I met my wife Adrienne through OnDaySix.com. We started emailing through the site in October of 2013, and soon we were Facebooking, Skyping, and texting for hours each day. I lived in Canada, and she was in southern California, so meeting early in our relationship was not an option.
We tried our best to develop our relationship at a friend level until meeting in person, but it wasn’t always easy to do since we seemed to have so much chemistry. But we finally met in person in December of 2013. I drove 2000 miles through snowstorms in a 1983 Toyota Corolla just to see if we were going to take the next step. And we did! During my first visit, after an exhilarating day at Disneyland, I asked her to be my girlfriend. It was a joy for each of us to realize that the other was even more amazing in person than over Skype and FaceTime.
We have heard it many times from friends and family around us as we walked our relationship out as connected with community as possible, “When you know, you know.” And we both knew immediately after that first visit that we would marry and spend the rest of our lives together. After another trip for me to California, and a trip for Adrienne to Canada, we were engaged! I actually proposed on Valentines day 2014 while she was visiting me in Canada.
Planning an international wedding in less than 4 months while trying to move my life to California wasn’t exactly the easiest way to do it, but we genuinely felt the blessing of the Lord on our plans. We were also surrounded by a supportive and loving community of friends and family who championed us towards success.
We had an incredibly beautiful outdoor wedding on May 30, 2014, and we are forever grateful to OnDaySix.com for giving us the opportunity to find each other. Life since then has truly been always increasing in its sweetness and glory, and Papa God continues to express His delight over our relationship (He is, after all, a pretty big fan of marriage).