“The Muhurtham for our marriage was at 11.30 in the morning and I reached..”
Did he miss his own wedding or did he make it on time? This is what I asked him when he started narrating the most memorable moment about his wedding. His response was undoubtedly an edge-of-the-seat moment because missing the muhurtham meant waiting for a while yet again. But what his wife, Sivapriya responded was certainly unimaginable.
Saju had very interesting criteria for his life partner. “I was looking for a dentist,” said Saju. What is interesting in this? Well.. Saju isn’t a Doctor but he was very specific about finding a Dentist wife. Sivapriya, on the other side, was about to close her account when she found the man she was destined to spend her life with. Destiny indeed has its own plans set for you, isn’t it?
Saju and Sivapriya started their conversations after their engagement. “We spoke for an hour and that wasn’t enough. The moment I saw him, I knew he is the one for me,” claimed the beautiful lady. Saju added, “The first time we met, I started speaking first and she wasn’t talking as much. I thought she was preparing what to say. But when she spoke, she just let her thoughts flow through her words and there was zero pretence. That was definitely admirable.”
From their engagement to their marriage, they had five lovely months to discover many things about each other. But since Saju lived in Saudi Arabia and Sivapriya in India, their conversations were mostly telephonic, until that day. “A few days before our marriage, I saw him standing right in front of my house where I had assumed that I will see him on our wedding. I had no idea how to react to that,” described Sivapriya.
Asking the couple about their wedding was just another question I posed on them but Saju’s mysterious narration got me to anticipate where this question was heading. He said, “Our wedding is definitely going to be in our memory forever but for a different reason. So the muhurtham for our marriage was at 11.30 in the morning but I reached…” on time or did you miss it? “No I just made it on time. I was only two minutes away from missing it and if that would have happened I don’t know for how longer did I have to wait to get married.”
When asked about the incident to the bride who must be eagerly waiting for her man to arrive, I had assumed she would be furious that he was late on his own wedding but her calm reply was rather unexpected. “No, I was not furious at all because I somewhere knew he would make it on time,” said the gorgeous lady.
For someone who felt lonely all the while before marriage staying away from home, Saju feels complete now. “Now that she is with me, I make sure I spend as much time with her and I am lucky that I only have to work seven hours a day so I get to spend the rest of my time with my beloved wife,” said he. Sivapriya’s statement proves that he completes her too. “We have become so dependent on each other that we cannot survive without one another,” Sivapriya said.
This is why Shakespeare rightly said, “I would not wish any companion in the world but you!”