Worth Waiting For


I (Therese) just finished grad school and had taken a break from dating while in
school. I had been a member of Catholic Match for some time and had met
some great people, but had yet to met "the one." I began saying a
Rosary Novena to meet my future spouse. About two days after the novena
was finished, I decided to get back on Catholic Match for "the heck of
it." I came across Michael's profile and noticed that he was living in
Wichita, which was not too far from Kansas City. I remembered his
picture before and thought that he was very handsome, but I also
remembered that he did not live anywhere close to Kansas City, so I
never pursued anything. I decided to send him a smile. He responded
right away and sent me a message. I could not read the message, because
I had let my subscription expire, so I decided that I would renew for
just one month – never expecting anything.

He wanted to meet
right away and was coming into Kansas City for the weekend. I agreed to
it, but I emailed him outside Catholic Match with my regular email. I
didn't hear from him that weekend, and I thought it was strange,
because he seemed so eager. I sent him another email a few days later
through the Catholic Match email, and told him that I hoped that he had
a nice time in Kansas City and that it was great emailing him. He,
again, responded right away through the Catholic Match email. He
thought that I never responded to his proposal to meet, as he did not
get my email through my regular AOL account. My email had gone to his
spam folder! He found it and apologized, saying that he thought that I
might have been scared off from his proposal to meet right away.

talked on the phone for the next two months and began developing strong
feelings. We decided to meet about the second week in December, about
two months after my initial "smile." He came to Kansas City, and we met
for the first time in person on the feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe.
Instantly, it was like we had known each other forever and had met
before. By the end of the weekend, Michael told me that he was going to
marry me some day. It was crazy but also so natural.

We ended
up marrying on October 24 of the next year, the feast of St. Raphael,
patron saint of singles looking for a spouse. St. Raphael also was the
original name for the Catholic Match website. Clearly, God and Our Lady
had a hand in our meeting.

Thanks to Catholic Match, we have a
beautiful life together and are expecting our first child at the end of
August. Love is definitely worth waiting for.



  1. Liria-774363 March 28, 2014 Reply

    wowww…. love is worht waiting for!!! Wonderful story! thanks for sharing!

  2. Eliana-591333 August 27, 2010 Reply

    This story sounds very inspirational 🙂 that was really God working in your hearts! God Bless your love always

  3. Carasia-552780 August 24, 2010 Reply

    Carasia: What a beautiful story

  4. Tara-609604 August 22, 2010 Reply

    This gives me hope.

  5. Austra-530918 August 20, 2010 Reply

    God ALWAYS knows best! 🙂

  6. Krystal-509891 August 19, 2010 Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Great story!

  7. Mylene-615789 August 14, 2010 Reply

    Nice. God bless!

  8. Jeramie-584317 August 13, 2010 Reply

    nice story..god bless…

  9. Denise-573126 August 8, 2010 Reply

    may our lord and saver bless, and keep you ,all ways GOD BLESS.

  10. Rebecca-502526 August 7, 2010 Reply

    Wow! That sounds great! Congratulations to you both!

  11. Olivia-580351 July 29, 2010 Reply

    That is soooo romantic! Congrats guys! God does answer our prayers when and how we least expect it 😉

  12. Cathy-537614 July 29, 2010 Reply

    Gods Blessing

  13. Mary-188515 July 26, 2010 Reply


  14. MaryBeth-382377 July 26, 2010 Reply

    Lovely — congrats!

  15. Christine-587923 July 18, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful story. Your story gives me hope that someday i may meet someone .

  16. Luann-601567 July 11, 2010 Reply

    I hope I will have a success story someday also ( just not a baby those days are long gone!) LOL Best of Luck.

  17. Michelle-595223 July 10, 2010 Reply

    nice story thanks for sharing!

  18. Gail-571391 July 9, 2010 Reply

    I would like to see a photo of the baby and hear his/her name when the baby arrives! I am very happy for you both. I would like to find someone too! sigh!

  19. Teresa-591106 July 7, 2010 Reply

    how sweet an blessed

  20. Bera-47740 July 6, 2010 Reply

    definitely love is worht waiting for.
    May your love grow day by day.
    God bless

  21. Shalyn-574839 July 5, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! God Bless.

  22. Stephanie-404903 July 3, 2010 Reply

    What a wonderful story! Many prayers and blessings for you and your precious child!

  23. Michaela-426347 July 2, 2010 Reply

    What a beautiful story! God Bless you both and your little one!

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