June 15, 2001
Lisa Anne Sprague


In September of last year I joined LDSSO (initially as SpragueWA). I met a
lot of very nice people and found it enjoyable to chat when there was
"nothin' goin' on".
One day I was Searching, and ran across a picture of a very nice looking
fellow, "docrod" but decided not to write. A few days later, I found myself
back on his site, and dropped a quick line about what a good looking bunch of
kids he had (They really are a handsome group).

We casually wrote to each other but infrequently due to schedules, and over
time, got to know each other well enough to go out to lunch. I knew from the
moment I met my sweetheart that he was the kind of man I wanted to get to
know a lot better! The only phrase that adequately describes him is "true
gentleman". I used to think chivalry was not just dead but absent from the
earth altogether. Well, I was altogether wrong.

Docrod and I became the best of friends and spent a lot of time talking,
walking, cooking, etc. We concentrated on having fun and did not intend at
all on getting serious, because we both had "plans" to stay single!

However, Roderick proposed to me in the old fashioned way June 9th in the
Portland Temple, and of course I said yes! We will be married in the Portland
Temple August 1st, almost a year from our meeting date. I know certainly that
I would not have had the priveledge of making his acquaintence given our
schedules and proximity had we not had this creative venue available. After
15 years of being dragged behind the a horse and carriage, raising 3 kids on
my own for the bulk of that time, I have been rewarded with an eternal
companion that surpasses even Cinderella's dreams!

And yes, there are REAL MEN still out there ladies, so don't give up hope!

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