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Melissa Ricks shares love story with non-showbiz fiancé Michael

Seemingly her answered prayer, Melissa Ricks shared how she met fiancé Michael through an Instagram post.

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08/31/2020 10:51 AM
Melissa Ricks shares love story with non-showbiz fiancé Michael
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After news of her engagement came out, actress Melissa Ricks, in an Instagram post, shared her love story with her non-showbiz fiance Michael. 

READ: Melissa Ricks, emosyonal sa kanyang engagement

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Love Story: “Your best days are still ahead of you” this is what Direk Paolo Tesico a friend from church told me.. Somehow this made me cry, I held on to that. That was 2 years ago, When I felt like everything was falling apart. I was feeling hopeless I didnt have as much money as I did before, I was a single mom, I was alone, I didnt have work and I was scared, That was when I turned to God, I knew that hindi niya ako papabayaan, hindi niya kami ni Kiera papabayaan, He was the one I could rely on.. He was my rock. Its true, rock bottom is where you rebuild your life, Where God will rebuild your life. Sometimes God mixes up your plans, tests your faith. This led me to Jesus the Anointed One Church in Rosario, Batangas. Yes, that is 2 1/2 hrs away from where I live, but I made it a point to attended Sunday services there when I could, because there, somehow it felt like I was home, it felt right, I felt safe, I didnt feel judged, I felt like my worries were taken away,and I felt like I had a family there. The first time I walked into the church I said a little prayer “Lord, I surrender, what ever plans you have for me, I accept, if it is meant that I will raise kiera on my own I accept, I leave it all in your hands”. As my relationship with the Lord started to grow, I learned to talk to God as if he was a friend. In a separate prayer on one of my visits, nag baka sakali lng ako, actually it was more like a thought, “Lord, baka naman po may ma meet ako dito, un alam and sakit, un napagdaanan na ang lahat, un masipag, un mabait, mahal ako and mahal anak ko,but most of all may takot sa diyos. Sana po may makatabi ko” I smiled thinking as i prayed. A few months later, I walk into church, like I did every Sunday along with Kiera, and I sat in the front row.. right next to Michael.❤️ • •I would like to thank @niceprintphoto for always being part of all the milestones in my life and capturing moments that we will treasure forever. • Thank you @gideonhermosa for going all the way to Batangas to make this occasion not only special one but a beautiful one too with all the beautiful flowers and candles, Im super kilig and I am truly thankful🙏

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Posting a picture from the proposal night, she wrote in the caption, "My Love Story: “Your best days are still ahead of you” this is what Direk Paolo Tesico a friend from church told me.. Somehow this made me cry, I held on to that. That was 2 years ago, When I felt like everything was falling apart. 

"I was feeling hopeless I didnt have as much money as I did before, I was a single mom, I was alone, I didnt have work and I was scared, That was when I turned to God, I knew that hindi niya ako papabayaan, hindi niya kami ni Kiera papabayaan, He was the one I could rely on.. He was my rock. Its true, rock bottom is where you rebuild your life, Where God will rebuild your life," she said. 

Further, Melissa said that it was this struggle that paved the way for her to meet Michael. "Sometimes God mixes up your plans, tests your faith. This led me to Jesus the Anointed One Church in Rosario, Batangas. Yes, that is 2 1/2 hrs away from where I live, but I made it a point to attended Sunday services there when I could, because there, somehow it felt like I was home, it felt right, I felt safe, I didnt feel judged, I felt like my worries were taken away,and I felt like I had a family there. 

"The first time I walked into the church I said a little prayer “Lord, I surrender, what ever plans you have for me, I accept, if it is meant that I will raise kiera on my own I accept, I leave it all in your hands”. As my relationship with the Lord started to grow, I learned to talk to God as if he was a friend." 

She went on, "In a separate prayer on one of my visits, nag baka sakali lng ako, actually it was more like a thought, “Lord, baka naman po may ma meet ako dito, un alam and sakit, un napagdaanan na ang lahat, un masipag, un mabait, mahal ako and mahal anak ko,but most of all may takot sa diyos. Sana po may makatabi ko” I smiled thinking as i prayed. A few months later, I walk into church, like I did every Sunday along with Kiera, and I sat in the front row.. right next to Michael.❤️" 

Melissa also acknowledged the people who took part in their engagement night. "I would like to thank @niceprintphoto for always being part of all the milestones in my life and capturing moments that we will treasure forever. Thank you @gideonhermosa for going all the way to Batangas to make this occasion not only special one but a beautiful one too with all the beautiful flowers and candles, Im super kilig and I am truly thankful🙏." 

In another post, the actress thanked the director of her indie film "Ligaw", who was instrumental to why she came to Batangas. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It was God who orchestrated our love story but he used many people to do so. There are many people I’d like to thank. To Direk Paolo Tesico the director of my indie film “Ligaw” thank you, it was your prayers and this movie is what brought me to Jesus the anointed one church in Batangas. To Pastor Ito, and Pastor Eric kung sino nag pakilala saamin, and sumasama sa dinners and bonding moments that made us really laugh endlessly, and who continue to guide us and pray for us, Salamat po. To the De Veyra’s my second family in Batangas, thank you for all the love kindness and for always welcoming us in your home, mahal ko po kayo. To Ru, Mau, and prey, the masterminds of this surprise, and best actors, haha Im glad God gave me such wonderful friends that went the extra mile to ensure everything went right, kht na stress kayo, laban pdin haha my heart is full! To tita karen and tito bod since day 1 nanjan na po kayo for us salamat! To echo sandoval for the beautiful serenade as i walked down the path to my forever! To all my friends from Manila I love you guys to the moon and back, alam niyo yan! To My Mom, dad and kuya, who are not here, but are ever so supportive and only wish for the best for me and my happiness always, love you guys. Lastly to the Macatangay family, papa doods, mama loida, kuya jerome, joeboy, and nina, thank you for accepting me into your family with open arms and for all the love and kindness you have shown kiera & I, I cant wait to be part of this wonderful family, I promise to care & protect Jayden and Michael the best I can❤️ Thank you everyone!!❤️ • • 📸 @niceprintphoto

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Melissa has a daughter named Kiera - her child with a former boyfriend Charles Togezaki.