The idea of marriage had never entered my ambitions or dreams as a child or even as a young adult. Then, when I was 23 and he was 25, Sajan and I became an item. Here’s how we told our friends. This happened to be at a basketball tournament, where we went up to random friends one at a time.
“Hey guess what. We’re dating!”
The response: “Yea! You two together was my idea in the first place! You can thank me later!” (Said almost everyone!)
Then we threw in what could have been a grenade or icing on the cake: “Oh and something else. We’re getting married!”
The response: Gaping mouths, a mixture of shock and joy.
Here we are 10 years later.
I wanted to add a little something to this recap of the first five years.
After year five, we were raising two little Abrahams.
We have the pleasure of living close to our parents and siblings.
We’ve ziplined and paddle boated in Puerto Rico.
We made trips to Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, and Oklahoma City to see family and friends. We took a couples vacation weekend in Cancun.
We even made a last minute trip to San Francisco for Kristen & Eric’s wedding of the century!
That same weekend, 15-month-old Ezra was diagnosed with a rare disease, Kawasaki’s Disease, which affected his heart. But he was treated by the best and recovered quickly. His treatment was made of blood donations, so his story is now used to encourage people to donate blood.
In 2016, the kids and I did a trip to India with my mom. It was different being away from Sajan for two weeks! But thanks to the miracle of phones and video chat, we stayed in close contact.
In 2017, Sajan and I did a Europe getaway for Sarah and Kash’s wedding.
We’ve had anniversary dinners at Michelangelo’s, North Italia, and Eddie V’s. It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to remember without the help of Google Photos, Shutterfly, and Sajan’s blog!
Surely I’m forgetting some important moments, but this is a taste.
I think the last five years has been about learning to parent and getting systems down to run our lives! While still finding time to figure out how to be ourselves, be with people, and have purpose without life flying by.