Chris and I are a Match.com success story! Yup, that's right! And this was over a decade ago before online dating was actually a thing. If you had told me that the guy my mom picked out when she saw the first 10 profile "matches" that were emailed to me from Match.com would be the guy that I would end up dating, falling madly in love with and marrying, I probably would've told you and her that ya'll are crazy! But she liked the way his profile was written... that he was a man of faith, that he was a volunteer fireman and from the same area in Connecticut I was from, that he also lived in New York City at the time like me, and that family was very important to him. I have to admit he seemed like a dream and maybe to good to be true.
After weeks of emailing (by then our emails were as long as novels!) and talking on the phone (hours upon hours) for another handful of weeks, we made plans to finally meet. Chris will tell you that as soon as he saw me crossing the street at 45th and Lexington Ave he knew that he was going to marry me! Safe to say he totally swept me off my feet and was unlike anyone I had ever met before. Fast forward to him on bended knee at the top of Beekman Tower (as seen in vintage postcard below!) over looking the city where we met and fell in love asking if I would marry him! On June 13 2009 surrounded by our loved ones and friends we vowed our hearts and forevers to one another and became husband and wife! It was a magical beautiful and sweet day I will never forget! When I think about how we met, I can't help but think what are the chances in a city with over 8 million people we found one another... but I know that it wasn't by chance or luck.
This sweet man was an answer to prayer and the one I had been waiting for my whole life. Chris is a man of God that loves me and our kids unconditionally with every fiber of his being and continually demonstrates what it means to live with grace. He is my biggest cheerleader and encourages me to be the best version of my self. To say that I truly feel blessed to be the one that gets to walk through this life next to him would be an understatement. How lucky I am that Chris is the love of my life and my best friend!