What do you say to someone who you've loved for years but never met? "I called her, [and] I said, 'You've been in my heart 40 years. I believe we are soul mates, and I believe we might be husband and wife someday,'" Moti says.
The first time Moti called, Ronit says they talked for a long time. "He sounded very positive and [he had] wonderful energy," she says. "I told him on the phone, 'Moti, I am almost 60 years old. I'm a grandmother of eight. Don't expect this 18-year-old to come down the runway.' Moti said, 'I know you. I know you from the age of 18. I know these eyes and I know you. I am waiting for you.'"
A year and a half after their first meeting, Moti and Ronit were married. "For sure we are soul mates," Ronit says. "We are like two 16-year-olds starting all over again. Moti loves everything about me, and he makes me feel like a real beauty queen inside out and outside in."
Though he didn't know things would turn out this way, Moti says he had to follow his heart. "I had a vision of having her eventually and really connecting with her in a soulful love, but nobody's really sure about this," he says. "You have a dream, and you try. You go for it."