Sarah and Mitch's wedding cake - handcuffs and all!
It's not often two police from the same local area command get married. Want to know how it happened?
Sarah joined the force in 2009, and she was placed in the same area where Mitch worked in General Duties. Her training officer was a good friend of Mitch and made sure they were introduced to the new recruit. But this being her first year, Sarah was determined to focus on this alone, without distractions.
However, this burly constable was immediately attracted to this attractive blonde and decided to follow up. He chatted with her awhile and mentioned he attended church. Sarah's ears pricked up. She never expected to meet a fellow Christian in the police force because she knew the lifestyle and the exposure to the worst of people was challenging to both body and spirit. But their conversation flowed easily as they spoke about church and families. When Mitch invited her to a colleague's house to meet others in their workplace, she readily accepted as she wanted to see where his interest in her led.
They spent the whole evening talking together for hours, and Sarah felt like they'd been friends for years. And after dating him several times, she came to the conclusion that there was much more to this man than his tough exterior and the no-nonsense approach he displayed at work. Without being aware of it at first, they both fell in love. No other relationship had been so right for either of them. They simply began as friends and knew they fit together like two halves joined.
Both agree they'd never thought they'd ever meet a Christian partner in their profession. Sarah is adamant that it wasn't coincidence, for she knows without a doubt that the Lord had arranged for her to be stationed where Mitch worked. She believes implicitly it was God's plan in bringing them together because they were meant for each other. There were no doubts about their relationship right from the start, and no doubts nine months later when Mitch asked her to marry him in February, 2011. And the tongue-in-cheek decoration on their wedding cake was a potent reminder of God's ultimate plan for each of them.