CatholicMatch spurs countless success stories, most of which progress in a neat, linear way: Boy meets girl, they move from e-mail to phone to face-to-face date, fall in love and walk off into the sunset.
But such is not the way love worked for Jesse and Becki, who needed a second chance on CM.
They first met in May 2008, both living in Texas, although two and a half hours away.
“Things took off really quick,” Jesse told CatholicMatch. “We ended up going too fast.”
By August they were broken up, primarily to what he termed “misunderstandings.” The relationship stayed dormant for a full nine months.
Then Jesse decided to reach out again, recognizing her birthday in May as the perfect vehicle for starting over. A surprise birthday present he sent proved to be the spark that would turn into a passionate romance.
Jesse and Becki made the most of their second chance. They gradually become serious again. They took things patiently through the summer and deepened their commitment in the fall. Their shard love for the Blessed Mother united them. After bringing Becki an image of Our Lady of Shoenstaff, a local shrine 45 minutes south of her hometown of Victoria, Jesse became truly convinced that this was the woman he was meant to marry.
The duo spent every weekend together and prayed the rosary each time, something that helped further bond their relationship. “The family that prays together stays together,” said the late Father Patrick Peyton in his crusade for the rosary.
This past July, Jesse and Becki were married, bought a house and are pleased to report that all is well.
“I found the perfect one,” Jesse said. He didn’t find the perfect one until he first found the Immaculate One. And they didn’t find each other until they learned a lesson in second chances.