Mohamed and I met in Egypt when I was doing a study abroad the last year of grad school with the University of Houston. It was a brief meeting and I kept thinking what a great guy...and went about my travels throughout Egypt, then about a week later I saw him again and we actually had a conversation which lasted for hours. Our first "date" was at a train station in Luxor when I was traveling back to Cairo to come back home. We kept in touch and over the course of a years time we took a couple of vacations together and decided that we loved one another too much not to be married. Mohamed proposed and both our worlds have changed. I have learned to embrace patience more than ever before because this whole process will drive you crazy if you don't have any...and I have learned that everything I ever thought I wanted in a man (but always believed never existed in ONE man) is right there in Mohamed. I prayed that God would reveal the man he created for me to love, who I could be my true and authentic self with, and there he was...all the way in Egypt.
He's amazing. I'm a very strong person with a very strong personality and he brings out my softer side like I have never experienced before...it actually makes my friends and traveling companions laugh a little because the Me that they see in Egypt is very different than the one they see at home. He says I make him more hopeful for the future, more open to change, and more willing to love and be loved.