Five years ago a girl from Nottingham met a boy from London and although they didn’t know it at the time, they had started their own love story. They laughed together, stayed up till the small hours of the morning sharing their dreams with each other, and fell in love.
I moved to London for university and two weeks after I said goodbye to my parents I met the man that I have chosen to grow old with, Jordon. Jordon is… special. He is really special. Just seeing his face makes me feel happy and since meeting him my life has changed because he brings out the best in me.
Fairy Tales do exist. I mean, there are no fairy godmothers and if you kiss a frog, you’ll probably catch a disease. But there are good people who want to make all of your dreams come true…just like they do in Fairy Tales.
Jordon took me to Bali to celebrate our five year anniversary and on October 5th, 2015 my best friend took my hand in his and asked me to marry him. It was me and him, just us two and I said yes. I said yes! And of course I cried! Crying with happiness is one of the most magical feelings in the world. And sharing the news with our families and friends heightened the experience. My parents were in Jamaica and the time difference meant that they were sleeping, so I couldn’t share the news with them straight away but Jordon had asked my father for my hand in marriage so they knew that it was going to happen! So, I messaged my siblings and my best friends. “I KNEW IT!” Was the most popular response. Our happiness has swept through our families and it has showered our friends too. I think my parents are even happier than I am and the girls are already discussing the hen!
Tashi Emily Skervin will soon become Tashi Emily Clarke. Mr and Mrs Clarke… I like how that sounds! Our love story has started a new chapter, Marriage.
I know that Marriage isn’t going to be easy but I hope that we remember this feeling when we hit turbulence and our bubbles burst. I hope we remember how we felt on October 5th 2015, when we looked at each other through the tears in our eyes and it was like we had just fallen in love for the very first time. I hope we remember why we said yes and all of the reasons for wanting to spend the rest of our lives together, because remembering this special moment will always lead us back to our happy place.
I have found my soulmate, life feels complete.