24 March 2011

How I met your father

Dear Tanvi

In a few years from now, you may wonder about love, romance & marriage. You had innocently asked me once where you were when your father & I met. I’d told you that you were in the sky then & came in much later. You were busy playing with God when we met each other & then God sent you into my stomach & you came into our lives.

Today, I want you to know how your father & I met; and how we went on to get married.

I was working in UTL in Whitefield since Sept 2004. Your father joined the company in March 2005. I remember the day I saw him for the 1st time. I was at my desk. I stood up & turned around to get a print. That’s when I noticed a tall, well-built man, formally dressed, standing outside Carol’s cabin (Admin mgr). He had curly, wet (?!) hair. What I can never forget is his ‘nasheeli’ eyes - big, dark, round eyes. Hypnotic. There was a soft “wow” in my head. I turned away. He must be one of the vendors, I thought. I forgot all about him.

A week later, he reappeared. Apparently, that day he had come for an interview. He was now Carol’s assistant & was going to be seated in the workstation right behind mine. I later learnt that, the previous night, he was so drunk, that the next day when he finally made it to the interview somehow, he was suffering from a very bad hangover. So much for his ‘nasheeli’ eyes!

He enjoyed female attention. He loved cracking jokes & generally playing to the gallery. The 4-5 girls who were seated in the same bay, always surrounded him & laughed at all his silly jokes & ‘ooh- aah’d at all the songs he played on his system. I hated him. I thought he was one BIG show-off. How I detested all show-offs!! I never laughed at any of his jokes & held myself back from enjoying the ‘stupid’ music he played.

I can’t recall what broke the ice between us but slowly we started talking. He sure was a lot of fun!!
In April, we –a group of 3 girls & 2 boys- went to Chennarayapatna, to attend Sumanth Gowda’s brother’s post-wedding banquet. Your father & I had the time of our life that day. There were tears in my eyes – that’s how much he made me laugh. Who could resist his antics & witty one-liners?! I think I was beginning to fall in love –again –with him! To this day, the snap we took there, is prominently displayed in the showcase of our living room.

In May, he said he wanted to marry me. On June 17th 2005, we became man & wife.

Come June this 2011, it’s going to be 6 years for our marriage. In hindsight, would I change anything? No. Should I have not loved him? No. Would I rather have married the steady, well-settled, mature, sensible, upright, responsible, always correct, Mr. Right? Certainly …………………………..…. NO.

I’m lucky to be your father’s best friend & wife. I hope you’re just as lucky. Today, I can wish you more but all I really want to wish you is an equally (if not more) interesting man you would want to spend your life (P.S: but more importantly your holidays) with!!

Love,
Mummy

26 comments:

  1. Interesting read..

    Wish you a very happy married life :o)

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  2. not sure what to comment...but Yes...happiness always be with u and proud to have such a mentor in my life...All the best.

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  3. heheh...ya thanks Suraj
    And thanks Prashanth

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  4. Nice write-up Sujatha! Simple and sweet :)

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  5. thank you Spicy Sweet. nice name --spicy sweet - very catchy

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  6. It was lovely...YOUR NARRATIVE... i could just visualize the events that led up to your wedding Suji..."Would I rather have married the steady, well-settled, mature, sensible, upright, responsible, always correct, Mr. Right? Certainly …..…. NO,"you told your daughter.That was a sly yet sweet remark and i loved that:)Writers do convey...

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  7. thank you Jayashri.
    but yenka onji complaint undu eerna mitta. eer dayeg daala bareondjyar on ur blog. i check regularly but there's long spell ...absence...pls keep writing...

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  8. btw Jayashri, that sly remark .....yaaaa...as a mother telling ur daughter this is blasphemous ...but well what to do that was the reality in my case

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  9. :-) Good.. !!! It is really nice to see u as a good mother. You got married on June 17th 2010 or 2005?

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  10. ohh god..i saw that mistake just now after reading your comment. sorry it's 2005!! thanks Pushpa

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  11. Was blog hopping and came to your blog and posts. Just wanted to say a special hi to a person whose daughter's name is same as mine and who share same wedding anniversary as mine :) What a sweet coincidence.

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  12. @ weourlife: oh really? hmm sweet coincidence indeed!

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  13. @ Pythoroshan: thank you. btw, Pythoroshan - interesting name!

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  14. Dear Sujatha,

    Hope your story is real as I read it line by line I thought like a I am watching a movie in Television. But its a really nicely written. I also loved a girl lot and going to marry her after 110 days on 6th december of this year. My Story is not as much interested as your but every love story has unique way so I have.

    Me & Ridhhi (my Fiance) was met by our parents for marriage and we fall in love at the time of first meeting. And now we love each other like today is last day to love.

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  15. @Harshal: every story that has LOVE in it is beautiful n rare n so priceless. wish u a very very happy life together.
    a message for Ridhi.pls pass it on to her
    Ridhi: u r v lucky to have someone who adores u so much :) happy married life (110 days left) :))

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  16. This post made me smile ear-to-ear! :)

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  17. was redirected here after reading that irony pot of yours.well guess female's do like guys chasing them ;)

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  18. @Madhav: yes we do & if there are those saying no well i wouldn't believe them or maybe they are just wired differently than the rest of us mortals :)

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  19. Aha, nice love story! And, he must a really good guy too, as he respects you and is okay with you hating his mom. Balance is so important in a man. Happy for you Sujatha! You guys make a good pair. Stay happy!

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  20. @Rachna: thank you :)
    yeah that respect bit is correct.

    Btw,he is a Scorpio too like you :)

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  21. Oh, this is such a cute romantic story! I am a stickler for "how I met" kind of stories. I loved the straight-from-the-heart feel and simple narrative of the post..:-)

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