When we had dinner with these two a few days ago, we couldn’t stop saying, “I can’t believe you haven’t even been engaged a week!”. These two are on TOP of it. They knocked their engagement pictures out of the park and are gearing up for their summer wedding in a couple months. We can’t wait to stand with this couple in support because we fully celebrate the story that is being written between these two! As we sat across the table from them, we had to ask the question, “how did this happen against the circumstantial odds?!”.
You see, Joshua + Elizabeth met and clicked and connected, but it was all casual and good. Then Joshua was deployed and they were just friends. He got back and 5 months later they are engaged. We had to know how it happened.
They talked, they messaged on Facebook [thank the Lord for facebook messenger!], and began to learn more and more about each other. The more they each found out, the more they liked what they saw. They both were walking through their individual journeys and praying about it, until one day it just hit Josh.
Wasn’t this the woman he had been praying for all these years?! Everything he had been praying for in a wife was in Elizabeth and there she was, right in front of him. Or, oceans away, actually. 😉 And so he knew. And so did she.
So they became best friends, he came back, and they had an awkward in person first date. But obviously, it didn’t take them very long to become comfortable in the other’s arms. They are each like an extension of the other.
And thankfully, not oceans apart.
If you liked this story of a long distance relationship, you might also enjoy this one, about a couple that fell in love across borders.