Love Story: Sixteen Thousand Kilometer Love 11


Gorgeous Carolina is from Mexico, she met the love of her life in a chat room and then travelled to India to meet him! Another inspiring love story which shows that online love and long distance relationships can work!!  Chance encounters can change our lives forever… 

I have been in a long distance relationship with an Indian for 5 years. He is more than sixteen thousand kilometers away from me, but it is said that distance means so little when someone means so much. We met randomly online, we had a simple conversation and I gave him my email address. I received the first email from him a week later, I was not really interested in having a friend from India so I took my time replying. A simple and sober mail without any intention to have any kind of relationship with him.

He didn’t stopped writing to me, talking about India and asking me about Mexico. I wanted to know who was continuously sending me emails, so I asked him for a picture. When I saw his face something inside me said “he is the one”, I never thought I would fall in love with an Indian as I didn’t like boys with darker skin, but now I think darker skin is more beautiful.  Suddenly, I fell in love with a stranger and after staring at his photograph for long time, I wanted to get to know him better.

We started using Yahoo messenger and then had our first video call, when I heard his voice for the first time, it was like magic. Our communication created a strong link between us, we spoke day and night. We became best friends, but as time passed, we got the desire to meet in person, as something beautiful was rising in our hearts: LOVE. Skype kept us feeling close to each other, despite the physical distance.

I was extremely eager to meet him, so I started researching how I could get to India from Mexico. My family and friends told me that it would be risky to go abroad alone for first time and worst, to meet someone that I met online. Some of them are still saying to me that I live in fantasy and that our love is impossible due to all the differences between us (culture, religion, life style, etc). Anyway, after reading enough about India, I decided to start planning everything to finally meet him.

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In July 2013, I got a chance to go to India. When I saw him standing outside the airport waiting for me among the crowd, I knew I found the home of my heart. I stayed with him for six unforgettable weeks in Delhi, India surprised me all the time and the cultural shock was really hard in the beginning. We enjoyed so much together, I felt I had known him forever. We visited Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur. Those six weeks with him was totally blissful, every moment we felt we belonged to each other, as if some kind of special attachment kept us together. Everything felt like a dream within a dream. Every time I looked into his eyes, I could feel my soul saying “this is true love”.

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The hardest part was saying goodbye. We were at the airport and I can still remember the pain I felt inside my heart. When I was about to leave for my flight, I wanted to run back to his arms. But I had to go back to Mexico to complete my degree and other things. I cried for almost 8 hours from Delhi to London. I felt empty and missed everything, even the chaos of India.

Despite the difficult times this distance has caused us, we are still together in our long distance relationship. It’s been more than one year and although it’s really hard to keep hope alive, we are planning to be together soon. If possible, we want to marry next year, he has even sent me a beautiful engagement ring. He wants to come to Mexico and work here for a while, then we will return to India together and start our new life.

I want to encourage every long distance couple to never give up, to always have a strong communication and to never stop dreaming, because I know, all dreams come true if we really want them. It is said that no great love ever came without great struggle. Keep holding on and stay strong!

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About Lauren Mokasdar

Lauren fell in love on the internet, took a one way flight from England, got married & started a new life & bicultural family in India. She writes about finding happiness & balance between two very different worlds, when her baby takes a nap.


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11 thoughts on “Love Story: Sixteen Thousand Kilometer Love

  • Nicola

    Am I the only one who scrolled down expecting to see more of the story? It feels incomplete. (And this couple have been together for five years, yet have spent only six weeks together?? If it works for them, and all that… but isn’t that incredibly difficult?) After reading how they finally got to meet one another and spent six blissful weeks together in India, with Carolina saying that she had found the “home of her heart” I was expecting to read that that was when Carolina decided to make plans to move to India… but nothing! Not even any mention of any plans for when they might next get together in person. Do they intend to carry on just having a relationship via their computers (Skype etc.), without any plan to ever actually be together? I’m not meaning to be rude here, it’s just that I’m left scratching my head over this one!!

    • Lauren Mokasdar Post author

      Hey Nicola!! For some reason the last part didn’t publish, I cannot figure out why. It was sitting in the post on my dashboard, I pressed update and then it appeared! Thanks for bringing it up, I have started to schedule posts so the publish by themselves so I missed this technical error…

      How curious, might have to return to the good old manual publishing 🙂 xxx

  • Nicola

    Right, okay. I’m no longer scratching my head over these two now!!
    I really hope everything works out for them, and that they can be together soon. Five years is a hell of a long time. But this past year, especially, must have seemed like agony at times, coming as it does after six weeks spent together before being separated again.

  • micatran

    Amazing!! Lovely couple!! Yes it was too risky to go to India alone to visit your online-boyfriend. It is so beautiful moment when u received engagement ring, isnt it?
    Wish you all the best and end up happily together 🙂