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.”
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.
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.
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!!!