It was a warm September night in 2004 when Layéida and Danny met as new recruits in a local music group. They quickly developed a friendship. And, on November 7, 2004, Lay and Danny had their first date while out with a group of friends. Since then, they have been inseparable!
It was easy for them to recognize they were soul mates based on the lessons learned from their previous attempts at finding love. Unlike in their past relationships, they shared a kindred connectedness as if they had known each other forever! This was unlike any feeling they had experienced with anyone else. And with this in mind, Danny surprised Lay with a proposal on Christmas Day of 2006. On August 16th, 2008, they professed their eternal love for one another through the exchanging of vows.
Since 2008, they have endured many things, including the passing of Danny’s mother; losing their first child together; the loss of 13 other family members; both of them being laid off from their jobs; and most recently, the tragic loss of Danny’s 11 year old son in a car accident. These recent years have been filled with many sleepless nights and tearful days. Yet, the couple has learned the value of having faith and never losing hope! For, despite the many troubles they’ve experienced, Danny and Lay are driven by their desire to see one another happy; which has been the key to maintaining their successful relationship.
Today, over seven years after meeting on that warm September evening, this couple continues to exude a deep love for one another and serve as true symbols of strength. If there were one word to describe their love it would be: Absolute! And, if asked, they would advise others who face obstacles in their relationship to trust God. But, equally as important, be sure to trust in one another. Never allow life’s pressures to cause division in your relationship. [Here’s a hint to help with that: Maintain a regular date night! Cherish those times and don’t EVER talk about the bills! They will quickly mess up a date!] … Lay and Danny are great examples that love truly does conquer all! And, clearly, as a result of the challenges they have endured and the trials they’ve both conquered; these two have learned to CELEBRATE the victory they share together as husband and wife!
Also read the Belvin Family & Metcalfe Family Love Story.