Love getting arranged

What was going to be a love marriage is now taking the shape of an arranged marriage. It's time for preparations and celebrations. And to bask in the ultimate joy of a love cum arranged marriage.

It was so sweet to hear Gayatri sounding so happy over the phone as she said, "You and Chintu [Mrinal], Chintu and you... wow". The words still echo in my ears and remind me of the entire journey from friendship to love to marriage. Friends, thanks for all your good wishes and the belief that everything will fall in place :]

Rumours making us a celebrity

Case 1: Last week

A good friend of mine called me up and told me that she was surprised to discover that me and Mrinal got engaged, our marriage date got fixed and we didn't even inform her.

Case 2: Last weekend

One of Mrinal's friends called him up to confirm if we are getting married on 18th November.

Case 3: Yesterday

One of my friends happened to call me up and mentioned that she wasn't aware that me and Mrinal got engaged.

Of course, they all were really happy for us and it felt so good to receive marriage related calls already, and I wish that all of the above becomes a reality soon. However, the fact is that neither our marriage date is finalised, nor we have had any engagement ceromony. Yes, as we aren't going to have any engagement ceremony at all, you may assume that we are engaged. About marriage, of course, we'll announce it as and when it is finalised.

Oh, the celebrity status and the rumours! He he he.

Patience does help

Almost two years of wait. Lot of hope. Lot of frustration at times. No doubt about the self-assurance that one day things will work out, but obviously some fear. He kept saying time will help. I believed him every time he said so. But then, I am not that patient a person [alright, if you take the word 'patient' literally, the case is different]. I waited and hoped for the best. We did work towards it, but slowly, one step at a time.

And suddenly, everything seems to fall in place. The two years disappeared in a mist as if there had been no problem. It's a new day today, a new life to begin. Everything appears so magical, so beautiful. And you know what makes it all the more beautiful? The way all my friends feel happy for me, straight from the heart, making it all much more special for me.

I would have never believed, but now I'm sure that patience, I mean lot of patience, as long as two years of wait, does help.

As Lord Krishna said, "Karm kiye ja, phal ki chinta mat kar", meaning perform your duties well, don't worry about the fruits.

A piece of advice - Love is beautiful, true love is magical, at times it does take time for the beginning of 'happily ever after', but then, it's worth the wait.