I had recently experienced some trauma in my life, so the idea of dating was not on my mind. However, for some reason I kept having this thought that I shouldn’t give up, and that the only way I would meet anyone was to go online. It took several times of going back and forth to ChristianMingle before I convinced myself to sign up in July 2012. It wasn’t even two weeks before Kevin and I started talking. In the time that we sent many messages back and forth, it never crossed my mind that I was talking to someone who could very well be “the one.”

We decided to meet in-person shortly after we began talking. It took a while for me to convince myself that this was okay. We agreed to meet on July 19, 2012, near the local movie theater. He got there first. I remember walking towards the theater and seeing him standing there in his Virginia Tech shirt. I immediately had a feeling of peace about him, and I knew that he was a good guy. We spent the evening having dinner, walking around, and seeing a movie. It was the perfect first date. I went home that evening and prayed that God would not allow me to be hurt again. I prayed that Kevin would be the guy for me.

God had every moment planned out for us. We are perfectly opposite, and so in love. I never imagined finding the perfect guy, who would love me for who I am, with all of my flaws and past history. On July 19, 2013, Kevin had me meet him in the exact spot where we first met and he proposed to me. We are happily planning a wedding for October 18, 2014.

We are both trusting in the Lord, and believe He is constantly giving us signs to reassure us that He put us together for a reason. Kevin has done more for me than I could have ever imagined; from holding me over the sink so my mom could wash my hair while I was in the hospital, to standing out in the sun for awhile just so I could pet a dolphin. I believe that we fall in love with each other more and more every day. We are so grateful to God for blessing us with this gift of love. We wanted to share our story to give others the hope that God really does answer prayers. It may not be in our timing, but is always in His perfect timing.

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