Lany:
My love's name is Jimmy & he works for an Airline company in Saudi Arabia, I work here in Geneva & we both are of the same Nationality, from the Philippines...
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She's From:   United Kingdom
He's From:     Australia

As Deborah went to the departure hall to fly out of Adelaide I knew that the next few months were going to drag on slowly and that I would miss her like crazy. I just didn't want her to go but that was the reality of the situation.

  Mars & Deborah during
Mar's visit to the U.K.
  When she got back to the United Kingdom we spoke to each other at least twice a day and the bond between us was unbreakable. We made plans for me to go over to there to see her. So back to work it was for another 4 months. I'd never been on an aircraft before and had a huge fear of flying so that was our next obstacle to overcome. I booked a flight to Manchester and as luck would so have it the guy who was living with me at the time was travelling to England to see his family at the same time so we decided to go on the same flight which made me feel better because then I wasn't going to die by myself.
 

 

 



   

 

 
  He also had done a lot of travelling and knew his way around the big airports such as Singapore which is massive compared to little old Adelaide airport. Anyway the day came and I was just as excited as I was scared.

As we arrived at the airport I took a look at this monstrous bird and thought to myself NO WAY. I just couldn't comprehend how that thing gets up there but I just kept on telling myself this is the only way I'm going to see Deborah and when I walked out onto the tarmac to board this thing I was terrified but kept my legs moving towards it. I'm sitting next to my friend Andy who's had so many flights that it was like riding a bus to him.

The time came for us to take off and I remember seeing the hand lugguge compartments shaking at full thrust and my friend laughing at the look on my face. This was my first flight ever and it so happened to be a 21 hour flying time voyage to my first overseas destination. It seemed to take forever to get to Manchester but we finally landed and I remember feeling the cold air coming through the gaps in the boarding tunnel. It was freezing over there. We walked to immigration arrivals and I got the third degree from an immigration official who looked like she smiled as much of a chance as me winning the lottery.

Finally made it through that and walked through the doors where passengers are greeted by their loved ones but no sign of Deborah, Suddenly I felt someone grab me from behind and turned around to see my gorgeous Deborah with a huge smile on her face. It was just one of those moments you know.

So after that 21 hour flight it was a 2 hour drive from Manchester to where Deborah lives and I just remember looking at the countryside with everything feeling totally alien like another world. It was fascinating.

I then proceeded to meet Deborah's family and friends and we had a beautiful 3 weeks over there. The worst thing is the feeling you get inside 2 days before you know you have to leave and the last night seems to have an such a finality about it. When I had to leave her again we were both in tears but I had asked her to marry me and she said yes. That gave us strength to keep chasing our goal to be together.

In Part Four we get married.

"Mars"

Continued in Part Four and Part Five. Looking for Part One? It's here. Looking for Part Two? It's here.