In a place that is archaic, exceptionally isolated, surrounded by 130,000 people living under plastic tarpaulins, no running water, no electricity, no food, no shops, no money…nothing…. In a place absent of all life pleasures, I found romance.
I found a man who I would want to spend the rest of my life with.
It was the 1st of February 2007 …Darfur, Sudan. The largest refugee camp in the world.
There were 20 expatriate humanitarians living there. I remember an incident happened in camp where many people were injured and laying on the ground. We all worked so hard to assist these people throughout the darkness with no light and no water.
I turned around and Gerald was standing there. From the darkness where he had stood for hours observing the carnage, he stepped forward holding a box of Belgium Chocolates. He wanted to share them with me. We had spoken briefly prior to this of our mutual love of chocolate, such a rare and precious thing in a place like this.
But right there, a lifetime away from the rest of the world, stood a Belgian man oozing of humbleness.
For me the rest was history.
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