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Gus and Maria had each gone through long and difficult periods of struggle over many years in the hopes of finding the right person to share their life.

Maria, 37-years-old and from Mexico had a 10-year-old son who hadn’t known a father since the age of one. She was looking for someone who shared her values, and when she saw an ad for CatholicMatch online she decided it might be a good fit. On December 7th of 2010 she made contact with Gus, a 45-year-old government consultant living in Texas.

“This is when our love story began,” Maria recalled. “I learned to use Skype, Google and every technology that would allow us to communicate with each other.” The couple spent hours having video talks through Skype at night and messaging each other by day. Monthly visits to see one another in person kept the bond between them growing.

Gus has become the father Maria’s 10-year-old son Emilio never had.

Then this past October they were hit with a challenge. Gus was transferred to Washington D.C., so those monthly visits were now exponentially more difficult. “It was during these visits we knew we wanted to be with each other for the rest of our lives,” Maria told CatholicMatch.

So before he moved east, Gus proposed marriage and Maria accepted, getting the ring that once belonged to Gus’ mother.

Maria has since followed Gus to the United States. She is working as a graphics designer, and her son Emilio has embraced having a true father in his life for the first time.

There may have been pain and loss along the way to each other, challenges upon meeting and a lot of Skyping to make it happen, but Gus and Maria are well on their way to making a new life with each other—the one they’ve both been seeking all along

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6 Comments

  1. Anne-702606 June 25, 2012

    Congratulations Gus and Maria, Nothing comes easy you have to devote an extra mile to make things work right. God is so faithful and He saw you are both determined to make a christian home.

    God bless you and protect you Maria now your son has a father always give thanks and glory to God. He is good all the time.

    Anne

  2. Mercy-794463 June 27, 2012

    I agreed with you Anne, yes nothing comes easy all through the ways to our journey, but the Lord is so faithful and He knows all our needs, and He has a perfect plan to each one of us.
    Anne, I loved that song, ” God Is Good All The Time ” by Don Moen
    Congratulations Gus and Maria…have a wonderful family in the future!!
    God bless you both!!

  3. Elizabeth-753085 June 28, 2012

    God Bless you both ! God BLess your new family! what a wonderful story of knowing and following Gods will for you and not giving up!!

  4. Iveth-708220 July 4, 2012

    Congratulations Maria and Gus!!!!!!

    Maria Im glad your Angel had big and strong wings to fly for you, even more!!!!

    Dios los bendiga

  5. Matt W. July 7, 2012

    I am very happy for you guys..Wish i can find my Soul Mate too

  6. Martha-510294 August 29, 2012

    Congratulations Maria and Gus!! This kind of stories like me, hope this could be mine too…

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