Seven long years. Yes! it’s been that long.

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With every passing year, the memories seem to acquire a sepia toned feel to it. Early on in my marriage I used to relish recounting how K came to “see” me. What we talked about, how we decided to go ahead to commit to waking up to each other for the rest of our lives. I enjoyed reliving the weekend before our actual engagement ceremony. K and I spent five hours in the terrace of the ISKCONΒ temple in YeshwantpurΒ talking about everything that we needed to let the other person know. I was struck by how straightforward he came across as. I wondered how some one who had spent so much time away from India could be so down to earth. (In my mind NRIs were fancy people who dressed fashionably and spoke in accented English.)

Fast forward a week, we spent the weekend after our engagement eating out, watching movies on an impulse and cherishing the few hours left before he would fly back to Philly. Green as we were, the boldest thing we did was to hold hands. We went for a walk along the beach and enjoyed the breeze and the conversation. When a little boy stopped us and entreated us to buy flowers K was amused and he gave in. What took the cake was that he insisted on pinning it to my then long hair himself. It is one of those memories I cherish. The one that drove home the point that I was his. Irrevocably.

Seven years later, many such endearing moments later, I have no doubt in my mind that K is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It’s not like we do not have our tiffs. What is important is that we have learned to agree to disagree. We end the day putting the disagreements behind us. For that I am grateful. And happy like never before.

So, here’s to K. I look forward to many such anniversaries. To many such trips down memory lane. You are my hero!

Happy Seventh Anniversary!!!

31 comments

  1. Laksh-

    Happy Seven Anniversary to you and K. Beautiful write-up, got me thinking about my own pre-martial meeting with my K. Hope you have a great day.

  2. Hey Laks!

    Happy Anniversary to you and K! Wish you all the happiness that you look forward to and more! You both make a really really nice couple and are truly made for each other πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Lakshmi

  3. Happy Anniversary Lakshmi ! wishing you all the happiness for a whole lifetime together.

    My own 10th anniversary is coming up this month. I didnt know you got married in June too πŸ™‚

  4. Very sweetly written, knowing the two of you so well, I am honoured to be part of this journey with you…here is to wishing you many more, more lifetimes and beyond. Take care.

  5. Sweet! wishing you and K many many lifetime of togetherness.

    Incidentally, I am in the process of drafting something about my stay in the U.S. and that’s seven years too!

  6. Hi Laksh,

    Heartiest wishes on your 7th anniversary … wishing you and K many such anniversaries ahead…

    We also have/had the same experience after our engagement: eating out, watching movie etc… and also had the same experience as yours before the engagement also…infact our first meeting was at a relative’s terrace πŸ˜‰

    Have a great time and enjoy !!!!

    Cheers,
    Yazhini Karthik

  7. @Anamika: Thank you! At this rate I believe we might see our 50th anniversary together πŸ˜›
    @Mitr: Thank you! YOu should write a post about it. Am sure it will make for interesting reading
    @Aparna: Thank you much! Am sure of this world.. Beyond? Not so sure πŸ™‚
    @Rekha: Thank you! Today was yet another sequence of happy moments none of which involved gifts or anything material.
    @Laks: Thanks da! Grinning seeing your comment.
    @Deeps: Thank you very much! Advance wishes on your milestone too. When is the date? Any big plans?
    @Spillay: Thank you!! I hope so too!
    @UL: THank you. Hope you and M had a great day too. Talk tyu evening.
    @Divya: Thank you! Romance is a state of mind ain’t it?
    @JS: Thank you so much!
    @Usha: Thank you ma’am!
    @Shankar: Thanks for stopping by. You have a nice blog yourself. Thank you for the wishes too. πŸ™‚
    @SK: Thank you. I loved your mush register post for the same reasons.
    @Suman: Look forward to your post. Am sure it will be nice to read and compare notes. THank you!
    @Nissidhi: Thank you! Thanks for delurking as well.
    @Yaazhini: Thank you!!! πŸ™‚ Enjoy these precious memories. Am sure you will look back and smile fondly on the memories.
    @Anamika: I saw the post. Thanks da!
    @Shy: Thank you! Definitely need the blessings πŸ™‚

  8. Wow..Congratulations Lakshmi..Its been days I visited your blog ,Since it is a thunderstorm day,we were halted at home not going for a walk this evening ,By 9pm Ashwin and Akshara dozed off , I didnt know what to do, just thought will visit ur blog and it happened to be YOUR day…Though belated ,Wish you and Narayanan a Very Happy Wedding Anniversary.

  9. Happy Belated Anniversary :). It was such a sweet story of your beginning together. I love that you both had that time at the temple to just “talk”. So meaningful and important. And my favourite part is “It is one of those memories I cherish. The one that drove home the point that I was his. Irrevocably.” I could almost picture it – even having not met you before, I can imagine the shy smile πŸ™‚
    Here’s to many many more years of love and shared memories.

  10. Happy Belated Anniversary !! It is one of those beautiful moments captured in beautiful words. Here’s wishing You & K very best times and an amaxing journey ahead.

    Looking forward to reading more heartfelt emotions.

  11. @Maya: Thank you! Nice to see you on here after a long time!
    @Bavani: Thank you very much. Those memories are very cherished.
    @Manchus: Welcome!! Been a while since I heard from you. How are the kids? Gotta catch up!
    @Apar: πŸ™‚ LOL. Haven’t seen Toy Story so can’t really make the connection.
    @rads: Thanks!! Well! Seven years gone so itch is prob gone too πŸ™‚ Someone else I knew reminded me when I posted my sixth anniversary post to watch out for it. Think I’ve done a good job of keeping it at bay. πŸ™‚
    @MRP: Thank you! Welcome here!

  12. Awww… what a sweet little post! I know this is an old one but I just had to leave a comment.:-D

    You write really well- but you already knew that right? ;-D

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