Dear Mr. White,
It is a great pleasure that my new wife, Luisa, and I share our wedding
photo with you. I ordered your Fall/Winter 1997-photo issue and began
to write to Luisa Osorio Delgadillo, an accountant from Pereira, Colombia.
We exchanged our first letters in December 1997 and continued to write
to each other through 1998. We also exchanged small gifts and telephone
calls as well. I made plans to visit Colombia in January 1999, since
we determined that this was a good time.
On Sunday, January 24, I left Boston, MA for Bogota, Colombia, with
a scheduled stop in Miami to change planes. Delays at Logan International
Airport in Boston caused my arrival in Miami to be late, so I spent
the night in Miami and arrived in Bogota the next day. One hour before
my flight to Pereira, the airport in that city was closed because
of a very destructive earthquake that struck the area. I was forced
to spend the night in Bogota, both Luisa and I praying that the airport
would open the next morning. It did, and I was able to meet Louisa
on Tuesday morning. The many problems only confirmed our bond of love.
I spent the rest of the week with Louisa and her family. They are
such nice people and they treated me very well. I was able to learn
much about Colombian life while I was there. Luisa traveled to Bogota
with her 2-year-old daughter, Laura, to obtain visas. Again, we prayed
and the visas were obtained without trouble. I was able to meet Louisa
and Laura at Logan Airport in Boston on May 21.
We were married July 17, in a double ceremony with our neighbors,
all was perfect. A new family created, and our dreams fulfilled.
Bruce, we cannot thank you enough. It is nothing short of a miracle,
and it is hard to put into words the profound love that we feel in
our hearts. Please use our letters and photo in your advertisement
to inspire others that may be thinking of looking for love in Latin
America. Luisa and I wish them all of the success and happiness that
we have experienced.
Best Wishes Always,
Tom, Luisa & Laura