It all happened so fast, but it has been God’s joyful surprise for me.
I’ve known John for a long time. Our families have known each other for years.
John has been alone now for over three years, and I’ve been alone for 12 1/2 years. We neither one had any idea that we would some day find a bond deeper than friendship.
We had both been praying about our loneliness. And suddenly, it happened, at the close of a funeral service, of all places! He saw me standing there alone as others were going to the social room for the bereavement meal. I smiled at him and we greeted each other as he walked past me. I didn’t know that he felt in his heart at that time, “This is the lady I’ve been looking for!” He called me at the end of that week, –to tell me that the senior group at the church was going on an outing that I may not have heard about. He called me again the next week. And then the third week when we talked and I mentioned that I had to do some yard work, he said he would come and help me. He came to my place to look over the work that I planned to do. He brought tools and we worked together. We talked and talked. We found many areas of common interest.
It was easy to love each other! And now, we will be married on July 16.
I am busy and serenely happy. I don’t have as much time to write as I used to have, but that’s okay. I’ll get back to it as we settle into our lives together.
I thank God for His joyful surprise to us.