Ana & Nathan

Ana & Nathan

July 2020

"Long before I met Nathan, God gave me a vision that my future husband's name is Nathan. So the search for "The Nathan" was on since then. I stumbled to this Nathan in CC. His appearance doesn't impress me, and is somewhat opposite to my type. But his profile seem smart, genuine and funny that made me decide to wave at him. That's when we started talking. I found out he lives interstate. "Not another LDR" I said to myself. But there's something about this God-fearing man that gave me enough peace to keep the conversation going until we decided to meet in person and to my surprise, or say in God's willing, we hit it off straight away. We were in a LDR (long distance relationship) for a couple of months and made sure that we travel twice a month to see each other until this pandemic happened that made our travel very unlikely. The night before my birthday, I said YES to Nathan when he asked me to be his wife. I eventually moved to his area and we pulled off our Covid-19 wedding. I still couldn't believe that "The Nathan" God told me about is lying next to me every time I wake up in the morning, now, and for the rest of my life." - Ana

"After swearing off online dating for a significant time, I found myself buying a six month subscription to CC determining that if there still wasn't someone in my life after that six months that I wouldn't worry about dating or relationships of that nature until I finished study. I had been notoriously picky in the past, and as such I decided to let all those ideas about what I wanted go and concentrate on who people were in their character rather than all the particulars of what they put on their profile. I had no intention of dating anyone outside of a two-hour drive, even though I didn't historically connect with anyone from this area. I used to live in Sydney and had a lot of relatives down there that I enjoyed being around and reconnecting with when I could so the idea of moving down there wasn't too far from my mind at any given moment. I found many friendly women, but none where I felt there was a connection, then someone contacted me. Her name was Krsy, which turned out later to be a typo. She lived in Sydney, but the feeling I got when she talked to me was fun and full of hope. There was an innocence to her that seemed to not be present in other conversations, where there seemed to be weariness from both sides. I found it very attractive. If I had allowed my "pickiness" to get in the way, I am unsure I would have continued, as she wasn't my "type"; what my type actually is I couldn't tell you outside of a perfect woman that no man would deserve, let alone myself.
She was going to be in a suburb close enough to me in a month that we organised some dates. Four days of non-stop dating. I am an introvert by nature, and that kind of continued interaction in unfamiliar places stresses me out, but despite that stress, I found her to be comforting, kind and patient. I made a decision to let go of fears of being wrong and indecisiveness and commit to the process of being in relationship with someone. God has seen me through this process, filling me with peace, patience and forgiveness that could only come from Him. There was much to navigate in our relationship: culture, control, fear... but throughout the journey I felt accepted by my now wife. We weathered the storm together and she will for the rest of our lives be my most dear and beautiful wife." - Nathan


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