One year ago my life was changed.
It’s dramatic, but it’s true. One year ago, much of my life was the same – same friends, same apartment, same job – but I was lonely. Years of dating and disappointment overshadowed my sunny spirit, and for the first time in my life, I seriously considered that perhaps marriage was something I would never experience.
It was our very own “Faith, Hope & Love” editor Christina Ries who changed all that with a simple email invitation to transform from CatholicMatch blogger to CatholicMatch member. Within days I had an active profile, and I sat back wondering if this unique opportunity would be more than just writing fodder.
It was and it is.
Nearly one year ago, my boyfriend, George, sent me a welcome message that quickly evolved from a casual online connection to something more than each of us ever expected. In the past year, I’ve walked out the special moments I had always kept locked away, hoping that someday I could share them with someone truly deserving.
George is that person, and God’s unending love for each of us becomes more and more apparent as we journey deeper into our relationship. Every dinner date, every “I love you,” every family event and every errand is a reminder of what I once yearned for, a strong partner to share even the simplest things in life with.
It was through CatholicMatch that we first came to realize what could be when two people with God’s love in their hearts join together as a team and set off to conquer the world together. My prayer for you during this changing season of fall is that you see the possibilities that exist on this site and in the world around you.
God’s promises for you are waiting to be fulfilled and every dream you’ve had is waiting to be realized. Walk in that truth and rejoice in this changing season. In one year everything can change.
Are all the good guys taken? No, I’m happy to report: George’s wonderful brother, Peter, is a member of CatholicMatch. Peter-849795 describes himself as “a bookworm” and “a gentleman” with “a particular devotion to Mary.” Check out his profile and say hello!