The McCalls. This is our story.
As embarrassing as we think it is, we met each other off of the Match dating site. It may not have been the most ideal way to meet but it is the way that we did meet. Why were we on Match? Well, We both worked in places with no potential work related relationships (He works with all men, I worked with all women). We both attended churches with a majority of elderly people. and we just hadn’t met people we considered worth dating.
Will had his account for about 6 months and the day he went on to delete his account, he saw my profile (on my first day of having an account) and messaged me, thinking I would not respond but better safe than sorry. I received his message on my lunch break and replied almost instantaneously. We talked and talked for days about our lives, our churches, and our values. This lead Will to ask me out on our first date. I accepted and was pretty excited about meeting this like minded man!
Our first date was at The Cheesecake Factory and boy, were we both nervous! I had changed my outfit at least four times and sprayed an insane amount of hairspray over my hair. I got to the restaurant first and went to get a table buzzer (what are those things actually called?). I passed by Will in the waiting line and had no idea it was him, but he knew who I was. From Will’s photos, I thought he would be a short, stocky man. I had not expected the 6”3’ broad shouldered, bearded man to be my date but I was more than happy to see how very handsome he turned out to be. I didn’t believe in love at first sight, until I met Will.
The date went wonderfully and we both didn’t want to see it end. When it did end, I drove home with a flock of butterflies in my stomach. I remember praying on the way home that, “ Lord, if this is my man, I am READY!”. We continued dating for three months and then decided to get married! We felt God calling us to pursue marriage and that call was confirmed in the affirmation of our families and friends. It was a joyful season to say the least!
Our wedding was on August the third of twenty eighteen in a beautiful rose garden with only our closest friends and family there. It was a short and sweet elopement ceremony and we loved every second of it!
We currently live together in our cute little home with our pittbull pup, Huck and our tabby cat, Dixie. It is a wonderful life, folks! I am glad to be a part of it.