When something isn’t going the way you want it, the hardest thing to do is to back off and let go. But sometimes that’s exactly what’s required, as the witness of Kyle and Nell demonstrates.
Kyle moved from Illinois to Florida, and was looking to meet someone so he decided to join CatholicMatch. He joined the site unsure what to expect, and he started by letting go of expectations. “I remember kneeling down in front of the Blessed Sacrament after setting up my profile,” he recalled. “And praying ‘Lord, Let your will be done…If you want me to meet someone, then let it be. If not, I accept that as well.’”
The 29-year-old didn’t get an answer immediately. There was no magical moment of him coming from the Adoration Chapel to find an emotigram or message from the Catholic woman of his dreams. But two months later, he did get a message from 27-year-old Nell, a native of Colorad. Nell was studying to be a veterinarian in Alabama, a manageable four-hour drive from Kyle.
“Our conversations started off short and slow,” Kyle told CatholicMatch. It didn’t take long, though, for Kyle and Nell to realize they had a great deal in common and that their qualities complemented one another in a special way. The short and slow messages turned into ones that were two and three pages long. An initial phone conversation was no less promising.
“We discussed certain talking points and issues about our faith,” Kyle said. “a little bit about ourselves, about past relationships and how we both wanted a relationship built on common ground through a foundation of Catholic faith.” The couple also candidly discussed the reservations they’d had regarding online dating.
It all adds up to an exciting time for the young couple, as they proceed both optimistic about the future, and also realistic about the need to continue laying a strong foundation for their relationship.
“Nell and I haven’t been together for very long,” Kyle acknowledged. “Then again it doesn’t take a long time to see a good thing when it’s staring you right in the face.” From her intelligence, her commitment to family, her ambition and sense of humor, and her love for Jesus Christ, it’s easy to see why Kyle feels strongly about Nell. “(She) is simply amazing!”
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