Success Stories: 2004

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After meeting in Feb

Thanks to your website, I met the woman of my dreams. We married on July 14th, after meeting on your site in February. This picture was taken this past week at the Snowflake Temple on our first family vacation to the Grand Canyon. I hope other try your site and don't give up or get discouraged. If the first coupld 'hits' are not as you expect, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

letsrope

Rewarding experience

Yes, Rob and I met on your wonderful site. The whole experience has been a very rewarding one. I joined the site about a year before I met Rob with a brief interruption when I moved from Canada to Pennsylvania, a most inspired move I might add.

Rob's daughter, Jenni, had given him a subscription to LDS Living and the magazine that arrived had a LDS Mingle ad in it. He was intrigued and after some discussion with some of the children--he has 10, they agreed he should
join. Jenni helped him pick his wardrobe and took some nice photos of him to include with his profile. Amy, the only child still living at home
helped him with the profile write up and before you know it, by August of 2002 he was officially a member. It is interesting to note that he never
got any more magazines in the subscription, some glitch in the ordering.

Rob is an exceptional man, a member of the church since the age of 13 and served his mission in the mid-west. He had been widowed for 8 years at the
time of his Mingle join and brought all of his children up on his own during that time. He is a police officer and worked many overtime shifts to
make the difference.

I came to PA to pursue a change in my Nursing Career after being divorced for 6 years. I had been a member since I was 18. I am now the Director of Nursing at a wonderful Rehab and Nursing Center here in Lancaster, PA.

I spent much of that summer (2002) and early fall communicating with several very nice folks from the system and even met a fellow who flew up from
Colorado for 5 days. I remember Rob wrote me two weeks before Jack was to arrive, and I said to my friend Kim (also a member) that I really felt
compelled to write him but was torn by the plans to meet Jack. We agreed to just let that be, until I was able to see whether Jack and I had what we felt from our telephone conversations.

Well needless to say, I did not feel that Jack was right for me and told him so during his visit. Rob and I began communication and after several delightful letters, we finally decided to talk on the phone. I remember we were so nervous. However, after the initial hello, is was so easy and an hour flew by quickly. We spoke every day after that for a few weeks and finally he invited me on a first date. It was especially wonderful, as he lived in Reading, PA and I in Lancaster--just 45 minutes from each other. The date was set for Saturday evening in November. He told me he would be in Lancaster early that week and would drive by my house just to be sure
where to come and pick me up on our date. So on Tuesday that week as I arrived home from work I found a long box leaning at my door with beautiful
white and burgundy lilies inside and a sweet note from him.

I was comfortable allowing him to pick me up at my house on Saturday, as weeks before, I asked my Bishop to call his Bishop to assure he was a
gentleman of good standing, etc. As you know, even as members of the church, we women in particular must be very careful. I wasn't surprised to hear of his glowing character report as I find I am very good at discerning the credibility of a person. I was delighted to know that he had been serving as 1st Councilor in his ward Bishopric for the past 3 years and was
known among his community as a most kind and generous man.

So Friday afternoon, the day before our date, the florist delivered a huge bouquet of yellow lilies and blue irises in a wonderful blue vase, with a sweet note that said "Katherine, the flowers and
I had a talk and they could not wait until Saturday." Wasn't that sweet!

So the date arrived, and as we laid eyes on each other for the first time, we were not disappointed, he held my hands and kept saying "Oh, my! Oh my!"

We spent the evening at dinner and then on to Christmas Village, a wonderful place filled with every magical light and celebration of the season. We talked for hours later in the car and each of us floated home that evening. We both knew that there was something very special about this chance
meeting.

The next day, he joined me in the evening at my ward for our annual nativity display (Crèche's from around the world are displayed in the Relief Society Room) and special musical performances in the chapel.

We certainly became inseparable after that, coordinating our time between each city or attending each other's Sacrament service. Christmas was wonderful. I met so many of the children home from Utah and California and by
February we clearly knew we had found the right partner. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, after we had attended a session in the Washington
Temple, we visited in the Celestial Room and suddenly Rob got down on one knee and presented me with a proposal of eternal marriage and a beautiful ring. It was an incredible day, one to cherish forever.

Time then swiftly passed by as we began planning the wedding and searching for a house to call our own. It was a truly amazing summer as we traveled
home to Nova Scotia, Canada for our wedding in the Halifax, Nova Scotia Temple (my Temple, before moving to PA) and Rob had the opportunity to meet
all of my ward families and my own family and friends. The reception was beautiful, in fact Brother Frank (our Master of Ceremonies) wrote me last week to tell me of how people still talk of our reception and how we set the bar.

