Back in 2014, Maysa left her home in Brazil to learn English. Because she was an au pair, most of her practice with English was with little kids. Shy and lacking confidence with the language, Maysa had one of her friends sign her up with an online profile to find people to help her with English. This is how Randy found her and became her teacher.
“We started to talk on Skype twice a week. He wasn’t patient as a teacher at all, but he was such a good friend! We started to go out as friends, and one day, our friendship became a relationship. I realized his family was my family, his friends were my friends.” When Maysa’s year in the United States came to an end, Randy realized he could not let her leave. He proposed, and Maysa went back to Brazil an engaged woman. Once her visa was taken care of, Maysa returned to the United States to marry Randy!
“I married more than my English teacher. I married someone that teaches me every day what love looks like; I married my best friend!”
Unfortunately, Maysa’s parents could not attend the wedding, so her whole family gathered on Skype to witness the ceremony.