True love really exists? Nobody can answer this but everyone has his/her own views. Marrying to our love is always a feeling of great joy and if it is school love then you are really very lucky. A Bengaluru resident, Jayaprakash, married his school love ignoring odds that ruined their friendship proving that true love really exists. He fell for Sunitha at the age of 17 and married her 10 years later. What happened in between this period is what tested their love to full extent. The story was shared by Being You on Facebook, Jayaprakash’s love story struck a chord with thousands of people. The post received over 1.5 lakh likes and was shared nearly 36,000 times.
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Being You and This Story Proving That True Love Really Exists
Being you make this story famous by posting this story that proves true love exists on their Facebook page. Being You in their post wrote:- 2004. I was 17 when I saw a new girl walk past my classroom. I couldn’t stop staring. I had never seen anyone like her. Over time, we became friends but my heart sulked every time I saw her with someone else. Soon, I stopped talking to her even though she had no idea why. After the exams, she filled in my slam book saying she wanted to talk, but it never happened. I got into college but never met another soul like her. She moved to Bangalore.
In 2007, I got a call on my birthday. The voice introduced herself as Sunitha. My heart started beating like the 17-year-old I was. The call lasted only two minutes but for me, it was like an eternity. We stayed in touch occasionally but soon got busy with our lives.
In November 2011, I suddenly got a call from a mutual friend saying Sunitha had an accident and she was in Coimbatore. Did I want to meet her? I thought it would be something minor, so I called her two days later. I did not recognize the voice that answered. When I went to visit, I saw a person with no hair, a disfigured face, no nose, no mouth and no teeth, walking like a 90-year-old. I was stunned. I broke down. That moment, I realized that I love her. Later that night, I sent her a text. I am the only person who can take care of you. I love you. Let’s get married. I said. She called and I proposed again. She laughed but she didn’t say no. Initially my mother was shocked but my dad backed me, and eventually, they both came around.
January 2012 onwards, I was there for all her surgeries and would watch her giggle as she woke up after them in the ICU. We started knowing life as it is together and we had our ups and downs but we always got past them. I evolved for her and shifted to Bangalore, but it taught me to be a more confident person.
On January 26th, 2014, I reached Bangalore at 1 AM and was exhausted. I saw her standing on the terrace with three roses to propose. I said yes. We got engaged on the same day. Marriage preparation began in earnest.
It was a frenzy, the run-up to the marriage. There were many problems. Because of our financial situation, on the morning of our reception, I was in shorts sweeping the place. There were people who questioned why we needed a wedding now. They even asked her not to have babies because they’d have her face. People still look at her with pity and think I did a big thing by marrying her. The reality is, I married the love of my life and my life changed for the better. Today, we have two kids and wonderful mornings to wake up together.
Today, I am married to my teenage crush. She became my love. Love isn’t about a face or imposed conditions or external beauty. It is a connection of souls. It feels right. All I know is that I love her to the moon and back, infinity and beyond, forever.
Jayaprakash himself in his post wrote:- “I was 17 when I saw a new girl walk past my classroom. I couldn’t stop staring. I had never seen anyone like her. Over time, we became friends but my heart sulked every time I saw her with someone else. Soon, I stopped talking to her even though she had no idea why. After the exams, she filled in my slam book saying she wanted to talk, but it never happened. I got into college but never met another soul like her. She moved to Bangalore.”
Accident Which Proved That True Love Really Exists Between Them
In 2011, Sunitha faced an accident that left her face disfigured. Jayaprakash mentioned “When I went to visit, I saw a person with no hair, a disfigured face, no nose, no mouth and no teeth, walking like a 90-year-old. I was stunned. I broke down. That moment, I realized that I love her. Later that night, I sent her a text. I am the only person who can take care of you. I love you. Let’s get married.” This incident proved that their love was true and true love really exists in real life.
Sunitha stated:- I was the girl everyone was jealous off back then. I had boyfriends, guys would want my attention, and I knew I was pretty. Yet, life was not a bed of roses growing up. My sister, parents and I used to live in a 250-square-foot house and my dad was an alcoholic. Sometimes, we’d struggle to have three meals a day. I wanted a better life for myself. It was this passion that made me move to Bangalore after my Class 12. I joined a physiotherapy course and got a job.
On Saturday, August 27th, 2011, I wanted to go home to Coimbatore and my friends agreed to drop me before heading to Tiruppur for shopping. We were near Krishnagiri when it happened. The window was down and I was sleeping in the back seat of Maruti 800 with my music plugged into my ears when I was woken up by a loud crash. Post that, I could feel my friend’s tears on my arm as he begged me not to die on him. Later, they told me that my hair got badly entangled, and my face was out of the window as the car toppled thrice after hitting the divider. They gave the ambulance guy whatever they had, even the gold chain from my bag, and got me to Bangalore.
I was wheeled into the OT directly close to midnight. There was nothing left of my face. It took over two weeks to just clean the skin up. During one of the cleaning process, they found my left eyeball in the cheek, the doctors carefully placed it back. I was fed with a tube and had another to help me breathe. They used to keep my hands tied to my bed so I didn’t feel my face. My lower jaw was broken in five places and my upper jaw was completely smashed. I had only one tooth. They drilled dentures into my mouth.
For the longest time, mirrors were removed from my room so I would not see my face. The first time I caught a glimpse of myself, on a reflection on the elevator doors, I was disappointed and then scared. There was a big, crooked face with a hole in the middle staring back at me. Between 2011 and 2014, I had twenty-seven surgeries. Today, I don’t have taste senses or tear glands. I cannot smell anything more than shots. I cannot chew food or close my mouth.
The journey taught me a lot about relationships. My sister stood by me like a pillar and there were friends who became family to ensure that I’ll be able to put a face to my voice. But there were also people who left, some who were broken, some who didn’t have the guts to see me.
Post discharge, I moved to Tamil Nadu but soon came back home to Bangalore. It was then that a boy who had a crush on me since we were 17 met me and proposed. After January 2012, he has been with me for all my surgeries. To him, my accident, my surgeries, my tough childhood, nothing mattered. We got married in 2014. People even told me not to have babies because they’d have my face but we laugh these things off.
Initially, I was annoyed, frustrated, even angry. Why did I deserve this? Was this Karma? But I didn’t hurt anyone, all I had wanted was a better life. But I didn’t want Life to laugh at me. So I looked at it in the eye and said “I’ve survived. Now what?”
I am told that I am blessed and I am a Miracle. Miracles have a way of making you want to give more back. They are what make the world go ‘round.
The two married in 2014. Declining financial problems and people questioning their relationship. They two didn’t wobble from their decision to spend their lives together proving True love really exists.
Jayaprakash added:- “Today, I am married to my teenage crush. She became my love. Love isn’t about a face or imposed conditions or external beauty. It is a connection of souls. It feels right. All I know is that I love her to the moon and back, infinity and beyond, forever.”