Today, 27th August, I celebrate my 5th Wedding Anniversary. This year is special because this is the first time I remembered my wedding anniversary thanks to my office message board. Each of the last 4 years it used to dawn in my mind a couple of days after the anniversary had quietly passed by and I always ended up getting an ear-full from my wife whenever I tried to check whether she also forgot about it!!
Well, past is past, this year, I have finally remembered – once again thanks to my office message board, otherwise it would have been the same old story.
But unfortunately, today she isn’t at home. She has gone to visit her parents in our home town. So I spoke to her over the phone. Needless to say, she was quiet surprised and giggling with joy. I was happy too because she didn’t ask me any gift – she was more than happy that I called her early in the morning.
Though this is our 5th wedding anniversary, our relationship started way back in 1998. In 1998 I joined college for my bachelor degree. In the middle of third semester I befriended a girl from the same class. Our likes and dislikes were completely different and what interested me wasn’t interesting to her, but as we were classmates our friendship developed in due course, and much to our own surprise, culminated in madly falling in love with each other. But still I had a feeling our affair wouldn’t go beyond the college years, but it went further beyond, in fact 7 years beyond college and finally ended in marriage.
Despite our conflict of interest in many things, what worked for us when we were just lovers, and what is still working for us 5 years into marriage is our willingness to tolerate each other. I’m an extremely irresponsible husband but she puts up with me, and she’s a sensitive short-tempered girl and I know how to put out the fire in her head.
For the last 12 years, each morning has been a wonderful start, and in the course of the day, we fight, we fall in love again, we argue, we remain silent, we tolerate, we go to bed a happy couple. Life has been pleasant so far. Our differences still remain as differences, but we know we simply cannot live without each other.
She’s the one who turned the wheel of fortune in my life. When we were in college, she was extremely popular because she was the college singer. But nobody knew me outside my class. Through her I became known to others. All through our college days, I was only referred as Libena’s (her name) boyfriend. She was in fact the main character in our love story – I played only a supporting role. Her friends even questioned her wisdom of falling in love with such a loser (I was a kind of loser then) like me, but she stuck on. Her parents asked her to change her mind about getting married to me, but she refused. After marriage she installed a ‘dream’ in my head and her persistence made me grow higher in my career. The little success I have had in life so far is all because of her. She’s simply more than what I deserve.