n 1975 a jock from the University of Florida and an aspiring long hair blonde super model from Miami crossed paths at a mutual friends wedding. The names of these individuals were Orlando Puyol and Susana Smith. Fatal attraction gripped them both as they exchanged greetings and danced the night away. Growing fonder of each other with every disco step Orlando asked Susie if he could keep in touch with her. Without hesitation she said yes to her knight in a black tux.

As they spent more time with each other they realized they had similar backgrounds. They both we’re forced to leave their birth country, Cuba, in 1960 due to communism. They both lived in Miami throughout their childhood and grew up in the Catholic faith. They both loved their family and friends. The two were a perfect match.

A year later, Orlando popped the question to his sleek, super model and she said yes. They got married and started their life together in Gainesville, FL where Orlando finished his degree in Engineering and graduated from the University of Florida. Destiny was in place and a family that would be remembered for generations was in motion.

To date they are still happily married and have 3 wonderful kids. Their oldest son Eddy (born 1979) has his own ministry (Soul Deep Ministries) and shares God’s love through music. Their daughter Sofie (born 1982) graduated with a business degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL and is currently working in the family business as the Director of Gardens Learning Center. And their youngest son Bobby (born 1993) graduated with a business degree from University of Connecticut and is pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL.

The Puyol Family have owned and operated Gardens Learning Center for over 25 years. They have helped families in the northern communities of Palm Beach County raise their children by giving them a solid Christian foundation in learning.

Keep the Puyol Family in prayer as they continue to impact the world with God’s love and the peace of Jesus.

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