A Reason to Be Grateful by Laura & James

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On this weekend when we count our blessings, I am especially grateful to our sponsor CatholicMatch.com for the support they have given us this year. Thanks to their underwriting, we have been able to expand the services we offer our readers and reach an even broader audience.  This week’s article, shared by CatholicMatch.com, shows the power of the services they provide.  Laura and James are a “real world” example of the potential of the service. If you’re single, or have a family member or friend who may be leading a single lifestyle, please share this article with them and refer them to CatholicMatch.com for additional resources.

I (Laura) was living in Denver, CO in Feb 2007. I reactivated my account to meet local people. I saw James’s profile and sent him a message, and didn’t get a reply for 2 weeks. I came across it again and sent him another message that said “I didn’t get a reply, I guess this means we aren’t getting married!?”

About a week later I got the email back that explained that he had been diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma and was going through Chemotherapy right now, and didn’t know when he could reply, but that he wasnt being rude. I quickly sent him my phone number and told him if he needed anyone to talk to to kill the time to give me a call.

He called, and the rest is history.

We dated throughout the year, and his cancer went into remission. In Febuary of 2008, he came to visit me in Denver. I moved home to Oklahoma to be closer to him soon after. We got engaged on Valentines Day 2009, and we got married on July 25th of 2009. We are happy, and very much in love.

He is brave, and a cancer survivor, and the best husband anyone could ask for. He makes me laugh and understands everything about me. We spend our days laughing. Thanks Catholic Match for helping me find my husband. I know that together we can get through anything, and our common faith is the reason for that. I’ve never been happier, or more thankful.

If you’re single, or have a family member or friend who may be leading a single lifestyle, please share this article with them and refer them to CatholicMatch.com for additional resources.

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children’s fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa’s articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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