Within just one year, I met Dee, became friends with her, proposed, did kwanjula, and the wedding. My name is Nick Lwanga, my bride is Dorothy Jolly Weremito (Dee) and this is our story.
I met Dee in August 2019 at a young-adults camp organized by Global evangelical church which took place in Spofford, New Hampshire, USA.
I had purposed to keep away from serious relationships for some time and live to my full potential, do the things I wanted to do, and also give back to the community and my church through ministry with the kids. I was doing long bike trips around Uganda with friends and later it in the United States. It was an incredibly enjoyable journey.
When I got the chance to travel to the US, I visited Manhattan and Califonia was next on my list before travelling back to Uganda. During my stay in Massachusetts, I had a friend’s wedding I had to attend and at the same time, I was invited to the camp in Spofford by some friends. Due to my active personality, I decided to forego the wedding for the camp. Little did I know it was going to be a divine set up to meet the “one”.
The camp was so much fun as I had anticipated and during this time, a beautiful, confident, and outspoken lady caught my attention. During a relationship session, I noticed that she possessed values that I needed in a lady and I longed to hear more of her views.
However, the session was short as everyone wanted to say something, as relationship talks are usually of much interest to many. The next day, I had an opportunity to speak to her alone at the beach but I was cut short by a friend inviting me for canoeing.
At the end of the Camp, we exchanged numbers. That was August 2019.
The second time we met, Dee had travelled with a mutual friend for her birthday celebration, and on the last day of travelling back, she noticed that her keys were lost and they were stuck. Our mutual friend called me to help them and I had to drive over 300 miles to and fro to save the day. From then on, we became friends with Dee. We started texting and having long night chats.
Dee is a strong Christian who knows her God, she is kind and loves children, the reason she’s in children’s, she is beautiful, adventurous. In December 2019, I asked her out and expressed my intentions towards her.
Two months later, in February 2020, I proposed to her. We had our kwanjula on September 4 and later the wedding on the 6th of the same month.
Our kwanjula took place in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. It was a Ugandan style kwanjula.
What I realized in my ordeal of finding love is that sometimes to find love we need to take a break from the search and love will find us when we least expect it. I had my own plans and goals to live a self-loving and fulfilling single life and little did I expect to meet someone in a short time, love them and marry all in just one year.
Secondly, it’s not how long you have known the person, even in a short time, with a divine set up like mine, you can meet the one.
I hope someone out there gets encouraged by our story.