Two days after Valentine’s day, Jonathan – a young, struggling entrepreneur, flew in from metropolitan Calgary, Alberta to a small New England town. And why? To meet the girl who would one day become his wife.
They had been “matched” through a pre-Match.com ad in a Christian magazine. In two distinctly different (but cold!) parts of North America, they had filled out page after page. Questions on every subject. Detailed questions.
And in December, Jonathan called Zoie’s dad.
Her sister and father went to meet him at the airport. As he walked up the stairs in their house, she nervously listened to his footsteps and wondered what he would be like. If he would like her. If he was the one. He was nervous too, though he didn’t show it. And as he reached the top of the stairs, the moment they had been waiting for all their lives became a moment they didn’t have to wait for anymore.
It was as close to love at first sight as they come.
Jonathan went back to Calgary, but that wasn’t the end of the story. In fact, it was the beginning.
Four months later, he proposed, having only seen each other twice. But between their first meeting in February and their marriage in October of the same year, they exchanged well over a thousand emails. And even though they had only known each other for eight months, it felt like they’d known each other all their lives.