June 30, 2009

A Perfect Ten

The thing with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

Having quoted that , Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness ( sometimes delayed) blow the rest away

Seems like yesterday when a tall cool dude in red tee and jeans walked in to class. I thought to myself, Ah - a tall Salman Khan. Very easy going and friendly and obviously oozing intelligence,( i am referring to myself silly) we had to get together did we not?

Neither of us really proposed to each other. We simply assumed it was meant to be. And we were damn quick about it.

Almost a child marriage is what we had ( you a new 26 and me a newer 23) at least going by the love marriages in these times. . .

And today the calendar tells us that we have completed 10 years of marriage!! And we still are best friends and a bit more.

Of course there were moments when I doubted that we would get here. But the highs have been too many - 1 gorgeous kid, another on the way, 2 homes, 2 loans paid off, lots of travel, rented homes, job switches and loads of fun. And you made my lows bearable without trivializing them.

Here is a song we thought was our song a long while ago. . . and this one and there have been many more over the years.

Our wedding may have been years ago, but the celebration goes on. And as Richard Bach said
True love stories never have endings. Here is to Dus ka Dum and no endings. . .

41 comments:

Swaram said...

Wish u a very happy anniversary and cheers to any more.

Cool coincidence - we were 23 n 26 too when we entered the doors of our blissful married life ;)

Blogeswari said...

Here's to you and Navy!
Happy happy anniversary! Enjoy !

sole said...

A very very Happy Anniversary. Hope you have many more such lovely years together.
BTW that was us too, neither of us proposed to each other, just assumed it was meant to be :-)and I was 23 when we got married and he was 24 ;-), so child marriage there!

DC said...

A very happy anniversary to you and Navy!

Ramya S said...

Arty,
Wish you and Navy a very Happy Anniversary, and wish your parents many happy anniversay too .
May the two set of couples enjoy many many such wonderful wedding anniversariers.Enjoy! Do let us know how yous spend your day!

starry-eyed said...

Such a lovely post. Congrats on the big ten! You're having so many reasons to celebrate huh? 600 and now 10!!

Hema said...

Here's wishing you a very Happy Anniversary and many more exciting years together.

We completed 10 years of marriage this month as well :-).
Have fun!

nanands said...

"The thing with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character." That is nice quote. Who is it from? All the best to both of you.

Itchingtowrite said...

happy anniversary to both of u!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Well written memories of how you met and fell in love.

Seetha

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

Happy Anniversary, Art&Navy

Sri said...

Such a sweet love story!!:)

Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary!

choxbox said...

happy anniv artnavy!

Artnavy said...

Thanks a lot for the wishes everyone!!

Krishnan said...

Wish you a Wonderful Wedding Anniversary.

Monika,Ansh said...

Aww.........congrats both of you. Here's to a lifetime of togetherness!!

Anonymous said...

Happy tenth wedding anniversary! Congratulations to you and your hubby!

Best wishes,
Anjali

WhatsInAName said...

Wow congrats and heres wishing you tons of tens! Happy anniv. and may you love story grow stronger each year

Rohini said...

Happy anniversary

Timepass said...

happy anniversary..

Poornima said...

Congratulations!!!! Lovely post too..

Poppins said...

Lovely lovely post. Congratulations Art and Navy!

monikamanchanda said...

lovely post art

u are on a milestone high these days girl

congratulations 10yrs is a long time

Collection Of Stars said...

Art and Navy, congratulations on the perfect 10 :)

Sri said...

Short and sweet! Happy anniv guys!!

IBH said...

Congratulations :)

Lavs said...

Many congratulations....ten years is awesome...we are half way along....

sole said...

An apt tag for the milestone, if you'd like to take it up!

artnavy said...

thank you all.

sole- i will do the tag

artnavy said...
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Just Like That said...

Ah! I missed this! Happy Anniversary, Art and Navy.:-) Lovely post
Hope the years get even more lovey-dovey, and wish you many many happy returns.

Tina said...

Heartiest congrats... Happy Anniv...
I liked the quote u used..

:)
Tina.

Usha said...

That was a beautiful post. My best wishes for many more years of this peaceful togetherness.

artnavy said...

thank you all!!

Mama - Mia said...

:)

a totally awwwww some post!! :) belated wishes and may the love keep getting stronger!

hugs!

Anonymous said...

Belated Anniversary Wishes !!

- Diya

Artnavy said...

thanks abha and diya

Anonymous said...

My belated wishes to you and Navy...
:-)
Keep it going

Swap

Sands said...

Happy Happy Anniversary and wishing you many many more :)

Subhashree said...

Happy Anniversary, ArtNavy. Loved the post :) Anush looks oh-so-cute on the header with her press-on mookuththi.

artnavy said...

tahnks swap,sands and subha