Today David and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. Katherine, my maid of honor, sent us a gift this week.
If you don’t know our story, we met online in 1996 via America Online (AOL). No one knew anyone who had met that way at that time and we were the least likely type of people to do such a thing. There was no way to look people up online. There was no way to share a photo of yourself. You could do a direct message chat. That was about it. There was definitely no mobile phone like on the ornament. I wasn’t looking for David, but I believe an angel was in the room, prodding me on one night to where I found him. Truly.
Our marriage was so unusual, The Grand Rapids Press featured us in a newspaper article.
God Delights In The Details Of Our Lives, right down to buying the bridesmaid’s dress exactly one year to the day before my wedding when I hadn’t even met David. Nine years later, after many long years of praying, we finally discovered I was pregnant – on our ninth anniversary.
God has been very good to us and I give thanks.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
‘Difficult to find the right man who shared her interest in faith in God…’ I have seen how difficult it is today for people to find strong Christian potential spouses. I think this generation of young Christian people are having a real hard time connecting with one another.
Congratulations, David and Sallie! I hope you have a blessed day, and many more happy years together!
This is the sweetest testimony of a wonderful marriage. I loved reading the newspaper article. You both look so wonderful and happy. Happy Anniversary! God bless you both!
Wishing you and David many more years of love,happiness and blessings. God Bless.
Joan,Marion and Marilyn
Congratulations!! God is good!!
Happy Anniversary! Loved to see your beautiful wedding photo, and how special to have found out you were carrying a long prayed for baby on your anniversary!
Mary Ann Sorensen
Happy Anniversary!!!!! God bless your day and the years to come. : )
Happy Anniversary – the most beautiful couple and truly a match made in Heaven!
Your story is adorable. I love it.
Thank you for your kind words!
Thank you for sharing this sweet story of how you both met . It is so refreshing to hear of persons who are seeking GOD’s Will and choice of marriage partner for their life.
We were both committed to God’s will in this area of our life long before we met each other. We’re not perfect, nor is our marriage. But I think we are happy and peaceful as a couple and individuals because we waited on God.
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