Sumna & Ricky


Ricky Sharma


Sumna Mishra

November 24, 2023

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Our story

Believe it or not, I used to always dream of having a big fat Indian wedding one day and have a family. I never imagined that the nurse I'd give report about my patients to (i worked days and he worked nights) would sharma life with one day. Ricky and I both moved for different reasons from different locations to Florida in 2017. We didn't even know about each others existence. I was working at Advent health Dade City formerly known as Bayfront Health when one day I saw a fresh new group of new hires walking into our unit. I saw this really cute Indian guy in the group but didn't really act on it. Throughout the next weeks of getting to know him, I realized that I really liked this man as a person and decided I wanted to keep him in my life as a friend. We would occasionally exchange conversations between shift change but nothing more than that. The first thing I really noticed about Ricky was how patient and calm he is. I really admired that about him from the beginning. In the winter of 2018 i went to India to visit my grandparents and stopped in Delhi which is where his family is from. We would message each other about where I would go and what are all the interesting places in the city to go visit and obviously him being the foodie he is we would talk about all the yummy food! I came back to the US and transferred to a different location within the company while still working as needed at the hospital and Ricky and i worked at together. I would still see Ricky sometimes but not as much. I didn't know at that time that the feeling of excitement for the possibility of seeing Ricky those days I worked at our hospital meant anything at all. He was just my friend! I guess my grandfather knew that Ricky was meant to be the one for me because that the last and the most precious gift that my grandfather blessed me with. My grandfather passed away in February of 2022. Little did know that my day would change forever that same day. Later that night as I sat there missing my grandfather, I told myself that I am done dreaming and I am done looking for marriage. I told myself that i am good all on my own! I have a career and im independent. Who needs a man? I can be strong and independent and have a family for myself. Well, you know what they say, it happens when you least expect it. I hate cliches but its so true. The minute I told myself that its like my grandfather heard me and sent Ricky to me. Ricky texted me offering his condolences of my grandfather's passing. We ended up messaging each other until 2 AM that morning which continued on into the very next day. He then asked me if I would like to meet him for a drink the next day to which I said yes. I was nervous meeting him that night because I knew that this was a different hang out than when we've hung out before. We had a good evening though. At the end of the night he walked me to my car and asked me if he can kiss me. I said yes. As soon as he did, I knew from the bottom of my heart that he was the one. It changed my life completely and I cant imagine being with anyone else after that. A day after that he told me that he's loved me for a while and I told him without even thinking that I love him too. Since then, I've been blessed to do life with my best friend.