The Kamberes – Love at first sight

Can we agree that we all need one special person to make us feel seen, important, loved, and cherished? I mean, love is a universal language, and it does not matter how you communicate it or where you get it from. You can be walking down the street, sitting by the coffee bar, standing in the queue, using social media platforms, reading a book in a library, and finally meeting your “soulmate.” Today’s couple met while attending the same event and later took it to their Facebook inbox and started chatting. Can you believe it? You can find love anywhere, especially if you allow it. I will leave it at that and let the couple fill us in on everything in this beautiful interview. Stories like this carry more weight when told by Its own.


How did you meet?

Bernard: I got to know about my wife from my friends. Then I read her writings, Behind Closed Screen on Facebook and first saw her physically at a friend’s wedding and reached out to her on Messenger. That’s how our conversation began.

How was your experience on your first date?

Connie: Is it safe to say that it exceeded my expectations? We had a fascinating discussion. I never thought I could be that open with anyone. What could beat that?

When did you know that you would end up getting married?

Connie: How do I say it, haha? Even if I had known him before, the ball ultimately belonged in his hands.
Bernard: The year of the wedding. Everything just flew by.

You recently celebrated your beautiful wedding last year. What was the most special part of your wedding?

Connie: It’s difficult to pick just one, but if I had to, it would be him singing to me while playing his guitar and performing a song that he wrote. I downright melted.
Bernard: I don’t think I can pick out just one instance. The wedding was unique throughout. Yet, I might choose the occasion when I sang a song I had written the night of the wedding to my wife. It was nerve-wracking but turned out to be very special.

What has been the most challenging time during your relationship, and how did you handle that?

Connie: The fact that I recently lost my mother while planning my wedding stands out for me. I was not in a good place. 
We dealt with this circumstance by seeking the Lord’s guidance in prayer regularly, and my husband greatly assisted in letting me grieve in the most healthy way possible. There was no pressure on me to perform better than I could just then.
Bernard: The pulling off of the wedding. It was a challenging time, especially due to the difference in expectations between us and our relatives. We had to compromise in all cases so that none of the family members would feel neglected.

We make the most of the opportunities available to us today and see where they will lead us tomorrow if God wills that we are present then.


What do you love most about each other? 

Connie: “Whoosh, picking one is hard, but I would easily say his passion for the gospel is the best part about him, and I must add that he is the best teacher.” I know that if I wanted to learn anything, I would gladly ask him to teach me.
Bernard: The fact that my wife has a genuine love for God

Who’s the best cook?

Connie: I guess I am, though I’ve tasted his food before and he genuinely surprised me. He is quite good.
Bernard: My beautiful wife

Who of you cracks the best jokes?

Connie: Oh, totally him. I spend a huge percentage of my time laughing. He makes me laugh. 
Bernard: I think I do.

What’s the best way to show appreciation to your spouse?

Connie: Sometimes it can be found in the simple things. We teach children magic words that we ourselves forget to say. Saying “thank you” when your partner helps you is just good manners. When you are mistaken, say, “I’m sorry.” Say it instead of assuming the other person is aware. Tell them how much you value them.
Bernard: Tell her. Just say it out. And a few gifts or treats can add more volume.

Where do you see yourselves in the next 5–10 years as a couple?

Connie: I’m quite sure my husband said something about taking each day as it comes. We are that family, clinging to God and praying to be faithful to each other.
Bernard: To be honest, there is no guarantee that we will still be on earth in the next 5 to 10 years. Therefore, we treat each day as it comes. We make the most of the opportunities available to us today and see where they will lead us tomorrow if God wills that we are present then.

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