After that, we started talking... he
thought I was cute, and I thought he was cute. He seemed kinda weird at
first though. He was on this "I hate all girls" kick. His mind has
really been messed up by past relationships.
About a week or so later after talking to
him online, he started bugging me to call him.. so one day, I did. It
was awkward at first... not much was said. During our second
conversation, though, the flirting started coming out. It was nice...
but we both wondered where it was going.
We e-mailed, we called.... so now we had
to write and send pictures. Which we did. And we kept doing so. After
about a month or so, it became an everyday thing. He started to become
part of my daily routine, which I started to think might be a little
unhealthy. But we were serious... so serious, I was planning a trip to
Nigel went back to school around the
beginning of September. It was hard, because we couldn't talk as much.
He doesn't go to school in the City.. his college is in Long Island. And
I was extremely grateful for that.. after Sept. 11th... I called him
that morning.. and we sat and watched the news "together"... horrible
tragedy.. I was so scared for him.. I wanted to be with him so badly
then. So I bought a plane ticket to see him in November. Mom and dad
thought I was crazy after the 11th and all.
I went to NYC for the first time in my
life, and LOVED it. And I loved him. I KNEW he was the one for me. He
was perfect in my eyes. It felt like I had known him forever. He was my
best friend.. my soul mate.
Things got deeper, everyone wanted to
know about him... and meet him. So he came to Indiana (my hometown)
around New year's... EVERYONE loved him. Everything seemed so perfect.
Finally... the time came. Where was the
relationship going? Long distance relationships can only last so long...
It's hard being away like that. We both wanted to be together.. he knew
I was trying to get into college there in New York. So eventually, if I
got accepted, then I would move. Sooo... we discussed.. marriage. Going
away to college is much different than moving. So we seriously discussed
it. We WERE going to get married.. we wanted to. So I sat down with my
parents and told them that this was the man I wanted.. and I wanted to
get married before college... in my hometown.
We talked about it, and KNEW people would
think we were crazy. Nigel came again in March. He proposed... and then
the wedding plans started.
It was a beautiful day, June 15, 2002 in Indiana at the park. My dress
was beautiful.. my friend had did my hair. I felt like a princess... and
my prince was waiting for me ahead. I saw his family... travelling all
the way from NYC to see this beautiful moment. I saw my family.. tears
in their eyes, knowing that lil' Sarah was getting married and moving to
the City that she's always dreamed about.
Today, July 5, 2002, we've been married
almost three weeks. And what a beautiful three weeks it's been!! I love
NYC, I love my man, and even though we're young and we know we have a
lot ahead of us, we're loving the married life and FINALLY living with
our best friend: each other.
*Not long after we were talking, Nigel told me that he almost deleted my
e-mail... but something told him to open it. Fate? ... could be. :)