Since then I've really wanted to write a "romantic March 2, 2015 This is the first new story I've written for this site since November, 2012.
I'm so sorry for this huge delay, but ideas for stories are not so easy to come by as you might think!
However, I am really excited about this story--it is truly sweet, tender, and romantic!
Maybe it will make your eyes a bit misty, as it does mine when I reread it.
Around 10% of the people in the world are currently living with a disability.
Do you think your clothes make you look too fat, or maybe they’re too bland? For most daters, the thoughts going through people’s heads are going to set them up for failure on a date for people who don’t have mobility or sense disabilities. Most online dating forms don’t include any fields for mentioning that you’re disabled.The first time I met Alex was on my parents’ doorstep, the winter after I graduated from college. 3, or 7, or maybe even 12; by the time my parents met him at the bus station and drove him to our house, I had long lost count.For more than a year, my extended family had been laboring on my behalf, receiving and rejecting proposals.Things were getting desperate; I was 22, and apparently throbbing with marriageability. As per custom, I met Alex at the door with averted eyes and a guarded smile, feeling ridiculous in the traditional Indian garb my mother insisted was appropriate for the occasion.Over the course of the next several hours, I served him tea, sat across from him at dinner, and answered his questions about my education and interests. Alex and I have been married for 17 years, and our relationship is stable.