On Tuesday I had the opportunity to capture the reunion of Johnny and Edith. They are brethren in my church, the Church of Christ, and I offered to tag along for this reunion since I knew it was a very important moment in their lives. You see, Johnny and Edith have been a couple for around 3 years now. The thing is - Edith was living in the Philippines, and Johnny lives in Pennsylvania. Talk about long distance!!! In fact, the last time they saw each other was over a year ago - June 2010!!
But with God's grace, Edith has been allowed to come to the US, she has already passed her board exams to be an RN in PA, and in October, she and Johnny shall be married!! Everything is falling into place with God's help :)
Edith's flight was actually in the air during the earthquake that hit us on Tuesday! Luckily though, there was no delay in her landing. Edith told me afterwards that she had been praying very hard that nothing would stop them from reuniting, and with God's help, not even an earthquake was able to keep them apart!!
It was a wonderful moment. Actually, it was several moments, which were all about rediscovering each other. After their initial reunion, the couple would sometimes just look at each other in pure amazement, perhaps even disbelief! The puzzle pieces had come together. Everything was just right.
Thanks Edith and Johnny for allowing me to capture this beautiful moment in your lives. I am very happy for the two of you!!!
There's just a sparkle in his eye as he thinks about seeing her for the first time in over a year :)
That moment of recognition..
"I'm really here!!!" Hehehe! Rediscovery.
Get ready, this is the start of many many hugs every single day :)
All in God's plan :)
Johnny mentioned to me that he had been praying for his 'blessing', his true love for over 20 years! Imagine, praying for the love of your life for that long, but it's really so true that God makes everything happen in HIS time and when it DOES happen, it's so worth the wait! In fact, the wait makes the blessing even sweeter.