This is a beautiful story. It reminds me of my own love story. I could see the pictures of the couple and their experiences. I hope you are O.K. with this comment. (If there is a more appropriate place to put it let me know). I would enjoy reading more about this couple and the ending to be develop more.
Please keep in mind I have not published a single article. I write and many people on and off Medium have encouraged me. I am stuck in the fear of hitting the publish button and readers judging my work to be grammatically flawed, unpolished, boring and ignore it.
I don’t know how I am going to “Break onto the other side.” You took that leap somewhere in your life and your writing is beautiful!