After a few relationships that didn’t work out, and after being hurt I (Maria) decided to open my heart again and try this website. I heard a nice story and I thought "this could be me too"…but it was not easy at all. I am going to confess I almost gave up. I met some guys online and even in person, but there was no click at all. But God had something amazing for me… when I was going to cancel my account I did a last search and I found something that called my attention: Christopher's profile.
I remember one line that got me–"I want a woman who wants to be treated like a princess", and also that he has organized retreats. I just knew he could be the one, so I sent him some messages. He had been on CM just two months before he met me. He had a hard time with relationships as well. We stared talking by e-mail on the site, then to our personals emails, then telephone calls & letters…and one day we met…oh Lord!
I was so nervous!! He was nervous too…I was thinking maybe this will not work…we are so different! But one thing was amazing–his eyes. I could see Jesus through him ,so I fell in love slowly.
He went back to Canada, while I stayed Mexico. Then he came for St. Valentines' Day. I have to say in December gave me my first serenade!!! Then I went to Winnipeg and met his family and friends. During that March 2008 trip I fell in love totally!! I was crying when we said goodbye. I was so afraid not see him anymore, and even I was confused. Why am I crying this much? In the summer of 2008 I went to Canada for a couple months…and then 4 ½ months later I decided to give this relationship a real chance and leave everything for a couple months and really know him…and know myself besides him.
We learned to argue with each other and how to solve it. We took a pre-marriage course. We weren’t engaged yet, but we were so interested about that, and we saw sadly how a lot of couples live together before the sacrament. I didn’t live with him. I paid rent and stayed with friends of his, building a life there. We prayed a lot and asked our family and friends to pray with us a novena we created, so the Holy Spirit could guide our hearts and minds..
One day I realized, he is the one. Because I felt loved by Jesus through him. He knew it too, but he wanted to be sure. And then one day he proposed at the cathedral,in front of Holy Sacrament Box…He planned a whole suprise rally for me …it was amazing..
We said goodbye a few weeks after our engagement, and we kept praying and preparing ourselves. God called me to him and God called him to me…and together we reflect God's Love. He is my everything, and yes, I am scared. I am moving permanently, but I am confident I am not alone. God is with us and my life is going to be complete. I have been accepted to a Masters program, something that reminds me to "seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will come as an addition". God wants us to be together since forever!! I cannot believe this is actually happening but it is! We want to offer our marriage to God for all married couples, so we pray for each other and do our best to make our loved person happy and holy.
We are not a perfect. There is not perfect man or perfect woman–just a perfect God who can build a perfect plan for two souls that seek God and his Love…and we find this Love in each other…
We face a lot of pain on this world, but the Lord never lets us be alone. He is always with us, we just need to know how to find Him. I found Him in Christopher. I remember once when I was with a broken heart and I asked Jesus in adoration "please…if you want me to love again, I pray for a good man, that the best qualitty we like of each other, must be the love for You, my Lord…I want to share with him my FAITH and LOVE for YOU"
We are going to be finally together in three more weeks. We hope to keep growing through our marriage. I am not used to moving fast, but when there is the love and God's call, it’s hard to say no. Don’t be afraid to love–there are always excuses and imperfections but there is always more Love, Joy, Peace, and Hope…when God wants it. I thank the Lord for the greatest present of my life: Christopher.