Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

An year of a lifetime...


Yup one year gone. Poof!! I still cannot believe it, but it has happened. Has it actually been ONE WHOLE YEAR? 365 days have gone like they were moments :).

One year, in which we've travelled to 3 different countries - South Africa and Mauritius on our honeymoon and later came to US. One year, in which we have done bungee jumping, trekking, white-water rafting and ski-ing. One year, where we've even been apart for about 1.5 months when Sri was sent here to US on a project and I had to wait in India to get my Visa. One year, in which we have changed 3 houses, shifted to another country and Sri has changed his job once! Yup, one very eventful year.

One year, in which we have watched so many movies - English, Hindi and Telugu, that I have totally lost count. One year full of countless ice creams, millions of french fries and 100s of chocolates. One year, in which we have gone for a walk daily after dinner. One year of innumerable talks about various topics. One year of total emotional and physical bonding..

One year, in which we have shared many wonderful moments of laughter. One year, in which there have been many instances of bouts of crying from my side and consoling from his. One year, in which we have become the best of friends. One year, in which I've learnt to know him better and hopefully, he has learnt a little bit about me. One year, in which we have become very close to such an extent that we can't bear to be apart. One year, in which we have shared everything, from laughter to lives, from memories to a marriage so wonderful..

Yup, if you still haven't guessed it by this time, today is our First Wedding Anniversary!!! One year gone and its so unbelievable!! Hip Hip Hurray!! Hurray!! Hurray!!

I still remember last year, during dhaare time, tears flowed from my eyes. My mom had tears in hers as well. It was a sad and happy moment for me. Sri spoke through his eyes and told me not to cry with just a look. I still remember his reassuring smile :). And he has kept the silent promise he made to me that day. He has kept the vocal promise he made to my parents that day of taking care of their daughter. My parents were sure about their son-in-law that day, but their trust in him has increased ever since :).




One year, has brought some changes in me. I have become more responsible and considerably a good cook thanks to my mom's recipes. For a person who thought cooking is grating coconut/rolling chapathis, I have come a long way ;-). Also, I can talk to Sri about anything, be it some political talk to some emotional anguish I'm going through. And he can talk to me about anything :). In one year, it looks like we have accomplished a lot. And yup, I'm more than satisfied with the way things have gone and are going :). No regrets at all. None.

Since we've come to US, I have been miserable several times about missing my parents. We have also missed Sri's parents' gruhapravesha. Yup, these have led to some fights. But thats life - sweet and spicy :). After all, fights lead to making ups later ;-).

There's still a long long way to go. One year is a huge step, but there are so many such huge steps to take. Many hurdles to cross, many more adventures to live through :-D. I can already see us growing into a budda and buddi together, maybe bungee-jumping again in our 50s :-D.

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow." - John Lennon

Its growing! Its growing!! Its definitely growing.

Happy first anniversary Sri. Hope you enjoyed the first year of wedded bliss (:-D) as much as I did. The only song thats playing in my head right now is a duet "At the beginning" by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis. The song video is online here and the lyrics are:

We were strangers starting out on a journey
Never dreaming what we'd have to go through
Now here we are and I'm suddenly standing
At the beginning with you

No one told me I was going to find you
Unexpected what you did to my heart
When I lost hope you were there to remind me
This is the start

Life is a road and I want to keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there when the world stops turning
I'll be there when the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

We were strangers on a crazy adventure
Never dreaming how our dreams would come true
Now here we stand unafraid of the future
At the beginning with you

Life is a road and I want to keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there when the world stops turning
I'll be there when the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

I knew there was somebody somewhere
Like me alone in the dark
Now I know my dream will live on
I've been waiting so long
Nothing's gonna tear us apart

Life is a road and I want to keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there when the world stops turning
I'll be there when the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep going on....
Starting out on a journey
Life is a road and I wanna going
Love is river I wanna keep flowing
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you.


Yup right at the beginning with you, my love :). I certainly couldn't have said it better :).

23 Comments:


Soumya retorted...

Oh my God!!! Happy Anniversary Deeps...For some stupid reason, I thought it was on the 16th of february...You've come a long way...And got a long way to go....Wish u both a wonderful life together...

Soumya...


Vanditha retorted...

Deeps and Sriram,
Happy Anniversary to both of you. May the best come by your way.


Suds retorted...

Happy Anniversary to Sri and you. Hope coming year bring more hapiness to you both. Enjoy...


vani retorted...

hi deep,
yup, its a year!!!!!!!!
A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
May all ur dreams come true and have a wunnerful day together with many many anniversaries to celebrate ahead. "Made for each other and forever."
vani.


