Friday, April 23, 2010

show us your life - how we met

This week on Kelly's Korner the show us your life tour is "how you met your husband". I actually devoted an entire section of my blog to this (see "how we met" and "more about us" ) because our story is so unique. So here goes:

We met during the summer of 2007 while we were both doing college internships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The first time I saw Danny, I was instantly attracted to him. I still remember my first words I ever spoke to him. I just thought he was so handsome. We both worked at the same attraction (Star Tours) at MGM Studios in Walt Disney World. He literally came straight to the States from Costa Rica five days before I met him, and I thought it was so cool that he was from some place exotic and beautiful. All the girls at work would always hit on him, so I honestly thought I didn't have a chance. I even told one of the girls we worked with that I thought he was cute, and she told me that somebody else liked him too and I shouldn't waste my time! Nevertheless, I was really attracted to him. Eventually I realized the feeling between us was mutual, and he asked me out on a date after hanging out casually with friends for a few weeks. We began to spend all of our free time together. We were inseparable. When we would get off the phone or say goodbye to one another, I would usually say "Bye! I'll miss you!" and I always wanted to say something more. I had such strong feelings for him and I knew I loved him. I had never felt that way before.
Epcot - October 2007

He told me he loved me for the first time in September 2007. And I knew I loved him, too. I knew in my heart that we were meant to be together. I longed for him when we were apart and was so happy when we were together.
  Epcot - August 2007

Falling in love at Disney World was really special. We were able to experience the happiest place on earth together while growing more and more in love. There is an energy there that really makes you feel like a child again. It was like we were living in a dream world.
Magic Kingdom - November 2007

Since we were employed at Disney World we had free admission to all the theme parks. We were an hour away from the beach. We were with all of our friends all the time. It was a great time in our lives.

Our internship ended in January 2008 and I left early to be with my family in Mississippi for Christmas. We never really made plans about our future together when the internship ended - we just knew it would work out somehow. He came to Mississippi to visit me for two weeks in January 2008...when he left to go back to Costa Rica I cried so hard. Our future was so unsure; I didn't know when I would see him again. We talked on the phone every single day. Long distance relationships are hard, and I think communication and talking or emailing every single day is what made it work for us. We were countries apart for months. I went to Costa Rica to visit him and meet his family for 10 days in March 2008. Danny graduated from college in June and moved to Mississippi on July 1st, 2008. He proposed on July 14th and we were married in a beautiful ceremony at a historic mansion on October 12, 2008.

I owe it to Disney World (and the Disney College Program) for introducing me to my husband and changing my life. It really is a place where dreams come true.


mjellis said...

What a beautiful, sweet story! You guys are too cute!

Fabiola said...

What a sweet story!!! Love it!!

Claire said...

What a lovely story! You guys are so cute.