Lyndsay and Jim
We were out of college but not having any success meeting anyone at work or through the bar scene. We signed up for eharmony and had both been matched and dated several people before we found one another.
I knew Jim was a special guy even before we met. Through eHarmony messaging, we found out we had a mutual friend. He was a childhood friend of Jim's and a college friend of mine. What are the odds? I think we both hoped that if our mutual friend thought we would hit it off that we would...and he was right.
Jim and I had our first date in the city after he was getting out of work. We planned to meet on the corner of the street outside of the subway. I was nervously standing there looking for him when someone tapped me on the shoulder and I jumped right out of my skin. My heart literally stopped beating! To my surprise, it was Jim who was standing behind me. I do not know why but I was expecting someone totally different and I think he was too. We both agreed that the other was much cuter in person!
I fell in love with Jim in that moment on the street. I cannot explain it but I did. As we walked to the restaurant I had this incredible urge to grab his hand. I obviously didn't because that would have been a creepy thing to do to someone you first met but it turns out he had the same urge I did.
We had an amazing dinner (we ordered the exact same thing) and we walked around the public gardens...holding hands I might add. That night was one of the best of my life. It was when I met and fell in love with the man who was going to be my husband. Jim and I got engaged 8 months later the night I was taking him out to dinner for his birthday. It was another beautiful night filled with smiles, tears and memories I will remember always. We were married almost two years later to the day on June 26, 2010 in the same church my parents were married and I was baptized.
It has been almost three years and we have already had an incredible journey that some never experience in 30 years of marriage. We were blessed to welcome our first child, our beautiful son, in June of 2012. After our son was a few months old I was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and required major surgery. Jim and I have been challenged in many ways as people, parents and as husband and wife in these last months. We have had moments of joy, anger, sadness and grief but through it all we have remained the best of friends and our love for one another has done nothing but grow stronger.
I am thankful every single second of every single day for eHarmony and how it changed my life. Jim has completed me in a way that I never thought possible and I am blessed that he chose me to spend the rest of his days with. We are incredibly different yet remarkably the same all at the same time and I think eharmony knew we would compliment one another well. We enjoy telling people how we met and inspiring others to try and find their perfect match as well. We are happy and in love and we want others to be too!