Deeps retorted...

>> Soum >>

16th Feb?? Bere yaardo confuse maadkonda haage ide. So think whose anniversary you think is on 4th? :-D. Thanks a lot re :).

>> Vandu >>

Thanks di. Thanks for the lovely card too :).

>> Suds >>

Thanks sir :).

>> Vani >>

Oh ho, lookie who's here :). Glad you created a blogger account. Thanks for the wishes and the lovely winter card :).


Usha retorted...

Happy anniversary and may the bliss continue into your ripe old age!


Ms. V retorted...

I'm not just saying this to say this but that's the cutest wedding couple pic I've seen in a long time. I mean, some pics just make one go, "Aww. They look so perfect together." And this is definitely one of them :) Happy 1st anniversary.


Harish Suryanarayana retorted...

Y know what , I was smiling like a fool when reading this post , really wide smile . You ppl are so perfect !! I could feel the happiness radiating from my screen . Congratulations and Happy Aniversary . You could not have chosen a better song to express yourself :) :) :) .


Deeps retorted...

>> Usha >>

Yup, hope so :).

>> Vids >>

That photo is my fabourite of all wedding pictures and there's a story why we are grninning away to glory :-D.

The previous night after Varapooje, we both were at the same spot, alone ;-), talking to each other and were spotted by cousins.. The wedding day (in this picture), there is a shaastra where Sri is supposed to show me Arundhati nakshatra in broad daylight (its just a shaastra :-D). And one of his cousins made a comment saying "He has already shown her stars last night" and everyone around, including us, burst into laughter :) :) :).

>> Harish >>

I am glad you can feel my/our happiness through the post. Thats exactly what I wanted to express :).


Loga retorted...

Hi

One day when I was randomly reading the blogs I dropped in at ur blog..Now I have become a regular reader of urs..

Ur blog is very nice and u express ur feelings in a very elegant way..Keep up the spirit !!!

and by the way Happy Anniversary.....:)


Ms. V retorted...

OMG. The coincidence of coincidences. I just happened to watch the movie Anastasia after reading your post. And once the movie got over, a song starts playing, and I hear the lyrics go "We were strangers starting out on a journey." And I thought "hey, those words sound SO FAMILIAR." And I come back to your blog and I see the same lyrics! :D I downloaded the song too. It's so cute. So was the movie Anastasia. And so are you guys. Gosh, I've had a sugar overdose today!!!


Deeps retorted...

>> Loga >>

Thank you very much :). I started the blog only to express what I feel/deeply think about. Glad that its serving its purpose..

>> Vids >>

Oh I forgot to mention that its a Anastasia sound track. I loved that movie too and thats when my fondness for the song started :).


Thanu retorted...

Happy Wedding anniversary. May the coming years be filled with more joy, adventure and happiness.


Deeps retorted...

>> Thanu >>

Thanks a lot :).


Neel Arurkar retorted...

My apologies for wishing you guys late. May all the years to follow be just as beautiful if not more..


Anil The Great retorted...

warm wishes for your anniversary ...


-ATG


Deeps retorted...

>> Neel >>

Thanks and definitely hope so :).

>> Anil >>

Thank you sir :).


Arz000n retorted...

in which we've travelled to 3 different countries - South Africa and Mauritius on our honeymoon and later came to US.
Since past 2 posts Im getting this feeling of Jealosy...hatredness...envy-ness and what not....

No no no ....not coz you went for honeymoon or something...but you are one lucky lady to travel all these places....I wannna go to SA and Mauritius too now :(((

US nahi jaana...I gave up all ma hopes...so I just dont feel like visiting this place anymore now :D

First Wedding Anniversary!!
YEYYYYYYYYYYY!!
congratulations!!
And Good wishes for your Anniversary :))

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."
This is so cute...and I wish that it grows and grows and grows for you and your hubby...

Nice post Dip-tea.
Greetz!!


Shikha retorted...

Landed here while bloghopping..your joy is infectious:)..happy anniversary..and btw thats a really good wedding pic:)


Mind Curry retorted...

congrats! i will be back to wish you on your 100th :)


Deeps retorted...

>> Arjun >>

South Africa is where we did bungee jumping :-D. Are you more J now? :-D. Don't worry, your day will come too ;-). And thanks :).

>> Shikha >>

Thank you, thank you and thank you :).

>> Mind curry >>

Hmm don't plan to live that long ;-). 100th anniversary implies I'll 125 years old :-o. Plan to be off by about 60 years ;-).


Sayesha retorted...

Happy Anniversary, Deeps! :)


Deeps retorted...

>> Sayesha >>

Thanks a lot :).