The seeds of love take time to flourish and grow, and two Catholic couples are seeing their flower of love grow on the same timetable. Both couples met on CatholicMatch in 2011, and both were, or will be married in 2013.
It was July of 2011 that Aimee and Tony connected. Forty-year-old Aimee lived in Cincinnati, and her searched turned up a man two years older, and living in relatively nearby Indianapolis, less than a two-hour drive away. After a couple weeks of online chats, they decided to get together for their first date, and Aimee immediately sensed something special in the works.
Tony and Aimee begin with the common ground of faith and commitment to family, and their interests complement each other in a way that the relationship has opened new worlds to both of them. “He has introduced me to the world of sporting events and I have introduced him to the joy of theatre,” Aimee told CatholicMatch. “We have a lot of fun together.”
Aimee also noted that the fun is not confined to going to events, but can be through something as a simple as a quiet evening in each other’s presence. The couple is blessed with the capacity to enjoy each other in activities big and small, all woven around the firm foundation of faith.
After dating for a year and a half, Tony proposed marriage and Aimee said yes. They were married this past March.
Our other story comes from a suburb of New Orleans, and is also a testament to love growing through suffering. Louis and Melanie (shown in the photo above) met at a time when 46-year-old Louis had lost his job and been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Melanie, nine years younger, had the wisdom to see in Louis the true working of God in her life. She saw beyond the difficulties he encountered, even when the “difficulty” was an incurable disease.
“It was love at first sight,” she said. “He’s been the gift of God for me.” After meeting for the first time in December 2011, they will marry later this year.
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