The first time our eyes met, I quickly looked away. I knew he was looking at me, but I didn’t meet his gaze. I wonder why. A year later though, I was head over heels for this guy. Although I had known him well now, the emotions were something new. The quickening of my heart beat when I heard his laugh, the twinkle in his eyes when he stole a glance at me….it all felt great. I didn’t know if it was love back then, but to realize that a certain someone exists exclusively for you and that that someone is attracted to you is, in itself, a secure and satisfying feeling in a new relationship.
Today, as we celebrate the seventh year into our marriage, I am surprised at the deep understanding that we have formed. It’s as though we can read each other’s minds. But it didn’t come easy (it never does!)This feat is a result of countless arguments, misunderstandings and confusions we’ve had over the years. Ours was an arranged marriage and, believe me, even as I write this we are still trying to figure each other out! Nevertheless, I’m proud of our heroic achievement. The hard work, efforts and patience to make a relationship work between two perfect strangers paid off and how! Now, when I look back to the day our eyes first met, I’m glad it all happened the way it did because that day, I had found myself the perfect husband! *
This may sound so cliché but is a fact. I am really lucky to have him in my life. With an arranged marriage I could have ended up with just anyone! But this is where I am forced to believe in destiny. Perhaps, we were made for each other and just had to get together anyhow. Marrying him changed me, definitely for the better, and my concept of love. Redefining the meaning of love he taught me that love is not about looking for compatibility in each other. It’s about accepting your partner with his/her good and bad qualities and loving them unconditionally. That’s the best thing I like about him. He likes me the way I am. He never asked me to change; he doesn’t want me to. Isn’t that cool enough?
So here goes. People, I have finally found the love of my life. Yes, I am in love!
Reghu, this is for you sweetheart! For accepting me, standing by me and making me the queen of your life! Happy Anniversary baby! I love you!