody since that time. But now I decided to try and look for my second half one more time. That is why I am here and looking forward what will happen from all these. So are you still interested in me? I hope you are and looking the same. I do not know what information you were able to see about me so let me introduce myself a little. I am 28 years old single female, have never been married and do not have children. My height is 166 cm and my weight is 57kg. I have dark hairs and brown eyes. I am sending you the photo with this message so you were able to put the picture to the words. I hope you will like it. By the way do you know that I live quite far from you and if exactly in Russia country. Anyway I hope that the distance between us will not be a problem for you. Let me know, ok. Moreover there are a lot of ways to overcome the distance these days. What do you know about my country? Have you heard any things about it there. I live in small town called Medvedevo. It more looks like village than town. I guess you have never heard of it. It is not so far from bigger towns called Ishim, Golyshmanovo and Tumen.
It is very small town in the north Syberian part of Russia and has population near 7 000 people. It is very quiet and beautiful and situated in very wonderful land with very beautiful and untouched nature. I am sure that you will like it if you were here. We have a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities here and I like to be active and enjoy camping and other outdoor activities very much. I do not drink and do not smoke. As for my job I work as a teacher in junior school and it also takes a lot of time. All right I will better stop writing here. I understand that it is difficult to write everything about myself in one letter but I hope that we will be able to continue our correspondence and know more about each other. For now I will let you go and I am looking forward for your reply. Hope your new friend Natalya.

Letter 2

Hello !!! What is your name? How are you there? Hope everything is all right and you are doing fine as well. I am glad to hear from you again and I hope to find out more about you with each letter, about your life there, about your usual days and what you like to do. I think that your life there where are you different then the life here. So I am always interested in hearing from you. I also hope that our correspondence will be honest and sincere. You know that I am open-hearted and honest person. I do not like lie or dishonesty and I cannot take when somebody use me or play with my feelings. You also can be sure that I will always be honest and sincere with you. As you know I am a beginner in using this stuff and I am curious what will happen and what to wait from it. I was never even able to imagine that I will write to someone from another country. I wrote that my relationship ended more than a year ago and I have not dated anyone since then. If you interested I can write you more about it. I felt in love with my ex and I thought that I was happy with him. Everything was fine in the beginning and I made plans for our future together.
But then I found out that he cheated on me with another women and it was even not one time. It broke my heart so bad and I am still sad when I remember that time. But life is going on and I want to believe in love again. I am not young already and I want to settle down with the right person, to love and to be loved and to find the man who will be able to spend the rest of the life with me. But being busy I do not have time for dates here and I am also afraid to be hurt again. So I decided to try this and I hope this experience will be good for me. I have never been out of my country and I also have never thought about movement from my country. But who knows, everything can happen. I think if I find the right man I will be able to go to him and be with him anywhere. So what about your situation? Can you tell me about your life? But if you do not want I will understand. You know that I live in small town or you can call it village that is very far from big cities like Moscow or other cities you have heard. Progress here is stopped some time ago. Can you imagine that most of the people do not have computers or phones? I am not an exception. Sure I even do not talk about mobile phones because some of the people even do not have television. But there are couple of computers in our central Library and they allow people to use it. They also installed pay Internet service and it allow me to write you. I guess you even cannot put yourself in my place but we got used to our way of living. I graduated college in Tumen town 5 year ago and since then have been working as teacher in school here in Medvedevo. If you do not know I am the teacher of Russian language. My job is not paid very well but I like it because I work with the children and I like children very much. I also studied English in college but it was quite long time ago. I will try to be better in it but I want to sorry for mistakes I can make in letters, ok. My work takes a lot of time and I do not have a lot of free time but when I have it I try to find the opportunity and go on the nature. I wrote that we have wonderful nature here with lots of woods, lakes and rivers and I like go camping or fishing or just picnic with my friends. I also can say that I am into sport. I like skating, skiing, swimming, aerobics and I go to fitness hall two times a week to keep my shape toned. When I do not have opportunity for active rest I can read some book, to watch movie or just listen to music. I like easy listening music but I can listen to any. I am rather romantic person and I like to watch or read romantic stories and comedies. You see that I wrote you a lot already. I do not want you to be tired after reading my letter so I think I will try to send you other photo with this letter and will be finishing it here. If you have questions you can always ask me and I will answer them. So I am letting you go and will wait for your next letter. I am waiting to hearing from you soon. Your friend Natalya.

