Q: I loved your last blog where Catholic women shared how they met their husbands after years of wondering if they would find the right one.Do you think that men feel the same way about finding their future wives? I say so not because I can read the male mind, but because on the night I got engaged my husband gave me a gift that gave me a glimpse into his head and heart.I say this because I was longing for the right person to share my life with.No amount of social time at athletic clubs or bars or restaurants was making me feel fulfilled as a person – it was just filling my time. We kidded and sparred, and I teased her about her New York accent.Then my future wife’s profile showed up and I asked her out on a date (she said yes! From the first date I knew there was something special about her.She showed that a few weeks later when I found out I was deploying, but decided to continue dating me.Once we had met, we both knew that this was part of a bigger plan that Someone else wanted as well.
The envelope contained 22 letters that he had written over the past four years to his future wife.
I met Melissa while we were both working at a youth ministry event for the diocese.
We were both put on a project, became friends, and then went back to our lives.
I decided to listen to God, even though I feared it might look like we were moving too fast, and I asked her to marry me via video chat (she said yes! We got married three months after I came home from deployment.
We have moved multiple times since, but we are a happy family with one son and one on the way.After walking into my living room one night and seeing the floor covered with rose petals, lit candles, and Brian standing there in a suit, I realized this was not going to be a typical Saturday night!