It was six months since I had lost my mother. Although I am a steely character, losing Amma was tough. Around this time, unexpectedly I met a girl at a friend’s place. After initial introductions, we spoke as though we knew each other for ages. She came across to me as a pure-hearted person, not the usual kind of girl with heavy make-up or ‘hep’ dress. She was simple, honest and frank in her remarks. She had just finished her B.E. She was preparing for CAT.
After each passing day, I felt like spending more time with her. Ever since we met, we spoke everyday over phone. One day, in the fit of the moment, I proposed to her. It was hardly a month since we had met. She blankly refused my proposal and told that we could continue as friends. I felt I acted in haste. But we were still comfortable with each other’s friendship. After nine long months, I was taken aback when she asked, “Do you see me as your wife?”. I was both happy and nervous. She still had to do her MBA and I did not have a proper job. But we were loyal to each other and never gave up hopes.
Four years passed by. She finished her MBA with flying colors. And by then, I had got a job as a Graphic Designer.
But the question was breaking the news to our families. My sister and brother-in-law, and her brother stood for us. One Thursday, my family went to her house seeking her hand. Though I was sceptical of her parents agreeing to the proposal, I was still hopeful. And wonder of wonders! After meeting my sister and brother-in-law (I lost my parents early in life) and after enquiring about me, in a matter of minutes, the engagement function was over. And the wedding was over, believe it or not, within FOUR days.(We both waited for FOUR years for this day).
Even today me and my wife (we have a son now), happily married for 3 years, cannot forget the unexpected meeting that changed our lives forever. And I don’t regret having proposed to her hastily!