"Hi, this is Joy's sister. I have persuaded Joy to try out what online dating has to offer, but she isn't motivated enough to actually fill this stuff out. I guess that I have to help her out, but hey, what is a sister for? Joy is a very talented girl. She loves to paint (although she hasn't done it in a long time), she can sew and design clothing (she has a fashion design degree from The Art Institute of Colorado), and she is very fun to be around (she laughs a lot). I just want her to find someone to settle down with. I want my daughter Ashlyn to have some more cousins to play with! Joy would make a great mother. She is very outgoing. She is also an attractive girl. She is slender and has blond hair and blue eyes. Why she is still available is beyond me. I guess it is from the lack of suitable men in this area. Please help me in my search for men for her. If you are financially stable, handsome, and fun to be around, then please apply now. Who knows, maybe you just might get hired...or fired...but you won't unless you try!"
This was my profile picture.
I did not have Internet where I lived at the time, so when we set up my singlesaints.com account, we set it up so my sister, Julie would get emails when someone wrote to me on the site. So, Julie would call when guys sent messages and she would read them to me. Then she would analyze their picture (tell me if they were cute or not) and we would decide how to respond.
One day, we got a message from Josh. He said that he didn't have a picture online, but he would send pictures, if we wanted. I told Julie, over the phone, to just write him back and tell him to send pictures. And so she did, but she added extra stuff like something about the weather and so on.
Anyway, here's what Josh's profile said:
"Accountant, Not the boring type, I control country's...*smile*, Just Joshin ya. I'm a detective...okay, Okay, I'm an accountant in a tiny cubical that doesn't go near the third floor window because I know that I'll jump from frustration. My interests are, as I am 25 to find the woman I will unintentionally love, desire, and fight to keep. I have a son named Kaden who is two and a half. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and we need a mommy. I have my son full time. I know...baggage, ya I got some of that. Convert. Have an undeniable passion for my father in heaven but the woman that reads this is definitely going to have to be absolutely the strongest most amazing creature. I need her help to get me where I have a goal to be. So line up baby, because my son and I are hot items in the fall fashion of deliberate sales and advertisement."
And here's the picture he emailed us:
Josh and I emailed back and forth once or twice and then we started talking on the phone. We started talking around January of 2006. We talked almost daily, for 2-3 hours at a time. Josh was living in Arizona and he said he wrote to me because I was the only girl in Oregon. --And then, my cousin, Shawna had a baby, down in Arizona. So, I caught a ride down to Arizona with my Aunt Becky and Uncle Leo at the beginning of February.
We were just married by Josh's Bishop, in a room next door to his office, in the church building. We just had two witnesses, that happened to be in the church building at the time.
We were apart for about a month, after we were married, and then I moved down to Arizona to be with Josh and Kaden. We lived there for awhile, then moved back to Oregon, then on to Colorado, and now back to Oregon. Along the way, we had Versii and now we're expecting our 3rd boy.
Happy Anniversary Honey! I love you still!