It’s been almost a week since I celebrated our relationship with our families. Yes! We exchanged rings last Sunday i.e. July 24, 2016 in our most beloved city, a city where we spent most amazing period of our lives (of course separately), a city which I love the most, a city where we first met and now became “life partners from being just friends”. What an amazing journey of life!
I still can’t believe that exactly a week back at this time I was on the way to our city with my family, with a lot of nervousness, enthusiasm, happiness, apprehensions and what not. I was in city after almost a year and felt that nothing has changed since my last visit. Pochu had already flown to the city and was thoroughly enjoying with his friends.
I didn’t care much about anything; but as the day progressed and Saturday evening started approaching night, my nervousness and apprehensions also started building up. I rang up Pochu and spoke to my heart’s content. He asked me, “are you nervous?” and I responded, “not yet!! May be tomorrow when I will see all our families, relatives and a lot of crowd!”.
The next morning when I reached to Parlor to get ready, it was then that I finally realized that yes, something big is going to happen. I was super apprehensive and nervous about my looks and attire. I had never been so dressed up before. The heavy make-up, saree, jewelries, bunches of hair-pins tucked in my head were making me go crazy and adding fuel to fire was the sultry weather and constant calls from my father to come soon to the venue as Pochu’s family had already arrived and were all eagerly waiting for me to come. It was a tiresome exercise to sit in the car after coming down from parlor, I was clueless as how should I place myself in car without damaging my saree. The sweet noise of bangles were also making me nervous. Finally with lot of efforts I managed to sit in the car and headed to the venue.
My brother was supposed to receive me at the venue and take me upstairs to the room as allotted. The moment he saw me, he gave a teasing look and comment which added to my nervousness… these kiddos!!! 😞 My Mother-in-law soon arrived and took me to the function hall. With every step, my heart was beating fast, and as soon as I reached the doorstep of the hall, I saw huge crowd sitting and every head turned towards me and gave smile. I was super nervous L. I was trying looking for Pochu. And when I found him I couldn’t gave a direct look as everybody was looking at me. My MIL introduced me to her side of family members and finally I was made to sit.
After lil chit-chat with relatives and friends, the rituals started. First some rituals were performed with him and then me and later with both of us. While he was sitting and performing rituals, every moment we spent together was flashing in front of my eyes. From back to back movies to roaming around, to teasing and listening to each other’s crap to his proposal and finally sitting in this hall.
While we completed our rituals together and were thinking what next… all of a sudden the Pundit Ji asked us to exchange rings! And that’s it!! I froze!! I couldn’t believe that this will happen so soon and abruptly. But it happened and was the most beautiful moment. Everybody around us came closer and started capturing those beautiful moments which again made me go nervous. I had never experienced such attention except my Training Classes 😉
And finally… we were engaged! We became one!
The most important thing for me was that my whole family was very happy and content. Not just my parents and siblings but also my extended family. And so was his family. My Mom met him for the first time and I’m glad that she liked him.
Thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk you God!! A bigggggggggggggggggggg thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu for everything😘
After we came back, the first thing on our minds was to catch up. He came to meet me the very next day he reached Bangalore and the moment I was him from a distance, I felt so content and happy. When I reached to him and held his hand, it was completely a different experience. It was more rightful, it was more authoritative, it was more complete. Actually I can’t really explain the feeling but it just felt awesomeeeeeeee!