Jasmine & Eddie:
Every person who comes to this website or inquires about my service is looking for one thing: true, life-changing love.
I was fortunate to meet the love of my life very early on. I never expected to meet someone who would understand me so completely; someone who wouldn't try to change me. He is a man who would encourage me to be any and everything I always wanted to be and more.
I met Eddie shortly after High School. It wasn't exactly a planned meeting, and for many years I was ashamed to admit how we met. BlackPlanet.com didn't necessarily sound alluring to an early 2000's dater. In fact, back then online dating was pretty scary.
Our courtship would be somewhat of a whirlwind romance. It would include lots of love letters, phone calls and e-mails. Eddie was a U.S. Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and I was a soon-to-be college student trying to figure out God's plan for my life. Who would have thought that a frequent venture to the Christian chat rooms on BlackPlanet would set into motion the story that would become our life.
We would spend hours talking on the phone and even more time instant messaging on AOL. There was no Skype, cell phones or text messages back then. We developed our relationship the good-old fashioned way, through hard-work and dedication. A long-distance relationship can be hard to maintain if no one puts in the work; especially when you've never seen each other and you are thousands of miles apart.
We would meet in-person 8 months later, and quite honestly, the rest is history! We got engaged 3 months after that meeting, and married at the end of summer in 2002.
For years I lived as a military wife, and through my journey I would learn to overcome the trials that would come to someone who married so young. Marriage is not without compromise. It is not without sacrifice, without joy, and it is not without pain. ALL OF IT IS RISK, yet all of it is worth it when you find the right partner.
After 15 years of marriage, an amazing son and a handsome dog, I have learned a thing or two about what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship. Everything you always wanted in a mate, and all the qualities they possess is indeed attainable.
No one knew of my hidden secrets; my hidden desires for the kind of man I wanted. Only God would know that he needed to be able to break out in song at the drop of a hat, and back me up when I put on my best impromptu Broadway performance. You can't check that box on Match or eHarmony. THERE IS NO BOX!
You are uniquely special, and it would be my pleasure to help you find what I am so blessed to have. Let this new year encourage you to reach for your dreams.
Stop waiting in faith, and start moving.