We were in San Francisco one day. We were supposed to have an hour alone for the both us to find Christmas gifts for each other before meeting each other for lunch. We agreed that we’d get gifts below $50. I fully intended to honor that deal and bought him one side of a converse shoe (because a pair would cost me $100 and that would have been more than the amount we agreed on. LOL!) When we were done with lunch, I presented him with my gift, hoping that he’d appreciate my little joke. Instead, in exchange for my Christmas gift, he proposed to me with a ring that definitely cost more than $50 and by the end of that lunch date, I pretty much ended up with a fiancé.
Micha and I first met in Melbourne, Australia where we were both studying. We hung out with the same circle of friends, and so we saw each other quite often. I remember how much I enjoyed going on road trips, riding go carts, going bar hopping together with our group of friends. We got a really good friendship going and we kept in touch even when we were both back home for good. We saw each other through attempts to find love… which often ended up unsuccessful. We had our considerations, but none of it made it to the heart. A couple of years later, Micha asked me how I felt about him. It caught me off guard. I mean, I knew that I treasured our friendship but I was surprised when I came to realize how dependent I was on him and how much I enjoyed being around him. So, to cut a long story short, we decided to give our relationship a chance towards the end of 2012.
As we transitioned from being friends to being partners, we had to make some serious adjustments. The great part about being best friends is that we pretty much knew about each other’s dirtiest secret. The worst part about it is that all that knowledge really drove us nuts. Fortunately, from the beginning of our relationship, we have always tried to love, respect and understand each other. I guess that is what got us through.
As I got to know Micha deeper, the more I fell in love with him. The more I see him, the more I realize how much God loves me. The more I know him, the more I am reminded of God’s hands working in my life. Any prayers I’ve ever said, those I remember and those I forget, I believe that God is making things happen for me even if I don’t see it at first. To have Micha in my life feels like God taking care of me and the more I see him, the more grateful I become for God’s protection over my life.
I am excited to embark on this new journey with my husband. I am excited to share our lives together, to learn about things that make us go gaga, and more importantly, to grow deeper love for one another. Sometimes I’m afraid to say it, but in all honesty, I am a better person when I am with him and I will eternally grateful for him. I believe that I am doing the same thing in his life.