Thursday, February 26, 2015

Marriage... To Live a Happily Ever After...

On July 5, 2010, I wrote in my journal (which I do not update as much as I should), that I was praying for a change in my life, and part of that change included meeting my soon-to-be husband.  The entry, word by word, is as follows...

This year I've visited Costa Rica, will be done majoring in Spanish and Human Services (Spanish in Spain in the Fall of 2011).. and as of tonight, will pray to God to send me the boy that will steal my heart for life.

After I met, my now husband, I always thought of that journal entry.  1. Because I never I studied in Spain.  2. I didn't study in Spain because two weeks after that, I did meet the boy that has stolen my heart.

I remember 2010 was the year that I wanted a BIG change in my life.  I wanted to study abroad or become a flight attendant.  I was very close to finishing my degree in Human Services and was stuck on leaving the state to focus on something else.  I think I wanted something refreshing and something I had never done.  I love to travel and I love to meet new people.  I love cultures, food, and art.  Two weeks after writing in my journal, I met Raul.  Since then, my life has forever changed.

One of my good friends and I wanted to hang out by the beach on a very hot July day.  It turned out that the beach was so busy, it would be practically impossible to find a parking spot and fully enjoy our day.  I remembered a friend posted something on Facebook talking about his new place.  I told her to text our friend to see if maybe we can hang out at his place for a bit.  Right away, he text us asking us to go over.  As I arrived, I noticed Raul.  Raul and I had a very brief history during our High School years.  Well, in reality, I had a very big crush on Raul, but we were both in relationships.  Years later, we meet again.  I did not want to get off the car because I was so shy to see Raul again. In my head, he rejected me in high school.  Lol.  My friend convinced me, we got off, and that was one of the best days of my life.  Since then, Raul has called me every day, and two and a half years later, he proposed. We have now been married for four months.

Marriage is bliss.  Hard? Yes. Worth it? EVERYTHING.  I am in love with Raul and I am in love with being married to him.

Recently I pulled out my journal and was reading over some of my entries.  The funniest thing is that, the day I wrote praying for him, was the day of his birthday.  It put a very big smile on my face.