“From being sceptical about getting married a day before my 18th birthday to now completing 36 years with this wonderful man by my side, it’s been an absolute blessing! Having grown up in the same colony, I knew of him since childhood but saw him more as a mentor-figure. Not to mention, when our alliance was fixed, I was just in my first year of college and was really keen on pursuing chartered accountancy.
But marriage was nothing like I feared. I had complete freedom to make my own decisions- whether it was to finish my education or go to work. He also gave me the comfort and space to own my sense of individuality. Even in the family front, I had the coolest in-laws, who treated me as preciously as their own daughter. Due to all this, I’d chuckle every time people enquired me about whether there were, infact, any problems in my new home.
Now, out of a ton of special moments, one that’s etched vividly in my mind would be the time we visited the Taj mahal. It was our first trip post marriage and one that I reminisce often. Another time he took me by complete surprise was when he got me a Bengal cotton saree from one of his business trips. Having never been the typical ‘gifting’ kind made this gesture of his, extra special. I treasure that saree till date though it’s worn out. But the memory that tops it all, was when I got pregnant after seven long years. Both of us and our gynaecologist broke down in sheer happiness when the pregnancy stick finally showed us a positive sign, overcoming the complications!
One minor regret although, were his transfers. I’d miss him every time he was in a different city. But I guess that’s what brought us closer. And today, despite the looming pandemic, I believe the silver lining is being able to have my entire family together, under one roof. While he’s busy catching up with his writing, I’m enjoying the lockdown watching Money Heist with my son, and it has truly been the best time!”
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