I am a strong Christian and after some toxic relationships and much prayer I decided the next person I dated would be the one I married, and should be a strong Christian too. My twin sister had met her husband on Christian Connection a few years before so I decided to sign up. I had been praying for God to bring me my husband before I turned 30, and on my 29th Birthday, after meeting a few "frogs" I finally met my prince, Radu. We exchanged waves and I gave him my number as he had just signed up so wasn't a full member. We talked over text about our faith and arranged to meet the next week at All Souls Church, Langham Place. As soon as we met (in Costa coffee), I knew he was so different than anyone I had ever met, just as gorgeous in real life as on the site, and full of the Holy Spirit- he brought his Bible along and we discussed our favourite passages! During the church service I had a vision of us standing at the altar about to get married. I dismissed it as a fantasy, but that night after our first date (we went to Pizza Express after church), Radu called me and said he had seen a bright light and heard a voice on the road. The voice said "son, this is your wife"!
Our relationship developed into a whirlwind romance, we were everything each other had prayed for (Psalm 37:4). Two months later Radu proposed and I said yes! We got married in May 2016, three months before I would turn 30! Another answered prayer. Since that special day our relationship has only gotten stronger with God and Jesus at the centre, a marriage I had always dreamed of. God has blessed us through Jesus Christ beyond our wildest dreams.
During the past six years we have been blessed with three adorable nieces and a wonderful nephew, and longed to be parents ourselves. I prayed to become pregnant by the time I was 35 (I love a timeline!), but unfortunately suffered a miscarriage in March 2020. I had some health challenges (PCOS and prolactinoma) which meant we were about to start IVF in April 2021. One day, I was feeling overwhelmed with my health and infertility problems and prayed as I had often before, for healing. I felt God reply "you are healed already" and felt an overwhelming joy and excitement. That week, I did a pregnancy test- beyond all hope, it was positive! A totally natural miracle.
We are due our rainbow baby at the end of September 2021, and praise God for everything He has given us- and how He answers all our prayers, in Jesus' name.
My advice I would give anyone who is in the same situation I was in six years ago, is trust God's perfect timing, I needed to work through issues in my faith and myself and work on my relationship with God before I was ready to meet my husband- God knew this. Don't settle for second best or a non Christian, wait for the one He has for you, so you can grow in faith and love together, in His timing. Jeremiah 29:11.
Thank you so much for being the tool God used to bring us together! (Song of Solomon 3:4)