From Mayra: I remember your confident feet bringing the good news of the gospel 7 months ago along with a mesmerizing smile from almost 3000 miles away to California when you decided to meet this little Colombian girl for the first time. How Brave!
You came to me in a season when the tears of hopelesness were running through my eyes.. In intimate conversations with my savior I questioned multiple times if i would ever be worthy of one request: a godly husband. I almost picture God in those times looking down from heaven and telling me in a gentle voice: a little longer my child, just a little longer....and then you came.
I remember our first conversation; the freshness of your hope, your admiration and passion for your savior and your zealousness for truth captivated my heart .
Receiving a gift like you is something i regarded with doubt and fear. I never saw this day coming...and once again God proved me wrong. Tomorrow April 22nd we will be united as one flesh in marriage with the whole world as a witness... not because i deserve it but so he can get the Glory.
My love, God wrote our story before the foundation of the world. He knew you before you were in your moms womb. He knew my name before i was born; he even gazed his eyes on me while i was the worst of sinners. In the darkest of my days my sweet Jesus rescued me from the pit of hell and dressed me clean with his precious love.
I see him now in every memory, every photograph, he has been in my life all along....and i see him in you
My love .. I give you my heart......lead me!
My love...lets see our amazing God continue to uphold our lives together, lets make our story to praise Him.
I love You
"we love because He first loved us " 1 john 4 :19
From Ryan : Good Morning baby girl.. I guess you really are real :) so real that i am about to get married to you. I have spent quite sometime praying about you before i met you; In a closet, in my car, in churches.... I had spent quite sometime looking for you... and you know what? God simply answered my prayer. "God give me a wife" and the Lord our Savior did just that, He this day is giving me a wife.
The emails online , the sky-ping for like 6 hrs, the red eye flight to california... getting to the airport at midnight your time and 3 am my time. laying my eyes on my bride. I would be lying to you if i told you i didn't know yet. I had confidence in my heart that you were the one that i would marry this day. The sovereign hand of God has and is continuing to do his work for his children. I have never felt such excitement in my life as when i met you at the terminal in the middle of Sanfrancisco at midnight with no one else around but you and me and your little red car, and Jesus. I don't know what to say but that i love you so much. Te amo , Te Amo . And i want to be your best friend behind Jesus. I want to run this race with you till death comes between us. I want to exemplify Christ and his church through our life. and i can promise you right now that i choose no one else to do that with but you, till we finish this race together. May God be the Glory and Praise forever and ever. Mayra you are beautiful to me, every part of you. Te Casarias Conmigo....?