On June 2, 2010 Shelbyville (Sid) contacted me through the LDS singles website. We talked for a couple weeks and then arranged a meeting in Cincinnati after two and a half weeks. By this time I had fasted and prayed to determine if I should run away or trust this man that had sounded too good to be true. We met for lunch and I followed him back to his home town. We spent that evening getting to know each other better. I ended up staying in a motel that night so I could spend all day with him the next day. He didn't want me to leave and I didn't want to leave.
I went back home to Ohio and spent some time with my family before I was due to go back to work driving a semi truck. I talked to Sid every chance I could while we were camping and decided that I would come back down and see Sid on Fathers Day and go to church with him and his daughter. It was a wonderful experience meeting his church family and his daughter. I knew without reservation that I would marry him if he asked. We talked about marriage a lot and about my job and how it would hinder our relationship. We decided that I would quit my job and find a job in Kentucky, where I would be able to spend time with Sid. I found a job right off and was able to spend a lot of quality time with Sid.
On August 21, 2010 we were married. I count my blessings every day that Sid had decided to marry me. He has touched my life in ways that I thought would never be touched. As I sit here and write this, his co-worker came in and thanked me for being here with him because he is so much happier and at peace. So, I guess I have touched him in ways that he dreamed and prayed for too. He tells me all the time that I am a blessing from Heavenly Father and he is so grateful. I return those feeling for him and we are enjoying life together. I would rather spend a horrible day with Sid than one glorious day without him!!
When I was 14years old I was told I would never have children of my own. I am 36 years old and because I listened to Heavenly Father and married Sid we are now expecting a child. I am 4 months pregnant and everything is great. This is just further testimony of how important it is for all of us to listen, pray and have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. When I finally listened to what Heavenly Father wanted for me he gave me more than I ever dreamed I would have. This site provided the way for me to follow my Fathers council and do as he wanted me to do.