It is a blessing if you get married to your best friend.
And it took over a decade for these two to realize this. They were buddies who stood by different cities, countries, jobs, and time zones. Phone calls or Yahoo messenger anything and everything was a blessing for them as they could talk. From professors to traffic, friends to relationships, crushes to breakups they talked about everything but never talked about the possibilities of being together.
She was really awestruck by an Indian romantic movie DDLJ. Never she imagined that the story depicted in the movie will be her destiny as well.
The bond was built before they were born and they first met when he was in his mom’s womb. As they grew up they were lost in the crowd of relatives. Whenever they met it was a happy reunion of distant acquaintances and far from any “love angle”. Then life took its course and studies overtook family meetings. But they were bound to bounce back and got in touch again on phone, from where started a never ending friendship. She became a buddy to him and he her secret vault. They talked for hours and didn’t meet for years still managed to remain each other’s confidants.
For a few span of time, they were in same city. He acted as a rock support to her when she lost a close family member. He did everything for her – read notes during exams, prepared for job interviews, took care during sick days and pampered her like a baby. This is when they realized, it is LOVE.
For families it was not a doable equation as priorities were different and so were ways of spending life. And they were sure; they are not going to be together without parents’ wish. It took a while to get blessings like in the movie she saw but, when it happened it created a perfect family frame.
Today they are married with a tiny molecule as they called their son. They still share buddy jokes, they have common friends and stories from college days, and they at times still get amazed ‘oops how we even got married’.
Many ask them why did you guys take so long to get married. They answer back, “We were enjoying our friendship.” They still are living the love saying “Pyaar Dosti hai (Love is Friendship)”.