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Katina and Gil

Nashville, TN

Gil and I were meant for each other – my mother knew it the first time she met him and saw us together. The biggest compliment she gave me was that Gil has brought me back. I guess she means that I had lost myself by trying to transform myself into whomever my previous relationships wanted me to be rather than finding someone to love me for me. That’s the best thing about Gil- he accepts my quirks and finds them endearing. He is everything I have ever dreamed of- romantic, thoughtful, funny, and supportive – all the adjectives that everyone uses to describe what they want in a partner. That might be trite, but with him it’s so TRUE, and the beauty is that I know what those words and dreams and promises mean when I am with him.

He proposed to me on his birthday. He said the best gift I could ever give him would be to say yes to being his wife. That’s just one example of how selfless he is … one day a year set aside to celebrate him, and he makes it a beautiful moment about us. Our wedding was perfect- we wanted to have the feeling of a family reunion because family is so important to us both, and that’s exactly how it felt.

What did I ever do to deserve such happiness? As it turns out, all I had to do was be honest about what's important to me and find someone who would honor those values and share them with me. In homage to how we met, our processional music was “This Will Be” … because without eHarmony we would have never met. When I first joined eHarmony I was embarrassed about it, because it made me feel somewhat inadequate – like I couldn’t find someone on my own. But our world is changing, and I’d much rather meet someone this way than at a club or bar (how else do people out of college meet anyway?). Finding Gil makes me feel so blessed, and I’m proud to share with people how we met.

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