Welcome to Real Life Love, a video series that shares the love stories of five different couples, including how they met, when they knew they found “the one” and how their relationships have stood the test of time.
Sana and Joshua Cotten’s love story is anything but ordinary.
The day before they met, Sana prayed to God to send her a husband. Then, she went to church and saw Joshua.
“I looked at my cousin and I said, ‘I’m gonna marry him,'” she told In The Know.
Luckily, Joshua was equally smitten with Sana when he first met her that day at church.
“When I met her it was just like, I know this is it, she’s the one and I need to marry her,” Joshua said.
Believe it or not, that fateful day at church wasn’t actually the first time Sana and Joshua’s lives intertwined.
Shortly before getting engaged, Joshua took Sana to meet his grandmother. During that visit, Joshua’s grandmother pulled out a photo of Sana and her brother as children. As it turns out, Joshua’s grandmother was friends with Sana’s foster parents.
“God definitely brought us together,” Sana said. “For God to kinda like bring it all back here, for me, I knew it was God,” Joshua agreed.
Check out Sana and Joshua’s love story in this episode of Real Life Love.
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