Thursday, November 4, 2010

In a Nutshell...

Four years ago I married the man that makes me so happy. He's my biggest blessing.

I'm not sure if psychologist or sociologist are right when they say opposites attract, but Gerson and I are pretty opposite. He loves Gilberto Santa Rosa music and I listen to rap. He's into science and math. I'm into English, writing, and arts. He's patient, I'm not. I love sweets, he loves salty foods. But the one thing we do have in common is that we're crazy about each other. I have no doubt about that!

In a nutshell, this is how it all began. We met at CFNI through mutual friends. My friend told him to give me a call cause I could get everybody to show up to the party we were having at his house. He called me and basically never stopped.

After a year of a really good friendship and a lot of chemistry, the summer arrived. Our friends had gone home, and it was just me and him. We went out several times and realized that we really liked each other.

We dated several months and eventually became an official boyfriend and girlfriend couple. We had a blast together. He's extremely romantic and I loved it! But after a year and a half of courting, Gerson broke up with me. Not because he didn't love me, but because he wanted to marry me, and I wasn't ready for marriage. I was leaving to Brazil, and he felt that I would never stop fulfilling my dreams and would probably never marry him.

4 months apart did it for me... for us. I knew I had lost a good guy, but I also had Brazil and other adventures ahead of me. My heart ached the whole time.

A day before I left to Houston to then leave to Brazil (for 6months), Gerson came to my apartment at Dallas Baptist University and admitted to being stupid for breaking up with me. He told me he was happy to see me fulfilling my dreams but wanted to eventually fulfill these dreams together. I completely agreed! He then asked me there at the parking lot of DBU if I would please marry him when I came back and I said yes! The most informal proposal ever. And this is always my response to when people ask me how I knew Gerson was the one, I say " I lived 4 months with out him, and life was much better with him in it"

I went to Brazil, six months later came back to the states.

He proposed in the Fort Worth botanical gardens, with a picnic and a scrabble board. 11 months later on November 5th 2006, we married.

I never made up my mind on a cold or hot honeymoon, so he gave me both... 7 days in Vail, Colorado and from there flew to Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Riviera for 7 more days of paradise. Can you imagine our luggage?!

In these four years as husband and wife, we've laughed, cried, fought, loved, traveled, lost, won, moved, stressed,been surprised, given, sacrificed,hugged, kissed, and experienced so much. And I so very much look forward to the many more years to come. It's been an amazing ride, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I never thought I would get married young cause society had convinced me that once you're married, it's over, so do everything now and then get married. But society was so wrong! My life only got better when I married Gerson. And I give all the glory to God. He has blessed us so much in this marriage and I'm forever grateful that we met, fell in love, and now only grow in love. All I can say is GOD IS GOOD!

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Matthew 19:6

PS Mark my words, we're in this til' the end! Happy anniversary to Gerson and me!!!


Chely said...

Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary sweet Adri! I love reading your blogs and I love you!
-Katie Froneyberger