Miles apart - but we grew up in the same town!
Match #: 73&74
I wanted to express my heartfelt appreciation for what you do. Without JWed, I would not have found my Bashert!
I did not have many expectations for being on the site. I knew some couples who met in similar circumstances, but for me, it was more of a passive way to get my name and face in the world since I do not have a lot of time to travel with school and work.
I considered it part of my hishtadlus. Occasionally I did searches (only for members with pictures...Yosef did not have a picture on his profile), but nothing ever turned up...but I figured it definitely couldn't hurt anything to keep my profile on the site.
Yosef originally wrote to me because he saw that we grew up in the same city of Harrisburg, PA. He was very surprised to see someone on JWed from Harrisburg.
We emailed twice I think, and he gave me his phone number and said that if I feel comfortable, I should call. Oddly enough, and completely against what I would typically do, I picked up the phone and called him...without even thinking about it.
We talked for a few weeks on the phone, and had plans to meet in Harrisburg on June 13 (6-13). I was praying that our meeting went as well as our phone conversations, and Baruch Hashem it did!!!
It was really a whirlwind from there...about a month later we became engaged (when its right, you know it, and we both knew it!).
Yosef & Lauren Castriota, JWed Couple #37, were married December 21, 2003
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