Neither of us was actively looking for a relationship. It was a time in our lives where we were each lonely, but enjoying not being in a bad relationship with the wrong person. However, I prayed to God that He would send me the right one, and I was specific in what I prayed for. Several months and a couple of Mr. Wrongs later, I prayed to God, "Ok...I see that you probably mean me to be alone , and I accept that. Your grace alone is sufficient." I did want someone to talk to though, and placed a penpal ad, to which he responded. We emailed for a while, and it was fun to have a friend. THEN...I broke my ankle and was homebound for several months. He called me nearly every day. I didn't want to like him...really, I didn't and fought it hard. But I fell in love, and so did he. We met on August 2, 2003, and it was magical and spiritual, and every superlative in the book. He was here until the 16th of August, and again Decemeber 19 to January 5. I went to England/Wales March 26 until April 12. This relationship is, I believe, the one God intended for me all along. I just had to experience heartache in order to appreciate all the gifts He gives me. To make a long story even longer...we can't wait until we get through this, and we can be a family. Did I mention that I have two girls by my previous marriage? Their father checked out completely and here comes my fiance, ready to try to be a good parent to them. It won't be easy for any of us, we know. But we have so much love and realistic expectations...we know that this is the right thing for the rest of our lives.
Thanks for reading my story. It's, believe it or not...the short version!