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Monday, April 13, 2015

To him, with love...


After our marriage, we moved to Bangalore. We lived there for a little over nine months. I was new to the city and I loved every bit of it - weather, food and the IT crowd. As a newly wedded couple, the only thing we missed was our families, especially on important days. We got married in April and it was our Engagement Anniversary in August. Since we had no close friends and family there, we thought of skipping the celebrations. I remember vividly, it was drizzling in the morning that day and weather was perfect. My husband went to office and half-heartedly we discussed going out for dinner on phone. ‘Let’s just go for dinner at least’, he said. I don’t know what struck me from that phone conversation, but I felt like doing something special for him - nothing fancy, just create a special memory for that day.

With no plans in mind, I took out my wallet and went shopping. I randomly bought balloons to go with the color scheme of our rented apartment, some floating candles from a cute little shop in Indira Nagar and bought a nice yellow bouquet. But, what’s a celebration without a cake? Since it was a last minute idea, there was no time to order the cake. I bought a simple pineapple sheet cake available at a nearby bakery. After shopping, I rushed back home to decorate. When I was done decorating, I realized I didn’t buy any gift for him. It was already 5:30 and there was no time to rush to the Mall. Then, I did what I do best in times of stress - I wrote this poem for him.

Love so gratifying, love so profound,
Love at its height, love, I found.
It was the season, it was May,
Air spoke of love, it was raining every day.
Stars didn’t come, they went out to romance,
Clouds sheltered them, showing their stance.
Morning schemed passion, evening was on fire,
Sensed like everything brimmed with desire.
Should I say or else keep quiet?
For my Man will laugh on my plight.
It happened in summers, I loudly say,
I fell in love on a may day.

When he came home, he was pleasantly surprised and he just smiled and smiled endlessly. I gifted him that bouquet and poem. He was ecstatic, I could see it on his face. Later, we cut the cake, which by the way was yummy and we took a few pictures to capture the celebrations. It is one of the most cherished days of our lives.

Balloons, candles and flowers

Pineapple Sheet Cake for Anniversary

Afterwards, when I shared it with one of my friends, she made a beautiful hand-made frame for the poem, which we kept on our bedside later on. That frame reminds us of our first engagement anniversary after marriage and many happy things associated with it. I simply love it. 

Poem displayed on a hand-made frame on right hand side

Life is all about creating moments and enjoying the little things in life. I just did what my heart said - it was nothing big but it just made his day and created a special memory for both of us.

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48 comments:

  1. Lovely !! Ms.Bangalore! Truly said, that the life is all about creating moments and enjoying those moments! And am sure, that you are too good at creating those moments enjoying and later cherishing those.

    BTW am a Bangalorean too.

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    1. I love Bangalore. Yes, not only me, everyone in my family is like that. Thanks for reading, Ajay.

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  2. Wonderful post. What a lovely poem!
    P.S . I have tagged you for this five day Five stories challenge here –
    https://drkiranacharya.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/a-walk-in-the-dark/
    Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I am sorry, I checked it just now. Would love to be a part of it.

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  3. How cute. You look like you had fun.

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  4. You always have something wonderful to share.. Lovely post! :)

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  5. That was so full of love :-)
    Truely at times it isn't the quantum of money spent on those fancy gifts and those lavish dinners...at times its just one gesture filled with love.
    Even the small lil efforts seem magical when done by heart.
    I loved this post :-) May God bless your couple with best of evrything.
    Take care :)

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    1. Thank you for your warm wishes Palak. <3

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  6. Lovely, innocent and yet meaningful!

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  7. So cute..yes, small acts of love go a long way...:) Happy Anniversary, Saru!

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  8. Very sweet gesture and am sure you both will cherish these moments forever, Saru! Stay blessed!

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  9. So true.. life is about creating beautiful moments and enjoying them!

    Lovely post!

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  10. So sweet.
    It's sweet-posts week for the Singhals, huh? :)

    Stay in love forever, you two. Here's wishing you guys a whole lot of lovely moments like this. :)

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    1. Hehehe... Yes, we are on a roll, anniversary month for us. :P

      Thank you so much for your wishes, Dee. :)

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  11. Beautiful post...I enjoyed reading it.

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  12. Nice way of celebrating the important event of your life with your own arrangements of balloons,cake etc and your own poem which is excellent. Definitely your husband would have enjoyed the occasion and appreciated you for your efforts.Wish you long and healthy life with pleasant moments like this.

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    1. He just cherishes such days. Thanks for your wishes Sir.

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  13. Thats so touching the best part is that Alok appreciated your gestures so loved the post and thanks for sharing the poem too, happy i came here and read this :)

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  14. Wow..very nice post ..something special.:)

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  15. What a wonderful way to spend the day together Saru... :-) Loved the poem :-)

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  16. Life IS all about creating moments and, going by this and a piece I read on Alok's blog, both of you know how to make a memorable life.

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    1. Luckily, we realized it very early in life that we have to work towards making our life happy and creating such moments is part of that process. Thanks for reading Sir.

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  17. That is so sweet...I am sure you are a happily married couple and lead a blissful life..

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    1. We try to but we have our share of fights, like all happily married couples.

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  18. A lovely poem and what a sweet little way to celebrate a beautiful occasion of love :).

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    1. Thank you, it was a beautiful day for both of us.

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