Loving the Lord with all our heart, Riding our Harley "Fat Boy", Camping and Fishing, Traveling and seeing new places, remodellling old houses, watching Sun rises and Sun sets in the Big sky of Northern Arizona, spending time with our wonderful family and friends at Calvary Chapel, gardening, landscapeing and building and caring for our koi and goldfish ponds at our house, teaching Bible Study in our little church and having a good cup of coffe with treasured friends...and when Mel gets here...seeing the world together!!!
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How do you describe what it feels like to find a love that is so perfect, so complete that it fills up your life with everything you ever imagined possible!
Melinda and I know that it was the Lord who brought us together and it is He who has caused us to grow and fall deeper in love, even though, like many of you, we remain apart for a season until our visa is approved.
What an amazing thing that two people can actually grow in their relationship with each other, even though they are apart. A note to encourage all of you who for the moment, are also apart. The next few months of not being together will in the end, become the best moments of growth for your relationship. Dont ask me why this is true, all I know is that Mel and I have grown closer by being apart, than perhaps we could have by being together.
You will also learn to value greatly the time that you do have together and you will treasure each other and appreciate each other more than couples who don't have to go through these months of being apart.
So, as painful as this whole process is, it is a vey good thing for all of us...and remember, it is just a Journey, and the Journey does have an end....
I Love You Melinda, thanks for making my life perfect!
Arrived in the Philippines April 12, 2006 for Vacation
Met Melinda, fell hopelessly in love with her, proposed.
Married May 2, 2006 in Tacloban, Philippines
Departed for the U.S. May 11, 2006
The days and nights are long and Lonely an no one can understand how it feels exept those who are counting the days to be with the one they love.
Returned to the Philippines June 27th, 2006
Visited Tacloban, Batangas, Bauan, BayBay, Ormoc and Makati with Mel
Departed back to U.S on July 12th, Oh Lonliness and despair again!
Leaving for the Philippines on my third trip to see Mel on August 27-September 15