Letter 3

Hello Jeff and how are you? Thank you for the nice photos. I like them. As for me I am doing fine these days. I find our writing each other very exciting and I am happy to have new friend like you. I still do not know what will happen from our correspondence but we will continue knowing each other better and will see. Am I right? So what else I have not written about myself? I remember that I have not wrote you about my family yet. I am the only child in the family and I do not have brothers or sisters. I have mom and dad and they were very good parents for me and I love them very much. But I have not being living with them for long time already because after graduating the college I had to go to work here where I am now and they stayed in Tumen town. But when I have free time I try to visit and spend some time with them and they also visit me here rather often so we try to see each other when we have opportunity. But I am not alone here and I live together with my best friend who is like a sister for me. Her name is Mariya and we rent the apartment together. We met each other in college and come to this town together after graduating and since then were together all the time like sisters. She is also very close to my family because her parents are not alive and she does not have any family left and me and my family take her like our relative. So it is breif story about my family. What about you? Tell me more about yourself? Do you have friends and what you like to do together? As for me I do not like to be alone and like to spend time with friends. I wrote that I like different activities and I like to go camping with friends or just go to watch the movie. But I cannot say that I have a lot of friends. I think that any person can have only few real and close friends who will help you and support you in any situation. Do you agree with me? What else you want to know about me? My favorite color is blue like sea or sky. I also like cooking and I can say that it is my hobby. What is yours? I guess you have already understood that I am rather romantic person and I like all romantic things music, flowers, kisses or just holding the hands. I can say that I believe in God and I was raised as Christian. I think that the main faith must be inside of the people in their hearts and minds and not just in attending the curch because there are a lot of people who do everything only for themself and make a lot of bad things and than just go to the church to pray for forgiveness of the sins. I think it is not right and they should have faith all the time and not only when they are in the church. What do you think about it? Do you have faith and what is it?All right I asked you a lot of questions in this letter already and I think I should better stop here. If you are not comfortable with some questions you can just skip it, ok. I will let you go now and will wait for your next letter. I also want to sorry for some delays in answering and writing letters. You know that I have to go to the Library to read and to write letters and it takes some time but I will try to write you as often as possible. Sorry, I am not able to send you the photo with this letter but I will try to send you some next time and hope to hear from you soon. Sincere, your friend Natalya.

Letter 4

Hello my friend Jeff!!! I am happy to hear from you and I am really glad that I have met you. My life here were so usual and empty before.
You know that my work takes most of the time and I work 6 days a week and not less than 8 hours each day. And it was very hard for me to relax or have some rest but now everything has changed. Your letters and you words full my life with a lot of new impressions and new energy so I do not feel lonely and tired and it is your desert.
Thoughts about you almost completely have occupied my mind and I always think about how and when I can go to the Library to write you and read your wonderful words. A lot of questions are in my mind all the time. How are you there and what are you doing at this moment?
These things are so unusual for me and I have never thought that our connection will go such way. Anyway enough about me. Better let me know how are you? I hope life treats you well there and everything is all right. Me and Mariya are doing fine and she asked to say great hello to you. Remeber I wrote you about her in my last letter. She is my best friend and like sister for me and yesterday I told her about you and about our way of communicating. I hope you are all right with it because I did not want to hide anything from her. She was very surprised and curious but she told me to be a little cautious because she worries about me. She just do not want my heart be broken again and I understand her. I tried to calm her and told her that you are good person and do not have desire to hurt me. I really hope so and we will be able to show her that I am right. Do you agree with me? You also can be sure Jeff that I will never do anything to hurt you because I am sicnere woman and as I wrote already I do not like lie and playing with feelings. I am really happy that we were able to meet each other in spite of this great distance we have between us and I am curious to know more and more about you with every your letter and then time will show us what we will have. Anyway only the God knows what the future holds for us but I think that everything should be all right. I think I should finish the letter with these hopes and I will better go because it is rather late already. Library is half an hour walk from my home and I want to get home till darkness. I am sending you the photo of me and my friend Mariya so you know whom I was talking about and who is my best friend and sister. Now I am leaving the Library but I can't wait to hear from you again and hope everything will be all right for you there. Truly yours Natalya.

