How We Met
Huascar and I have known each other since I was 14 years old. We met in church and although we didn’t know it back it, our lives were destined for one another. He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first love. We both grew older and went our separate ways. He moved back home to Belgium, started his life and I stayed here and did the same.
We stayed in contact here and there throughout the years he was gone, but we never imagined our lives would cross again. Fast forward 7 years, he moved back to the US. After his many failed attempts to take me out on a date, I finally agreed. After just one date, I realized he was the man I had always prayed for. The man I wanted to marry, the man I wanted to spend every second of my crazy life with. Life had separated us but God brought us back together. There isn’t a person on this planet that knows me and my heart the way he does. And on October 4th, 2018, my prayers were answered.
How They Asked
After an exciting helicopter ride above the beautiful city of Ft. Lauderdale, he took me out on a magical gondola ride in the Ft. Lauderdale river filled with hugs, kisses, talks of the future, and champagne. Halfway through the river ride, I heard a big “THUMP” and we came to a complete stop. The gondola driver or “gondolier” frantically acted as if we had hit something. She reached into the water with a net and pulled a bottle that she handed to me. In the bottle was the most beautiful message and promise of love. After reading it and breaking down in tears of happiness, I look up and there he was, my prince, my love, down on one knee asking me to his wife, asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Following the excitement of the helicopter ride, the joy and beauty of the proposal, he topped it all off by taking me to the restaurant where we had our first date.
God had a plan for us, one that no matter how hard we fought, or how far we were from each other, was destined to be fulfilled. Every girl dreams of the day she will meet and wed “her” perfect man. Every love story has its flair, but I must admit that out of all the love stories, ours is my favorite.