I woke up on my birthday in 2005 with the realization that my life was going to change for the better. I did not hear an audible voice or receive a cryptic message; rather, my entire being--mind, soul, spirit, body--was filled with this revelation. Despite my subsequent faith failure, God brought an incredible man into my life in the fall of 2006, and I experienced love far beyond my hopes and dreams. We married in 2008, and every day was bliss. I had not known this kind of love existed outside of fairy tales. Quietly and without warning, my love moved to heaven in the early morning hours on March 22, 2011. Through the grief and tears that followed over the next few years, an intimate relationship with God began, with healing of all the losses in my life and the pain of the past. He has changed my mind, my heart, my hopes and desires, through His amazing love and grace, and in the process He has given me a beautiful love story to share.