ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
My name is Natasha and I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ.
I start every year by kicking off some New Year resolutions. Who knew what it would bring, until such time I needed time to leave Munich, Germany to break away from a spirit that was holding me back from my destiny. Nevertheless, through many confusing years of disappointments, I became isolated and caged, fear was written all over my mirrors and walls. My broken spirit was like a mosaic; scattered pieces all over my life. How do I gather them? Where do I start? “Lord,” I have shouted out many times, “hear my cry” I have pleaded. I was not desperate for a partner or soulmate, but for true friendship, to feel whole again in my crushed spirit.
I then decided to leave in January 2014, to visit my folks in Cape Town, South Africa where I was born, in order to recuperate from what was supposed to be a place I was destined to be.
I finally reached my hometown on the 27th of January 2014, whereas I started my cure to be amongst the ones that care for me. Though I never got to hear from God as often as I wanted, I have spent my time praying and stayed on bended knees. I never realized how broken I really was, though I kept smiling for God to heal me. Though cruising through bad memory lane I wanted God to send the right person at the right time. I then decided to consult two pastors as to what to do and how to go about it. One of the pastors called me on a Monday morning to confirm he could see a man right on my doorstep. I had no idea who he was or when it would happen. As I was dreaming and meditating on that revelation, I had the other pastor asking me after service, when should we write up your marriage certificate? I then answered, how is it possible for me to get married without having someone? Like the saying goes ‘patience is a virtue.’
On May 3, 2014, I took the initiative to Google some sites to find a born again Christian man. In a split second ChristianMingle popped up and I decided to search and see what was out there. After many support emails I finally had an account established. Very excited I started applauding my courage and to see my own metamorphosis. Browsing through the assigned profiles to me, I immediately knew I would be sending my first ‘Smile.’ I came across a gentleman that immediately caught my eye, my hand never shook the way it did at 2am in that morning. Finally, I hit the button and waited in anticipation on a reply. Expectancies were running high, and in a moment of not giving up, I received a wonderful message that has blown my mind away. I could not reply to his message as I was still waiting on my payment to clear my credit card. On the 6th of May 2014 I started writing him again, whether he is also experiencing some weird people pretending they are looking for relationships. That is the way Satan works and he almost side tracked me from a dream come true.
Our conversation started blooming after so many emails of explaining and to getting to know each other. I was still battling mind-wise where I wanted to be, but God’s plan was already designed to be assigned. Excitedly I was waiting from daily messages where he wrote me how much he was starting to like me. We exchanged short video clips, photos just get to know each other better, which eased our pain of absence. After days and night skyping we just could not get enough of each other and the more we spoke the closer we grew. Time was dreading and we wanted our first embrace. It happens to be that I had my birthday coming up on the 10th of May 2014 and he wrote me the sweetest message to be with me, the woman he has been waiting for. Within a week we quit ChristianMingle and became lovers and dreamers of a future forecasted by God. From having no sleep due to a time difference of 6 hours ahead from South Africa to North America, I did not want to miss out on my life’s journey to my soulmate. Finally, we made plans and he proposed to make space in his home for me. Soon after he graduated having a degree in Theology and not long after I was ordained as a Pastor. What more could I have asked of God? I starting planning my journey with my future friend. Still having all my stuff over in Europe I had to exit South Africa on June 24th 2014 and head to Munich to end my personal affairs with no regrets. On the 29th of June 2014 I entered a new gateway to my heart, merging to be one soon with so much joy and happiness, getting to know my soulmate.
After an exciting flight to Atlanta-Pittsburgh on June 29th, 2014 I knew this was real. We had an hour delay from Atlanta, but all was worth the wait as I put my feet on American soil to be with the one I dreamed of, the one I love. How nervous I was approaching the elevator, standing in front of my board, guiding me to my baggage carousel. I was overwhelmed and caressed by the man that kept my butterflies fluttering and my heart bleeding for that bondage that caused me sleepless nights.
We have spent hours looking at and holding each other. Plans started coming together and we decided to move to Florida where we will be making our new home. In August, we moved to find peace in a house called OUR HOME FOREVER and he proposed to me that he has found his dream woman. On the 25th of October 2014, I said “YES” as wedding bells started to play tunes in our hearts. The beautiful SANIBEL has led us to our destiny of unfolded, multiplied and fulfilled love. So now I present you Frank and Natasha — our 1-year anniversary just passed on May 3rd, 2015.
Encouragement to others
I paid a small fee to register, but gained a large profit. Without ChristianMingle, it would have been a life without a purpose.