Welcome back to Thoughts & Musings, and our next edition of our Love Story series! Today’s love story takes “love at first sight” to a whole new level with Christian and Brittney! Take a look for yourself:
“I guess starting from the beginning would make the most sense. Let’s take things back to 2013, I was attending a Vemma Focus convention, the Network Marketing company I was in at the time, and that’s where I first saw the man that I will soon call my husband this year! From the moment Christian walked across that stage, I just knew that my life was never going to be the same as it was before. Believe it or not, I turned to a good friend of mine who was sitting next to me and I said, with NO hesitation whatsoever, “That’s my future husband.” I had no idea who he was nor where he was from, but I can still feel the chills my whole body experienced when I laid my eyes on him.
Despite seeing him at the conference, we never actually met. That didn’t change my mind, though; I knew, deep down, that he was the man God designed for me. Over a year or so, I followed Christian’s journey through social media platforms (what a time to be alive). I never actually made a move until he posted a picture of a burrito one day from Chipotle; at the time, Chipotle was experiencing an eColi outbreak, so I commented saying, “Don’t get sick.” And it was that slick move of mine that marked the beginning of Brittney protecting Christian, and Christian realizing that maybe he wanted to save me, too.
I was living in Canada at the time, and Christian in North Carolina, so we FaceTimed for months. We were able to conquer all the challenges that long distance, time difference, and entrepreneurship pose to a young couple. We finally met in person for the first time at (another) business convention in Orlando, Florida in 2015. The moment I saw Christian again in person, I immediately started bawling. I had never known a love like this, and the thought of not being with him forever was devastating to me. It may seem extreme, but there was no way I was leaving without knowing when I’d see him again. I flew home the next day, ran up to my Dad and said, “You have to meet my future husband.” He told her to fly him in the next day (he’s the best!). Christian had no idea how persistent I was until he looked at his email and saw a ticket to Arizona, where my Dad lived. Needless to say, my Dad approved, and the rest is history!
Three years into a bond and relationship that has never been questioned, we are living together and fulfilling what we believe to be our purpose is - serving and leading others in a global movement. From long distance, to living in an apartment together located in Scottsdale, Arizona, there was no doubt that Christian was going to pop the question… eventually!
Christian asked for my Father’s blessing and shared with my family how he was going to propose, which left them all in tears! First, we flew to North Carolina to visit Christian’s family, then down to Miami, Florida. When we landed in Miami, we got settled into our hotel, then ventured on to a cute urban restaurant on South Beach. I remember ordering the strawberry Kale salad (which is such an insignificant detail). We went on a stroll on the white sand after lunch. We splashed in the water, laughed a lot, danced in the sand, and when I turned around, Christian was down on one knee! I, of course, said yes!!!
Right after that, we hopped in a helicopter that was waiting to take us on a tour of Miami. Everything was so perfect, I had to make sure I wasn’t actually dreaming!! I couldn’t help myself from smiling, and staring at my fiance and then my ring, back to my fiance, and thinking just how wonderful God is!”
- Brittney Robb