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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.

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14 Comments

  1. Katherine-478205 September 4, 2009

    That's just wonderful! Best of luck to the two of you!

  2. Maria-251005 September 5, 2009

    Truly beautiful! God bless you both. :praying: :rose:

  3. Rose-344135 September 5, 2009

    A remarkable history that tell us the love of GOD is the only thing we need….Like Maria mentioned:"seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will come as an addition".
    God Bless us all!
    Un relato que nos asegura que el amor de Diós es lo único que el ser humano necesita…..En palabras de María: "Busca el reino de Diós primero y lo demas se te será dado".
    ¡Que Diós nos bendiga a todos!

  4. Patra-410296 September 5, 2009

    Amazing!!! Father we give you thanks for the gift of Love, and pray that you continue to bless Maria&Christopher.

  5. Joanie-188755 September 7, 2009

    It's always inspiring to hear stories like yours. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wendy-437470 September 9, 2009

    wow amazing. loved it. Muchas gracias por compartir.

  7. MarthaIsabel-108850 September 10, 2009

    this is an amazing story congratuations!!!

  8. Glenda-457266 September 21, 2009

    This is wonderful ! May Our Lord bless both of you always. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  9. Selfy-111941 September 26, 2009

    thank you for sharing your wonderful story…. congratulations…for maria and christopher…. wish God send me the one too.

  10. Oma-70790 September 30, 2009

    This is very interesting, touching, wonderful, and encouraging. I wish both of you the very best.

  11. Christina-471347 October 11, 2009

    i love this!! continental love!!!!

  12. Les-150018 October 31, 2009

    What a wonderful story, gives us hope that living on another continent isn't necessarily too big an obstacle to overcome! You are two brave souls that didn't let distance keep you apart. I can only pray for the same if I meet someone from another land. After all, what is distance if love is the end result? God bless you both and keep you strong!

  13. Maclean-483042 December 15, 2009

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, this is really encouraging esp. for me living in another land and this just shows what God can do for us if we allow him to work in lives and of course we have to play our part. Congratutions and wishing you all the happiness. God Bless!

  14. Linda-666928 October 7, 2011

    rezare por este lindo amor.

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