Our universe grants every soul a twin—a reflection of themselves—the kindred spirit – And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other—even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love.

His Side

As it happens in all relationships, people often have arguments, sometimes over small silly things and sometimes over more serious things. The night before the proposal Nicola and I had an argument, this argument was fairly one sided as Nicola was the one doing the arguing, I was not in the mood to fight as I knew that the next day was a big day and I didn't want to spoil it. It had been 6 weeks since I ordered the ring and one week since I had it in my possession, I was just waiting for the right moment to pop the question but tonight was not the night. As the night went on I decided to go to bed, we left things in the air, which is not our usual custom, but I wanted to add affect to the next day. When we woke up in the morning I played the guilt card and gave Nicola the cold shoulder all day, she had no Idea what I had planned, well maybe she thought she did but instead of a break up it was going to be a proposal.  As the day progressed I continued to do what was expected of me and proceeded to go and see my future Father and Mother in-law, I asked both of them for permission for their daughter’s hand in marriage… They both said yes!! Now that I had the green light, it felt like I had an army of butterflies in my stomach.  I had been off to Nicola the entire day and had not called her, she was calling me and the guilt was setting in… my plan was working perfectly (I felt terrible)!  However, it was almost time. Nicola was on her way home and I gave her a call to see how far she was, I told her during the call (with my serious voice) “we need to talk when you get home”, she asked me why and I said “don't worry about it just get home and then we can chat”, I then hung up the phone (no "I love you" or anything)! At this point I felt even worse. I decided that I would pop the question in the first place we met… in the parking lot in our complex. I waited downstairs and saw her drive in, it was time. I was as nervous as hell but I started to approach the car, she was busy unpacking and getting all her stuff ready to carry to her place when she noticed me walking towards her with a serious face and her face just dropped. I saw her eyes swell almost about to cry as she expected the worst. I told her " I wanted to do this here and not at my place", her eyes swelled even more as she dropped all her stuff to the floor! That was the moment… I pulled out the ring and asked her to be my wife!  The tears flowed as she told me she was expecting me to break up with her, she didn't even say yes as she was in shock, but I eventually got the yes I was waiting for!      

Her Side

David and I had been dating for 1 year and 8 months on the 3rd June 2016. I had been eating humble pie the entire day making up for a fight that I started the night before. After lots of apologising I thought we had sorted everything out until I called him on my way home from work and the voice on the other end was very cold and distant. He asked me what time I would be home and when I asked why he said “Come upstairs when you get home, we need to talk”. My heart sank to my stomach as he would not tell me why we needed to talk and was very firm. He hung up with no “I love you” and no explanation. The whole drive home I was stressing and imagining the absolute worst that I do not even remember the drive to our complex. Pulling into the complex I slowly drove to my parking spot and started gathering my laptop and all my bags. I was just about to start walking away from my car when I saw him walking to me from across the car park with a very serious expression on his face. I started walking up to him to meet him half way when he sternly said “No, just wait there”. I stopped dead in my tracks and as he got closer to me there was no kiss hello, he just brushed right past me saying “I did not think we should do this upstairs. I have been thinking about this the whole day and I don’t even know how to say this to you as I don’t know how you will take it…” With that (feeling like I was going to pass out as this man was going to break up with me) I started putting all my bags down next to my car because if that was the case I needed my full body weight to throw a right hook. He carried on saying things but I could not bear to listen. My legs were shaking and my heart was racing as I prepared for the worst. As I turned to look up at him he had pulled the ring box out of his pocket and said “You are the most amazing woman I have ever met, you make me so unbelievably happy and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” He had the ring box open but I did not even look I just hugged him and burst into tears and said “I thought you were breaking up with me……Of course I will marry you”. Shaking and crying and with how nervous he was he never heard my answer so he said “You never gave me an answer, I suppose I must go down on one knee and ask?”, which is exactly what he did. In his old parking spot where we met, he bent down and for a second time asked if I would marry him and opened the ring box again……I clearly answered “Yes my baby of course I will marry you”. He placed the ring on my finger, he hugged and kissed me and I could just see how relieved he was that I said yes. He still proceeded to say “I know it’s nothing fancy like a hot air balloon ride but this was more fitting as this is where our story began”. It was just PERFECT ~ the happiest day of my life. 

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”

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DAVID & NICOLA