On this Valentine…

Dear Husband,

I have always loved you, I always will.
Loved you yesterday, Love you still.

On this Valentine, I dedicate this post to my loving husband, who is the peanut to my butter, Water to my Ocean, Glaze on my donut, Spring in my Step, Twinkle in my eye, Blue in my Sky, Cherry to my Sundae, Flip to my Flop, Milk to my Cookie, Sweet in my Dreams, Beat of my heart, Cheese to my Macaroni, Best to my friend, LOVE OF MY LIFE..

Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off.  It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. That’s when Gaurav (my beloved husband) came in to my life. I was not in a good state, personally and that’s when he held my hand, became a friend, became a listener, a person whom I liked spending time with, who made me forget all other things when he was around. His magic worked on me! It sure did!
We then realized we were falling in love with each other, but then I wanted ‘him’ to accept it first (the ‘funda’ of ‘Ladies first’ does not apply here, at least not for me), and he was taking his own sweet time (which was annoying, but that kept our meetings interesting). Love definitely was in the air! Then, finally, one fine day, he said those three ‘magic’ words! Finally when the most awaited moment of my life came, my legs froze, they were jammed on the floor, and I had no idea what to do, what to say, what to reply or may be run? Err.. It was like should I say ‘thank you’, or may be.. ‘same to you’, should I run or.. hide my face or do something else! God Help Me! Never been so nervous..
But then, I simply smiled.. shyly.. looked down.. and smiled a bit more, was so shy to look in to his face, his eyes, which were wanting me to say something… I thank God he acted like a good lover, and understood my hidden answer behind that smile, behind that happy shyness on my face which was screaming inside my head – ‘Yes! Yes! Damn Yes, I love You too! Have been waiting for you to ask me this, like for ages!!’ But then my lips froze, like someone glued them up! I could not utter a single word..And that is how he proposed me. Very romantic, I know. And did I mention he also brought chocolates (instead of flowers)!

What next, you ask? Then, love happened. Beginning of a new life happened. Our journey together happened.

We never had family issues. Both our families were happy and supported our togetherness. And we got engaged. It happened fast!

Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. And that’s when he moved to United States (from India) for an official project for one long year (that’s 365 long days, people!). And we realized the value of each other in our lives and decided to get married, as we did not want to live away from each other anymore. And we got married on 6thof May 2011. Till date, I call it the ‘BEST’ decision of my life.

As they say good times never last, we also had our own bad days in our relationship. Everything was all good and like a ‘fantasy-coming-true’ after marriage, but then, after around 8 months of our marriage we started to have arguments, disagreements, misunderstandings, small fights resulting in big dramas and what not! We never wanted to do something permanently foolish just because we were temporarily upset.
What we wanted was to put an end to that phase and live happily ever after. Hence, we worked on it. We sat, we talked, we decided, we changed, we put lots of efforts and it worked! It works even today.
If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so, which he did, which I did! We both made it work.

That’s our Love Story. And no, it does not end here. Because a true Love-Story never ends. We are still madly, deeply and truly in love with each other, and will always be!

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. And for us, LOVE matters. Being with each other matters. I must say, we are much stronger than before, because we have passed our bad times and built a rock solid base for our relationship!

We should not choose the one who is beautiful to the world; we should choose the one who makes our world beautiful. And he makes my world nothing less than a ‘heaven’. Sometimes I feel I am God’s favorite child. He plans the best for me! The only thing is I wait for the right time, and the right thing to happen. And it surely happens! Patience, Hope and Faith are the three keys to a happy life.

This Valentine –
  • Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
  • Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old.
  • Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion, today is special, every day is special. Cherish the moments of togetherness with your loved ones.


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Author: Ritika Sahni

Wife. Mother. Blogger. Coffee lover. Fitness Freak. People watcher. Beauty admirer. To sum up - I'm high on life..!

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