I moved into our new house in PA, two weeks before traveling to Canada for the wedding and then Rob moved in after we arrived home, although it took
us weeks to empty and sort his house of 18 years in Reading. Then, in late July, we had a second reception here in PA for all of our family and friends locally.

Now, a quick year later, we have celebrated our anniversary on June 21st, with certainly no regrets, we just love each other more and more. We have made a lovely home and Rob's son Joshua moved in with us in May after returning home from his mission in Canada.

It is a blessed life, and it started all with you. I am always singing your praises and recommending to my single friends to join the site.

Mollydean

Heavenly Father made it possible

Thank you for your congratulations. "Mortarman" and I (lds_aurora) met online of course and have been talking to each other on the phone ever since. We have decided to get married on June 10, 2006. He is going to Iraq this October and we'll be planning on getting married when he gets back and I finish school. It is so amazing how everything works out. We both were not expecting to meet anyone special online and when we spoke to each other the first time, we hit it off. I would definatly recommend for anyone to try Ldsmingle! I am from a small town and he is in the Army, so both of us were not having any luck finding people who we could truly connect with. So, we both decided to go online and check it out, never knowing that either of us would find each other. I am a firm believer that Heavenly Father made it possible, through our new technology, for us to find each other. Now we both have amazing stories to tell our children, grandchildren, and so on! Good Luck to anyone who is trying to find love online! Its another way for Heavenly Father to help our souls find the loves of our lives! As long as the Holy Ghost tells you that what you feel is right, you can do no wrong! It worked for us! Thanks again for making this site!

lds_aurora

Love at first smile

I DID happen to meet my fiancé off of your web site!!! We found each other off the web site, he smiled at me, I smiled back, it was practically
love at first smile. We talked on the phone that next day (Thursday), and made plans to go out on Saturday. For our first date we went to the Mesa,
Arizona Temple Visitors Center and hit it off really well. We ended up spending the whole day together, going to the mall, then he came over to my place and my uncle made some dinner for us and we just got along really well. I never believed in love at first sight before, but, I will admit to
you, I had a feeling that he was the one I wanted to marry. He later told me that he had the same feeling. Anyway, one thing led to another and we're engaged to be married now!! The wedding date is January 29th of 2005. The reason we are waiting so long is because I want to graduate from massage
therapy school first and that actually is our 8 month anniversary. Thank you so much for the support you gave me while I was on your site. The funny thing is, I actually had my profile located at several other lds sites and happened to hear about yours from lds chat and thought, one more wouldn't hurt! I was at your web site less than any of the other one's and now, I'm getting married!!! So thank you a ton for being there for me! If/When we get a photo, I'll definitely send one!!

LDSjess19

We shared smiles back and forth

"Jesse50" and I (cjennylee) met on LDSMingle last July. We shared smiles back and forth and Jesse sent me his profile. After becoming comfortable emailing and chatting online, we started talking on the phone and soon decided we needed to meet. This proposed quite a challenge as I live in Colorado and he lives in Delaware. We decided I would fly out east and we would spend a week in Washington DC, getting to know each other a bit. We always left the option for either of us to back out at any point in time should we feel uncomfortable with the situation. Prior to meeting, we learned as much about each other as we could and spent over 60 hours on the phone in a few weeks. We also did some internet research on each other. I am in real estate and was able to
access his property tax records (verifying he was who he said he was) and he is in banking and was able to pull my credit record (again for verification purposes). We also exchanged copies of our temple recommends. This all helped us feel more comfortable with me flying out there and being a little vunerable. It was fabulous from the beginning. Mid-week through that first 'date' we knew we wanted to pursue a long-term relationship and were discussing the possibilities of one of us relocating. When we were apart, we talked on the phone every day. In almost a year, there have only been 3 days when we didn't talk on the phone or in person. Thank heavens for unlimited long distance plans and e-mail! We continued to 'date', flying back and forth from Colorado to Delaware, Delaware to Colorado, seeing each other about every six weeks. We made sure that one of us flew out at some point during each month. We accumulated a lot of frequent flyer miles too! "Jesse50" flew out to Colorado in early November. He had pre-arranged a special date for us for the evening of the 7th, since we would be apart for the holidays and my birthday. Much to my surprise, a limosine (complete with a red rose and sparkling cider) picked us up for the evening. The driver took us to the Denver Temple, where Jesse went down on one knee and proposed to me in front of the fountain. It was so romantic! We rounded the evening up with dinner at a very nice restaurant and a limo ride through town. The next six months have been spent flying back and forth, talking on the phone and a lot of email as we made plans for the wedding and "Jesse50"'s relocation to Colorado. We were married 11 days ago, on June 18, 2004. We had a great wedding in the Denver Temple, honeymooned in Las Vegas, and had dual receptions in both states. Although Jesse hasn't completely relocated yet, we expect him to join me here in another two weeks. It is so wonderful to have met the man of my dreams and to know that we are together for eternity. Our meeting would not have been possible without LDSMingle. Thank you so much for opening up this forum for LDS singles to meet. There was something unique about LDSMingle that enabled me to meet people that I couldn't achieve on other websites.

