Sunday, March 20, brought an end to our long wait. We had met online a year back, had come to know each other better through text messages, calls and Skpye chats and fallen in love, and now we were finally meeting each other. I was waiting for him at the corner table of my favorite restaurant. I was comfortable in the arm chair, but inside I was a nervous wreck. The staff of the restaurant kept looking at me - this girl who often loved trying out new items in the menu was not even ordering a drink today…that is what must have been going on in their minds.
I was suddenly noticing everything, the cool air from the air conditioner that was making my feet even colder. I kept adjusting my hair - why was I being so fussy about my hair, I wondered. I checked my flourescent pink suit once again to see if it wasn’t too crumpled. Like my feet, now my hands were also getting cold.I checked my phone repeatedly, but there were still no calls or messages. As I kept waiting, memories kept flowing in my mind: his voice, the jokes that never failed to make me laugh, the tone of his voice when was serious... While my mind was racing, I wanted it to be calm because I was finally meeting him. I had dreamt about this every single day for the last one year and it was finally here. Would it be as amazing and romantic as I always imagined? Things are different when it’s a long distance relationship; even though we both had known each other for a year, there still were some uncertainties in my mind. But I didn’t want him to feel this when we met for the first time, that’s why I chose my favorite corner in the restaurant - it always helped stay calm. The slow melodies coming from their music system was helping calm me down.Then the phone rang and my heart skipped a beat. I had never found my ringtone as appealing as that day. It was him! I turned around and there he was* standing outside the restaurant. He was wearing a black tee and smiling - oh that sweet smile of his that lights up my day! He was not thousands of miles away anymore, he was there just a couple of metres away.
The moment he stepped inside I just ran into his arms. There was no screen or distance between us now; it was just him and me. I felt his strong arms around me, my cheeks were touching his neck while his beard tickled me. I closed my eyes and hugged him tighter. He smelled like heaven. My first hug with the love of my life. We could feel each other’s hearts beating at a rather fast pace. I had never felt as safe as I did in his arms right that moment. Now my mind was at peace. No uncertainties, no thoughts…nothing.Image: ShutterstockHave a story you’d like to share? Just drop us an email here with your story – don’t forget to put #MyStory in the subject line. We’ll get back to you about whether we can feature it.MUST-READ: #MyStory: My Love Story Began On… Facebook!!MUST-READ: #MyStory: How I Surprised My Long Distance Boyfriend!