Worth Waiting For

Worth Waiting For

I (Therese) just finished grad school and had taken a break from dating while in
school. I had been a member of Catholic Match for some time and had met
some great people, but had yet to met "the one." I began saying a
Rosary Novena to meet my future spouse. About two days after the novena
was finished, I decided to get back on Catholic Match for "the heck of
it." I came across Michael's profile and noticed that he was living in
Wichita, which was not too far from Kansas City. I remembered his
picture before and thought that he was very handsome, but I also
remembered that he did not live anywhere close to Kansas City, so I
never pursued anything. I decided to send him a smile. He responded
right away and sent me a message. I could not read the message, because
I had let my subscription expire, so I decided that I would renew for
just one month – never expecting anything.

He wanted to meet
right away and was coming into Kansas City for the weekend. I agreed to
it, but I emailed him outside Catholic Match with my regular email. I
didn't hear from him that weekend, and I thought it was strange,
because he seemed so eager. I sent him another email a few days later
through the Catholic Match email, and told him that I hoped that he had
a nice time in Kansas City and that it was great emailing him. He,
again, responded right away through the Catholic Match email. He
thought that I never responded to his proposal to meet, as he did not
get my email through my regular AOL account. My email had gone to his
spam folder! He found it and apologized, saying that he thought that I
might have been scared off from his proposal to meet right away.

talked on the phone for the next two months and began developing strong
feelings. We decided to meet about the second week in December, about
two months after my initial "smile." He came to Kansas City, and we met
for the first time in person on the feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe.
Instantly, it was like we had known each other forever and had met
before. By the end of the weekend, Michael told me that he was going to
marry me some day. It was crazy but also so natural.

We ended
up marrying on October 24 of the next year, the feast of St. Raphael,
patron saint of singles looking for a spouse. St. Raphael also was the
original name for the Catholic Match website. Clearly, God and Our Lady
had a hand in our meeting.

Thanks to Catholic Match, we have a
beautiful life together and are expecting our first child at the end of
August. Love is definitely worth waiting for.


  1. What a beautiful story! God Bless you both and your little one!

  2. What a wonderful story! Many prayers and blessings for you and your precious child!

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! God Bless.

  4. definitely love is worht waiting for.
    May your love grow day by day.
    God bless

  5. how sweet an blessed

  6. I would like to see a photo of the baby and hear his/her name when the baby arrives! I am very happy for you both. I would like to find someone too! sigh!

  7. nice story thanks for sharing!

  8. I hope I will have a success story someday also ( just not a baby those days are long gone!) LOL Best of Luck.

  9. Beautiful story. Your story gives me hope that someday i may meet someone .

  10. Lovely — congrats!

  11. Congratulations!!

  12. Gods Blessing

  13. That is soooo romantic! Congrats guys! God does answer our prayers when and how we least expect it ;-)

  14. Wow! That sounds great! Congratulations to you both!

  15. may our lord and saver bless, and keep you ,all ways GOD BLESS.

  16. nice story..god bless…

  17. Nice. God bless!

  18. Congratulations!!!!!!! Great story!

  19. God ALWAYS knows best! :)

  20. Tara-609604 August 22, 2010

    This gives me hope.

  21. Carasia: What a beautiful story

  22. This story sounds very inspirational :) that was really God working in your hearts! God Bless your love always

  23. wowww…. love is worht waiting for!!! Wonderful story! thanks for sharing!

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