I had only been on the LDSMingle website for 18 days when MWGirl's profile came up on my homepage as a 100% match. Her profile wasn't all that compelling, nothing really jumped out at me that said "this one's special". I always sent a smile to anyone who came up as a match or viewed my profile, just to be nice, to build a little good will. I didn't really expect a response, but later that day, I got an answer to my Smile.
I had said in my profile how much I was into historical stuff, especially having to do with church history. MWGirl wrote that she lived close to Liberty Jail, Far West, and Adam-ondi-Ahman, and that if I ever was in the area, she would be happy to show me around. I happened to be on the website later that week, saw that she was online, so I invited her to chat. We chatted back and forth for a few weeks, but my laptop was being temperamental, kept sending messages in the middle of a sentence, dropping the chat connection, etc.. I have difficulty with typing anyway. Finally, she suggested we might talk on the telephone, and gave me her number. I expected we might talk for 30 minutes or an hour, but our first phone conversation lasted 5 hours and 47 minutes!! After that, we chatted online every day, and talked on the phone once a week, usually Friday nights, because we always talked a long time. After about three weeks of talking daily, we decided to meet face to face, so I made a trip to her town, taking her up on her offer to show me around the church historic sites near where she lived.
I knocked on MWGirl's door, and when she answered, I was struck by how cute she was! I mean, I had seen pictures, but in real life she was so different, so lively. I guess I was staring, because she asked if anything was wrong. I apologized for being such a goof, we had a handshake, then, I got brave and gave her a hug, too. We had a wonderful sight-seeing trip, followed by a nice dinner at a place she knew about in Liberty. I went to church with her the next morning, we did more sight-seeing that afternoon, then I headed for home. I called her on my cell every time I stopped on my way home, because I was already about half in love with her.
MWGirl and I made plans for her to visit my town a few weeks later, so that I could show her what Arkansas had to offer. I also wanted to have her meet my daughter and my two grandchildren. Of course, my family just loved her! Over the course of the weekend, we talked about what our feelings were for each other. We agreed that we really loved each other, wanted to be together, and that we should go to Heavenly Father for guidance through prayer to know what was right for us. Our answer was to go to the temple together, meet in the celestial room, and ask Heavenly Father if we were right for one another. Our temple trip is scheduled for Sept. 10th, 2010. I look at it as just a formality, because I know that Heavenly Father has sent MWGirl to me. We seem to want the same things out of life. Since both of us had marriages to others who didn't honor our faith, we each feel that we were sent to each other because of the importance that our faith, our testimonies, and honoring the priesthood holds for us.
I can only speak for myself, so I don't know what MWGirl will say, but I feel that she brings out the best in me. I try harder to be faithful, honor my priesthood, and build my testimony than I did before we met. She makes me feel closer to Heavenly Father just by being a part of my life. I believe with all my heart that MWGirl is the eternal partner I am supposed to have. I am grateful to LDSMingle for being available to me so that I could find her.
I have been on mingle for sometime and had decided I probably was not going to find what I was looking for, but just stayed on just in case. Then one day I received a smile from matea1. I read his profile and he had some of the qualities in a man that I was looking for. So, I sent him an email and we exchanged emails a few times, then one day he asked me if I wanted to chat, which I did. We did this a few times and when we started having trouble with our computers we decided to talk on the phone. After a couple of real long phone conversations we started talking on the phone every night. We have learned a great deal about each other and found out we had a lot in common. In July he came to where I live. I live near many church sites, so we went site seeing and then we went to my ward the following Sunday. A few weeks later I traveled to his town and did some site seeing and then went to church in his ward. We are still talking every night and we have decided that we are meant to be eternal companions.
matea1 & MWGirl
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