I met Steve on ChristianMingle on May of last year. I had been on the site for eight months, but wasn’t an active member at all. On my birthday; however, I decided to update my profile and see where that would lead me. Soon thereafter, a tornado struck my hometown of Joplin. Despite the chaos that ensued, God found a way to bring our lives together. Steve found me on ChristianMingle exactly one day after the tornado, and sent me a smile.

I looked at his profile and decided to send him a smile back. As an aftermath of the tornado, I ended up having very limited internet access and was only able to send him smiles. We exchanged smiles everyday for a week, before I finally got a chance to talk to him. When we finally talked, I was surprised at how much we had in common! We chatted for 2 days before he decided to ask me out.

Eventhough we wanted to take the next step and meet in person, we found it hard to arrange a time to get together. We lived two hours apart and I had my two kids to take care of. Despite this setback, we never gave up. We continued our phone conversations every night for two weeks. Every time we talked, 3 hours just seemed to fly by! It was during those talks that we really got to know each other and shared very deep and meaningful discussions.

When we finally had our first date, everything was just perfect! I remember he asked me what I wanted from this relationship. At first, I was hesitant to reply. But I finally got the courage to tell him that I was looking for a serious relationship, and thankfully so did him.

After three weeks of being together he told me he loved me! Hearing him say that just took my breath away! We had both been praying for God’s blessing to let our relationship work according to His will. God blessed us, for our relationship only grew stronger. We began praying together, asking God to guide us every step of the way.

On mid July, I visited his hometown of Branson. We went fishing, and when I least expected it; he pulled out a ring and proposed! I couldn’t believe it! We got married one month later.

Steve and I are in love and he loves my kids as if they were his own. God has played a major role in our relationship and we couldn’t be happier. We wanted to thank ChristianMingle for allowing us to find our other half!

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