Valentine’s Countdown Day 1….Love Battles Illness

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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Classic Story of boy Meets Girl…Robert -LOVES- Rhianna

27 Miracles loves a good love story that is for sure!!  On 10/11/12 Rhianna  and Robert will tie the knot in a classical wedding celebrated Filipino style!!! You will just have to stick around and follow  their story to see all the details of their wedding and how our boy Robert celebrates his love for his girl Rhianna.  Ahhh….high school sweethearts indeed, but it goes beyond that.  14 years together!!! Sit back and read their love story….

November 1997, boy meets girl at a birthday party and they exchanged a simple hello. Boy and girl run in to each other in March 1998 at a St Patrick’s Day Parade in their hometown of Bergenfield, NJ.  Boy catches sight of girl and winks at her causing her to smile and flirt with him.  But once again they go their separate ways, never having a moment to speak.

Now Robert, “Boy” and Rhianna, “girl” attended different schools.  Rhianna was at Paramus Catholic High School and Robert was at Bergenfield.   In September 1998, Rhianna was a Jr. and had to relocate to attend Bergenfield High School.  Rhianna started 3 days late in school after returning from a family vacation in the Philippines.

During her 1st day of school, Rhianna took a tour of the place with her family friend who was very good friends with Robert.  Boy sees Girl; once again he smiles and winks at her. Girl smiles back with butterflies in her stomach.  From this day forth nothing will be an accidental meeting because Boy and Girl had  assigned seating right next to each other in their Algebra class.  Girl hears from their mutual friends that Boy is interested in her.  Girl did not believe it until Boy started to walk with her to her classes everyday and asked for Girl’s phone number from their mutual friend.  Boy calls Girl often on the phone & chats online with Girl.

In October 1998, after almost a year of serendipity, Boy finally got the courage to ask Girl to be his girlfriend.  Without any hesitation, Girl says yes to Boy. Now serendipity for all that don’t know is “the act of finding something valuable or delightful when you are not looking for it.”

Exactly one year later, Boy and Girl returned to their friend’s birthday party but this time around it was different.  Boy and Girl are no longer strangers.  Boy and Girl came back to this party as a couple. They dated for 7 months until Robert went away to the Philippines to college.  It was sure difficult to maintain a long distance relationship in a different time zone for them.  But Robert fought long and hard to maintain the long distance relationship.

A few years later in 2001 Rhianna went to the Philippines in an attempt to finish college as well.  While both in the Philippines, Robert came to see her with the intention of winning her heart once again. Robert had to go back to the US and Rhianna stayed behind to try to finish school.  In 2002 Rhianna joined Robert in the states.

Finally on June 20, 2011, Robert had Rhianna’s sister take her out for Cold Stone Ice Cream to get her out of the house.  Little did she know Robert was going to her house to speak to her father asking for her hand in marriage. Her father gave his blessing.

On June 26, 2011 Robert and Rhianna went to Pennsylvania with their close friends for a biking trip.  She didn’t know that with the help of their close friends, Robert was going to propose to her during this trip.  After 9 miles of bike riding down a mountain, Robert proposed to Rhianna with a beautiful lakeside view.  Overwhelmed with happiness she said yes!!!

On 10/11/12 after 14 years together, Boy and Girl will be Husband & Wife. Rhianna says, “You are my Past, Present, and Future.”

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Watch their love story below….

Ivonnne and Andrew’s Love Story in Their Own Words

If 27 Miracles could share the true love story of Ivonne and Andrew in words, it would just not be the same.  Mary Angelini, videographer for Key Moment Films captured that story for us in the couple’s own words.  We showed this video to them and their guests for the first time at their wedding reception.

Click on the link below to see their love story


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Where Does Love Begin for Ivonne and Andrew

Earlier you read the happiest moment of Ivonne and Andrew’s life, their engagement to each other.  But what happens when all of a sudden life gives you a trial that is beyond you?  Where does Love begin? 27 Miracles had the opportunity to hear the story about Ivonne and Andrew after life threw this young couple a fast ball, that left them wondering just that…..

“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.”

Andy Martin Photography had that joyous occasion to capture the love of Ivonne and Andrew, showing the world exactly “Where Love Begins.”  The story told through pictures will make you see that no matter what happens in life, where love begins is in the circle with no end.

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A Love Story……..Ivonne and Andrew…….The Engagement…..

Everyone has a love story right? Of course that is the reason why people get married!  Today I want to share a special story with you.  The story of Ivonne and Andrew .  Ivonne and Andrew in their own words are sharing their love story. 

“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  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!!”

Photography by Leslie Rodriguez Danissa Photography  http://www.facebook.com/DanissaPhotography

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