I 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.
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