This is the story of me and my soulmate.
We met 8 years ago doing what we both love, reading books and joined a discussion group. We clicked right away and I fell in love with him in first sight, even though I have never met him before. I was 19 years old and he was 21. Unfortunately, we were so far apart from eachother. He lived in Athens, I was at the other side of the country, Evros. One day I decided I couldn't wait any longer and I wanted to meet him in person. So I jumped in a plane and I flew to Athens just to see him. He was shocked, but you know we do crazy things when we are in love. That was the most beautiful weekend of my life. We both knew we were meant for eachother and everything around us now started to have a meaningful purpose. The only problem was I had to return back home.
For 6 years we were apart. I had to study, he had to work and we saw eachother once in 2 months or so. It was so painful every time we had to say goodbye... I was crying for days and the hole in my chest was getting bigger and bigger every day I was away from him. It was so hard not to have your person in your life, to do the simplest things, like say good morning and goodnight, giving a hug, just seeing his smile. This is how I realized, I didn't needed anything else. Just to see him smile and a goodnight kiss.
But, we also had bad days being apart. The pain and the missing part was unbearable some days. I was angry and sad at the same time. Not with him, with life. I was wondering why life was so unfair. I couldn't go see him whenever I wanted because I couldn't afford the transportation costs and neither he did. He was living with his family and he was helping them, because his dad had a serious trauma in his leg while at work, and since then he wasn't able to support economically his family. I couldn't say anything about that. In fact I was so proud of him. He is my hero.
Of course as everyone know, true love always wins. We kept meeting like this for the next 6 years, until one day he decides to come all across Greece and live with me. He left his family and friends, he left his jod and he just came to me. It was the ultimate sacrifice. I felt so special, I couldn't find any words to subscribe how I was feeling. We had to make a plan. He had to find a jod, as I was already working as an assistant, but the pay was low and we couldn't afford to rent a house. We lived with my mom for a few months, until he started to work in sales. A few months later we were able to rent a small house and now we live together for a year.
In April the 4th, when covid-19 stroke Greece and we were in a lock down situation, our jobs closed and we were home all day, he said he wanted to make dinner for me and just wear something nice like we were going on a date night in a restaurant. I was excited, because there wasn't much to do because of the virus, so I thought that was so fun! After a wonderful night, he started to tell me how beautiful his life is and that he is full now that I am a part of his life. He couldn't ask for anything else in the world, but to live with me. He told me how much he loves me and that I mean everything to him. He said so many romantic full with love words, and then he went down on one knee and asked me if I want to be his wife. I remember I was crying for a few hours and of course I said yes immediately! It was the most romantic evening of my life. I think I will never forget the love I saw into his eyes. After 6 heartbreaking years we were one. He met me as a girl and growing up as a woman.
We are engaged ever since. We started making plans for our dreamy wedding and decided we couldn't afford an open wedding, so just family and close friends. This is the most important thing to us. To have the people you love to our special day. Unfortunately, we couldn't afford that either. Our parents are not in a place were they can help us, it's actually the other way around. My mother is living by herself in retirement because of her health issues and my father is well, away as always. They are divorced since I was 8 years old. So the only support I've ever had was my mom. She is my role model, my queen.
So I am here to ask you, to help us complete our happily ever after. Not anything fancy, just family, friends and my other half. We don't want honeymoon and expensive flowers or a big reception. We just want to live the moment, to have our day. To see the look in his face when I walk down the aisle. To see my mom cry out of happiness. This is our true love story fulfilled.
Thank you for reading about our love and I hope everyone will be so lucky like we've been and find (if not already found) your soulmate wherever he/she is.
P.S. True love always wins!!!