3 years

untuk Novita Estiti
to Novita Estiti - from Mamad

cardWe met for the first time on July 12, 2007, after 1.5 years of email exchange. He gave me a handmade card with a little poem on the backside.

Sometime later, I recalled my feeling when I saw his face for the first time and wrote the passage below:

“A smile on a certain face. You were looking up at the face and waiting for it to come down to you. All it needed was only 3 seconds to reach you, but it felt so long yet so soon. You remember every details. The cheeks were a bit pinkish, and you thought that was oh so cute. The corners of his eyes moved as he was smiling, as if his eyes were smiling too. No, not only his eyes, but his face, his body, his whole being were smiling to you. Only to you.

Everything around you receded to a distance as if they were making a space for the two of you. You waited happily at the feet of the stairs in what felt like forever. If you’d had a tail, you’d be wagging it excitedly. The feeling was so strangely familiar that you were amazed you had never felt it before. Suddenly all your hatred and miseries just dissolved like they were never important and you felt so light, so light. It was dizzying and comfortable at the same time. You wanted to share that feeling with everyone in the whole world, even the ones you thought had hurt you and made you sad.”

Have I ever said that I love the man who gave me that feeling?

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  • SFgirl

    Congratulations!! (from a total stranger, but one who is enjoying your new-found– to me– blog.) Your story about meeting your wonderful Mamad, and your Honest Scrap, are so touching and uplifting. Blessings upon you and yours, from whoever or whatever may be out there watching over us.

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Happy Anniversary! Let your happiness last forever! After reading this I am so sure, that you can make it πŸ™‚

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! Well, we’ve made it this far.

  • Oh…I wish you lot and lot of happiness!!
    I like your husband drawings: they’re wonderful!

    Have a nice day!
    Laura from Italy

    • verypurpleperson

      Glad that you like them Laura!

  • Ivana

    Happy anniversary!
    The three of you are pure love!

    • verypurpleperson

      Awww thank you and much love to you too!

  • aihhh… so sweet πŸ™‚
    yes, i think you are extremely happy now.. terbukti dengan foto-foto yang lama kelamaan menampilkan banyak senyum lebar πŸ˜€

    congratulations yahhh for your happiness..

  • That’s so beautiful, you can almost feel the love radiating from your description. Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary!

    • verypurpleperson

      And thank you for dropping by, Karin πŸ™‚

  • oh, Novita. so sweet and romantic!
    hope you guys had a lovely anniversary!
    it’s a good reminder of how you felt the first time…

    • verypurpleperson

      Yes I feel happy whenever I remember that time (*^.^*)
      Thank you!

  • Oh… so sweet, so loving, so romantic…

    I wish you both many more years of love and happiness!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you so much Maria!

  • Selamat ulang tahun ke 3 Novita & Mamad!

    Dari Malaysia πŸ™‚

  • Leila

    hahhahaha I thought your habit is just a myth :-p

  • Leila

    Hey Nov. Congrats on your anniversary. Seems like just yesterday you told me about your emails to Mamad. I wanted to cry reading this (brebes smili). I hope you both happy forever and ever. Kisses from me. (I kinda miss you)

    • verypurpleperson

      N: gue kan email2an sama seseorang(ckckck masih juga)
      L: hihihihi calon buku kedua?
      L: siapa nov? kalo bole tau
      N: namanya mamad

      You know I’m creepy like that. Miss you too Lei!