Togetherness @ 4

I’ve seen people planning for this day from months in advance; preparing the guest list with utmost care, making sure to get the most enviable gifts for yourself, never missing even a single occasion to display your undying love for each other, etc etc etc.

As much as I’d have liked to go by the conventional way of celebrating my 4th wedding anniversary, it was not bound to happen, and I was glad for it. I’m not exactly the anti-social type, but these so-called social-dos seem like work to me. They’re fun for A Jr, but definitely not for me. I prefer being in the company of loved ones and sharing a quiet cozy evening together. But what took place was even better than my imagination.

We had two of my very dear and very fun-to-be-with brothers-in-law for company this time round. One of them’s getting hitched next month and they were here for the whole wedding shopping thing (A dedicated wedding shopping post coming up very soon for you).Anyway, the day started with heavy showers and a visibly sick A Jr. Poor thing, he was down with cough, cold and some viral infection. Bunked his school and stayed home while the BIL’s went for shopping alone and A joined them later.

Predictably, they got stuck in the rain and were running late. I, on my part, made sure to plan ahead a lovely surprise for them at home!  Cooked for them ( Soya+moong+cheese sandwiches and Hakka noodles, strange combo, but it totally works!) and got a sinfully rich and very delicious Chocolate cake for us. When the very exhausted trio returned, all they could manage was an honest and grateful smile and an endless string of compliments on the food and the cake. Could I ask for anything more? 🙂
A’s gift to me is not to be divulged, but yes, I gifted him a poem that I wrote exclusively for him, from the time we met till date. His million dollar smile after reading it proved that it was well worth the effort. Am sharing it with you:
Chale the safar par tab do ajnabee the,
Ab lagta nahi ki kabhi bhi juda the,
Pehle ek saal nikla, phir do, aur phir teen,
Chautha jaane ko hai, sach mein kya hum yahan the?

Wo kal hi to tha jab hum tum mile the,
Main accident mein aur tum train mein fase the,
Kuch kaha nahi tumne, main bolti rahi bas,
Khamosh se tum aate hue kal ko dekhte the.

Aapas ki hamari an-ban ko tum natural kehte the,
Main ruthti, chillati, tum hanske jhelte the,
Anjaane mein kabhi jo tumhara dil dukhaya,
Mera bachpana samajhkar use bhool jaathe the.

Ye chaar saal hote chaar sadiyon ki tarah,
Tum inme agar apne pyaar ka rang na bharte the,
Na jaan paati kabhi mein ki khushi kya hoti hai,
Apne chiraag se gar mera jahan roshan na karte the.

Am I still stuck in my dreamy world or love is really in the air?? 😉

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34 thoughts on “Togetherness @ 4

  1. Belated Happy Anniversary to both of you :)What a delightful celebration of love :)That cake is so tempting 😀 :DWishing you both life's best and loads of love and cheer!!

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  2. Aww..super poem that is…all the true feelings poured in words 🙂 I'm sure A loveeeeed it !I'm sure the cosy celebration is much much better than only-temporarily-smiling guests…I'm the same..I like my own celebrations with the immediate family :)Wishing you and A once again Varsh !

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  3. @Nu: Thanks Nu sweetheart…from both of us! :)A loooooooooved the poem…no doubt about that…it was out of the blue and he was quite a sight with that surprised look :PI hte noisy gatherings too….why not let it be a low-key affair and involve only those people who're genuinely interested, right??

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  4. @Deven: Thanks for your wishes…well…instead of picking up something from a shop I thought it'd be an 'original' thing to write a poem…thanks again! 🙂

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  5. Many happy returns of the day Varsha! the poem was lovely. No wonder A was thrilled! :DHope A Jr. is better now. Monsoon does bring on the sniffles. Take care!

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  6. @zephyr: Thanks a lot for your wishes! :)The poem came straight from my heart, may be that's why it came out good. A was very pleasantly surprised.I've seen him read it over and over again :)Jr is fine now. Had a viral infection. God knows what a hard time I had trying to keep him away from school. He's completely in love with it!!I added the email subscription tab now. Hope it works. I'm sorry that I'm being so lame with this 😛

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  7. Belated anniversary!! And that poem could be sung like a song …. reminded me of that movie – with Karishma Kapoor and Shahid Kapur? Jab we met! The cake looks great! Hope A Jr is fine now. Best wishes for many more such celebrations 🙂

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  8. @IHM: Thanks for your wishes…you think it cn be put into melody?? Let me try 😛 And…err…Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur it is :)A Jr is fine now…thanks….and the cake was as delicious as it looks 😀

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  9. The poem is beautiful Varsha…I read the 1st para to chk out if I recognised any words there but read the remaining with rapt interest. It was easy to follow and very meaningful. Please accept my belated wishes:-))!!!!

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  10. @Reflections: Thanks dear :)It was like a lightning…I sat to write and the words kept coming on their own. When the feelings are true any 'make-up' is not needed,right? Glad you liked it 🙂

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