Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Match

6/18/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Laura was tired of the dating scene or at the very least the relationship scene. By the time the 24-year-old from Maryland got to CatholicMatch, all she wanted was to go on some dates with nice guys, but to keep it casual, just have dinner, and maybe hear that she was pretty, without worrying about whether this was the one.

Michael and Laura.

Michael and Laura.

Highlights

By Catholic Match

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/18/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family


Michael was five years older, living a little bit up the East Coast in New Jersey. He joined CatholicMatch because he wanted a solid Catholic woman to spend the rest of his life with. He and Laura would each find what they were looking for.

When Michael looked at Laura's profile, he liked her sense of humor. Laura enjoys re-enacting Saturday Night Live skits and comedy films, and she appreciated that Michael got her jokes. When she clicked on his profile in return, she was no less impressed.

Meet your CatholicMatch today - sign up for a FREE account!


He loves to travel, Laura said, regarding what jumped out at her regarding Michael. I am the youngest of ten kids and two of my brothers are priests and have been stationed all over the world, so I have traveled since I was very young. It also impressed Laura that Michael was close to his parents and was open to having more than three kids. The idea of going to New Jersey might not have thrilled her, but Michael had her attention.

It was almost a year ago, last June that Michael and Laura went to a movie and then out for dessert. Michael said later that it was love at first sight for him as Laura, adorned in her green dress went sprinting through the rain in her heels into the theatre, he recalled thinking she was more beautiful than her pictures. To paraphrase Gene Kelly, Michael was truly Singin In The Rain.

After a date full of laughter, Michael confidently went to work the next day and told his co-workers I'm gonna marry that girl. It was something he had never thought before with anyone.

There was one problem Laura wasn't at the same place, at least not yet, and she was still thinking about meeting a lot of guys and going on a lot of dates. A few weeks later, Michael ruined Laura's plans by asking her not to see anyone else. She had to make a choice.

In truth, the choice wasn't hard. Not only was Michael a solid Catholic, but he and Laura shared a wide range of interests. She is in a graduate program studying music therapy, and he is an avid music lover that enjoys going to concerts with her. They both love movies, being with their families and spending time at the shore. For Laura, being in a relationship with a man like this was well worth giving up her original dating plans.

It was one special moment, early in their relationship, that convinced Laura she was with the right guy.

When we started dating, I was working at a pediatric hospital, Laura recalled. One of patients died from cancer, a little three-year old girl. I had never lost a patient before, let alone such a young, beautiful child. I played and sang music as her family members were around her saying goodbye. As you can imagine, I was an emotional wreck.

At dinner that night, Michael just held me as I cried, Laura continued. He didn't try to fix the situation, but supported me as I processed. The next morning I got a delivery of flowers at work from Michael telling me how he hoped I was having a better day it doesn't get much better than that.

This past January, Michael and Laura were planning on going to Atlantic City to meet with some friends of his. They were running late and Laura was getting annoyed. Michael told her he had found a video she had asked about from YouTube. I told him I asked for no such video and we should get going, Laura said. Michael had to force me to sit down in front of his TV to watch this video.

The video started with the song Just Say Yes, by the group Snow Patrol. It was a favorite song of Laura, but not many people knew it, so she was surprised it was in the movie. Then the words came across the screen Seven months ago, a Jersey boy met the girl of his dreams. Laura knew instantly what was happening and started to cry. The video included words of Michaels love, a montage of pictures and ended with him pulling out a beautiful diamond ring and asking for her hand in marriage.

Laura said yes, and as she was calling her family and friends with the news, a limo driver arrived to take them on the ride to Atlantic City.

It might have taken Laura longer than Michael to fully realize what they had, but in retrospect, she could see it there from the beginning. I don't rely on him for everything, but I feel able to get through tough situations because of his love she said. I could not imagine anyone else ever making me as happy as he does. He treats me like a princess and has put up with so much from me. I realized I couldn't imagine life without him.

Michael and Laura will be married this coming October.

Meet your CatholicMatch today - sign up for a FREE account!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for SEPTEMBER 2016
Universal:
Centrality of the Human Person: That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.
Evangelization: Mission to Evangelize: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

Three adorable videos to remind us what love is Watch

Image of Kids remind us how to love.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Sometimes kids are the best examples of unconditional love. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kids are wonderful little people who are born to make connections with others, love unconditionally and innocently warm hearts with something as small as a smile.As adults, ... continue reading


STUDY: Can divorce turn your child into an atheist? Watch

Image of There is a correlation between divorce and children who become non-religious adults.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

If you want your kid to be an atheist, get divorced. That's the result of a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute. The study evaluated the correlation between divorce and children who grow up to become non-religious. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) ... continue reading


Dozens join together to save trapped child from beneath SUV Watch

Image of Girl trapped in SUV (not pictured) saved by strangers.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A car accident in Tampa, Florida resulted in a flipped Ford Excursion and three trapped passengers in need of help. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - One of the SUV's right tires burst along the I-74, sending the vehicle out of control.It collided with a guardrail ... continue reading


The MUST WATCH heartwarming moment a baby girl sees her mom clearly for the first time Watch

Image of Amazing moment a baby girl sees her mother clearly for the first time (Jukin).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Babies are one of God's most miraculous gifts to humanity - but what happens when one of these precious gifts is born with a physical limitation? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Psalm 127:3 tells us children are blessings from God. Unfortunately, John 3:3 explains ... continue reading


Mexicans descend upon capital in defense of marriage Watch

Image of Mexicans march to the capital in defense of family values (AFP).

By Alvaro de Juana (CNA/EWTN News)

Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government's attempt to redefine marriage as anything but a union between one man and one woman. Mexico City, Mexico (CNA/EWTN News) - Juan Dabdoub Giacoman, president of the ... continue reading


'Incredible!' Amazing moment baby is born inside intact amniotic sac caught on camera Watch

Image of The child was born in the intact amniotic sac.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A rare birth was captured in a home video when a child is removed from its mother's stomach via c-section with the amniotic sac, called a caul, still intact. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The amazing footage shows the child cleanly placed on its mother's stomach ... continue reading


'It is a mortal sin to discard our elderly...' - We must love them Watch

Image of The elderly are lonely - Why we should care.

By Mary Rezac (CNA/EWTN News)

It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination. Denver, CO (CNA/EWTN News) - It happens every year, essentially slowing the city to a crawl for a good two weeks or more. It ... continue reading


'He grows in the love of the spouses' - Exorcist warns families of devil's infuence Watch

Image of The devil targets families for the love living there.

By (CNA/EWTN News)

There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist C├ęsar Truqui, a priest who participated in a course on exorcism held in Rome last year. Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - Fr. Truqui warned that everything that is harming the family, including ... continue reading


'The Bible never allows us to close our eyes to those who are suffering' - How the Church can help to the unemployed Watch

Image of How can the Church help victims of unemployment?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Unemployment often leads to feelings of depression, shame and low confidence - so how can the Church help? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, explained: "Often ... continue reading


How to SURVIVE A TERRORIST ATTACK - Anti-terror expert offers tips Watch

Image of Police stage drill to prepare officers to handle an attack (PA).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Christians remain the most persecuted religious people in the world - so if a terrorist attack occurred at your Church, home or in a public place near you, what techniques do you need to survive? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Believers around the world are being ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-16
1 This was the answer Job gave to Yahweh:2 I know that you are ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130
66 Teach me judgement and knowledge, for I rely on your ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 10:17-24
17 The seventy-two came back rejoicing. 'Lord,' they said, 'even the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for October 1st, 2016 Image

St. Therese of Lisieux
October 1: Generations of Catholics have admired this young ... Read More