Bliss and beyond

This post was originally written on the 20th of February, weeks after I got married. Somehow, due to a combination of limited internet access and sheer laziness, it got delayed thus far.

Dear Diary,

It is currently my third week into my new life where all things seem great and wonderful – and it continues to amaze me.

I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’m now married!!! And the past weeks have been the most beautiful days of my life.
These past weeks, me and Thayyuba have spent almost every moment of our waking hours together, talking, laughing, and whispering sweet nothings.
Actually the one thing that I keep wondering all the time now is how I lived without her in my life so far.

On a more lighter side to this whole episode (which almost everyone I know turns into a serious romantic issue), I realize there’s a whole new, different world that I haven’t known so far, and continue to learn by experience with each passing day:

Marriage isn’t just about two people. Its about two families. And getting to know a whole new family right from scratch doesn’t really work the same way your weekly meet ups do.

There are at least 4 types of combs and 5 different hair&face products, at least 3 of which are essential at all times.

Apparently clothes are supposed to be neatly folded or ironed and stacked in rows in the wardrobe – something that my jeans and tees aren’t used to just yet.

“I was just talking to this girl” is not a bright answer when asked what you were doing.

Flowers are pretty. Really.

Apparently certain shoes go only with certain clothes. Again, something my pair of Adidas never realized so far.

Looking back at the above, I realize I haven’t really mentioned some of the more factual aspects of my adventure that happened even before my wedding.
To make a long story short, my flight blew an engine shortly before takeoff(!), got cancelled, the rebooked flight got delayed, some looney left an unattended bag leading to a bomb scare at Frankfurt Airport and I finally got to travel Business Class (and use the exclusive Dubai Business Lounge for the first time).

And yes, all of this happened within 24hrs of each other.


Shimmer said...

Haahaha, it is about time that u found out all these essential things. especially the clothes being neatly folded :D

A New Beginning said...

lol!thats a great start leading to a great future Inshallah..
"neatly folded is the word!"

Mannu said...

wonderful!! have a nice day-- for ever in ur married life.:-)

Issam said...

lol brother... wonderful learnings :)

May Allah shower his choicest blessings upon you both :)

Dhanya said...

Yay! You actually published the post that I wanted :D :D So sweet! Keep up the romance in the coming years too... Touch wood...

Jaffer said...

Some how I lost your RSS feed so I missed your posts ! Welcome back.

You love wearing Adidas don't you ?

My shoes are usually steel toed or heavy duty ones used for walking in the bush and on the rocks.


Mohammed Musthafa said...

Wow....sweet post! And in my opinion, the points you told were hilarious....better than the serious ones you would've otherwise posted.

Anonymous said...

hahahahah!! Welcome to the club! :D :D

-=A.R.N.=- said...

(Opps I did it again...ditched the updates and allowed the cobwebs to spread all over my blog.
Sorry I didn't get to the comments you guys.)

-=A.R.N.=- said...

clothes being neatly folded was really not on my priority of to-do things.

InshaAllah; the future is just beginning.


And hope you find out abt those 'learnings' soon.

-=A.R.N.=- said...

No problem..
And thx!

That and remember that pair I had back in high school.

Yeah, for some reason everyone always makes that a serious read all the time

Hey thanks!
And welcome to The Square Circle

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Anonymous said...

Congrats!! :)

Yayathy said...

Its difficult to understand these right. It takes a women to teach you all this.