Love & Relationships

7 years and still counting <3 :)

It still feels surreal to know that 7 years of love and 2 years of marriage have passed and I can write pages on how amazing and dreamy it is to be in love head over heels each and every day of my life with my part-time lover and full-time friend ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Yes, a huge fan of that song <3) But today, I thought I will share a few lessons I learnt from this man for whom my love and respect only keeps on increasing as time goes on..

  1. This very forgiving and patient man in my home have always keeps telling that we should be ourselves and just because people are not nice does not mean that we should stoop down to their level. Now, I will be truthful and admit that I tried to resist him for a good 3-4 years, esp in our initial years of dating and sometimes later also. I mean why should you tolerate otherโ€™s rudeness and hurtful nature and how in the world can you ignore it and be โ€œniceโ€ to them!! But after seeing him for all these years treating everyone with kindness and always being patient and smiling to even those who are not so sincere to him has made me change my way of thinking. I have understood that holding a grudge is more of a pain for ourselves and while it might take away our peace of mind we don actually gain anything out of it. While I admit that my inner diva still lets out some steam when she can, she is more and more swaying towards the โ€œforgiving and compassionate version of herselfโ€. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am really thankful that I am with someone who is a living example of the proverb โ€œTreat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice but because you are nice.โ€
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Yup, my Prince Charming ๐Ÿ™‚
  1. He is the one who taught me that it is those romantic ideas which are able to feed our love daily, without even being noticed that keeps the glow going in our relationships. Now I was just like any other girl equaling romance to flowers, cards and stuff like that but he made me realize that romance is not about only buying, rather its more about giving. And that inspired a complete post in my blog. https://gameplanhappilyeverafter.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/top-10-romantic-gestures-we-overlook-in-our-daily-life/
  1. Keeping the house spick and span! I guess I should thank his parents for this one actually ๐Ÿ˜‰ I never have to worry about dropped wet towels on floor or bug him to arrange his table or clothes. Everything is kept prim and proper and he inspires me also to keep my wardrobes and stuff organized. (which I am still working on since โ€œNooo, Donโ€™t Throw It Awayโ€ seems to be one of my major life mottos ๐Ÿ˜› )
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He got this in his office for the most clean workspace ๐Ÿ˜€
  1. Many people fear that a relationship means you are settling โ€œdownโ€. That, there would be a lot of restrictions and you might have to give up your dreams and change yourself. And yes, though I knew him as a friend for long before going out with him, I feared it too. But this person here, he challenges me and drives me towards my dreams even at times, I don feel so upbeat. Every time my friends tell me that I have not changed a bit from my school days or college days, I can only thank God to bestow me with this guy who enjoys my craziness and is that someone spontaneous whom I can end up having a fit of giggles and can be unapologetically myself in this crazy world and share my dreams, both senseless and serious ones without being judged. He is the one who taught me that the relationship with the right person is a release, not a restriction.

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  1. I could go on and on but think I will stop now with this one. Last one but not at all the least one. I was a person who never used to workout and even for half a km walk used to huff and puff and behave as if am running a marathon! And these days(for the past few months) I cannot believe that I am getting up around 8am in the morning and working out and damn it, I am actually loving it! I still cannot get up at 6am and go to the gym like he does, but its because of his constant encouragement (bugging? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), I ended up doing atleast this and am still able to squeeze myself into all my fav dresses ๐Ÿ˜€

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This photo was part of our post-wedding photography, where we were actually supposed to gaze into each otherโ€™s eyes โ€œromanticallyโ€. Well, you can see what happened actually ๐Ÿ˜› We goofed up and were giggling driving the photographers crazy ๐Ÿ˜€ Finally they did get some โ€œromanticโ€ pics but this is one of our favorites among the lot ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S.- Oh and by the way, Happy Anniversary to us โค ๐Ÿ™‚ Incidentally it was my birthday too on the 25th and we had a blast at the Niagara Falls and also completed our Bday-Anniversary weekend by floating over the meadows of New Jersey in a hot-air balloon today ๐Ÿ™‚ The weekend had the most perfect-dreamy finish to it when the hubster once again swept me off the feet by planning a hot-air balloon adventure for just the two of us. I went speechless for a couple of minutes when he divulged to me this and was literally and figuratively on โ€œcloud 9โ€ sometime later !! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย I will surely blog about them in detail soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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98 thoughts on “7 years and still counting <3 :)

  1. You have a wonderful catch of a guy there, and he has a wonderful catch of a girl, so itโ€™s a win-win for everyone! You have crammed a lot of love and adventure into those 2 years. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds! Keep up the great work! <3<3

    Happy birthday to you, sweetheart! I hope your day was fabulous, and that you at least got in a bite of ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜‰ *hugs*

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    1. Ohh Nessie dear ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so kind to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I consider it a great compliment when someone says I am a great catch ๐Ÿ˜€ We hear it mostly the other way in our relationship , though I love hearing that ๐Ÿ™‚ But this feels good too ;)And thank you SO much for the wishes dear..<3 โค โค

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      1. Well, you ARE a great catch! You’re sweet and funny, and fun and supportive – it’s clear to see that you two are an adorable couple suited very well to one another. You each bring your own importance to the relationship, and none is less valuable than another. ๐Ÿ™‚ *hugs*

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  2. I absolutely loved reading this post! Congratulations on your Anniversary and Happy Belated Birthday, too! It sounds like you both have a really awesome relationship and I’m so glad you shared it here. It’s inspiring! Lots of Love! โค

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      1. Oh my gosh, that would have been so cool to meet you there ๐Ÿ™‚ NYC was so much fun. It’s one of my favorite cities, so it’s easy to enjoy yourself. Have you been to Chelsea Market? So much goodness. Wishing you a great week, too! โค โค

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  3. Oh Minaxi sweetie… isn’t that the most amazing post ever …. Happy anniversary to a perfect couple & happy birthday to you beautiful girl ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I cannot really tell you how your post made me feel…. it made my day… it made me stick to the idea of real love….your man is really “the prince charming”… you are definitely a lucky amazing woman… i wish you years and years of love and you keep sparkling as usual โคโคโคโค

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    1. Haha yes Meg ๐Ÿ™‚ We will try our best ๐Ÿ˜‰ When we see old couples holding hands and sharing a laugh, we always hope we should also end up like that ๐Ÿ™‚ At this point, I am not sure what life has in store for us in the coming years, but there is nothing love cannot conquer I assume ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for the wishes โค

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  4. Happy anniversary and happy birthday, Minaxi! What a lovely post! Sounds like you two complement each other well and this is a very sweet tribute. We’re celebrating our 15th this year! (Where did the time go???????) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to your hot air balloon pics!

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    1. Thank you so much โค ๐Ÿ™‚
      15 years? WOW!! Well, after celebrating 15years if you are saying where did the time go, I guess I should not crib much about it now ๐Ÿ˜€ It is so amazing to look back and reflect on all those wonderful memories, isn't it ๐Ÿ™‚
      I am looking forward to the balloon pics too! They have not yet sent us and I would surely blog about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh my gosh, you give a romantic and daydreamer of a girl like myself so much hope! Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your absolutely amazing love story!
      *Sorry, I pressed enter before I finished the comment LOL

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      1. Thank you so much dear for the gorgeous words ๐Ÿ™‚ But know that I did not hit the jackpot right away and had my share of heartbreaks as well.However now I feel probably if I had met him in the first place, I would have never understood how much difference he made to my life ๐Ÿ™‚ So keep believing in love and it will never fail you โค
        P.S.- Don worry about the comment ๐Ÿ˜€ Happens to the best of us ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Congratulations, happy birthday and happy anniversary. You guys are so cute. It’s good to see relationships that are strong and well grounded. Love the sweaters by the way. I need to make something like that for me and hubby. Congrats again!

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    1. Thank you so much Pamela ๐Ÿ™‚ โค ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we always feel positive and motivated when we hear happy endings don't we ๐Ÿ™‚
      The sweaters are our fav too ๐Ÿ˜€ I am sure you and your hubster will have a ball wearing them and taking pics โค

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    1. Haha ๐Ÿ˜€ I don blame you..I was cynical for a lot of years too..Esp the times when my heart was patched up in bandages ๐Ÿ˜‰ But then,this guy made all the difference and I started to believe again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the visit dear ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be hopping over there soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. What a heart warming post! So happy to see you two so much in love and making such beautiful memories. Loved the pictures! Those sweatshirts are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I could use a desk fairy too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. We hope so too ๐Ÿ™‚ Love is a constant learning process I believe for all of us ๐Ÿ™‚ You both are a wonderful couple too who work together to make all your dreams come true and in between who also takes care to keep each other happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay blessed Cezane and Michelle โค

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  7. Happy belated birthday to you Minaxi and happy anniversary to you both, you beautiful lovebirds. You sound like you’re truly made for each other. This was such a gorgeous heartwarming post and I loved all your photos, especially the last one. Wishing you both happiness, laughter and love always. xo โ™ฅ โ™ฅ

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  8. Happy 7th Anniversary and Happy Birthday!! How marvelous to celebrate both together. I love the passion you exude for your Hubby and I love all that he has taught you. I bet you have taught him things as well. My fairy-tale loving friend you really have found your Prince Charming, it doesn’t get any better than that!! You have the happy ending or is it a happy beginning?! Now go out and enjoy the journey of life together, always learning from each other. May God continue to bless your union and your love for each other!! Wow Niagara Falls must have been impressive and then to top it off with a Hot Air Balloon ride…that must have been spectacular! So truly happy for you Minaxi!! xo

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      1. You’re very welcome! Oh pizza…my all-time favorite food!! Love your metaphor!! Yes we all need the blessings!! Wishing you continued enjoyment!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  9. Wow! Wow! Wow! You both look beautiful together! May your love for each other continue to soar higher and higher each day. Great posts with amazing photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve enjoyed the read.

    And here’s wishing you a Happy Anniversary and a Happy belated birthday. You deserve the best presents from the good Lord and may He bless your home even more abundantly.

    May I use this opportunity to thank you for your visits to my blog even when I don’t get to you for a while. Thank you for your kind support. I appreciate you, Dear Minaxi. Blessings to you and your cute hubby. Xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Stella, thank you so much for the beautiful wishes. It was such a sweet and heartfelt wish. And please do not thank me for visiting your blog..It is wonderful there and I love reading your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the reader issue resolves :\ Thanks again dear ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Hello Minaxi ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I’m late, but I wish you all the best for your birthday and anniversary. I am so inspired by your love โค You're so cute and innocent.
    Love you guys โค
    xoxo

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    1. Aww, I always say that even if we are late its the wish that counts ๐Ÿ™‚ So thanks a LOT Monica for the wonderful wishes ๐Ÿ™‚ And it makes me so happy that our story inspires you โค โค Thank you for the kind words dear โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Oh we have our not so happy moments too dear. It’s just that there is already too much negativity in the world that we refuse to dwell on them and give more focus to the positives we have in our relationship ๐Ÿ˜Š And sometimes we need the dark moments to really appreciate our happy ones right ?

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