It was January 21, 2004, I'll never forget the day. We were in the Religious Room on Blackplanet and I was there ministering to a young lady and he just happend to be there in the room quietly observing. After the end of my conversation with the young lady, he sent me an instant message, expressing how impressed he was with what he observed and and complimented me on the fact that I handled the situation like a real woman of God. I kindly thanked him and thought that was the end of it.
A few days later, I received a note from someone on Blackplanet that simply expressed that God had laid some things on their heart to share with me. As I begun reading, I was literally brought to tears. It was written in the form of a prayer and at that time in my life, I needed all the encouragement I could stand. Needless to say, these prayers began to show up in my BP notes on a daily basis. I became so moved by the words that I had begun to look forward to reading them each day. By the second week, I became intrigued and wanted to know more about this anonymous writer, who they were and why were they investing so much time on me. So, I started to look for this individual on BP and soon realized this was the same name of the individual who complimented me in the Religion room some time ago. So, I began going in the Religion room everyday, hoping he'd log on so that I could just tell him Thank You and to let him know what a blessing he had been in my life through his daily words of encouragement. But each day I'd wait and wait, and he'd never show.
So, I stopped looking and just was appreciative of each day I received another one of his heartfelt prayers. Then one day while on yahoo, I received an instant message from a name I didn't recognize. They asked if I had been enjoying the daily prayers I was receiving. I asked who wanted to know. He responded by letting me know he was the one from BP that had been writing me and that he got my yahoo address from my BP page. At that very moment, my heart leaped.
Finally, I had the opportunity to express to him how appreciative I was for the daily prayers and to just say THANKS. Instantly, we struck up an online conversation that lasted for hours. I couldn't stop expressing to him how much I had grown accustomed to his daily prayers and how I longed to thank him. We exchanged phone numbers and from that day, a special friendship flourished. We spent every available moment in contact with one another in some form each day. Our conversations grew in length as our relationship grew in love.
Although we both resided in North Carolina, neither of us were in any hurry to meet in person, we just exhanged photos and took our time learning a little bit more about one another each day. Because we both were christians, we knew that we had to be led by God in all that we did, so we waiting on the Lord with patience, inspite of what we wanted to do. Finally, after about 3 months, we arranged to meet in person, and in fact, we decided to meet out of town. We both felt comfortable enough with what we had grown to know about one another to trust in each other. So our first meet was a planned vacation, just for the two of us in Myrtle Beach, S.C., somewhere where no one could distract us, and no one even knew who we were.
We just acted like two love struck teenagers, on the beach, taking walks holding hands, shopping, sightseeing, pictures, and of coarse, praying and glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We just devoted one week to getting to know each other even the more and giving God the praise for keeping it Holy.
.....And as the old saying goes, and the rest was history. Truly, we both knew that what we had was special. Something that only a God in Heaven could had brought together and ordained. From that week at the beach, our relationship took flight, love intensified and after being led by the Holy spirit, I moved to Greensboro, NC in May of that year, started a new job and a whole new life. Then on September 25, 2004 during a candlight ceremony in the presence of God, family and friends, we were joined in Holy Matrimony forever.
We've been married for two romance filled years and God has blessed us abundantly. In May of this year, my husband became a Minister, and now he's preaching what he lives, and last month, we moved into our 2323 sq.ft. dream home and with the help of Almighty God, in May of next year, my husband will have his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering.
"Don't tell me God Ain't Good"
So, to anyone who doubts the power of love and God, allow this testimony to encourage you. Never fail to try the internet regardless of what anyone says. Just imagine if we had not been on Blackplanet and at the right time, we would have missed one another and our destiny. Because we are both firm believers that our individual destines are within one another. He needs me and surely I need him to survive. "I love you DADDY"
Thank you Blackplanet for being the avenue our Lord used to bring us together. And to everyone out their that's in search of love, seek the only true Love first, Jesus, and He promises He'll give you the desires of your heart.