It is a really long time I have written anything here. Life has been too busy with lots of trips to native as well as racing to fulfill my career dreams. I guess it is also a bit late to write about this topic. It was last week my husband and I had completed a year of marital life.
Wedding anniversaries are really special to every couple. But the first one? It comes only once and it happens to be much more special than the 2nd. 3rd and so on. At least that is what I imagined.
This year was more of a roller coaster ride. It seems like this one year has been very short but at the same time feels really long. Even after knowing him for 3years as my best friend, one year as my boyfriend and 4months as my fiancee, (full story here) there were so many shades to his character I had yet to discover because, all this years we were not being completely our real self. We were trying to be at our best and to impress each other. Now that we had started living together, it all had changed. There were many things about his character that surprised me and some that shocked me as well. I found him at his best in our bad times that made me fall in love with him all over again. Whatever was the situation, I always found him by my side supporting me. There were days we have fought (okay, I fought and he stayed silent) but it ends making our bond stronger than before. So overall the year was great!
As we both had fever a few days back, I had expected the day to be dull. I opened my eyes in the morning and was so impatient to start the day so tried to wake him up but he was not done with his share of sleep and curled up the other side covering his eyes with the quilt to block the light. I was debating from 3 days on when to give him the gifts. But now, jealous of him, I suddenly pulled the quilt off the bed to which he grumbled and gestured me to go away. Excited that I was able to irritate him, I took out one gift and gave it to him. Now no excuse. He has to get up. He just opened a corner of his eye to see if I am just using another prank to wake him up. Realizing I was telling the truth, he jumped up, sat cross-legged and stared at the box I gave him. He asked 'You made this cover?' and I nodded.
I had started making it a day before. Crazy about crafting, I have always given him handmade cards for Valentine’s Day, his birthday etc. But this time he had least expected that this would be one of my crafting projects for the day. My mom had once complimented my perfection at the crafts that I have to gift wrap the waste paper pieces and give him to make him realize that I have made it so that he doesn’t mistake it for a card I bought from a gift shop(I know it is too much for a compliment). I guess it is called a magic exploding box. When you open it, it falls apart like an explosion to reveal what is inside.
I had got this idea from the internet. It took me around 3 hrs to complete it. I had wanted to add many more stuffs but the after effects of fever the previous day had stopped me. But still I was happy with the outcome and he was happy with it too. It was a pleasant surprise for him and his priceless expression clearly said he loved it. I felt that seeing it the first thing in the morning had really had an extra impact.
I had actually expected him to not get any gift for me because his fever was severe and he was still very weak. But to my surprise he took out packet from his bag. I guessed it was a dress or something but it ended up to be a peacock color silk saree which I had always wanted. When I had thought that this was it, he handed me a small box. When I opened it, I couldn’t believe my eyes. A pair of daily-wear gold earrings (I have worn in the above pic) which I was planning to buy from a month. With so much weakness, I had least expected that he would get anything. But this was the best gift ever (not because it is gold).
Too weak to go out for lunch, we decided to get something from out and eat at home. At around 1pm, it started raining cats and dogs and power supply was irregular. For dinner, I had planned a quality time at home with him. I had decorated our house with candles and turned on a slide show of photos we had taken together post wedding on the 32 inch TV with slow romantic background music. And we had candle-light dinner. The menu included sweet corn soup, masala papad, chicken chilly, chicken curry, basmati rice and gulab jamun all prepared by me (Yup! I am good). We also cut a chocolate raffle cake and at the end, I gave my second gift- a DVD player with gaming remote. This dvd player has solved our problem of watching movies on TV from USB. His excitement was worth watching as this was the first electronic gadget he got as a gift from me.
Thus even though we both were really weak, the day ended up to be one of the most memorable days. And for my hubby, all I have to say is that ‘Who said you fall in love only once in a lifetime? I have fallen for you like a zillion times!’.
P.S.: To know more about how men should tackle their married life with extreme ease and confidence, check my hubby's post on wedding anniversary.