Meera and Daniel’s Platinum Love Story
Meera and Daniel’s journey of love tells a remarkable story of patience and perseverance. From the moment they met, they have emboldened each other to stand tall even when everything is stacked against them, break barriers and soar!
Hailing from different countries, backgrounds, and schools of thought, Bangalore-based Freelance Journalist Meera Vijayann met Canadian Finance Professional Daniel Mccombe on a travel and hospitality exchange website and offered to show him around the city. Meera, who was searching for a respite from the limitations of her usual life was instantly struck by Daniel’s warm, sunny nature and his zest for new experiences. Daniel on the other hand was enamored by her earnest, authentic personality and empathy for the world around her.
Meera shares, “Owing to my ill health, life hasn’t been very easy. Simple things like taking a walk, working, and traveling are more challenging for me and not always possible…or so I thought. I’d been letting my challenges overpower any joy or opportunity, scared to try anything new because I had come to expect bad outcomes every time. Unhappy about sometimes needing help or concessions, I also used to shut down to other people, friends, and colleagues under the weight of imagined whispers and stares. Meeting Daniel woke me up to the possibilities life had to offer! Not only did he help me come to terms with my diagnosis with his love, acceptance, and positive attitude, he also helped me realize that it will only create barriers for me if I let it; only once I accept myself could I move on to figuring out alternative ways of reaching my goals. Every time I got bogged down with things I could not do or be a part of, I heard his voice in my head, telling me to not fight my issues but rather embrace them. He helped me own my shortcomings, and once I did, I could see any doubts I or anyone else had about me disappear. His perspective helped me look at things more logically and figure out new ways instead of reveling in the impossibility of the situation. He also helped me welcome support from others, which opened me up to receiving and giving so much love from my friends and colleagues. From helping me get my career back on track to finding ways to help me travel and not miss out on anything I love, his refusal to ever stand down from a hiccup gives me the strength to face everything life throws at me.”
Holding Passports of different countries, their journey to figuring out a life that they could build together wasn’t an easy one. Meera continues, “From the moment we met, we had a lot stacked against us. However, we knew we had found something worth fighting for and made a decision early on to make our relationship work no matter what it took! Happy endings don’t just fall into your lap, and boy did we work at getting ours! From pursuing jobs in countries we hoped we could both move to, to charting out alternatives in case we couldn’t, we left no avenue unchecked. Daniel always reminded me that it wasn’t about whether we would end up together, it was only about “how”. Every time we would encounter a challenge, he would whip out his notepad and list out not one but 5 other alternative ways to overcome them. Once when I had lost all hope about us being together, he made a chart with 7 more paths we could pursue to make it happen, lovingly reassuring me that nothing could keep us apart forever. It was a thoughtful gesture and reminded me of everything that made me fall in love with him in the first place. I had it framed, and in the bleakest of moments, it served as a talisman, reminding me every path we took led us to each other. His undying faith made me stronger and even helped me succeed and accomplish more in my career and evolve as a person.”
Daniel, on the other hand, feels Meera’s sensitivity to the world around her has broadened his worldview infinitely like never before. He shares, “Meera is deeply passionate about helping other people, and has dedicated her life to making lives better with her work. Making me look beyond just my own success and luxuries, her intrinsic empathy and sensitivity have anchored me and widened my horizon, and I see evidence of that every day. From being a better, stronger person for my kids, family, and friends to contributing to society and helping those in need and even being more mindful in my work, I am grateful every day for having her in my life.”
Today, after a long winding road, they live in the US with successful careers and a happy home, content in the knowledge that they can face anything in life with each other. They are stronger together, and a bond like that is best celebrated by Platinum Love Bands. Made from the strongest metal on Earth, these pieces, just like their love, can stand the test of time.