We met through our college program called CollegePlus! There is a set of forums where the students can talk with, encourage and edify one another. It was 14 months ago when we ended up chatting on the forums. We eventually ended up on Skype (an instant message and video call service) talking whenever we could. We became fast friends, and in October of last year we began discovering a love for each other that was growing rapidly.
Pretty soon, we decided that we needed to meet in person... so we planned multiple times thought none worked out until this past March. We had a wonderful time getting to know each other in a different way then the previous few months. Our families became friends and enjoyed talking and learning about the other. It was on this trip that my dad gave Bryant permission to win my heart.
Our next meeting was in June. On this trip, his parents and I talked and Mr. Cutler gave Bryant permission to officially court me. We were both excited!
We met once more in July... there was a big surprise for me on this trip. It was the Second, the whole lot of us were in a town by the MO River near the Cutler's home. Bryant was given permission to take me for a walk before supper, and on this walk we stopped by the river. This is where Bryant made his proposal for marriage to me. I gave him an excited YES! The next day we set the date of the wedding for Oct. 1.
The next three months there were many thoughts about an upcoming wedding. We all were getting excited, stressed, and prepared for a big change. Bryant and I continued to talk over Skype, and did many of our together planning on Skype or the phone. He did come down to do some preparations that needed to be done in MS.
In the time we allotted ourselves and families, we had a beautiful wedding. Thanks to many loving friends and family members wanting to help any way they could, and our parents who did much work for us and this very special day in our lives. The Lord has blessed with great friends, and for that I am extremely thankful.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.