Indeed, it was love's first glimpse for Mike and I as we saw each other personally in the Philippines last April 16, 2006. He is an English-speaking Canadian.
Before that, we had chatted and e-mailed for almost a year, both had seen each other on webcam, and had exchanged pictures by mail, but never had we thought that our first personal meeting would blossom into a love so deep that it crossed beyond boundaries.
Yes, we believe our love is God-destined and will one day meet it's appointed date in marriage. We may not be rich materially nor we expect to be living in luxury, but we will be more than happy to share each other's simple necessities and needs. Love can do it all. Most of all, God can move mountains for us. We truly trust Him completely to do the work in us as we serve Him in marriage, God willing.
I am a victim of stroke and almost recovering. I have been like this for one year and almost three months now. Mike has always been there (on the internet, but real) through thick and thin, in sickness and in health and has never left me. Our relationship will be four years by June 2009. He has never changed.
I really thank God for Mike's real commitment and love. Truly faithfulness begets faithfulness, and true love begets true love. He loves me, no wonder I love him, too.
(c) April 2009, Luisa Mercado