Oneida Denise and Jose Fernando

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How We Met

We met in high school in 2005 at PSJA High school on the second floor inside the library. I was a tom-boy kind of girl that loved Anime. I began to play this card game called “Yugioh”. My groom to be met me the first time there and we played together. Throughout the years of high school he became my best friend. I always wanted to date him, but he wanted to concentrate in school; which is understandable. We both concentrated on our education and I gave it one last shot on November 13, 2016. I asked him if he would like to go out with me. *One of those 50/50 chances.* He agreed for us to give it a try. His main concern was losing our friendship. Looking back at the years of our friendship, I cannot be anymore happier to be with my best friend, partner in crime and my soon to be husband.

How They Asked

My fiancé asked my grandmother a week before he wanted to propose to me. My grandma gave him a ring that my grandpa use to propose to my grandma. Before he passed he told my grandmother that if I ever was going to get proposed to use the ring he gave to her. I grew up with my grandparents as my parents worked. Then he went to go ask my mother for his blessing. My mother cried, because I lost my father on March 7, 2020. She said to him “My husband would have been very happy.” November 13th came around; mind you on a Friday. He picked me up and we walked at a park in McAllen called Fireman’s Park. We talked and discussed how our week has gone. I know that being proposed or having any event due to the pandemic is very stressful. We managed to be away from people as we walked towards the lake and he proposed to me there.