Letter 5

Hello dear Jeff!!! How are you? How is the weather there now? Hope everything is all right. The weather is getting warmer here and spring is on its way. I have heard that a lot of people in other countries think that the weather is cold all the time here in Siberia. I can say that it is not right. We have very cold weather only in winters and the temperature falls up to -40 degrees Celsius sometimes but our summers are rather warm and similar to summers in other places I guess. I like summertime and I like sun and summer nature. What about you Jeff? By the way I would like the poem. I like traditional Russian food. As for me I am rather fine here, especially after reading your words. Mariya is doing fine as well and she is saying great hello to you. You know that I am always excited to read your letters and I miss your words when I can't do it. I think about you very often and wait for every moment when I can read your words or write some to you. I know that there are many thousands kilometers between us and I feel sad when I think about this distance. But as you know I want to hope that any barrier can be broken when it comes to real and sincere relationship between man and woman. What do you think? I have the feeling that I know you for ages already. Do you have it as well? I see that my feelings to you become stronger with each day and I really do not want to lose you now. I hope that you will not quit writing me and will always be sincere with me. Can you promise it? I promise that I always will. Do you think sometimes how it would be if we met and saw each other in reality? It would be so wonderful I think. You would be able to invite me on the great evening dinner or just to walk.
Imagine we would be able to touch, to hold each other arms, to enjoy the time we spend together, just watch movies, cook together, listen to music, go for a walk and etc. Can you imagine it Jeff? It is a pity that it is only dreams for now. But I am really excited and happy that I have met you. I am very glad that our paths have crossed and there must be a very good reason that out of all the people in this world we have met each other. What do you think? For now I am letting you go but I will be patiently awaiting you next letter as they mean so much to me. I am sending you the photo with this letter. It was taken this summer on one of the rivers beach here and I hope you will like it. So take care of your self and always remember that I think about you and wish that you were here. Yours Natalya.

Letter 6

Hello my dear Jeff!!! How is everything going there? I hope fine.
Everything is well here and as always I am very excited to hear from you. I cannot imagine my life here now without you and our letters to each other and I hope each of my letters put a smile on your face. Do not you think that it is a little silly that we have not even met yet and I cannot stop thinking about you? Thoughts about you are in my mind all the time and I wait for every your letter with so big impatience. I miss you more and more with each passing moment and the only thing that helps me to ease it is hope and knowing that you feel the same. Do you? I am just a little sad because you are so far away from me. Do you think we will be able to meet some day? I hope that we will. I have already written that before I met you I felt alone here and there was no man near me who was able to understand me. But now I have the man who understands me more than anybody and this man is you.
Am I right, Jeff? I am really happy that I have met you and that you have become the part of my life here and I want to thank you for being with me in spite of the fact that you are so far away from me. I am also sad that I do not have my own computer with Internet and I cannot write you anytime I want. You know that I have to use computer at the library to write you. But I will always find the opportunity to let you know how is everything here and to write warm words to you, because I want it more than anything and because you are very important for me now. You know that the only thing that has matter for me is that I can write you and read your words and I will do everything for it and will never leave you. It is a pity but I have to finish my letter here and go. I just want to send you another photo of me. It is me when we with my friends went on picnic last summer. Sorry that I am showing tongue on the photo but it is not to you I hope understand. All right, I will close here and I truly hope that my letters bring smile to your face as it does to me when I hear from you. But most importantly, please think about me often because I feel your thoughts and just thoughts about you help me to make it through the day. I miss you terribly and cannot wait to hear from you again.
Your Natalya.

