East Meets West Love Story

(From this moment life has begun, From this moment you are the one , right beside you is where I belong From this moment on From this moment I have been blessed I live only for your happiness And for your love I’d give my last breath From this moment on.) ]


I was single for a long long time I had never dated till I was 26 in the year 2005 I never had a boyfriend partly because I was not allowed to and partly because I was busy with university and work.


In August 2004 I came to study in Belfast at the university. I wanted to know what dating was about and got unto this dating website and one day I got this letter from a computer geek called Mark who wanted to meet up with me. We exchanged phone numbers and started having long talks.


In October 2004 we went out on our first date I wore a denim skirt and leather jacket with brown boots and my husband my knight in shining armour came in an bright orange shirt talk about God spotting him for me from all other potentials that bright orange shirt definitely helped.


He came over and I was waiting for him with my best friend he got down from the car, he had spiky hair, over six feet tall my best friend whispered he looks like a football player I thought I may not be a wag but this guy has some potential for future prospects because there was immediate chemistry.


He came over and gave me a big hug. I usually being formal just shake hands but I loved his spontaneity  and he took me to this restaurant called Olio. I did not understand the Irish menu where we usually have a starter, a main course and dessert. So I asked him to order for me.He liked that I trusted his judgement but mostly because I was not familiar with western food.


So there came the starter and I not knowing thought that was my main course it was a finely prepared aubergine and I started fuming I thought that was all I was getting. I thought we might as well have gone to Mac Donald’s where he could have afforded my cheese burger.But as he looked into my eyes there was a spark of attraction but I was very  upset with the aubergine till the waiter came with pink salmon in white sauce.

I thought this is a man who knows how to treat a woman right.


He reached out his hands to mine and held them and I thanked him for taking  for this date.We laughed alot thinking what his parents might say when he brought me home in my traditional attire telling them “ I come on big bird to to Northern Ireland”


They were surprised to see me but they were gracious, Now it was time for Mark to meet up with my parents. My father being a strict Anglican Priest looked at Mark and the first thing he said was no kissing. Mark was surprised but agreed.


In the fourth month of dating just before we got engaged in December I was lying in his arms and he looked into my eyes and asked me what would you do if I kiss you and I humbly answered I will kiss you back and then I knew this was the man I wanted to marry.

I kept myself a virgin for this tall kind man who loved me knew about my depression problem yet wanted to marry me.In December 25th 2005 we got engaged and on May 20 2006 we got married.

Life has not been a bed of roses but our Love for each other helped us cope through the difficult times and we promised each other we will be there for each other through the good times and the bad times.


We have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl who brings us so much of joy and the centre of both our lives.


“I give my hand to you with all my heart,Can’t wait to live my life with you cant wait to start you and I will  never be apart my dreams come true because of you, You’re the reason I believe in Love from this moment on.”