How We Met
I met Francisco on December 6, 2019, and a week later, I had to have spinal surgery. Upon my release from the hospital, he was the one who picked me up. I couldn’t care for myself or my son, and he volunteered to stay with me for the next few weeks to care for me and nurse me back to health. I felt soo fragile, and he was extremely gentle, attentive, and considerate.
By the end of December, we had already become strongly emotionally invested in eachother. I revealed to him that in the next few months I would undergo an embryo transfer to get pregnant with a surrogate baby. I was already legally bound in the process before I had even met him. He said he needed time to consider how he feels about it and after a few weeks of deliberation, he said he would accept my upcoming pregnancy and will remain by my side as my partner.
How They Asked
On Valentine’s Day of 2020, just two months after we met, Francisco proposed to me in the most breathtaking way. I had no idea that he was planning this, so after my high heel had broken on the way to our night out together, I wanted to just leave. Francisco persevered and bought me shoes so we didn’t miss our moment on camera. We still attended the UCLA basketball game and that’s where he proposed in front of the entire stadium. UCLA was even involved in the planning and displayed us on the basketball stadium teleprompter.
We wanted to have our unique story retold and captured so that we could remember and tell our future family about how it all happened. So, when we had been together for nearly 6 months and I was pregnant with a child that is neither his nor mine, we did our engagement photo session. We felt our story was like no other and hope you consider our proposal story. Like many others, we are still engaged and had to postpone our wedding this Valentines’ Day.