Letter 7

Hello my sweetheart Jeff!!! How have you been doing there all this time since my last letter? I hope my letters make you feel happier and you are in the best of moods. As for me I had some headache during second half of the day today but I am feeling much better now. So you should not worry, ok. I think it is because I was a little tired on my work. In general everything is all right here. My friend Mariya is doing fine as well. She asked to say hello to you and I see that she has only good thoughts about you now because she sees that I am happy and that you make me feel much happier. She also sees how you have changed me and she wishes us only happiness. She is right Jeff. You have changed my life here so much and I guess I begin to fall for you.
You helped me to forget about all sad moments I had in my previous life. I begin to feel myself alive and not just exist. I want to thank you for everything you are doing for me. You know that my life here was so usual before I met you. You know that I have looked for the right for me man who would make me feel happy every second of my life.
And I think I have found this man and I have very close person who always can understand me and make me feel happy so I cannot imagine my life without you now. I believe that you are my other half and that it is our chance to be happy together and I do not want us to miss this chance. I understand that we know each other only several weeks and we have not met in real life yet but we can make it happen. I know that our meeting will be the next step in our relationship and I hope that it is not so far away. What will you say? I hope it does not sound weird to you and you will understand what I mean. I am so excited and happy dear Jeff but I am afraid that you will not understand me or will think that I am weird. You know that it is the first time when I met someone using Internet and I want to sorry if something sounds not so good for you. I have never thought that I can have such feelings to the man I have never met in my real life. But now I know that everything can happen in this world because I met you and everything were changed in my life. I am happy now and I do not need anything or anyone else. You are the closest for me person now. I have written that the most important in relationship between man and woman is honesty and trust as I think and I want to build sincere and serious relationship with you. I trust you dear and I trust that you will never make me feel pain. I also hope that you trust me as well. I hope you will always trust me and will care about me as I do about you.
Just let me know that you trust me and that you do not think that I am weird. It will warm my heart because you mean everything to me now and I think that you even can feel it through such huge distance we have between you and me. Just be sincere with me all the time and write me that you will never hurt me. I am sure that you will never do it. Well I will better stop here and let you go for now. I will wait to hear nice and wonderful words from you. Until than I will be thinking of you all days and nights. Your Natalya.

Letter 8

Hello my honey Jeff!!! At last I got to the Library and can write you some words. You know that it is the most favorite moment of my days here and every single day I am looking forward for this moment more and more. So Jeff let me know how are you doing there? I hope everything is fine. As for me I feel so excited these days. You know last few weeks of my life here were so wonderful for me and it seems that I have begun new life after I met you. You know that earlier I had so usual life here but you helped me to change everything and made me fell happiness again. You have become the dearest and closest for me person. Thoughts of you burn deeply in my heart and knowing that you are there and I am here weighs heavy on my mind. You know that there is no minute when I do not think about you and you are my everything dear. I think I am falling in love for you dear. I hope you will not be scared to hear these words from me. I know what my heart tells me and I am happy that I can feel it again. You know I am so afraid of my heart being broken again because my heart was broken in my last relationship but I do not afraid of anything now and I am sure that you will never hurt me. I know that you are the best what I had, have and will ever have in my life. I want to be with you and I know that you will make me feel happy because you made me feel happy already. You are the man whom I have been looking for all my life and I have found you at last. I am ready to go anywhere just to be with you. I am ready to do everything just to have one chance to meet you because without meeting there is no way for us to develop our relationship any further. I hope that we will be together and I will cross half the world just to be with you. I know that it is very serious step for both of us and it will take some time and efforts. I guess it will also take some help from your end also. But I am sure that I am ready to do this serious step just to be with you. I hope you want the same and we will be able to make it happen some day soon.
If you do not mind I will try to go to the consulate here during next couple of days to find out about everything we need to do for my coming to you and then I will let you know about everything. Tell me Jeff, do you support me in my decision? I cannot wait to meet you for the first time and I hope you too. Tell me that you understand me because my heart will not be able to go through such hurting again.
All right I think I should let you go for now. I am sending you one more photo with this letter. I would like to eat you instead of that candy. It is just joke of course. I cannot wait to write you again and let you know all the information I will find out. It is all that keeps me going. I will see you in my dreams dear and I anxiously await for your next letter. Thinking of you, Natalya!