"Jesse50" & "CJennylee"

Web Snags Man and Woman

Several years ago when I lived in Atlanta, GA I first tried LDSMingle.com. Although I met a few men through the website nothing special happened. After moving to Florida, I decided to try it again. I created a new profile and sent in my photo. I mostly received emails from men who lived out West. I was in the process of winding down an out-of-state relationship and didn’t want to go through that again. Surely there were good LDS single men in Florida. I did a search within 100 miles of Tampa and saw there were quite a few men who had served missions and held current temple recommends.
One day "ArtistinWH" emailed me, "Bearskate". We immediately had a lot in common since we were both graphic artists. His area of expertise was illustration and mine was marketing. We emailed for several weeks starting in July and eventually talked on the phone. I fell in love with his voice immediately. He has an announcer’s speaking voice and a beautiful tenor singing voice. He used to sing with the Mormon Youth Chorus and has always been involved with music one way or another. Our first date went wonderfully. Since he only lived 45 minutes away, we were able to see each other steadily and allow the relationship time to grow. It was ironic to discover later that we had attended the same singles conferences over the previously year and had not met each other.
One Saturday in October, David and I were at the Orlando temple. After attending a session, David said he wanted to show me something. He lead me down the hall to a door. I said “Oh, an empty sealing room…” He sat me down on one of the chairs, then he knelt down and proposed marriage! I was the happiest girl in the world! We were married on May 1st, 2004 in the Orlando temple with all our friends and family in attendance. It was the most beautiful experience in my life. We often thank our Heavenly Father that we were brought together. I tell all my single friends to go to LDSMingle.com. Because, without the website we might have never met!

Bearskate

I know I found true love

I just wanted to say thank you for having this site. I haven't met any LDS guys that were worth my time until about a month ago. Just as I was about to give up on guys for a few years or so, I met the most wonderful, fun, sweet guy in the entire world. He makes me feel as though nothing else in the world is more important than me, his family, and the gospel. It isn't everyday that you find that. We have the best connection that anyone could ever dream of having. He and his girls are my life and my everything. I could never have asked for a better guy to come into my life than what HF has provided for me.
My heart belongs to a really great guy who would do anything for me and who loves me without a doubt. For the first time in my life I know that I have found my one true love. I know that we have such a great connection and that we will be together from here on out.
This never could have happened if I didn't stay on just one more day. I was about to cancel my membership when he messaged me. I thought, well I guess I could write to maybe get to be friends. Out of everyone who has gotten in touch with me he is the only one who made time for me every day for hours and emailed me several times a day. He is the only one who could hold a good conversation. He is the only one who wasn't into playing games like the other guys that have contacted me.
I know that Heavnely Father has truly blessed me by having this great guy in my life. I owe everything to him and this site. Thank you again for everything!

BlueEyedCutie

No longer "hokey"

I thought this was hokey to begin with. But, I've since been gratefully humbled to see that it is indeed, an answer to a prayer and an inspired medium for us. We found each other through LDSMingle. We will be getting married in the Mesa, AZ Temple this year after a year and a half engagement. To this day we continue to send fun emails to each other.

Coledar & Alspith

The right thing to do

We met on LDSMINGLE! We first met in October of last year and just casually dated for a while. She was living in Salt Lake City and I was in
Ogden. The drive, school, and work kind of hindered us really dating seriously for a while. In January, she moved to Ogden to attend Weber State University and since we lived closer to each other, we started dating more and more. After about a month of that we decided to see each other exclusively and see where that took us. After about three or four months of exclusive dating we both felt that getting married was the right thing to do, but not for about a year. We are planning on getting married next summer, after the semester ends. Even though she now attends the same university that I do, if it where not for LDSMingle, we probably would not have met as soon as we did and who knows what would have happened between us.

Angebilded

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