Who is this man? Many have asked and I have had to pinch myself many days to make sure this is real. John and I met through a mutual friend that we have both known for years, Ronda. She and John’s older sister have been friends since childhood, so needless to say Ronda has lots of scoop on John and I’m sure I’ll get more as time goes on. Ronda and I on the other hand have been friends for about 10 years and met in my hometown, Ocala. About 2 years ago unbeknownst to us we discovered we live about 20 minutes from one another here in Texas. That was God’s timing for sure as Ronda and I reconnected and walked through the past year. It was comforting to have a friend who knew me from another place and time to walk through a difficult season in a new place.
In February, Ronda had spent some time with John catching up on life. At which time they had a mutual friend that had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Ronda knowing my story, shared my blog to pass along for encouragement. At the same time, I believe John began reading my story as well. The next week, Ronda had joined me and some other friends for my birthday. All she could tell me about was this friend John that she wanted to introduce me to. And the rest is HIStory.
John and I began communicating for about a month before we met. Once we met, we knew it was real and meant to be. We both laugh at how crazy our journey has been and amazed that God has allowed us to be together and be characters in His story. We could go on and on to tell stories of what God has brought us through individually for such a time as this to be together. We are both sure that God is orchestrating something so much bigger than John or I could ever have imagined. We have agreed to sit back and just enjoy the ride as we continue to watch God write our love story.
There’s so much more I could tell you about John but I’m saving it for the book…..
“For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” –2 Corinthians 4:17-18