I’ve always searched for a text that would be fulfilling enough to make me know how it would be to meet Kevin for the first time. I read almost all the Long Distance Relationship blogs from people that have already met their significant other, but it was always like something was missing.
And let me tell you, you will never find an experience that will make you feel 100% such as “Ok, now I know how it’s going to be”. No, you won’t know until that actually happens, and that’s the fun part of it.
The last 6 months of my life have been of a lot of hard work and joy. Planning our trip was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done in my life, so when the time came that Kevin would arriveat the airport, I was completely nervous and happy.
He first left Sweden and had to stop in London for 12 hours. I called him three times and as soon as I knew his plane left London, I started looking for sites where I could track his flight. As I saw him getting closer and closer, I started getting more nervous.
When I went to the airport, that feeling of ‘What if he never appears?’ was with me until I had the first glimpse of him. And let me tell you that it took forever for his luggage to come, so I was waiting for him for 1 hour there, my stomach was hurting because every single person that appeared, made my whole body get cold. By the time he came, I was feeling really nauseous.
He didn’t see me at first and he went straight to ask someone where should he go to a little bit before I called his name. He saw me and had the biggest smile I’ve ever seen, he went straight to me and gave me a big hug. He also layed his head in my shoulder and stroked my back. In that time I knew everything was good in the world. <3
He looked at me and said “A kiss?” and I gave two little kisses and oh God, that was the best feeling I’ve ever felt in my life. I couldn’t even feel my stomach hurting anymore, I was so happy to have him by my side that nothing bothered me.
After hugging and kissing and smiling and everyone looking at us, I went back to show him to my uncle and my cousin that drove me to the airport (it is really far away from my house and I didn’t know how to go there alone).
My family said hi and went to get us some water, so we could talk a little bit before going to the car. It was so amazing to see how things were new to Kevin. He would check everything out, point out the different things in Brazil and be amazed to see some other small things.
I just have to say that I thought the first day would be kind of awkward, you know, we have been together for 1 year, but we’ve never been together 24/7. At least in our case, NOTHING was awkward. It felt like he was here for a month when I met him. We held hands even though swedes don’t do that in public, we arrived home late, we took a shower, we had dinner together and we slept together for the first time.
We hugged, we kissed, we talked all night long about everything in life, just like we do on Skype, but now we could hold each other’s hands and look into each other’s eyes. And OH gosh, how good is the feeling of him looking straight into my eyes.
By the second day he was here, we went to Rio de Janeiro, on our private little trip. He was so happy (even though he would shake all night long because it was SO hot in here and his body couldn’t get used to it, causing him to have a fever), we went to the beach and stayed there until night, we went to restaurants, to Christ the Redeemer, we drank and we watched videos together.
If one day I thought something would feel weird between us, I was completely wrong. Everything went so smooth, like it was meant to be. We would talk to each other to see where we should go and how we should get there. We would decide over restaurants and when should we come back.
He would ask me where his underwear were because I was the one who packed all his stuff, I would roll up his sleeves because the way he did it was weird. He would call me and say 'Nadine, come and see this! Run’ and we would laugh a lot together about silly things.
He was exactly like he has ever been, it’s like nothing had changed instead of the fact that he was here. The whole trip made me so happy and fulfilled with love that I don’t even know how to put that in words.
We would have fun when it was day, and at night he would become the most caring person in the world. He stroked my cheek now and then with the back of his fingers, kissed my forehead and asked for a big hug.
By the time we went back to São Paulo and he met my family, I had no doubts they would love him, and so they did. He did love my family too and felt really comfortable with them. They talked about everything, they laughed and my uncle gave Kevin presents, such as a big knife he wanted for hunting.
It’s awesome to see the difference between people’s reactions before and after he was here. My family have always supported us, but now they can see it’s real, they’ve met him and they want to help us to get together.
Everyone have told us that our story is beautiful and that we deserve to be together. Kevin sang to me and I heard my grandmother saying 'look, he’s singing to her, so cute’ and when he was like 'Can you wait me outside of the bathroom so we can go to the room together?’ my cousing had her 'AAW’ face on.
He wanted to be with me 24/7, he would call me to go with him wherever he went. And of course I did, it was our own little time together <3
It was sad to let him go, it was like all the fairy tale was over and I had to go to the real world again, and the worst part of it all: Without him. But it’s good to remind me that not everything will be sunshine to us, and sometimes we have to get back to reality and keep going with our lives. But knowing that he is the one who will be with me my whole life reminds me that I can go to my fairy tale whenever I want. If he’s by my side, everything will be ok.
I am a happy happy person, and this year will be of hard work, saving money and buying my ticket to go to Sweden. It sounds exciting already.
A big thank you for everyone that supported and helped me going through the nervousness of waiting for him and the sadness after I had to leave him at the airport. Some days are easier and some days we have to straighten up and face the world, but i will never give up on such huge and amazing experiences with him just because there might be some crying and some departures.
Life is amazing and he has shown me that. Never give up on something you believe just because some people tell you to. I’ve never heard any of the 'This relationship isn’t going to last’ or 'How do you know he’s not cheating?’. I am happy to have found someone that believes in love and tells me that he loves me everyday. That’s all I need.
If you want to check out, I made a video of some places we went together. It’s more for us to remember, but I thought I could share it a little bit for the people that were supporting us <3
You just have to click in this link.
Tack så mycket!