“I always had a huge crush on Fabian,” she says of the star soccer player. “But things just never worked out.”Finally, about three years ago, they became a couple.
“He was very persistent,” Kristian says. “After that, we were inseparable.”On Nov. 14, 2015, they started their journey as husband and wife.
At the time, both were working and living in Bryan – but Fabian had higher hopes for his bride.“He was very adamant about me going back to school,” Kristian says.
She always dreamed of getting her cosmetology license and pursuing her passion for makeup artistry.“He kept telling me to quit my job, but I was scared. So he told me, ‘I’m gonna take care of you. Let me handle this.’ ”
Last December, Fabian started looking into schools for his wife. On a daily basis, he sent her different phone numbers to call and kept pushing her to take the leap of faith.His perseverance paid off.
“In January,” Kristian says, “he finally made me do it.”On Feb. 8, she quit her job and began the journey of becoming a cosmetologist just one day later.
“He was on top of me all the time,” Kristian says. “He really, really wanted me to be successful.”About two months into her classes, an unexpected, but amazing, surprise came their way.
Kristian was pregnant. Although they weren’t actively “trying,” this was a long-awaited blessing.“We had always talked about how much we wanted a family,” Kristian recalls. “And it was kind of funny because we decided to put it on hold when I went to school. I mean, there were plenty of times when we thought I was pregnant, and I wasn’t, and I was kind of sad. I thought maybe it wasn’t in the cards for us.”
The pregnancy left them both elated.“We were so excited,” Kristian says. “Fabian would just look at me, look at my stomach and smile. All he wanted was a son.”
The baby was due on New Year’s Eve.On Aug. 1, Kristian was scheduled for an ultrasound to find out the baby’s sex. At the last minute, however, they decided to make it a surprise and planned a gender-reveal party, leaving Fabian’s sister in charge of the secret.
“It was supposed to happen Aug. 8,” she says of the reveal.But it never happened.