About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Became My Wife
was mid March 1994 when listening to the morning news I heard that
according to Statistics Canada a man living in eastern
there were a number of single men and women at the Bible study I stood at
the podium and repeated what I heard on the morning news.
"A man living in eastern Canada
had a better chance of finding a wife than a man living in western Canada. After a few chuckles from
those in attendance I returned to my seat.
pastor asked a new-comer to our gathering, who just happened to be sitting
right in front of me, to introduce herself.
"I'm Dianne Bradley," and as she turned to look directly
at me she said, "And I'm from eastern Canada." I was stunned.
Being at a lost for words I replied, "O no, what does that
mean?" I admit it; the
lady from eastern Canada
dominated my thoughts more than the Bible that evening.
friend drove our new-comer to the meeting that evening and so she asked me
if I would like a ride home. I
would have normally walked home but knowing the lady from eastern
the bright lights of the building into the darkened evening parking lot I
turned the corner a bit too soon and walked right into a wall.
you blind or something," the lady from eastern Canada
said in a joking fashion.
a matter of fact I am legally blind," I light-heartedly replied.
later learned that my new found friend felt totally embarrassed when she
learned that I was legally blind, but, because of my light-hearted
response her embarrassment soon dissipated.
drive home was way too short for me. It
only took a couple of minutes. That
was one time in my life I would have preferred living farther from our
Bible study, but what could I do? I
was driven home and home I was. Not
knowing if I'd ever see her again I said my goodbyes and headed to the
front door of my house.
may have left the lady from eastern Canada
in the car but she didn't leave my thoughts.
I could hardly sleep that night, and for good reason.
On October 4th, of that very year, 1994, I asked the lady from