Those of you who know Sarah know that she has been been praying for a husband for a long, long time. Being a wedding photographer herself, watching others get married had always been a joy
and a heartache.
Last year (January, 2013), Sarah decided to enlist the prayer support of my family and friends.
To that end, she mailed a very cheesy Prayer Magnet—the kind that people send out when they are about to go on missions trips.
Instead of asking for prayer while going on a big adventure overseas, Sarah simply asked for prayer that she “might meet that special someone.” She felt very vulnerable to ask for such a thing—and to know that her request was on refrigerators across the country.
And, honestly, she was skeptical that anyone was really praying—or that prayers really matter, anyway.
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The final weekend of 2013, Sarah went on a date in Chicago. Her excitement for the date only made the pang of disappointment stronger, after it turned out to be the worse date ever.
While not one to make New Year’s resolutions, after this experience, Sarah decided that in 2014 she was going to “give up on dating” altogether.
It just wasn’t worth it anymore.
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Blake sent a “wink” through Match.com on December 31, 2013—just one day before Sarah planned to shut down her profile and give up dating.