The first three months of my relationship with my fiancé was hard. This was because we lived in separate states. We had not seen each other since the very first time we saw which was months before we started dating.
We tried to find time to see but we were both so busy with work. It didn’t seem like there was light at at end of the tunnel.
One glorious day, my boss at the time told us that we would traveling three different states for work, and it turns out that he lives in one of those states. At first, I didn’t think too much of it, until the day we would travel drew nearer. I became very apprehensive and happy at the same time. It was a roller coaster of emotions but more than the anxiety I felt, deep down, I was extremely excited that I would be seeing the love of my life.
Getting to his city, we texted and texted and called and called, anxiously waiting for the time we get to see.
He came over to my hotel and upon seeing him, my eyes became misty from the sheer joy I felt in my heart.
Ten months later, I’m engaged to be married to this man and I still feel that Joy I felt the day we met in that hotel. He still gives me the butterflies. He is the love I always imagined and the thought of him is all I need to turn a bad day into a gleeful one.
Life hasn’t been fair on us as we have had to deal with distance since the very beginning, but looking forward to seeing him has becoming a huge part of my existence. It has become something which fuels the joy in my heart. Knowing that one day, after a long time without beholding his beautiful face -I’d get to see him and be with him, talk, laugh, be my complete and authentic self without fear of being judged – keeps me in a state constant happiness and reflection.
I call him Rouhi, which means “My soul” in Arabic. And like the way you cannot live without a soul inside of you, I cannot live without him.
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