Love Turns 9!

Another year gone by and we are 9-year-old today. Those gone days, the bike rides, sharing petrol and going dutch over dinner at various food joints around Bangalore (various because we wanted variety and the cheapest place possible) seems as if it was yesterday. VT and I opened our hearts out to each other this day 9 years back on a bus ride from Bangalore to Mysore. That day we did not know that we will be given this lifetime to enjoy each other’s company and take many more joyful rides together.

For people in love, I feel every passing year is different and much more fulfilling. There is comfort in company and even if there are fewer words, there is peace and better understanding. Love is not about trips, outings or pictures. It is about togetherness and coming close in times that are hard. Last year was a different one for us – there were other engagements and travel was minimum. But we did have a chance to spend time at VT’s place and we celebrated Holiday season in Pune and Matheran with my cousin.

I am blessed to have VT in my life and if you feel this post is too mushy, move on. But I am allowed to be emotional once in a while!! Last year I highlighted our differences so this year it is about what I admire about VT:

  • A kind heart
  • Being such a great friend to me
  • Making me laugh with the most stupid one liners – almost every single day.
  • Passion to raise the bar for himself every time.
  • His focus on his career and the way he gets emotional about what he really wants to achieve.
  • He always thinks of me whenever he gets a chance to experience something new – be it a restaurant, a new cuisine or a new city.
  • Challenging me all the time to think better for myself – personal or professional.
  • Giving me my space and loving me the way I’m – a crazy nut who can shed tears at the drop of a hat
  • Readiness to buy something for me whenever we go out yet never trying to surprise me 😀
  • Ability to not recall what I am wearing today is new and was delivered yesterday. So, no lectures on finances and no talks on self-control 🙂

Yes, this list is not exhaustive but still! I need to confess that before I met VT, I had no idea of what a relationship like this means. I was naïve and our being together is like those pieces of jigsaw puzzle that fit together. My everyday inspiration is the peace between us (touch wood) and I hope we continue to learn from each other and understand each other better.

No, I am not hinting at being perfect but that imperfection is a joy in itself. The way I remind him of my birthday, our wedding anniversary and his own or even our parents, the fact he wakes me up each day, my resistance to learn driving, our conversations of life in general, those long weekend walks or our visits to temple – everything leads to an enriched and inspired living.

So, today as I am publishing this post dedicated to VT, I wish us happier days ahead and another year of happiness and food! 🙂

Then and Now : 2006 and 2014

Then and Now


Today is Day 2 of Write Tribe Festival of Words #4, and I wanted to write a personal story for you readers. Hope you enjoy reading as much I enjoyed penning.

96 Responses

  1. Geetika Saxena says:

    What a honest, sweet & a warm post!

  2. That was a nice tribute to your hubby, one that he will cherish forever. It feels nice to be loved and to have such a loving person in our lives is beyond happiness. Wishing you both many years of togetherness and prosperity ! 🙂

  3. Effect of Wife’s Yoga is explicit in post 9 years’ VT 😛
    “Readiness to buy something for me whenever we go out “- is the key to happiness 😉
    Cheers… Ye lo my blessings :-))))

  4. aseemrastogi2 says:

    Congrats on your anniversary Parul :). You guys seem like a really sweet couple :D. Wish you many many years of togetherness 🙂

  5. Kaddu says:

    I see that the 9 years have turned you into a Superwoman! 😀 😛
    Loved this post, Parul! It’s clear it comes straight from the heart. God bless you both with a long life of togetherness and peace! Hugs!

  6. Sri Kri says:

    A lovable post.Congrats to both of you.He is the greatest gift in your life.

    http://www.srikri.com

  7. Shilpa Jadhav says:

    Very nice! loved reading

  8. Nida S. says:

    Congratulations Parul:) 9 years and many more to go ! And you explained it beautifully. When you love someone and choose to commit to the relationship, every year gets better and better. After 7 years, my husband and I are more in love and more comfortable in our skins and in each other’s skins too:). Have a blessed and special day!

  9. Such a sweet tribute to your man Parul! 🙂 He sounds like a wonderful man! 🙂 Who wouldn’t want “A kind heart” and “Being such a great friend to me.” The latter I hear is ideal in a relationship! 🙂 All the best to you and VT and congrats! <3

  10. Kaushik says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary and wishing many more beautiful anniversaries! 🙂
    A beautiful post and you both look awesome in both the pictures 🙂 Wishes again 🙂

  11. rajlakshmi says:

    awww you have all the rights to be mushy mushy 😀 It’s so wonderful to read about you and VT. Indeed for couples in love each year is different. Wish you two lots of happiness.

