had a thought and wanted to pen it down

although the traditional western vows are definitely not part of an indian wedding ceremony, husband and i wanted to incorporate them in somehow. we wrote personal vows to each other that ended with a reciting of the traditional vows

to have and to hold,

from this day forward,

for better, for worse,

for richer, for poorer,

in sickness and in health,

until death do us part

i think husband and i are slowly realizing that marriage is a realization of the vows we spoke on our wedding day, and a challenge to keep them. and in that sense, it is a mystery – in every meaning of that word. there’s exhiliration, trepidation, fear, hope, and excitement. curiousity over what lies around the corner, at the next fork in the road. recently i told someone that marriage is helping me better understand the mysteries of life and who God is, and it is so very true.  it’s not about what cards we’ll be dealt with in our marriage, it’ll be about how we play them. and isn’t that a lot to wonder about….



this weekend


to clue into how crazy life has been – husband and i just spent (just shy of) four weeks apart. school has been scarily busy these days and i didn’t realize how much i missed him until he walked through that door. i hope we always feel this way about each other.

it was complete bliss just getting to cuddle and talk about where we want to celebrate the end of my bar exams (maybe nyc), how we want to celebrate our anniversary (maybe some SF and Napa Valley…reminiscent of Toscana, where we were last year for our honeymoon), and how we’re so excited to discover toronto together (by which we of course mean…eat our hearts out haha). i must say that one of my very favourite aspects of marriage is getting to talk about the future with complete certainty in my heart.

i was washing the dishes after making us some strawberry pancakes for breakfast (a chore that is a given any day) and soon felt a pair of strong arms wrap around my tummy, followed with kisses on my ears and cheeks. and the question “why are you smiling?” (said very coyly)… i can’t help it – it’s these small moments that makes my heart so content.

and then on saturday, i was sent to starbucks with my books after breakfast. he texted that he missed my smell, and then later, if i would be home for lunch soon. upon returning to my little apartment, i found the food already served onto two plates and a sparkly, clean apartment!  to anyone whose mind is overburdened and stressed with work or exams, the simple fact of a clean and organized living space speaks volumes for some sanity and calm.

and that night i got to clean up and look nice (i.e. not wear sweatpants for the tenth day in a row) and go out for a lovely little date night to woodenheads. pictures are above from that special night.

i can’t wait for exams to be over, for my bags to be packed, and then unpacked in our new condo in toronto. for a life with him to really start, full time, all the time. and to blog more consistently i hope… of all our toronto adventures together 🙂