Laura and Giancarlo
How We Met
We grew up together, my first memories of him are in one of our school Christmas plays, we were the main characters. We both studied in the same school from kindergarten to senior year and were friends all along. Gian got closer to me when I was in tenth grade and got courageous enough to tell me he liked me. From then on he not only became my best friend, but also the love of my life.
On August 2014, he left for college at Baylor University, where he now is a senior and I stayed in our hometown for college. It has been quite the ride with him far away, but our spark continued as if we were both in the same place.
How He Asked
I always talk to him about how much fun it is to zip line and hike in Pulhapanzak Waterfall because it’s a place I visit all the time with mission groups that I work with. So when he was planning his trip to come visit, he said we should go and I agreed. “We planned” the whole thing so we would bring some friends along and have fun altogether. As the day came closer I got so excited to finally be able to roadtrip with him as my boyfriend (disclaimer: he supposedly came to my house to ask my dad for permission to be my formal boyfriend).
Giancarlo, Gabriela (one of my closest friends) and I went up for the zip line, while the rest stayed in the cafeteria area to wait for us. As we got closer to the end of the ride, I was left by myself in most platforms and I chatted with our tour guides, as usual. When the last cable came, I was so into my talk with the guide that I didn’t notice my surroundings… And when my turn came to throw myself in the line I looked down at the Waterfall to enjoy the majestic view and when I look back up, I see Giancarlo in the platform waiting for me with the biggest smile I have seen to this day.
Beside the platform was a sign that read “Baby, will you marry me?” I got to the platform and he got on one knee and just continued to smile as I said YES! And now after so many years have passed, I can continue to say that “Love waits for one thing, the right moment”. Now I get to spend the rest of my life with my favorite person ? ?