Lauren and Walt
Walt and I met on eHarmony in October of 2008. It was Walt's last few days before his membership would expire and he was not going to renew it because it had been unsuccessful for him up to that point in time. He saw my picture and really liked it as well as the questions that I asked, so he began contacting me. I had said that I wanted to meet someone from ages 46-56 and I would travel up to a maximum of 120 miles. He was 56, soon to be 57 in January, and lived 116 miles away!!! It was cut VERY close!!
After that we began seeing each other every weekend for the next several months. We had both been married before and were with people far less compatible for us. I had been divorced for many years and had different relationships, but never remarried. Walt had been divorced for 3 years. Between the 2 of us we had 5 grown children and one teenager. eHarmony really worked for us because it matched up our personalities perfectly and we were also physically attracted to each other right away! The "total package" was right there for both of us! Walt ended up having medical problems in late January , 3 serious heart surgeries in 3 months, but is doing much better now. He had never been seriously ill before, so it came as quite a surprise when he needed emergency surgery late one night, followed by 2 more surgeries in mid May. It was scary to meet the person of your dreams and wonder if there ever would really be a future together.
We were married at my best friend's house in Rochester, New York on this 4th of July! We had a family wedding which was made up of 35 people. Walt's brother, Michael officiated the wedding and made it so meaningful for both of us. Walt and "our daughter", Amanda, are both excellent singers and write music. Together they sang at our wedding and it made it even more special.
Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and commented on how much they liked the music. We never take each other for granted and love every minute we can spend together as a couple and with our families! We would both like to thank all of you at eHarmony for bringing us together, because without you we never would have found each other, and what a loss that would have been for both of us.