This year 27 Miracles wants to bring you, our faithful readers, something different for Valentine’s Day. There are already so many stories about what you can buy, how to be romantic, how to pick jewelery and who is having the best sales. We decided this year to focus on some touching stories of some of our past clients that did some inspiring things to show their loved one that they were more than loved.
Stay tuned for the next 14 days and watch all our love stories.
Many of you may remember the story of Ivonne and Andrew, america’s love story couple. Ivonne was diagnosed with cancer and not slated to survive, but her faith in God her family support and the love of her fiance Andrew, changed all that.
Read in Ivonne’s own words her love story …..then watch the video…
“This is how Andrew and I met. One day, my friend and Andrews’s friend decided to set us up on a blind date. They thought we would be just perfect together. They described Andrew as tall, handsome and very shy. So I decided to give the date a try. We first met at the Fashion Square Mall, where we had the most awkward date; he bought me a cookie and didn’t talk to me all night. Luckily we gave it another try. And we are so glad that we did because we discovered the amazing connections we have. Little did I know that the same place he asked me to be his girlfriend, under a gazebo, would be where he proposed one day.
How we got engaged… He took me to my favorite restaurant, Crave, on December 06, 2011; we had a very nice dinner. When we left he put a blind fold on me and told me he was taking me to a very special place. I asked him about a few different places that I thought he might have been taking me. I had a feeling about what was going to happen that night and I started crying under the blind fold of course I did not let him see me. About 20 minutes later he parks somewhere and opened my car door. It was extremely quiet and I couldn’t hear anything. He carried me for about 2 minutes and put me down. He told me that he loved me and he told me how special I was to him. He also he mentioned that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He took the blindfold off and we were in that special gazebo, I looked down and there he was on one knee, crying with me and asked me the four most special words a man can ask “would you marry me?” I said, “Yes, of course!!”
Special hobbies… A few of the most special hobbies we have together as a couple is playing pool, I have yet to beat him! We also love going jet skiing and wakeboarding. We also love doing new things, whether going to a movie or going zip lining, we can’t do the same thing all the time.
Vision of wedding… My vision of my wedding has always been extravagant and BLING everywhere. Now that’s what I always thought I would want. Now that we have talked about it, I still love extravagant things at weddings but we also love the idea of a romantic wedding with candles everywhere and beautiful flower centerpieces. Whenever we watch the weddings on TV we love the idea of the candle lights, that’s our favorite. Romantic Simple Bling!! lol!!
A change of course…I was diagnosed on Feb. 13, 2012 with Hodgkin Lymphoma, the news was extremely shocking for us, but did not expect something like this at all. I went to the hospital that day by myself found out the news by myself and in less than an hour later, Andrew, my mom , dad, aunt, grandma and future mother in law were there and I thought to myself how lucky I was to have such a wonderful family who loved me and supported me so much.
I was in and out of the hospital for weeks at a time and there was someone there, always with me, they never left me alone. I had chemotherapy for three months. I felt weak, tired, nauseous and everything in between. I remember some days not being able to get up from my bed., how sore I felt throughout my whole body, not wanting to eat because I couldn’t even smell the food and Andrew having to feed me because my body was in pain.
I think that the worst time of everything combined was the thought of losing my hair. After the first treatment, I cut it very short. Then when my second treatment came around, it started falling out in a lot of clumps. So Andrew, my dad and I decided to shave it all off. Yet, in light of all I went through, shaving my head turned out to be one of my best memories!
I also always told myself, all this is happening for a reason and I realized that being with children at the hospital and watching them go through everything I had to go through, was becoming my true passion and calling. This solidified my decision to go back to school and study pediatric- oncology nursing. The whole experience from the initial diagnosis of my cancer to the days of getting treatments to fight the cancer and everything in-between has taught me so much! It has taught me to be strong and to never lose faith in God because no matter what is going on through the ups and downs of my life; God has shown me that he is always going to be there for me.”
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