Letter 9

Hello love Jeff!!! How is everything there? As for me I can think of nothing else except you. I miss you so much and it is very hard for me to be far away from you as you know. I want to take away these kilometers we have between each other and I hope you want the same. I often think how our first meeting would be. Only our meeting holds the future for us and I am sure that everything will be fine between us and we will be happy together. So as I wrote I went to the consulate to check what it will take to get me to you. It is not so much difficult as I thought at the beginning. I will need to fill some papers here and then get foreign passport and visa to come to you.
There are several visas to enter your country but the visa I can get in easiest way is a tourist visa and I was told that I will be able to get it without any problems. It just will take some time and I need to pick up and fill a lot of documents but I will do everything that depends on me. But I have only one problem that upsets me very much.
It is not convenient for me to ask you for help but I do not have choice and I have to hope only on your understanding. You know I need to pay for doing all paperwork and getting visa and passport and you know that I get paid not enough to pay for it. My economy here is very little compare to yours and this payment more than my months salary. I want to come to you more than anything you know but I will not be able to do it without your help. I do not want to complain but I will not be able to go through breaking my heart again and I am scared that I can lose you if we will not meet. Can you put yourself in my position?
I do not know whom I can ask for help except you. You know that I am always honest and sincere with you and I hope that you will understand me and will help me to do this serious for both of us step. I have filled some papers already when I was to the consulate and they made a file for me. I have already paid 1300 rubles near 50 dollars as consular duties and that were all savings I had. But the main cost is still should be paid. As soon as I pay the rest they will continue my visa process. They gave me the prices for paperwork and I will let you know them. The visa costs 100 dollars and I also need to pay near 100 dollars for documents for getting foreign passport, 60 dollars for tests and near 30 dollars for questionnaire and other expenses I may have. So I need near 300 dollars to cover all expenses. You know that I do not have such sum because it is almost my two months salary and I do not know any way I can find it here. So I can hope only on your help. Will you help me dear Jeff? I have also thought about the ways you can get the money to me. I do not have bank account because we just do not use it here but I found out that there is the simple way of sending the money without the account called Western Union. Have you heard of it? They said that it is all over the world. There are also Western Union offices here in towns near me. I went there and they told me that you should have only my full name to send the money but you should check that there were no mistakes when you send it. I am not sure if you have this information so I am writing it again. My full name is Natalya Grunina and my address is Russia, Medvedevo, Sovetskaya street 4, apt 8. I will need Transfer Control number to get the money. You will get it when you send the money. I will also need your full name and address exactly as you will write in the receipt when you send the money and name of the town you send the money from.
After you send the money you should send all these information to me or better send me the copy or scan of the receipt. As I wrote I have filled some papers already and if we want to make it happen soon I need to pay the money during the week. So Jeff, please try to send it as soon as possible. I really hope that you will understand me and my situation. I want to see you very much but I will not be able to do it without your help just because I don't have such money. I am sorry again for asking for your help. I will understand if you do not want to help me but it will hurt me that I will not be able to meet you. I trust you dear with all my heart and I am giving all my life in your hands now. I imagine that we can meet really soon and I have tears on my eyes. I will impatiently wait for the day when we are together and I wish I could speed up the time to the day when I come to you. I love you so much and cannot wait to get the reply from you. With love Natalya.