I still remember the first conversation I had with Christina about Marshall. “So, there’s a guy and we had a class together. And our date went great! Oh and by the way I think he’s the one.” I was like what! Wait! Who is this guy?! And then when I met Marshall, I was like I think he’s the one Christina!! Christina has been our office assistant, our blogger, our babysitter, our therapist (haha), our every little thing we need to do to keep this crazy photography business thing going. She is absolutely amazing and I am so excited to share their San Clemente Wedding story!
Christina and Marshall first met in an english class during their sophomore year at Biola. Christina noticed Marshall from across the room but nothing ever developed and after years of seeing each other in the halls of Hope, Marshall moved off campus and they never talked more than just as classmates. Fast forward six years and both of them had signed up for eHarmony. After being on the site for about a month they got connected!Christina saw Marshall’s profile come up and turned to her sister and said “I remember him! We were in a class together!” Christina sent him a message and after messaging back and forth for a few days Marshall asked if she wanted to get coffee. She gave a calm answer of “yes, that sounds great” while jumping up and down they decided to meet at the Starbucks near Biola on a Sunday afternoon. They talked for five hours and decided to go on another date the following weekend. It was the best first date either of them had been on and there was something that just clicked while they were talking. Their next date went just as well, if not even better, and the relationship took off from there.
“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” C.S. Lewis
Christina and Marshall, this is my prayer for your future together:
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.