Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Yesterday was my and my husband’s second wedding anniversary and my birthday. So, in celebration of our wedding anniversary, I want to share a little of our story.
I cannot pinpoint exactly when we met; I feel like I just always knew of him. He worked at the same company as my uncle and aunt, he knew a few other of my family members, and we had mutual friends.
At the beginning of 2017, I found a prayer on Pinterest for “My Future Husband” I downloaded it to my phone and read/prayed it every day. Although at this time I wasn’t looking for a relationship, nor did I think I would get married anytime soon, I prayed everyday. Nonetheless, during the summer of 2017, our “friend anniversary” came up on Facebook. I sent him the alert via messenger. He responded, stating that he couldn’t believe it’s been a year already because he felt like he barely knew me, and he gave me his number because he said he didn’t like talking through Facebook messenger.
From there, we started texting on the regular, and in November, I invited him to a Jay-Z concert, which became our first official date. After the concert, we went to grab a bite. In December, I asked him to spend Christmas eve with our family (Christmas Eve or Noche Buena is when we really celebrate Christmas), and you can say from that point on, we were officially dating. However, he never officially asked me to be his girlfriend. LOL, I joke about it with him all the time.
Around October of 2018, I asked him to move in with me; he lived in a city an hour away and would only see each other on the weekends. It got to the point where he would stay the night on the weekends, and I didn’t want him to leave anymore. At the end of the month, he was all moved in, and we started our lives together. 🙂
This was the first time he lived with someone he was dating, so I knew this was serious, and within a few months of him moving in, we started talking about marriage. So, in those talks we had about getting married, I told him that we should do it in 2021 because that gave us time to plan and save up. Unfortunately, in September of 2019, we got the bad news that his mom was diagnosed with cancer.
Shortly after, I thought, what if we do a small intimate wedding, just our families, so his mom could be in attendance? I brought up the idea to him, and he told me that his mom had actually told him that she wanted to see him get married. So, it was set, we would get married and soon. For some reason, I wanted to get married on my birthday, which is in February, so five months away from when we decided to start planning a wedding.
I started looking up wedding venues to see which ones were available on February 13, 2020. We were planning a small wedding for only our immediate family members, so we estimated about 25 to 30 people. Of the three venues, we saw we decided to go with the last one, and they were actually running a special for the following year (2020); we were allowed up to 100 guests with the package they offered. This opened our guest list, and our wedding became more significant than we initially anticipated.
Since the venue took care of many things, like the decorations (all we had to do was pick our wedding colors), tables, chairs, staff, etc., that helped tremendously with planning everything in less than five months!
Well, to shorten this story, we ended up marrying on February 13, 2020 – my 27th birthday and it was the perfect day! I never imagined myself having a wedding like that, but thanks God, we could have a beautiful wedding. I am forever grateful that I found that husband prayer on Pinterest! 🙂
To my hubby – baby I love you SO much! Thank you for being my answered prayer! <3
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day and that you find your partner in life! 🙂
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