A Second Chance To Be Jesse’s Girl


Online dating Texas style: They needed a second encounter on CatholicMatch.com

CatholicMatch spurs countless success stories, most of which progress in a neat, linear way: Boy meets girl, they move from e-mail to phone to face-to-face date, fall in love and walk off into the sunset.

But such is not the way love worked for Jesse and Becki, who needed a second chance on CM.

They first met in May 2008, both living in Texas, although two and a half hours away.

“Things took off really quick,” Jesse told CatholicMatch. “We ended up going too fast.”

By August they were broken up, primarily to what he termed “misunderstandings.” The relationship stayed dormant for a full nine months.

Then Jesse decided to reach out again, recognizing her birthday in May as the perfect vehicle for starting over. A surprise birthday present he sent proved to be the spark that would turn into a passionate romance.

Jesse and Becki made the most of their second chance. They gradually become serious again. They took things patiently through the summer and deepened their commitment in the fall. Their shard love for the Blessed Mother united them. After bringing Becki an image of Our Lady of Shoenstaff, a local shrine 45 minutes south of her hometown of Victoria, Jesse became truly convinced that this was the woman he was meant to marry.

The duo spent every weekend together and prayed the rosary each time, something that helped further bond their relationship. “The family that prays together stays together,” said the late Father Patrick Peyton in his crusade for the rosary.

This past July, Jesse and Becki were married, bought a house and are pleased to report that all is well.

“I found the perfect one,” Jesse said. He didn’t find the perfect one until he first found the Immaculate One. And they didn’t find each other until they learned a lesson in second chances.



  1. Candace-587406 December 11, 2010 Reply

    I have to admit…I like hearing the unusual success stories. Not every romance story is like the big screens. Sometimes you fall for someone, go your separate ways for awhile, and then come back together.

  2. Jim-397948 December 11, 2010 Reply

    Thank God for Prayers that get answered!!!

  3. Ronald-652225 December 11, 2010 Reply

    Great ending to their story. I’m happy for them. Maybe someday I will have the same chance to fall in love again

  4. Chris-627136 December 7, 2010 Reply

    I’m still waiting for god to bring someone into my life

  5. Chris-627136 December 7, 2010 Reply

    Great Story

  6. Nnenna-651592 December 5, 2010 Reply

    Nice story… wish them all the good things life has to offer… cheers

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