Jamel and I (Grace) met online nearly three years ago through social media. We spent most of our time on Skype with each other 'as friends' because I lived in Australia and he lived in New York (originally from Trinidad and Tobago). A bit far for a relationship yet we had both developed feelings but were afraid to say because of the distance. I went to the US for a holiday with a friend and when we stopped in New York, Jamel met up with me. That was it from the moment he walked around the corner to the front of my hotel, the moment our eyes met. I ran up to him and he swirled me around and we kissed (like in all those romantic movies!).
We spent the night walking by the piers, and gazing at the stars when he admitted his love for me and I too for him. From that very moment we were emotionally inseparable .Of course I had to travel back to Australia a few days later carrying my tears. When I got home we were on skype from then on, for 24 hours 7 days a week, we would sleep together wake up together watch movies together, live life like we were a couple. It didn't matter the distance but boy oh boy did it get hard.
I visited him in New York about 5 times over the two years we were apart. The second time I went back in March of 2013 and met his family, he proposed in front of everybody, of course I accepted. There was no way he was going to lose me. So we carried on living apart for the next few years, every time I would visit it would get harder and harder to say good-bye, for 25 hours worth of plane flights I would cry, and sob, it tore me apart every time I had to leave him and it never got easier, It was such a horrible feeling leaving him. We had been trying to get a visa granted for him to move to Australia.
June of 2013 he arrived, for good there was no letting go this time, it was forever we never had to be apart again.
02 November 2013, we got married on a beautiful Adelaide beach, and we have never been more in love, we are very excited for our future together..