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It was just like any other day, I had made plans to hang out with friends to watch the Barbie movie (or so I thought). For some reason my friends kept on insisting that we should all go to The Harbor in Rockwall, Tx and go all dressed up to take pictures. At the time, I did not question going to The Harbor all dressed up nice to take pictures because for those who do know, that is something many girlfriends go out to do. Not to mention, it was the Barbie movie and it was common for people to go dressed up in pink just for the movie. I was getting ready and as usual, I was struggling so much with choosing an outfit because, as always, “I have nothing to wear!” However, I settled on an outfit and ran out the door to pick up one of my friends. I was rushing because I was running late and was stuck in traffic, keep in mind that I was about 40 minutes away from The Harbor and was worried about being late to the movie. As I was driving and talking with my friend, I had such a nervous feeling as if something was going to happen but I had no reason for nerves so I just brushed it off. Once we arrived, we found parking and met up with my other friend. We got to the movie and it had just begun and I thought we were really lucky for not missing any part of the movie. About five or so minutes into the movie, my friend asks if I can accompany her to the restroom because everyone knows that girls travel in packs when going to the restroom, so nothing out of the ordinary. We went together and she expressed how she felt sick and needed to go outside for some “fresh air”. I gave it no thought because I did not want my friend to get sick. Thankfully, I was not so worried about the movie since it was my second time watching it. As we made our way outside, we walked towards the small bridge which overlooks the whole lake. As we were approaching the bridge, I see the love of my love standing nervously with tears of joy in his eyes and goes, “Grecia Danae Diaz Ramirez, I have never been more sure about anything else in my life and I know that you are the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with, will you marry me?” At that moment, my heart dropped onto a pile of rose petals and the world became still, as the floor underneath my feet disappeared and time completely froze, freezing me with it. How could I say no to something so precious that was truly a gift from God Himself? I could not help but cry and reach out for my future husband and repeatedly say yes.
Our story takes place during every senior’s favorite time of their high school career, prom time. It was finally the end of our time in high school; grade books were closing, deadlines were coming, and most importantly, prom was right around the corner. In all of the romance movies, prom is made out to be the most important time of the year for every senior. Finding the perfect dress to go with the perfect shoes, along with the perfect date was every girl's dream. As sappy as it sounds, I wanted to go with my “Mr. Right”, however just simply he did not exist and it looked like my date was just going to be my friend. Of course, there is nothing wrong with going with your girlfriends but just once, I wanted my happy ending for my prom night. I was explaining all this to a friend of mine and she somehow magically knew a special someone just for me, which happened to be none other than Jacob. At the time, it was my first time ever hearing of Jacob and had no idea who he even was. She asked me if I wanted to go with him to prom as my date and for some odd reason, I said yes. In retrospect, never in my right mind would I ever go to prom with anyone that I have never seen or heard of before but for some reason, I said yes. If you ask me what I was thinking when I said yes, I would not be able to answer because it felt so natural saying yes that it almost felt like that decision was already made for me. Since we had never met before, he got my number from my friend and asked me if I would like to go to iHop to get to know each other a little more before prom. The next day came and we got together to go to iHop and it was nothing like how I expected. We both clicked instantly and there was no awkward part whatsoever. It felt natural, as if we were exactly where we needed to be. We talked and talked and I genuinely had a great time with him, despite him being a complete stranger a few hours prior. He talked my ear off talking about soccer and honestly, I couldn't care less about soccer but hearing how passionate he was about it and just hearing it come from him, I could not have been more invested. We left iHop with new memories and some sort of connection to one another. Fast forward, prom time came and we had a great time but things did not begin to pick up until a few weeks after prom. We began to hang out as a group with his friends and mine and lived out our last few weeks of our senior year. Even though we hung out as a group, he always thought two steps ahead and made sure to single me out so he could spend more time with me and he did so by secretly telling his friends to tell me to ride with him and acting “annoyed” when they would tell me that when really it was all his doing, nice try Jacob. However, I could not complain because every second I got to spend with him, I could not help but feel happy and ready for adventure. Our connection only grew bigger as the days went by but there was just one problem, I did not want to get into a relationship. I was so set on focusing on college after high school and had my future planned out. The thought of adding a person into my life and potentially “ruining my plans'' was something I feared. Part of me knew I wanted to be with him but the other part was afraid of change. However, I could not run away from something that was already set for me. Jacob had strong feelings for me but felt that I would give him mixed signals about my feelings towards him so he did what any God fearing man would do, turn to the Lord and ask for guidance. He prayed to God and asked him to lead the way to what is right, whether pursuing me was in vain or worth it. If us being together was in God’s will or just a lie that the heart was making us feel and those who know our God, know how quick and amazing He is, He answered within the next day and that is when I chose to say goodbye to my fears and tell Jacob exactly how I felt about him. That was when Jacob received his answer and we began our journey of love.