We saw each others pictures in April 1999.
We wanted to meet but there he was in california and me in India,10,000
miles away!! We kept trying to see how to make it happen. All this plus
we both come from very conservative families and our parents are very
strict. We were supposed to have arranged marriages in our community,
but he finally made it here in August 1999. We spent a week, no-one knew
he flew half-way across the world in secrecy for me.
Parting was always a pain and the days
passed by like years. We met again in March 2000 when he came down with
his parents. They were not too happy about this and they thought it was
the wrong time since we both needed to concentrate on school. I was
doing medicine and he,law.
So,they did not want us to communicate but
we just kept on. There were times when I wondered if I would ever make
it!? I needed to spend more time with him, so he came half way across
the world again in December 2000 and we spent a lovely two weeks
We then got busy with school and stuff but
still kept in touch, though a little less.
There was still the question of what to say to our parents, how to make
them accept it. I had a lot of sleepless nights and I would pray for a
The days went by and a whole year passed. In
Jan 2002, his parents called mine and asked if they could get us
engaged?!! We were both shocked beyond words. It all happened so fast,
the arrangements were made and his whole family came down. I guess they
liked me actually. We had the engagement in April 2002 in India.
The wedding is in late November. We are
still apart, but I will be leaving to go to the U.S next year after
school and the worst is over, the best is yet to come! :-)