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Finding Love in the Dark

Posted on December 13th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Fun 6 Comments

Luis Delgadillo - Jasmine ChopraI have read a lot of true love stories in my time, but not very many are as special as the story of Jasmine Chopra and Luis Delgadillo.

The two met in the Army and grew closer as they trained for combat duty. And though Jasmine didn’t think much about Luis at first, he was in love with her from the get-go. And through time, they grew closer.

After hours of training, they would sit together and listen to music on his computer. One of their favorite songs was from Death Cab for Cutie, the lyrics went like this:

If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark.

As they sat in the darkness of a blacked-out belly of a C-130 transport plane heading to Iraq. Luis offered Jasmine his heart and told her, “I’ll follow you into the dark.” Jasmine could only offer a hug in return.

After landing in Iraq, before parting ways to their assignments, she told Luis what she had realized on the dark plane ride, “I love you. I really, really love you.”

They would keep in touch by email and Jasmine would plan virtual dates where she would send him a link of a hotel website where they could stay, another link for a restaurant and so on.

Luis told Jasmine that, whenever she decided she was ready to get engaged, “it would be the easiest question you could ask me.”

And so she did.

Both on vacation back in Southern California, she led him to a chapel at Chapman University, her alma mater. She had told him they were attending a alumni function. When they walked toward the door, a big truck pulled into place in front of the main entrance. In white letters, across the side was emblazoned, “Luis, Will You Marry Me? Love, Jasmine.”

And so their journey begins.

Read the rest of this story at OCRegister.com.

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Comments (6)

  1. 1Courtney

    That is SUCH a cute story! You can’t even make stuff this cute up!

  2. 2Maggie

    If you knew this girl you would know that it isn’t as romantic as it is written. Can we say “serial fiance”. Plus if you had talked to any of her ex’s you would also know that she has broken many engagements due to cheating on her fiances. I feel sorry for the guy.

  3. 3Melissa

    HaHaHa….Maggie, that’s an interesting comment! I thought it was a cute story and now I’m confused…

  4. 4Not So Romantic

    I also know a little of the true story behind this.
    It is most definitely not as romantic as written.
    (This girl certainly has a gift for P.R.) Maggie,
    i’d be interested to hear what you know… contact me at
    not_so_romantic@yahoo.com if you like.

  5. 5Maggie

    Why is a false love story glorified. Women are given a story by a fake person with a flair for drama and story-telling. Give me a hollar Not So Romantic at maggie.says2@yahoo.com. I wish they would take this story off the internet. Too many women get a great fake story and get false hope from a fake woman with no personality. Women need a real love story to believe in NOT a fabricated story from a PR writer.

  6. 6Maria

    I have been updated on this story and I am passing around the sad message that the engagement between Luis Delgadillo and Jasmine Chopra has been broken off. There will be no wedding or happy ending for this couple. The stress of returning to civilian life and schedules has discontinued this engagement though they do remain friends.

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