“Sometimes all it takes is to be in the right place at the right time to spark something magnificent.”
When Christina Marie Smith met Samuel Douglas Leto they were mere children. Few can say that they have had the chance to know their partner their entire life, but for this lucky couple, that is all a part of their unique story. Growing up in a quiet, small town, attending the same schools and going to the same church on Sundays creates lifelong bonds and friendships that sometimes become something more. As Christina will insist, they were “just friends” up until about two years ago. “I’ve known him my whole life. We grew up together. Our families knew each other,” Christina recalls with a laugh. Sometimes all it takes is to be in the right place at the right time to spark something magnificent. In an exciting turn of events, the two reconnected while attending Christina’s grandfather’s church, Cornerstone of Amite. After only six months of dating, Samuel knew Christina was the one.