Eight years to the day that we faded out of each other lives, we met again after accomplishing our educational endeavors. Egwin and I have known each other all MY life and our families are close friends.
We were never romantically involved but were often teased about eventually falling in love one day and marrying each other. To us it was just psychobabble of the family and we paid no notice to it, but I guess the older generation knew that our paths were destined to cross cause soul mates were meant to be together.
I was 16 when I saw Egwin for the last time at a wedding and then he left to pursue his bachelors in Missouri. Eight years sailed by and I received my bachelors in Minnesota. My mum urged me to visit Egwin. Grudgingly I called him, thinking to myself that we couldn’t possibly have anything in common after all this time.
He extended an invitation and I found myself at the Kansas City airport one week later. We were surprised to see that we were still connected in a way that was unnerving to us—we even finished off each other’s sentences without effort.
This time the chemistry between us couldn?t be masked and Egwin convinced me to move to Kansas City. We picked up where we had left off and love flowed easily into our lives.
Of course love’s course never did flow smoothly and after I had been in KC for one year, I was forced to return to Malaysia because of visa problems. Leaving Egwin at the airport was the hardest thing that I ever had to do. The look on his face just tore at my heart and I left with the vision of his hands plastered against the glass wall that separated US.
We burned the telephone lines every night trying to quench our yearning. Needless to say days turned into months. Eventually we came to a breaking point and Egwin told me that he would be coming back home cause he couldn?t bear being apart.
As I waited to for his arrival, he called saying that flights to Malaysia were fully booked that week and that he would have to fly in through Singapore. He said he wasn’t about to let anything deter him from coming back home to me. His parents & I drove to the border and waited for him at the train station. His mum then pulled out an envelope and handed it to me.
It was at another airport—just about 10,000 miles away from this one when my life was going to go through a change—though I didn’t know it yet. A big change!
Who would have thought that after 8 long years of not even speaking to—much less seeing each other that we would meet & hug, so far away from home????
Here I am two years later after that long lost hug and "hopelessly in love with you…" It was 2 years ago that our eyes met through a multitude & crowd of people and once again through a multitude and crowd of people—if you look around and find my eyes again. There’s something I have to ask you…
He was supposed to arrive immediately after I read the letter cause his mum and him had timed it perfectly. Due to a bad case of nerves, he accidentally left his wallet in the cab and was delayed. When he finally managed to retrieve his lost wallet, he ended up arriving much later. There we were in front of an old train station that I never would have envisioned as an ideal proposal spot, but with Egwin at my side that seemed to be totally unimportant.
All that mattered was that we were finally together again. He got into the car and pulled out a large bouquet of white & red roses—as he got down on one knee, pulled out the ring and asked me the most important question that forever changed my life. I said "YES" immediately without a seconds doubt. We got married 3 days later & returned to America.
It has been an amazing 3 years now. I am truly blessed to have found my soul mate & best friend. Knights in Shining Armor DO exist—mine came back to complete my life so that we could spend a lifetime of bliss. Happily Ever After!!