  12. Congratulations! Lovely post. 🙂

  13. Priyanka says:

    Lovely post Parul! Sounded more of “üs” tone here. God bless you both 🙂

  14. Heartwarming post. Congratulations Parul. Many more to come 🙂

  15. Sushree Dash says:

    This was a lovely post to read. My best wishes for you. The post brought memories of close relationship with few friends of mine and the comfort I share with them. Congrats again 🙂

  16. shanx says:

    Straight out from heart and so lovely Parul! Best wishes to VT and you 🙂 Many more years to come and I would definitely want to see many more “before and after” smiling pics 😀 The words teem with love and togetherness, one that can’t be defined but just lived. So congratulations to both (Please pass this on to VT 🙂 )

  17. The last point of your list made me giggle. How cute. Belated anniversary!!

  18. May your lives be intertwined for the longest time.

  19. Beloo Mehra says:

    What a lovely and love-filled post, Parul! Thank you for making us a part of your joy. Happy anniversary to you both and wishing you many, many, many years of such love and togetherness. And peace in togetherness – I like how you write about that. Just lovely!

  20. Geets says:

    What you said about holds so true.. it is always about togetherness and how difficult times brings people close.. 🙂
    Amazingly well written 🙂 And congratulations for your 9 years of togetherness.. waiting for the 10th year post 🙂 😛

    Cheers

  21. Shalzzz says:

    Happy Anniversary, Parul. May you both have all the happiness and blessings you have ever wished for and more! <3

  22. Ashwini says:

    Happy Anniversary and you have given me a different way to think today about my own relationship…

  23. Alex Hurst says:

    Happy anniversary!!! Many happy years to come for you, I am sure. 🙂 Consequently, I also celebrated my anniversary with NJ this week! 6 years. 🙂

  24. Debbie D. says:

    Happy 9th anniversary, Parul and VT! Wishing you many more years of happiness. 🙂 A lovely “mushy” post.

  25. congrats Parul, have a great year ahead. So nice to see a post like this one 9 years on… speak of the romance being kept alive. wishing you many more years of more mushy posts.

  26. Vidya Sury says:

    Wishing you more and more happiness, always, Parul. What a lovely post. 🙂

  27. Happy anniversary to you both. It’s one of the sweetest and most sincere posts I’ve read in a while. May your love continue to grow and be the source of peace and inspiration, Parul. ♥

  28. Shilpa Garg says:

    It is wonderful to embrace similarities and differences in a marriage. While similarities bridge connections, differences make people unique and add mystery in the relationship. So go on and celebrate them both, together. Wishing you both a very happy anniversary! Stay blessed always 🙂

  29. Cat Graham says:

    Congratulations on 9 happy years together! Your hubs sounds like a great guy! Hope you have many more happy years!

  30. A writer from the East says:

    Congratulations Parul, really loved your post and actually thank you for sharing with us 🙂 Hope you love birds had a lovely celebration?

  31. Pratiksha says:

    Lovely post expressing your special bond with your partner.
    Congratulations to both of you 🙂

  32. So cute 🙂
    To be able to love and love a person for a decade and still be able to talk about them in such glowing terms! God bless 🙂 And to many more decades..

  33. camanishpurohit says:

    Great Post for sure…my heartiest wishes and blessings to both of you. Here’s wishing you loads and loads of years of togetherness. Stay blessed, pink and happy. . . . and keep writing 🙂

  34. Rachna says:

    How lovely! Wish you many more years of happiness. God bless, both of you.

  35. Vinitha says:

    Lovely couple and lovely post. 🙂 Congratulations Parul. 🙂

  36. Lata says:

    Congrats Parul and VT! This is the beginning of a looong journey. Enjoy the ride!

  37. Congratulations Parul. Inching closer to a decade mark feels so special. And remembering the feeling of how love gets unearthed between two individual becoming a constant as the foundation of union seems like magic. God bless you both.

  38. Many warm congratulations, Parul 🙂 It is said that we must celebrate our differences and our togetherness always and you’ve done a great job of that today. May you continue to be happy and regale us with thought-provoking posts always. Stay blessed, my dear friend <3

  39. Aww!
    Congratulations Parul and V.
    It’s always nice to remember those times and feel blessed for having such partners ‘in crime and beyond’ 🙂
    And yes, mush is good.

  40. Lovely post. Congratulations! It’s ours on Sunday.

  41. bienumv says:

    God bless such wonderful couple.

  42. hajrakhan11 says:

    Aww congrats! May you be blessed with many more happy years to come!

  43. On June 1 I celebrate my 41st wedding anniversary. May you have many more anniversaries to celebrate – love only gets deeper with the passage of time.

  44. congrats on ur anniversary 🙂

  1. May 31, 2015

    […] and I completed 9 years of love this May. Sometimes, I cannot believe that he is the guy I am sharing my life with. It’s a […]

  2. January 2, 2016

    […] a choice. Even when the clouds are dark, Sun rays try to sneak in to give us some light. This May, VT and I finished 9 years together. We met in 2006 and since then we have been holding each other’s hands in good and bad times. […]

  3. January 19, 2016

    […] and the last ten years were the pink ones of my life. First job, weekend ventures with friends, meeting and falling in love with VT, going back to college, changing jobs, getting married and moving out from shared accommodation to […]

  4. June 24, 2016

    […] life without a bit of fun and some silly jokes. For close to 10 years now, this guy still cracks me up with his jokes. Be it about my Hindi or the words I use, my cooking […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: