My grandmother and Johannes’ mother decided to play matchmaker, they obviously knew what they were doing, as we were head over heels in love from the moment we met. We started chatting online at first, as Johannes was in Eritrea in North-East Africa. We soon discovered that we had lots of things in common, like our love for the ocean. Eventually it was time for Johannes to come home to Port Elizabeth for a three week visit. We couldn’t wait to see each other and made arrangements to go for coffee as soon as he arrived, which was also our first date. From the moment I laid eyes on him, I knew he was a keeper. We saw each other every day for that following three weeks, and he eventually asked me to be his girlfriend. He went back to Eritrea, and from there on we had a long distance Skype relationship. On his return to South Africa we became inseparable. In February this year Johannes asked me to be his wife.