Wedding Giveaway Finalists
Paula is 34 years old and resides in Florissant, Mo. Kenneth is 43 and resides in St. Louis, Mo. They became engaged on September 1, 2013.
Meeting ‘The One’
“Kenneth and I were introduced to each other by my mother. We met on June 25, 2005. It was the beginning of an awesome relationship, at least I thought. We hung out with each other and had conversations, dinners and fun times but there was only one thing that was missing – the right connection for love. We went our separate ways not realizing that DESTINY was sooner or later going to reveal itself in a very real and genuine kind of way.”
Popping the Question
“September 1, 2013 is a day that I will never forget. I attended service at St. James Bible Fellowship Church where Kenneth is the pastor. After preaching an awesome sermon Kenneth called me up to the front of the church. I thought I was standing before the congregation to ‘Thank’ them for going on a bus trip with us for our birthdays. Little did I know Kenneth was planning on proposing to me! He declared his love for me before God, his congregation and family members. I was in tears as he took out a gorgeous ring, got down on one knee and proposed! I said one word......YES!”
Why Should You Win?
“What God has for me, has proven to be for me in more ways than one. I reconnected with my love, after nine years of learning who we really were. I know that our love will last our lifetime because we have what it truly takes to make a marriage last and that’s a true and genuine relationship with God! He states that, whatever He (God) puts together, let no man put asunder!
“Knowing that this will be my first and last wedding, I want this to be the answer to my dreams! I want this occasion to be so memorable for both of us that it will rekindle our love for each other on a daily basis just thinking and looking back on that day. Winning this contest would make that dream for me come true. We don’t have all the finances it takes to make this day as fabulous as our love is shown to those who know us, and I want to make that happen! A fabulous day for a fabulous couple! If we win this contest, every prayer would be answered for making this a one in a million dream of a lifetime reception, a dream that I have had and imagined since I was a little girl!
“I think we should win because God knows what we went through for true love to reconnect and I believe He wants our day to be as special as our love. Our wedding is scheduled for Aug. 30, 2014 however; if we win this contest we would change our wedding date so that we can invite our family and close friends that we hold so dear to us. As it stands now we are unable to do that.
“I am a believer in ‘love at first sight.’ At least, so I thought! At 25 years old, I met this handsome man, who swept me off my feet at our very first introduction. I must admit though, I wasn’t quite clear on ‘love’ so, yep, you guessed it, we went our separate ways!
“I met Kenneth Turner on June 25, 2005. It was the beginning of an awesome relationship, at least I thought. We hung out with each other and had conversations, dinners and fun times but there was only one thing that was missing – the right connection for love. We went our separate ways not realizing that DESTINY was sooner or later going to reveal itself in a very real and genuine kind of way.
“But, I am now so convinced that love the second time around WORKS! It’s the thing that has kept a smile on this face. Our story is a true example that love cannot be controlled; anticipated or planned. It is also a sample of destiny and faith in action. Kenneth and I met at two different points in our lives, moving down two completely different paths... or so we thought. We remained friends and would run into each other from time to time.
“On April 23, 2013 I ran into Kenneth at a church service. It was the reconnection that changed my life. I reconnected with my love. He was back, the conversation and confidence that I loved, but he had a lot to prove this time, that first, he was READY and secondly, that he was HONEST about his feelings. That was the beginning to this great love story. You may think this is too unbelievable, but it’s so true. It became ‘love at second sight’, the second time around.
“The wonderful thing about the place I was in, I didn’t have to force anything to happen. He started off from day one showing me who he really was. He was a man of his word, my King, my Love, my everything. Never had I thought TRUE LOVE would be like this. Every day we grew stronger, closer and more in love than ever. Everything we did to begin a new life together, we are doing TOGETHER. He proves to me, over and over again that, ‘this is it’. He loves me and I love him. Can you say QUEEN? He treats me like his ULTIMATE Queen on a daily basis.
“In July 2012 I was diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory disease. With the disease I never know from day to day how I’m going to feel. I explained to Kenneth that I had this disease. I really thought he was going to run but he stayed there and began to research what was going on with me and what he could do to make it better. He has decreed and declared healing over my body. He’s been there to comfort me through those days. I am so blessed that we can talk all night long about ANYTHING. We laugh endlessly at each other’s jokes, although he thinks he is quite the jokester.
“So, here I am, in love with my King, my love, my baby, my confidante, my best friend, my sweetie, my hero, and in our fun times, he’s my bestie and my ride or die. But most of all to me, he’s just my Kenneth. He is the Man God has placed over my life besides him. I cherish our love, his wisdom and sincerity. I am not ashamed to tell the world who he is to me. I will shout it from the tallest rooftop that, ‘I Love me some Kenneth Bertrand Turner!’. I am so honored to soon call him my husband.
It’s official: I am about to marry the best thing that has ever happened to me! I am truly thankful for our Destiny Reconnection!" – Paula