My 5th Wedding Anniversary

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.

taken a month before 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.

About Joshi Mukard (100 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call 'home-town'. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

19 Comments on My 5th Wedding Anniversary

  1. That’s a sweet story. Started with a dash of your humour!
    Nice to know about your wife! 🙂

  2. Oops! Wish you a Happy Anniversary. May you remember and celebrate the next anniversary in the most memorable way!

  3. Hearty Congrats! May you have 100s more 🙂

  4. Congrats!!
    Happy Anniversary Joshi and Libena 🙂 🙂
    May your love lasts forever *touchwood*
    I loved that old picture..
    By the way,the call is on its way;this weekend..

  5. cool post joshi… seems like you have poured it out of your heart.. kudos to you do do that .. and hope your wife reads this post sometime.. I bet she would be absolutely flattered … anyways happy Anniversary…

  6. Hey Joshi, Belated Happy Anniversary!! and just love the way you write!!!


  8. This comment is late, but congrats on the 5 year anniversary. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post! Wishing you both all the happiness 🙂

  9. This was so very sweet! Have a blessed life, the two of you. Congratulations! 🙂

  10. Anil Panicker // December 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm // Reply

    Joshi..Excellent piece of narration, indeed. This what makes marriage work..appreciating the similarities & respecting d differences…Although most of the time, we pull each others legs, i always appreciate ur calmness, patience & sense of humour..These traits r not found in abundance these days..U have a calming influence on the people who get in touch with u..And now am not kidding mate..Never ever change, Joshi, dis is ur Usp..Wishing u both many-many more years of happiness,bliss & togetherness…This blog just came from ur heart, for sure..All d best to u, Libena & the little angel, Tanaya…

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