Miguel Made Seven Years Of Waiting Pay Off For Alexandra


The success story archive at CatholicMatch is filled with examples of couples where at least one of the parties was able to make a match with the first person they corresponded with. That wasn’t the case for Alexandra. The 31-year-old preschool teacher from Spain was a part of the CatholicMatch community for seven years before she finally found her true love.

Alexandra started things by sending Miguel a “smile” emotigram, which eventually led to a live chat two weeks later, and soon after they decided to meet in person.

The couple chose as their meeting place the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pillar in Zaragoza. Alexandra was supposed to pick him, up “but I couldn’t find a parking place,” she recalled. “I kept him waiting for ages and he thought this wasn’t for real and that it was a joke.” But the 40-year-old hadn’t come 250 kilometers to give up, so the date moved forward.

Once the rough start was overcome that date went splendidly, complete with Mass at the Cathedral followed by dinner. Even though the restaurant was packed and a bit of a nightmare to deal with, they didn’t care. Miguel was hooked.

“He says it was love at first sight,” Alexandra said.

“When it was time to say goodbye he asked to see me again the next day,” Alexandra told CatholicMatch, recalling how delighted she was. She agreed, and both a second and third date came in quick succession.

Four months later it was time to celebrate Miguel’s birthday and he took his girlfriend out for a celebration dinner. It wasn’t his birthday per se, but his schedule prevented him from being available on the exact day. Which made it an ideal excuse for him to use the party to move forward with other plans.

“Everyone in the restaurant—my family and neighbors knew what was going to happen that day,” Alexandra said. “I was surprised when I saw the ring…and at first I didn’t know what to say, but after two hours of personal prayer I said yes.”

While two hours of prayer might have been a long time for Miguel to wait, it was surely no longer than the seven years Alexandra had invested to reach this point. She made sure she had it right—and then went to the movies.

Alexandra and Miguel were married this past September, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Torreciudad. She is hopeful of having the same kind of big family she grew up in, as the third of five children.

And for those who think the seven years Alexandra waited was a bit too long? Not to worry. Miguel balanced them out—she was the first person he made contact with on CatholicMatch.




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  1. Catheline-806621 April 21, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations to both of them may the good Lord bless their unoin, it has inspired me so much.

  2. Marbie-844863 April 21, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations Miguel and Alex! You’re story is full of hope, love and faith…I’m just new with CM and I hope to share a beautiful story too like yours in the future…I too, believe in ‘Love at first sight’…(smilin’) I wish you happiness and a productive married life. Keep the love and faith stronger everyday…God bless!

  3. Ann-69118 April 18, 2012 Reply

    Wow so I’m not the only one who has been on CM for 7 years…lol

  4. Veronica-56352 April 17, 2012 Reply

    Gives all of us hope, who have been on CM, a while! :o) To never lose faith!

    All God’s blessings to the happy couple!

  5. Maria-787521 April 12, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations and may God Bless your union always. Equally, prayers go out to all CM, members, may God bless us all with the same.

  6. Claire-782605 April 11, 2012 Reply

    Praise the Lord! My heart filled with warm when i read this, i pray to both of you may your life always be blessed with the Lord graces.

  7. Redgie-718629 April 8, 2012 Reply

    THANK the LORD for his unconditional love giving to both….regards to both of you and continue to shower your LOVE everyday.

  8. Joan-684265 April 7, 2012 Reply

    Praise the Lord! I so enjoy reading such a splendid story. Best wishes to you both, and to your families and your friends.

  9. Michael-692806 April 5, 2012 Reply

    While its not that common it just goes to show that if a couple are really well matched, and there’s no impediment to their relationship progressing, that true deep bonds can be formed very quickly. Thanks a lot for sharing your story Alexandra & Miguel. By the way I visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Torreciudad last year; a stunningly beautiful location to have your wedding….lucky you!
    The only other similar story I personnaly know of is that of a close friend who after searching unsuccessfully for years for a compatable partner got married within a year of meeting his now wife; a lot of people thought it was way too quick (including me initially!) but three years after meeting they are now married with 2 lovely kids and their relationship is fantastic, faith filled and they are very happy.

  10. Esther-532964 April 5, 2012 Reply

    Many Blessings to the both of you! Your story gives me hope.

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