How our love grew...

by - 10:56 PM

 I know many of you were taken aback and almost choked when I posted pictures of myself in a wedding dress in the beautiful island of Santorini, announcing that I now have the most wonderful husband in the world. I understand your surprise. After all, I had always portrayed myself as a forever single, carefree traveling girl with no plans of committing to any man. 

After a few hurtful relationships, I had lost faith in the idea of a happy ending love story for myself. I believed that traveling as much as possible would give me everything I needed and help me forget that men even existed. But life, as it often does, had a surprise in store for me.

When I thought about getting married and starting a family, I assumed it would happen after long years of being in a relationship and another long years of engagement. But meeting my husband changed everything. We were both skeptical people with a long story of painful relationships, but our meeting proved to us that love at first sight really does exist, not just in fairy tales but in real life too. 

From the moment we saw each other, we felt like we had known each other forever. We couldn't bear the thought of being apart even for a day. By our second date, we knew we were two halves of a whole. We took a risk and started living together, which was scary for me because I feared that I would get used to him and then everything would crash as it had always done before. But a week after we started sharing an apartment, my prince charming said that I would soon be his wife (what of course I took as a joke because how would he know it so soon).

I didn't believe him at first. The fear of being cheated on or disrespected again, as it had happened in my past, still lingered in my mind. 

So I laughed and said, "I can see someone here is in the mood for joking today huh?"

But he answered, "I'm not joking. I've known since the moment we spoke for the first time."

I was stunned. I didn't know what to say. I had never felt this way about anyone before. I didn't know if I was ready to get married. But I knew that I loved him more than anything in the world.

I was so happy that I could barely contain myself. I had never felt this way about anyone before. He was everything I had ever wanted and more. He's the most kind, funny, caring, loving, intelligent, and handsome man in the world. He made me feel like I could do anything.

As the time was passing, as we were going together through the battle of daily routine and reality, through calm, happiness, sickness, joy and sadness, as we stood by each other's side in the body-wrecking illness and breakdowns, as I took care of him in extremely high fever and he took me to the hospital when I was under uncontrollable bleeding, as I kept him going when he was losing hope and he healed me from mental breakdown, as we built our sweet and safe love nest and supported each other arm in arm when many people around wished us all the worst and tried to make us break up, our love only grew stronger.

We learned to appreciate each other's strengths and weaknesses, and we learned to love each other unconditionally. We became best friends, lovers, and soulmates. We knew that we were meant to be together, and we were determined to make our relationship work.

We faced many challenges along the way, but we always came out stronger. We learned to communicate our needs and to compromise. We learned to forgive each other's mistakes and to move on. We learned to love each other more and more each day.

I remember when one day, he innocently asked me if I had chosen my dream wedding dress yet. When I said no, he took me into his arms and said, "So go, baby, find it." Not long after, he asked me the most important question of my life: "WILL YOU BE MY WIFE?" I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started crying. Of course, my answer was YES, YES, YES!!!

And so, the wedding preparations began. Contrary to what everyone expected, we decided to have a simple wedding in our home country, Greece, on the beautiful island of Santorini. We didn't want a big party or to spend a lot of money. We just wanted tranquility and sacred love. And that's exactly what we got.

So, the workaholic Ms. Flight Attendant who didn't believe in love and thought she would be forever alone became a Mrs. I broke all my preconceived notions about needing a long relationship before saying "YES" and a long engagement before saying "I do". Love is unpredictable, and that's what makes it beautiful.

Our love is a beautiful thing. It is a source of strength, happiness, and peace. It is a reminder that anything is possible when you have someone to fight for.

I am so grateful for my husband. He is my best friend, my lover, and my soulmate. The best what ever happened to me. He is the love of my life.

I love you, my husband.


I hope our story inspires you to believe in love and its power to surprise and change us. Love is not bound by time or expectations. It comes when it's meant to come, and when it does, it's the most beautiful thing in the whole universe. Let's see how our married story unfolds and... When our family grows 😉

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