Indefinitely: How we met

It has been twenty four days since I got married. Granted, we're still an infant but it has been wonderful so far. Except for the pa...

It has been twenty four days since I got married. Granted, we're still an infant but it has been wonderful so far. Except for the part where we both caught the stomach flu bug right after the honeymoon. That, was awful. Now that aside, I asked if you'd like to know anything and everything and I think the poll went bonkers because the vast majority said yes!

I have decided to break this into three parts- How We Met, The Journey, The Wedding. 

A few asked me if I met him on a dating app. Given my very public views and usage of dating apps, people would be wondering if I did meet him through it. But alas, the apps failed me. 

How we met was hilarious, magical and definitely planned by Him. 

August 5th, 2017
I was invited to a friend's wedding. Of which I attended the solemnisation, Groom's reception on Saturday night as well as the Bride's on Sunday. 

Every chance I get to attend someone's solemnisation, I will make it a point to make a du'a. That day, I made sure all who knew me, made du'a for me. To be honest, I actually made them pray for me and a certain name to be together. Surprisingly enough, I made a different prayer. 

"Ya Allah, please let me meet the man you've written for me soon. If he is near, let us meet quickly. If not, please plant patience in me."

Little did I know, my life was about to change that very day itself. 

At the Groom's reception later that night, I was pretty much non-existent. I was there to accompany my girlfriend who was one of the bridesmaids. I took on the role of the nanny. Of which I happily obliged. Well you should know that I was nannying my favourite baby boy. 

It was towards the end of the night and we sat right in front of the dais. Enjoying the live singing by two very talented duo. Also because we were gawking at the male singer. Can't help it. Single woman hormones. 

Then suddenly, I heard the bride calling my name.

"Fatin! This one! Nak tak?"

Let me rewind to a few moments before the dinner reception. Right at the rehearsal. We were late. Everyone was waiting for us. I stood in for someone in the line and saw this one guy in front. I thought he was cute. So the bride actually tried to matchmake me with that cute guy. 

Later that night, the bride texted us and asked if I would be interested to get to know him. She even gave us his instagram handle, of which I stalked (he looks really bad in pictures. He doesn't picture well at all!) and didn't really fancy. I know, expectations. Tsk. 

The bride said that he is a nice man and very ready to get married.

That's a pre-requisite I need. If you recall, I wanted to skip the dating process and go straight to the getting married part. But even then, I went to bed not knowing that the next day was going to be even more epic. 

August 6th, 2017
I recall saying this to my girlfriend that day-

"It would be so nice to have a man come up to me and ask for my number or something. I never get that."

Towards the very end of the day, he came up to me and tried playing with the baby given that I was with the little one all the time.  At one point, he suddenly asked-

"You are a blogger right? My sister is a fan of yours. Can I take a picture with you?"

I didn't think much of it since I do get people asking for a picture occasionally. The moment I said yes; we had two phones, a dslr and swarmed by a group of people. Needless to say, I was turning red. Months later, he told me his sister doesn’t even know me. Worst but one of the greatest pickup line in my history. 

Just before the bridal party left, I stood in the middle of nowhere with the baby. Turn left and it's the family room. Turn right and it's the bridal party with all the groomsmen including him. I knew for the fact that at that moment, he was going to come up to me. I quickened my steps to the left. I knew he was following me, fast. I literally ran with my heels and a baby in my arms to the safety of the family room. 

My heart was beating really fast. 

I knew in that instance, that he was either going to ask for my number or ask me out. I also figured, that Allah had paid me in cash again. I wanted someone to come up to me and ask for my number but when it did happen, I didn't know what to do. 

I heard the door opening. I heard a voice. It was him. 

"Is there a toilet in here?"

And that, was how I met my husband. 


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