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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Love Across The Globe

I love reading love stories specially if it has a happy ending. The story I'm going to relate is not mine but I played a special role to have it happened. This is the first time I'm going to write about this here in my blog. I don't want to brag about what I have done because I was only an instrument of God to help other people find their life partner.

It was September 2002 when I got an e-mail from a guy in Italy wanting to correspond with me. I told the guy I just got married and my hubby just went back to the US. I suggested to him that if he wants, I can introduce him to my single friends. He agreed so I gave him the name and address of my former high school classmate who is a teacher in the school where I was working without her knowing it. When she got the mail she said she was not interested and she said she will pass it to another lady. I told her I should be the one to pass it to my other friends so I got the letter. Then an acquaintance of mine who was a clerk in the schools division office asked me to look for a prospective husband when I get to the US. I told her I know someone who is looking for a Filipina wife so she agreed that I give her name and address to the guy. Of course I told him that the 1st one was not interested. So he wrote this 2nd lady and when she got the letter and picture from the Italian guy, she said he's not her type. Oh my! I didn't tell the guy about this because I'm afraid it might hurt his feelings.

Then a couple of months passed by and I was talking to Richelle, my next door neighbor. She was a teacher in the school where I was working. She told me that she and her boyfriend broke off. I didn't know about that. Had I known it before hand, I should have not looked further for somebody to introduce to the guy. Though she was still nursing a broken heart, I asked her if she wants to correspond with this guy from Italy named Alberto and she said yes. So I gave her the letter with the guy's name and address and suggested to her to send him a snail mail with her photo and cellphone number and she did. After almost a month, I asked her if she already got a reply and the answer was no. I thought that the guy must have been disappointed for being turned down twice. After a few more days, Richelle finally received a letter from him. To make the story short, he came to the Philippines to meet her in 2003 but I was already in the US so I haven't seen him. On his second visit to the Philippines in 2006, they had a grand wedding. I was happy for them though I was not able to attend. A couple of months passed by and Richelle joined her husband in Italy.


This month, they both came back here in the Philippines and it was my first time to meet him in the flesh. He seem to be a nice guy and he and Richelle look good together. It's the two ladies loss but Richelle's gain, lol! This cupid is so glad to play a part of the couple's love story. To God be the glory!


lisa

8 comments:

Algene said...

I'm glad you finally had a chance to meet him :) By simply looking at your pictures, I can tell that your meetup was great! May they enjoy their stay here in the PH :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Ain't that nice! Is the little girl their daughter?

nova hedges said...

rare friends are hard to find, but when you found them no matter where and what you'll have that connection with one another, glad that you met them finally.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

You played cupid, and it worked! So happy to see your friend and her husband happily married!

Eileen said...

You are a great matchmaker! The couple seems like they are happy and in love. May your tribe increase!

Jessica Cassidy said...

Awww! so happy to both of you and your neighbor Sis :-) Love is indeed a wait and when it happens, true love never stop.

Ria C said...

Cupid must have a sister and that's you. :) It's such a nice gesture for you to match an Italian friend to another friend of yours. Sometimes, things don't work out like you want them but thank goodness that he was not the "once bitten and twice shy" kind of guy. At least he met the woman he would marry. Thanks to you...

Riza Acebuche said...

If you love reading love stories I love watching them. Their love story are really an inspiration to other couples out there.