My wedding and the first Anniversary

Today, Stephen and I are celebrating our very first wedding anniversary. What to say!! To me time seems to fly faster than the earth revolves around the sun. They say, 365 days are gone, but to me, it still feels that today we got married. Year along, we have seen all the happy moments of life, all the festivals, our first Christmas, holidays, road trips, eat outs, our birthdays, family get-togethers and every other beautiful moments.
The past year had been a blessed year with all those ups and downs. It is a great feeling that god has helped us to understand each other and to cleave on to the pledge we made on our wedding a year before.

“Before God and these witnesses, I Emily Charlet take you, Stephen Rengan, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in health and in sickness; to love, cherish, and protect as long as we both shall live, according to God’s holy law; and to this I give you my pledge.”

Wedding pledge

Before wedding, before I knew this man for life, I had doubts about future plans; full of questions without answers. Had fasted and prayed for 3 days to show me the right way, the right man for life during lend days. I knew that my prayers had already been answered and yes it was answered. Within a week, Stephen’s dad contacted us to visit once to our place and later it was decided to have the first meeting on the first Saturday after Easter.

Still without clue, I was waiting for him to come. We hadn’t met each other before; we had no common friends; we had nothing in common except exchanging profiles and a very few lines of gtalk conversations about each other. I was worried about his coming as a 12th grade student waiting for her results. Before night, he told me that he is just coming to give a Yes nod. I was so surprised to hear that from him, who would say a Yes before even seeing the girl? Finally, Stephen came the next day. It was all good with formal talks. Little did I know that he would say “Yes” to me? He said and I said “Yes”. We got engaged on April 27th. We both were getting ready to exchange our vows on the dedicated wedding day, May 31st 2013.

wedding handbook

Today, as I look at my wedding album and wedding videos my memories rolled back to the same day before a year. All crazy thoughts running inside: “Oh, I shouldn’t have walked this way; I shouldn’t have laughed this kind”. Too much self-criticism for few minutes then realised that it was supposed to be that kind for it is real and natural. Thanking God for the moment.

wedding

God has graciously given one whole year and I always thank God for giving this man as my soulmate. Wishing myself and my husband many more years of togetherness. Counting my blessings everyday!!!

God still has a plan for you…

“GOD STILL HAS A PLAN FOR YOU” – I have been hearing this song for a very long time. It did make a great impression on the first hearing itself.
This song narrates the life and feeling of elders who think that all their life purpose is over with all the responsibilities done. But the song with its simple words declares our purpose will not get fade until our soul leaves this world.
It is not that it is written for only elders but also for other younger adults who think everything is over after a failure or facing some disappointments in life. Always remember God Still has a plan for you.
“Don’t count the fleeting sunsets,
Start living in a moment,
Cause young or old, you’re still a price
This treasure he can use”
You blink your eyes and suddenly you realize all your life has changed and if we have time to stand before a mirror and ask, Is my life fulfilling the purpose on the life run? We will see thousands of questions and answers following the one small question.
This song has all the answers for all the doubts and questions.

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You blink your eyes
And suddenly, the kids have grown and gone
Pictures echo memories
Filling up the empty house
Everybody’s busy getting on
With their own lives
It can feel like you’re forgotten
Like you’ve been left behind

Chorus:
God still has a plan for you
Even though you feel
Sometimes your better days are through
As long as you’re still here
There’s still a work for you to do
God still has a plan for you

II
Lookin’ in a mirror
Do you see a stranger’s eyes?
Searchin’ for the ‘you’,
You were before the years flew by
‘Thankful for each blessing
And the wisdom in the gray
Wondering if your purpose
Was fulfilled in yesterday

Bridge
Don’t count the fleeting sunsets
Start living in a moment
‘Cause young or old, you’re still a price
This treasure He can use

Let your purpose be fulfilled!!!!

Let there be love and happiness – happy new year 2014

New Year 2014

Today, earth has completed one of its journeys of revolving around the sun at a speed of 30km/s covering a distance of 940 million km approximately in 365.26 solar days. For the past thousands of years the earth was repeating the same old journeys. It never stopped. It is a wonder for us yet it is the way of leading its life. We always zoom in our very own lives, our own happiness, our own problems, our own relationships and much more of our very owns. We forget to zoom out our position on this universe. If we do that, we would find us to nothing. But out of all the philosophies, we have a special purpose to be on earth that is to be a blessing to us and our surroundings making the world a better place to live in.

New Year, a special set of hopes is up. We cannot expect every good thing to happen in the coming year but we can hope for one.

Last year, this time I was at my home with my mom and sister hoping for a better year to come. This year I am married and now the moment is with my husband. I have my own family with a new set of friends, relatives and relationships; a new way of life with new perspective; new thinking. Not to forget the travels in adding flavors to our interests – trip to Maldives, road trip inside Karnataka and Tamilnadu was good. Thankfully I was still up writing my blog now and then as it motivated me in everything I do.

Does it all life has? How many changes does life bring in one single year!!! Overall it is all good and it does bring happiness.

One whole year is over. The year had been a year of learning – a year with a mixed range of thoughts and feelings. A year of pain, a year of solitude, a year with Mom and sister, a year of teaching, a year of learning, a year of love, a year to be loved, a year that I got wedded to an amazing soul on earth, a year of hope, a year of comfort, a year of understanding, a year of accepting, a year of knowing self and much more.

2013 was a blessing to me and my family. It is the year that our long day dream of building a new high school has come true and laid the foundation but missing someone who really cared, wished and worked hard for that. Life without dad is tough not only for the mom but also for the children; not only for the young but also for the grown-ups. Yes, we are grown up; we are independent yet in many situations we miss you badly. With lots of hope and prayer we enter into a new year and we wish to add more meaning to the life you lived.

2013 is almost dead except the memories and 2014 is born to be lived to ponder a new set of memories. Thank God for the year 2013 and the new year to come.

Couldn’t believe how the days have flown. The year 2014 is going to be the same. This year is going to be more special as it has much more special things to see. Planning on different things on my entrepreneurship, writing, reading, singing, travelling and much more and this blog is going witness everything I attempt.

Readers, Thank you for all the support and encouragement and hoping for the continued support in the New Year too.

Wishing you all a very happy new year 2014!!!