Looking back to 2004 when it all started. When we were still very young and in primary school, who knew at that age that the person you become friends with could one day be your wife/husband.
We met through my sisters being friend with her sisters, and we became instant friends. We used to visit each other a lot after school and just ‘hang out’. After around a year know this girl, my mother told me that one she will be your bride, being young I didn’t know what she was talking about and looking back today she was right.
As the years went by, we lost contact with each other when she moved further away from me and just saw her around the play grounds but I was with the ‘boys’ and didn’t worry about spending much time with her.
When we hit high school, we dated for a week and then called it off, as young people do. Then couple years followed and we dated again for a month, then sport and gaming became a part of who I was growing up and I didn’t spend time with her.
When I finished high school, and she was in her final year I decided to a gap year and extended my school studies by taking other subjects to apply for engineering studies in university. That’s when our friendship started all over again, by a simple visit to her house to celebrate my matriculation.
When I visited, we were watching Pirate of Caribbean: The Black Pearl, I pulled off the smooth move and got her in my arms. From there we starting spending more and more time together and then I got the courage to ask her out one more time.
When she said yes, both our lives changed. Our love for each other grew and grew as the days went by. Then I got what my mother said to me all those years ago about her one day being my bride.
Fast track it 3 years later, we moved into our own little apartment. I was working as a salesman at a computer retailer and she was starting her studies and a nursing student. We did struggle and after a year we decided to move back in with the parents as we no longer could afford to live in our own apartment.
Recently I started working for an investment company in the IT department and she is still studying for her nursing qualification and we decided that we should do the right thing and get married. As we are both Christ followers and want to start our lives together, this was the best way to do so.
So here we are today saving for our wedding and planning our perfect day which will be the best day of our lives and the start of being a married couple and live our lives praising and worshipping God.
So, we come to you with open hands asking for help to have our dream honeymoon that will be a time to remember for the rest of our lives. May God bless all abundantly and prosperously.Kind Regards
Nico and Gabriella.