They say, when it comes to love, age is just a number and what matters most is the love between a couple. Despite prying eyes and unwanted opinions from the people around them, this teacher-student couple fought for their love up until the day they finally got married.
A high school teacher named Erwin Pangaila was already 27 years old when he met her student, Vinda Virginia who was only 13 years old. The two met at a local high school in Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
Single and a popular figure in the school, the teacher was the crush of many students who tried their best to make their teacher notice them more as a woman, albeit a very young one than as a student.
As these students were still young and what they feel towards Erwin was just a simple crush, not love, as most of them were also busy with having crushes with their classmates and schoolmates. But on Vinda’s case, she felt that Erwin was ‘The One’ for her.
Knowing that they have such a huge age gap and the fact that he is her teacher, he did not really show interest in Vinda. But, the young lady was intent on pursuing this much older guy. She made plans to stay later than her classmates to ask him for help in her lessons, even if she actually knows how to answer her assignments.
According to Buhay Teacher, spending each afternoon with the teacher was a successful tactic because Erwin would soon fall in love with Vinda. At 13, she really was too young to be in a relationship with a 27-year-old man – and he’s her teacher! But the two would prove to the world that it is possible to have such a relationship without ruining the young woman’s future.
Instead of a classmate, it was Teacher Erwin who would escort Vinda to the prom. As she studied in college, their relationship became even stronger. After all, they are now free to love each other compared when Erwin was still her teacher. Vinda met a lot of guys in high school and college, yet her love was really just for her former teacher, Erwin.
Seven years after they became a couple, Erwin and Vinda got married.
Despite having to wait for a long time to vow before the eyes of God and profess their love for each other, Erwin and Vinda still suffer from the judgments of others and the misconceptions about their relationship. On the other hand, a lot of people still praise them for believing in the love they have for each other and holding on to this love to surpass the challenges in the past and the ones they will still face in the future.