We lived in different cities when we met. I took the train home this first weekend in May and didn’t think much of my encounter with Justin. It was therefore a big surprise when I got home and almost immediately we started chatting online. The following week we spent every night getting to know each other on Skype, and before I knew it he was coming to visit me the following weekend! This made me nervous because I barely knew him, so I asked my good friend, Shawn, to keep an eye on him that evening. Despite my fears, it was clear from the moment that Justin arrived at my apartment, carrying a bunch of flowers and a huge smile, that he was incredibly sweet. At that point, it was also obvious that he was crazy about me. Seeing him with his guard down made it hard for me not to like him too!
Justin and I were lost when we met each other. Life had led us down many winding paths… but those paths had then led us to each other. We may not have everything figured out now, but since meeting our hearts have completely changed. We are trying to seek the Lord in everything that we do, and we always remain true to each other.
Sunset Yacht Cruise, Philippines
Within weeks of meeting it was plain to see that we were never going to part ways. When my teaching contract ended, he asked me not to go back to South Africa, but rather to move in with him. We took our first summer vacation to the Philippines, on an island recommended by a friend. It was magical. In fact, it felt like we were on honeymoon!
We don’t know what this next year holds for us, but we know that it will be just as special and unique as all the others. Justin and I may travel a lot, and to some our life may seem unpredictable, but what others think of us doesn’t matter because we love each other, and we know the way forward. God has instilled in us a passion for travel, and when we follow our dreams we open our hearts…
Allowing God to enter and fill us with bliss.
Thank you for the most incredible three years!!
YOU ARE AN AMAZING MAN,
And our life is Abundantly Blessed!!!!!
Thank you to everyone else in our life that has been a part of our story so far. Maybe we don’t say it enough, but we truly love and appreciate all of you, wherever you are in the world!! It’s so comforting to know that you follow our story through this blog.
Here’s to another HAPPY year!!!!