2 Sep – Melissa Ricks is now engaged to be married to boyfriend Michael Macatangay.
As reported on GMA News, the actress shared the good news on social media with a photo of her and Macatangay after he popped the question while they were in Batangas.
She shared that a friend from church once told her, "Your best days are still ahead of you", and that she held on to that for the past two years even when everything felt like it was falling apart. It was during that time that she decided to attend the Jesus the Anointed One Church in Rosario, Batangas, which was two and a half hours away from where she lived.
"The first time I walked into the church I said a little prayer "Lord, I surrender, whatever 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, actually it was more like a thought, "Lord, maybe I can meet someone here, I know the pain, I have gone through everything, I am hardworking, I am kind, I love and I love my child, but most of all I fear God. I hope I can have someone with me" 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."
Ricks stated that it was God who orchestrated their love story, but that He used many people to do so.
She also thanked many people who helped her along the way, including the Macatangay family for accepting her and daughter Kiera into the family with open arms.
"I can't wait to be part of this wonderful family, I promise to care and protect Jayden and Michael the best I can. Thank you everyone!!" she added
(Photo Source: Melissa Ricks Instagram)