“Family . . . where life begins and love never ends.” This sweet quote fits Amanda and Ben’s romance, as family helped set things in motion and were there to witness its progression.
After all, it was a family member who made their meeting possible. Amanda’s cousin Mike was just sure that Ben, his co-worker at his DJ company and a volunteer fireman, would be a great match for her. He was right. Once Amanda and Ben met, they began dating and found they couldn’t stop talking and wanting to spend time together.
One evening, Amanda’s parents came to town for her birthday. Everyone went out to eat and then came back to the house to continue the celebration. Amanda opened her parents’ gifts first. Then Ben said he had a special present too. Right in front of her parents and brother, he asked Amanda to be his wife.
On April 16, 2016, a cloudy spring day, the pretty bride walked down the aisle of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Creston. She carried a special memento made by her mother, a crocheted heart adorned with six little pearls representing grandparents and an uncle who had passed on and could not be there to celebrate with them. The couple exchanged their vows and then celebrated with family and friends at a fun reception at the American Legion Hall in Columbus.
Ben and Amanda plan to live in Columbus and one day they want to begin their own family with life and lots of endless love.