An American married a Filipina who received her Christmas Gift when they were still young Are you one of those kids who read or
An American married a Filipina who received her Christmas Gift when they were still young
Are you one of those kids who read or watch fairytales about love and always get thrilled when it has a happy ending? Often the fairytales we read or watch before are the stories of a princess and prince or not a poor person who loved a rich person. But no matter what the story of their love is what matters is always happy the ending of their story.
The story of the love story of Tyrel Wolfe, an American, and his wife Joan Marchan, who is another Filipino, almost resembles the fairytale.
In 2000, there was a Charity project Operation Christmas Child where children are giving gifts and it will be sent to children abroad. Seven-year-old Tyrel Wolfe was one of the children who gave a gift and he put it in a shoe box. The children in the Philippines are lucky because they are one of those who received a gift from the said charity.
One of the children who received a gift and gift from Tyrel was Joan Marchan who was also seven years old at that time. Aside from Tyrel’s gift, it also put a picture of him and their address is written on the back. Since Joan thought to thank Tyrel for the gift he gave, she tried to send Tyrel a letter but it never got to him.
Joan didn’t give up because 11 years later she tried to contact Tyrel again in her Facebook search. He didn’t disappoint because he saw Tyrel on facebook and he immediately sent a friend request but the young man didn’t accept it immediately. Two years later Tyrel accepted Joan’s friend request on Facebook because he also wants to know the Filipina who wants to be his friend.
Tyrel asked Joan how a young lady met her and Joan immediately introduced that she was the kid who received Tyrel’s gift in 2000. At first Tyrel didn’t remember the so-called gift Joan received, so she asked her mother if she knows anything about the said gift. Tyrel’s mother immediately confirmed that she was given a gift when she was just seven and it was through a charity. Tyrel and Joan have since been friends.
Their friendship led to Tyrel’s decision to go to Joan in the Philippines and get to know her personally, so she saved a fare to Joan. Joan couldn’t avoid being emotional when she saw Tyrel for the first time because she also didn’t expect that the young man will come on the day he said.
Ayon naman kay Tyrel, “When I finally got there and saw her, I had to punch myself a couple of times because I thought it was a dream.. I was immediately attracted to her”.
Tyrel’s visit to Joan again in the Philippines but for the second time he asked the lady’s hand to her parents. But it wasn’t easy for the young man because Joan’s mother opposed Tyrel’s wish to happen because they were too young.
To convince Joan’s mother, Tyrel called her father and immediately travelled to the Philippines. Joan’s mother couldn’t help it anymore so she agreed to marry Joan to Tyrel.
In 2014, Joan completely married the child who gave her a gift 14 years ago. They were married in Midvale, Idaho and now live quietly in America with their other Son.
Joan and Tyrel’s love story is really thrilling that started with a simple gift. It’s true that the saying is more blessed is the one who gives and receives the one who gives and receives the one who is blessed with love forever.