It was October 17, 2012 when I joined ChristianMingle. I joined because something told me to create a profile on that site. To be honest, I had just gotten out of a bad relationship and I was hurt, and then I saw this amazing man. He had a smile that just spoke out to me, that said God is with me always, and he will always take care of me. I then decided to write this man and introduce myself to him. He responded, and from that day on, we emailed nearly every day. We decided to use the chat on ChristianMingle and got to know each other more on there. We decided to meet on November 13, 2012. Daniel is American (from Buffalo) and I’m Canadian, it was only an hour and a half drive between us, so Daniel met me at a park by the lake where we took a walk and got to know each other, then we went for dinner at an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, which was a bad idea because we were both so nervous that we hardly ate anything! Then we decided to go see a movie (Wreck it Ralph). After that, neither of us wanted to leave each other, so we went back to the park and took another walk – we made our way to a pier and Daniel grabbed me to dance on the pier. Then he asked if he could pray, so we prayed for God to be the center of whatever this would become.
Ever since then, we’ve made so many memories; we’ve had laughs, cries, and adventures. We spend every weekend together and go to church together.
On May 18, 2014, we went on a walk after church on a beach. I was climbing the rocks near the water when Dan stopped me, hugged me, told me how much he loves me and that he wanted to spend forever with me. Then he proposed!!!
We couldn’t be more blessed to have met on ChristianMingle. God was really working there and getting us ready for each other. We set our wedding date for March 21, 2015. We don’t know where we will be living then, in America or Canada, but we’re leaving that up to God. Daniel has a few months left of his master’s program, and then we will see.
My advice is to not let yourself be discouraged. It takes time to meet people. Love doesn’t happen overnight. Also, pray, pray, pray for God’s will. I always say “It’s God’s plan, not ours.” If you are passionate about being a wife or husband one day, God knows it and is getting your other half ready for the perfect moment to meet.
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone; to have a deep soul relationship with another; to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God says, “No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, and content with being loved by Me alone, and with having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone, discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found; only then will you be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with Me. Exclusive of anyone else, exclusive of any other desires or longings, I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing, one that you cannot imagine. I want you to have the best. Please allow me to bring it to you. You just wait. That’s all. Don’t be anxious. Don’t worry. Don’t look around at the things others have gotten or that I’ve given them. Don’t look at the things you think you want. Just keep looking off and away up to Me, or you’ll miss what I want to show you. And then, when you’re ready, I’ll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than you could dream of. You see, until you are ready (I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time), until both of you are satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have planned for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me; and this perfect love. And, dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love; I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting love that I offer you with Myself. Know that I love you utterly. I am God. Believe and be satisfied.”