As told by Ami...
Arjun and I met each other even before we were born. Our fathers were colleagues at work, and they would spend many weekends together, cooking food and singing Hindi songs with their wives. Our mothers were pregnant with us at the same time, so Arjun and I were often only an arm's length away from each other, even after we were born. Soon after, our families moved away, his to California, and mine around the world. Twenty five years later, we were again only an arm's length away from each other in different graduate schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We somehow connected over Facebook right before Arjun's graduation, met for a friendly bite to eat at a Harvard Square eatery, and lost all track of time. The rest, we can say, was history.
After many trips between Chicago and San Francisco, we grew closer and closer. He learnt about my love for boys' hi-top sneakers and my 8pm bedtime, while I learnt that he ate more than 4 people combined, slept less than 4 hours a night, and had the most effortless hair that I have ever seen. He learnt that I consume more fruit than your local Jamba juice and I learnt that if it isn't fried and in a greasy taco, he won't touch it with a ten foot pole. He learnt that I have a travel itch that can't be scratched, and I learnt that he won't be happy without a musical instrument at his fingertips. He learnt that I can be feisty and won't take no for an answer, and I learnt that his heart is softer than butter and his eyes show me the story of my life. I came to realize that I could not imagine life without him and, last October, he told me the same and asked me to be his wife.
It is my heart's delight to marry this wonderful man, and I know that in each other we have found what we were always searching for. It is a strange thing to know that you are waiting your whole life for the right person to come along. It is an even stranger thing when they finally walk into your life, on a regular February day, just like any other. I still remember, a few weeks after we met, when we turned to each other during a party in Boston.
"This could be it," Arjun said.
"I know," I smiled.
And it was.