“My miracle goes like this! My mother was attending a marriage ceremony where she was introduced to another Uncle, by her friend. He was searching for a daughter-in-law. As you know half of our parent’s friendship begins with the matrimony matches!
Their friendship developed with my mom suggesting matches to him and one thing led to another and he came to know that my mother had three daughters. So suffice it to say that my mom’s friend got interested in matching up an alliance for his son from our family and I was the eldest daughter.
I was 20 at that time and my parents actually got interested in getting me married to his son, and consoled me to talk with the boy once, and then decide. “There is no harm in talking and only if you like, we will proceed further,” they said.
It was the shock of my life. It was as if all dreams had shattered in just a few seconds! I felt unwanted! I was pursuing CA and was in my 2nd year of articleship.
And this came as a blow out of the blue!
But I went in for the conversation anyway and two souls who were not at all interested in getting married decided to catch up for a 15-minute conversation on the 5th of June 2016!
And this right here is called a miracle! I never gave it a second thought and I took a blind leap of faith to say yes to this alliance. I knew, people who told me that I would never be able to complete my CA and would never be able to settle up and would lose all joy of life at such a young age! But I don’t know what happened to me on that day but I gave my nod.
We got engaged on 7th June and I got married to a Chief officer serving the Merchant Navy at the age of 28 after a year on the 18th of April 2016. And we had an age difference of 8 years between us!
Entering an all-new family, setting up my place, with the office so far from home, moving along with new people, new surroundings and cooking (which I was so poor at) threw in many challenges my way and they started to build up! At one particular point in time, I even started to wonder if I made a mistake.
And that is when my husband stepped in and made me realize some things. We had grown quite close to each other in that 1 year of amazing courtship we spent. Despite being far from each other and having mail was our only source of communication (Ships dint have internet facilities other than satellite connections for mails) while he was on the ship, it strengthened our bond like anything. At a time when people think remaining physically close to each other alone works, this was a strong bond we developed.
He is the hero of my life and today I say, behind this women, there is this man who is my husband. He ventured me out of all my worries and soon I became a part of this
wonderful family. My post-marital life was pure bliss and I remained as I was. I didn’t have to change, people didn’t have to change for me, we just merged.
I stayed at my mother’s place for 2 years, with her strong support always around me and my in law’s and to a great extent my husband’s, I completed my CA, in 2018, sailed on the ship for months, and completed the world tour twice! We have been to China, Europe, North and South America and to also the Great Amazon! How could have all this been possible had I not taken the right decision of getting married? The only difference now is that I have got a man, who is not a secret! Instead of enjoying alone, I have got a partner to laugh with, who I can play with, tease, trouble and torture!
I have enjoyed life like heaven, and I can only thank my parents, my husband and my family for all this.
When you find the right person, and you know he is it, there is no age that is going to hamper and no difficulties that could stop achieving your career goals, your ambitions, your dreams!
Today, I am the founder of a coaching institute which coaches students for CA/CMA/CS classes and also a youtube vlogger and a teacher at the ICAI. And my marriage hampered anything at all.
Getting married at a young age did come with its own bundle of pitfalls but once I started to accept them, the process became that much more enjoyable and today, I stand tall rising above all my challenges. The key is to learn to trust the process!”
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