If something is meant to be, It will happen. In the right time, with the right person and for the best reasons.
Life is not about expecting everything as you planned or as you want it to be. Life is like a box full of surprises at different points and it’s all about opening each one and accepting it with a smile. One never knows, what’s in the store for us and we can never judge it before time.
“Look at this picture“- My mom said.
Who is he? Why are you showing me his picture? What are you thinking mom? I remember asking my mom all these questions in one go.
“They are coming to see you in few days so we need your photograph too to proceed it.” My mom announced.
I was in final year of my masters and there were no talks of marriage at home so I was quite surprised at the sudden announcement by mom.
An arranged marriage is not the proclamation it once was. It has advanced and evolved over the years into a meeting of mutual consent between both sides but the problem was that I was not ready.
I still remember that awkward first meeting in which only he was talking and I was just nodding my head. After few days, and an approval from their side, I was still afraid of the full situation as for me my studies were more important. I was hovering in between resentment and apprehension after that.
“Why are you confused? He is a good boy with a good job and we know the family too.” Asked my mom.
“I want to meet him again“, I announced.
At that moment only my studies were my priority. So, I decided to meet him again to ask him few questions. Also, deciding my whole life on the basis of only one meeting seemed unfair to me.
Second meeting was scheduled and we met at one of my relatives place and I geared up for the awkwardness again.
“I want to finish my Post graduation without any problem and hope you will let me do that.” I blurted out as soon as he sat.
Much to my surprise, he started laughing and I was confused. He told me that when I asked for a second meeting, he and his family though there is something really urgent which I want to share with him.
“I thought you have someone else in your life and you wanted to share it with me. I have no problem as far as your studies are concerned. In fact, I want you to finish them and take your time. There are no hurries from my side and I will never stop you from pursuing further studies even after marriage.” He was talking and I was just looking at him and listening with amazement.
The prospects for the evening began to look up. Perhaps it would not be as difficult as I had thought. He was concerned about my feelings and I was moved by his thoughtfulness.
We married after few months of this meeting and now it’s been wonderful journey of 15 years. The best part in our relationship is that he believes in me when I tend to doubt myself and love me for what I am.
So, this was my story of finding my Mr. Right after being confused and hesitant. But now after 15 years I see it differently altogether and as they say the rest is history. 🙂
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