what would you give?Posted: January 8, 2013
He was the grandson of a warlord but now a man of modest means. She came from the elite of a middle eastern state, her mother an ambassador, her father an industrialist and adviser to the highest officials. They met at school in Europe where despite their love of home and country and promises to return there, they fell in love. Perhaps having gone to school internationally they were citizens of the world, sharing an upbringing like few others.
Her father threatened her. She would be disowned, her inheritance lost. He would refuse to speak her name.
Who would choose to give up everything, sacrificing status to start in a new country with the man she loved? Someone who loved with her whole heart.
I witnessed their wedding. I saw the cost, but I also saw the reward. Over the years we lost touch, but from time to time I remember and think, I have seen a great love.