I love meeting new people and when I met Thaddeus, I knew he was here to stay. I instantly thought to myself about how he is an interesting piece of art. I saw constancy and amusement in his eyes. His slightly excessive stares were not awkward at all…
We first met at the Erie youth conference, which happened on March 12, 2016. This trip to the conference caught me off guard. I personally enjoy youth conferences; I usually prefer not to skip any of them. The spiritual food, the late-night bonfire talks and hangs, and the bonding between the Russian-speaking Christian youth is important in order for the young hearts to grow into something so beautiful and bold.
I wasn’t planning on going to this exact event this time, due to the school and work hustle. But luckily, I have a very convincing sister who really wanted to get out of town that weekend. Shout out to Tuna! Teddy and I spent the Saturday evening and Sunday together with our siblings and mutual friends. This trip changed his and my life forever!
Our first date happened on April 8th, 2016, when we both traveled to California for D+D’s wedding. Just in case you were wondering, bicycles and sushi were involved. And then, one whole month and 18 days later, we were engaged.
Teddy and I chose to become “forever.” The forever that will overcome anything that you can think of. We discovered pure passion. We developed unending interest in each other. We grew a love so deep that even inspired children.
Here is the story in short:
Teddy (Thaddeus) and I spent the weekend at little Mark’s house for the Lititz conference. This was the day after Teddy proposed. After observing us for two days, Mark says, “One day, I want to have a girlfriend too!”
One special technique to finally getting someone who checks off the list of best qualities, is patient prayer. Your Matchmaker reigns in the heavens above. Your Wingman rules everything around you. So, the next time that you speak to God, mention your future soul mate. God knows exactly who you truly want or need.
But don’t forget that maybe the person you want today, is someone you won’t need in the future. Or maybe the person you need today is being rejected by your wants and desires?
Hey, it is worth the wait. For those who are still praying for their future spouse, I wish for you to find your Thaddeus.