I was initially against online dating, but one night I found myself checking my e-mails and a ChristianMingle.com side banner showed on my screen. I decided to give it a shot, since I knew I had nothing to lose.

When looking through the profiles, one man really caught my attention. When I read his profile, I saw that he was a widower. Initially, I was apprehensive since I expected my future mate to be divorced like me. But I decided to meet him in person, regardless.

On our first meeting, Donny and his family picked me up on his boat at a marina in Topock. I walked up to him and he embraced me with a hug, like we were long lost friends who were so happy to finally see each other after so much time. I was afraid and excited, since I was meeting his entire family for the first time. But my fears soon dwindled as we spent time together. We really enjoyed each other’s company, and when he drove me back to the marina we talked for hours! It was a very emotional talk, and I knew at that moment I wanted to see him again!

The rest is history. Although I was on guard initially, I now realize that God was always on our side. An amazing love story unfolded that day and a year later we have strengthened our walk with the Lord- we are always growing and cannot wait to serve together once we are married. We are having a sunset beach wedding in Lake Havasu and we are so excited! We have an incredible friendship and love that is strengthened because of our relationship with Jesus Christ!

I believe when you meet someone who walks with God and lives for God, this sets the foundation for a strong relationship. And this is exactly what Donn and I have. We love each other so much and we look forward to spending the rest of our lives together with my children, his children and grandchildren! God used ChristianMingle as a vehicle to bring our lives together, and we are forever grateful!

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