An eHarmony Success Couple: Shelley and Ed

An eHarmony Success Couple: Shelley and Ed

Ed and I were matched through eHarmony and are completely compatible in all of the necessary ways to become ONE. Our compatibility has enabled us to overcome difficult life events and grow even stronger as ONE. Here is our inspiring story.

We were two very compatible and similar people who lived only 12 miles apart. On November 11, 2006 we met for the first time at a lunch planned through eHarmony. We quickly learned we had both experienced unsuccessful marriages and life complications, which made us feel we were hard to match. However, we shared tremendous faith that the right one was “out there” and would come along at the right time.

The first life event we experienced was an easy one yet it brought us closer together. I went out of town on business and was delayed returning home for four days because of a major ice storm. During those many hours we talked by phone, opened up to each other, discovered how compatible we were and grew very close. That event had a positive impact on the development of our relationship and was the beginning of a “dream come true”!

After dating for nine months, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which caused major complications that progressively worsened and caused me to be out of work for 8 months with no income. If we were not completely compatible, Ed might have “hit the road” as soon as he heard the bad news. Instead, Ed and I grew closer and marched together through all the complicated medical tests, doctor visits, hospital stays and pre-surgery confusion. My surgery was considered risky with only a 50% chance of success. Ed and I spent a lot of time in prayer because we both have a strong belief in miracles.

The surgery lasted 8 hours followed by three-day hospital stay. During my time in the hospital and throughout my difficult four-month recovery, Ed, along with my family and friends, was there to support and encourage me. This difficult time proved to be a miracle! Not only was my full recovery and successful healing a miracle, but also how strong a couple Ed and I had become during this difficult experience. In addition our two families became one family.

This miracle was only possible because Ed and I are so perfectly compatible and are therefore, able to adjust and grow in any situation life throws our way. Ed and I got engaged in February of 2008. My pre-teen wonderful daughter did not like the idea of us getting married. However, Ed and I had faith that our marriage was right and that my daughter would accept it and be happy about it in time. We got married July 12, 2008 in an intimate family wedding.

Suddenly one hour before the wedding, my daughter, who was my Maid of Honor, expressed comfort and happiness about our marriage. Our “dream come true” continued on as we got married, had a fancy reception and went on a beautiful honeymoon. Ed put his house on the market and moved in with my daughter and I. As soon as he was completely moved in, which was only 2 weeks after our honeymoon, we experienced our next life complication.

A quick intense summer storm appeared in our area and a very large tree in our front yard was struck by lightning and stabbed in the roof of the house. Only the dogs were at home and they were not hurt. The roof was completely destroyed and water was in multiple rooms in the house. Overall, there was $50,000 worth of storm damage to the house. We stayed in the house during the repairs even though it was wet, dirty, noisy and complicated. This occurrence took place right before my daughter started middle school. So she had the new life of middle school, step dad and “yucky” home environment during repairs. Wow, if a child can grow from this and completely accept the changes and be herself then it must be that Ed and I are completely compatible and therefore, were placed together for a reason.

During the home repairs, I was still recovering from surgery and trying to get back to work. The home repairs took almost 4 months. This made us grow closer in so many ways. Due to the poor house market, Ed’s house still has not sold. We have worked together in so many positive ways to get through having one unsold house and one “messy” house. Ed and I are now at the point where we are 100% open with each other with what we are thinking and feeling.

Also, we are 100% comfortable with each other which allows us to truly be ourselves. Additionally, our families are completely happy for us and fit together as one big family. All of our friends and co-workers say we fit together as ONE and are completely happy about us.

This has never occurred in our past. We are extremely convinced eHarmony was created for a REASON!

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