Real Life Romance: Part Two

By Jeffrey Outterbridge
February 12, 2004

Camuel Gonzalez

Valentines day is a day filled with love and care. It’s the time when couples get together with that special person and enjoy each others company. For one couple Valentines Day is everyday.

Sophomores Camuel Gonzalez and Alexis Figueras have been together for two years. The couple met each other at a church retreat in Tranquility, N.J. The two of them meeting each other was simply by fate. “We had to do an exercise to see if an egg could break holding it from top to bottom. We were the only two that said it would break,” Gonzalez said. Their whole relationship is like a story straight from a fairy tale.

“The day he asked me to be his girlfriend, I was at his house. He sat me down and asked me to pray with him. In the prayer he asked me to be his girlfriend,” Figueras said.

From the way this couple acts, nobody would know that they live almost three hours away from each other. Figueras lives in Freehold, N.J., and Gonzalez lives in Vineland, N.J.

To keep in contact with each other they spent a lot of time on the phone, writing letters, going on church trips, and millions of cards and letters.

Originally Gonzalez wasn’t going to attend Cabrini. Last year, he attended Cumberland County Community College. “I decided to transfer to Cabrini not only to be closer to my girlfriend, but also for the education,” Gonzalez said.

Currently the couple is engaged and eagerly awaiting the day they graduate. “Our goal now is to focus on finishing college. After that we will find good jobs and start to make are plans for marriage,” Gonzalez and Figueras said.

Posted to the web by Angelina Wagner

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