I did not have a wish. I thought I did.
I went in search of true love.
I lost myself in that search. In that journey.
I did not get to the end of that journey. I did not realise the destination.
I was not even alone. To be alone, I needed to have myself.
But I did not. I had lost myself too.
I searched for me and found a chance.
Today, my marriage is that chance.
I was so different.
The me was so hurt that I lost her somewhere along that journey.
I gave us a chance. I and myself. Him and I.
To try, and live together.
My man is the wish that came true.
My man lets me live with myself. He respects us. He loves us. He accepts us.
He knows we need that space. He knows I can feel lonely, but, not lost.
I thought I wished for true love alone.
But today, I know - I wished for something I did not want to wish for.
I wished for happiness and acceptance. And love came along.
I wished for freedom and he came along.
He would never let me. And neither would I let go off myself.
A wish I never wished for.
I now know.
He is my destination and I am the journey.
He is that one wish that came true...
And brought me joy by helping me meet myself.P.S: Preeti Shenoy, thanks for helping me write this.