What I love most about our love story? The answer is simple – it was unexpected.
It was like God was giving both of us a pleasant surprise.
I was introduced to Rohan by my sister’s then-boyfriend-now-husband. At the time, he was mourning the death of his beloved uncle, and I was surviving a massive heartbreak from the previous year. Neither of us were looking for a relationship. In fact, we were not looking at being friends either. It was a just a passing event, and a hi-hello was enough.
All in all, not great timing, one would think.
But when the plans come from up above, there is no questioning it.
We started off as friends, and as I think of it now – it was a perfect place to start. We met only as a group. Never spoke for too long (and never on the phone). Always greeted each other with warmth, and a listening ear. He was shy, I was wary, but we both were always friendly.
And that was seven months.
A chance lunch (not a date), just the two of us, changed the course of our lives. We talked, alone, in the restaurant, for three whole hours. As he went to use the washroom, I found myself smiling – and felt silly.
I must mention here – ALL this happened in just ONE day! Everything changed in one day.
As he dropped me off mid-way from home, he leaned in, and kissed my forehead – and I could not stop myself from smiling the entire journey back home.
Then, there was no looking back.
Our scriptures say in Isaiah:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways.”
Isn’t it wonderful to get a lovely surprise from God almighty? So if the timing seems wrong, or the situation seems impossible – just know this, He loves to give us wonderful surprises to cherish lifelong.
(This was Khristina’s version of the story – Get Rohan’s version tomorrow)