My name is Noella and in June 2011, I decided to join ChristianMingle. Honestly, I didn’t try very hard to look at profiles, because I was doing online work at the time. At the end of the day, I had received a message from a guy named Mark. I read some of his profile but not all of it. I was from Illinois, divorced after a 14 year marriage, and I had a 15 year old son. I gave Mark my phone number and we began to talk. July is my birthday month, which I mentioned to him. On my actual birthday, 12 beautiful red long-stemmed roses showed up at my door from Mark.  

Mark was not an average guy. By 4, Mark turned totally blind. Also, throughout his life, Mark felt a calling to become an Episcopalian priest. After six months into our dating relationship, he asked to marry me. I said yes but that he would have to wait until my son graduated from high school. Mark came out to Illinois to visit and I would go to Oregon to visit. In early June, Mark came to Illinois. I decided it was time for us to get married so with his priest’s blessing and our new church’s blessing, we eloped on June 27, 2013. We are heading back to Oregon and we are renewing our vows. The church is hosting a goodbye and wedding party for us. The priest even wants us to stay overnight at her home. Thank you, ChristianMingle! 

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