Melanie grew up in the church that Michael currently attends. Six years ago, Melanie returned back to that church when she was eighteen years old. She met Michael in some youth groups. They became friends and after about three years, they began to date. It was tough for Melanie to give her heart to anyone; she had not been given love freely growing up. Melanie broke up with Michael to avoid having to let down her guard and allow herself to fall in love. Two years came and went and Melanie and Michael were both busy living life. Melanie was teaching, going back to school, joined choir, and even went on a mission trip; she found what she was supposed to be doing with her life. Melanie had dated some but each man only showed her what she was missing with Michael. Michael was respectful and a gentleman. Michael was busy with work and friends, but went every Thursday to visit Melanie’s family and check in on them. Melanie and Michael eventually became friends again, and even came to discuss why they were not dating. A month later they began dating again, and one month after that Melanie knew she was really in love with Michael. Melanie became very sick and Michael would come and check on her and clean her house, do dishes, or anything else she needed. He showed Melanie after only a month of dating that she was loved. Melanie says God placed Michael in her life.
Michael has a great sense of humor, even pulling out a Magic 8 Ball during the ceremony to ask whether he should go through with the wedding. He surprised Melanie with a beautiful band during the ring exchange, but course it was fun when he pulled the surprise.