Joi Copeland – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 2

Shannon here: Joi Copeland shares a funny story that happened on the way to her real life romance. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Feb 21 – 24 to enter the drawing for a copy of latest Contemporary Romance, Chance in Maine. Deadline: March 4th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Joi:


I’m not a short woman. I’m the second shortest in my family, being five eight and a half. I had dated a shorter man when I was in my teens and felt very self-conscious. So, when Chris asked me out on a date, I was all for it. I’d been praying about him for over a month, seeing if the friendship we were developing could turn into something deeper. I was looking forward to spending time with him. He’d been living an hour away from where I was, so I didn’t see him on a daily or even weekly basis.

The day for our date came. I was nervous, but excited. I was even more nervous about how tall he was. If I was going to date/marry anyone, I needed them to be taller than me. He came to the door, looking as handsome as ever, and gave me a hug. I thought for sure I’d notice his height. Unfortunately, he stood lower on our doorstep because the townhome was raised a tad bit. Ugh! No clue if he was taller than me! We went to a pumpkin patch to look for pumpkins to carve. Every single time we were side by side, he was on the downward slope! This was driving me crazy.

Throughout the date, we never stood on solid, even ground. The date ended several hours later, and I was still confused! How tall was this man? The next day, after I had gotten off of work, he called me and asked how my day was. I told him it was good, but some of my co-workers wondered what he looked like, how tall he was, etc. He answered, “5’10.” Victory! I was so glad he was taller than me, because later on, he did become my husband. 🙂

About Joi: Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow.

Learn more and connect:                     Joi’s Facebook                            Joi’s Website

About the book – Chance in Maine:

When he met her, everything in his world of silence began to change.

Chance Carmichael’s accident two years ago not only shattered in his life, it shattered his faith. Tired of living with the pitying looks, he leaves his hometown in Virginia and ventures north. Anger and bitterness remain his constant companions until he stumbles across Shamrock Inn. Will he find the peace his soul desperately longs for?

Amanda Lin loves her life in Camden, Maine, and working at the Shamrock Inn. Her parents move to Denver, Colorado, leaving an empty space in her heart, and loneliness threatens to engulf her. Will she find the love her heart deeply desires or will she remain in a state of constant loneliness?

Can’t wait for the drawing? Get your copy now: Joi’s Amazon Page

Question for Readers: Has your height been a challenge or a blessing?

6 Responses to “Joi Copeland – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 2”

  • Shelia Hall says:

    challenge since i am 5′ 4″ and my ex’husband was 6’2″. all our cabinets were built tall for him now it is using stools for me to reach stuff.

  • Jenny says:

    I would say blessing..😊

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Not a problem! I am 5’4″, my husband is 6’3″…I LOVE TALL!

  • Julie says:

    My height never really bothered me until I got older then I wish I could have been 5’6 just a couple more winces taller. I never dated anyone really tall but my daughter is 5’3 and married a man 6’6 so she told me if your looking for him in a store just look up and around it does make it easier to find him.

  • Teresa May says:

    My height (5’9″) has been a blessing as I do not have trouble reaching most things. However when I was growing up I was always taller than most of my classmates and I would bend over to appear shorter; my parents always kept telling me to stand up and be proud of my stature. Now I am definitely proud of my height. Blessings to all short or tall as God made us exactly as He wanted us. 😇

  • Joi says:

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for leaving your comments! I always thought it was odd I was the second shortest in my family of 4 sisters, but I think it’s fun. Now, though, my 13 year old son is as tall as I am! I may soon be the shortest member in my family with three boys! Have a great day, and blessings!
    Philippians 4:6-8

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