24 Years of Lost Love
I was 19 years old when I met this cute girl who was 18 years old when I was studying in a polytechnic in Singapore. We were classmates and she caught my eyes but I was very shy to approach her.
She have a boyfriend at that time and I can only admire her from a distance. After she broke with her boyfriend, we started going out to play badminton and after going out for a while, we became a couple. We love each other and wanted to be together forever.
One day, I took her back to my country to meet my parents. It was a real bad experience for her. My parents were cold towards her and she cried most of the time while in Jakarta.
After I graduated from the polytechnic, I was told to go back to Jakarta to help with the family business. I missed her so much but was not able to be together with her. I was too weak and was not able to stand up for her. I became rebellious and self destructive. After six months, my parents gave in and bought me a ticket to go to Singapore to be with her. She was cold to me and refused to be together.
We parted at Newton station where she walked in the opposite direction, leaving me heart broken. I have never forgotten her in my life.
On 7 January 2016, after 24 years, I received an invitation from her through Linkedin. I read her profile and thought that could not be her. Just impossible. I was in the gym just pondering over that invitation for 30 minutes and then decided to accept her invitation. Then she emailed me asking whether it is really me. She named me Sam and the email asked whether I am Sam.
My heart beat was going very fast and I just could not believe it. Coincidentally, she is on a business trip in Melbourne where I reside. We met on the following day and we spent a few hours catching up about the past and present.
I just can't afford to let her go. I still very much in love with her for these 24 years and on the forth day, I kissed her. It was the same feeling 24 years ago.
Now we are together again and we believe that we are soul mates and we want to spend the rest of our lives together. I swear that I will never give up and leave her for the rest of my life.