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!!!

I’m pregnant

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. – Psalms – 127:3

Yes, I received the reward, the gift from the Lord in my womb. I’m pregnant. Myself and Stephen are so excited and so thrilled to hold the new life in hands. The new breathe is there in the womb for about 12 weeks now and I’m so excited to shout it to the world that I am going to become a mother in another few weeks.

I'm pregnant

It was the reward that I got through prayers and I know it for sure that it is absolutely a gift from God. How marvelous it is to know that God has trusted in me to give this beautiful responsibility in nurturing a life on earth. Knowing how a baby grows inside a womb is itself seems the greatest miracles that happens to every mother.

A heartbeat inside the tummy; a tiny human with all human features; a brain, ears, nose, hands, toes and every other parts from a cell to a fully grown baby; this is what that astonished me when I went for the first scan. The heartbeat sounded like a horse ride. It was a never experienced overwhelming feel for me and Stephen.

Yes, I had morning sickness and nausea and other few symptoms of pregnancy but it was all so great with a thought that someone is making room in the womb. It is such a joy to see and feel the miracle happening inside. My whole world has changed now. In everything I do, I think of the little pie inside. Days to go to touch the joy…

A happy and proud mommy-to-be!!!!

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!!!!