Sometimes, the timing is just right.
After years of dating and missed connections, Victoria Alonzo planned to propose to her girlfriend,Nicole Rodriguez. Little did she know that Nicole was already planning to propose to her on the very same night.
Their love story is even more full of opportune timings and coincidences. When they first met they were working in a marketing firm. Victoria was Nicole's mentor. Victoria knew straight away she fancied Nicole, but there was one problem- she was already engaged to someone else.
"I was pretty upset because she was one of the only people I knew I could trust," Victoria told Love What Matters. "But I had to respect what happened and go about my life."
For several months they worked together, and Victoria knew that even though Nicole was engaged an had a daughter, she couldn't shake her feelings for her.
"I was on the phone with my friend Lauren, telling her I was falling in love with Nicole. Lauren just told me, ‘TELL HER!’ So I did — through a text, haha. I was never really an emotional person and was afraid she didn't feel the same way, but she replied immediately and told me she felt the same way.
"Oh man, was that a weight lifted off my chest! I was putting myself out there which was a first for me. I didn't know what to expect, but I was very happy when she said it back. That’s when I knew what we had together wasn't going to just pass by. I knew in that very moment she was my soulmate and someone I wanted to be with forever."
Three years later, they are happily together. But their relationship did not come without it's challenges.
"We had our downfalls while Nicole was trying to figure out why she was in love with a girl. She had always pictured herself ending up with a guy, and the thought of ending up with a girl was not in the plan. We didn't tell anyone about our relationship besides our closest friends and even that was after 4 months because we both weren't sure what was going on."
For her 28th birthday, Victoria wanted to have a big party, so she could propose to Nicole in front of their family and friends. Little did she know that Nicole was planning the exact same thing.
"In my mind, I was planning a proposal on my birthday and told my family and friends about my surprise a month before. Little did I know, my family and friends already knew she was doing the same thing! Everyone kept the secret a complete surprise from us."
"We are both still in so much shock that we decided to do this on the same night. At first, I didn't even say yes. In my head, I was like, ‘Nooo, my plan is ruined!’ Of course I said yes after the shock wore off, and then I grabbed her ring and got down on one knee.
"I thought my plan was perfect and everything was going so smoothly, but then the plot completely twisted. She had me open many boxes before getting to the ring and even wrote a letter for me read out loud. At the end of the letter it says, ‘Let’s make it official.’ Because I was so wrapped up in reading, I HAD NO CLUE SHE WAS PROPOSING until she took the ring out and asked!"