, Married 6/2018

July of '16 i received a message on my POF from a man who turned out to be my saving grace! His name is Joshua, he sent me a simple message, not unlike so many others i had received, but something compelled me to respond. I had only been active on POF a couple months, I chose to use the site because I was unable to actually go out anywhere to meet anyone due to a back injury. I was only a couple weeks out of spine surgery when Josh asked me out. We had been texting, talking on the phone and even video chatting for about a week before meeting. I was extremely nervous about meeting him since I was still in recovery, but he was aware of my situation and made me feel comfortable enough to meet up. I was unable to drive so he had to come pick me up from my house.. I was in a bulky back brace and had a terrible limp.. I remember him pulling into my driveway, I was SO NERVOUS! He got out of his car to greet me with a hug. He didn't act like he even noticed the brace, he was such a gentleman and helped me into his car. He took me to dinner at Applebee's, he had the sweetest smile and told me how beautiful I was. He made me feel NORMAL! Like i wasn't as broken as I actually was.. After that date we were inseparable! We saw each other every day, he would take me to dinner, always brought me a bottle of my favorite wine, he cooked for me, he even would take me on a walk after dinner (it was a part of my physical therapy) and would offer to help around the house on days I was hurting too much. After about a month he realized I was not going to be able to go back to work anytime soon, I have 2 young children and was unable to provide due to my injury. I had started babysitting, just trying to do whatever I could to provide but it was causing me a lot of pain. Josh told me he felt God had lead him to me so he could take care of me and my children. He moved in and has provided happily ever since! June 3rd 2018, on his deceased parents wedding anniversary, we said our vows! We had a beautiful small ceremony followed by a week long honeymoon in Maui, HI! Thanks to POF I am now happily married to the love of my life and blessed with 2 beautiful step daughters!! I couldn't even imagine where I'd be today without this man!!