The Honest Post - Phase 10

The story so far.
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We continued to meet every single day and the love was blossoming into madness. His parents had known it by then and were happy with us. I was wondering when do I break it to my parents, when one fine day my mom asked me if I was dating Cal. I was shocked. Apparently Cal's grand mother and my aunt had informed my mom about it. My mom was shocked initially, but when I told her this is what I want she was happy too. From the next day onwards, Cal's mother and my mom were on the phone everyday. Thank God we decided to not beat around the bush and directly tell his mother about us. Once the parents knew about it, then there was no looking back. A lot of people spoke a lot of nonsense, but thankfully it did not affect him and me. Or our folks. Some people even had the audacity to call Cal's mother and tell her what a horrible person I was. They told her I smoke, drink, have boyfriends and am of loose character! And that they should think a hundred times before considering this alliance. I was shocked when my mother-in-law told me all this. Then she and I had a hearty laugh over it. Dogs bark, what can we do.

Cal and I were over the moon now. We were very clear that we did not want a courtship and wanted to get married. Cal's mother also wanted the same thing. But there was one problem, my elder sister was not married. Then started the whole rant about what society would say and that people would talk. Once we realized that people were already talking behind our backs, there was no turning back. My sister was dating someone then and was soon to be married anyway, so we went ahead and started deciding on the engagement and the wedding. People kept talking and talking and we kept celebrating and rejoicing. Our parents were like, people will talk even if you do right or wrong. We might as well as do what we want.

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My mother-in-law and I though related, hardly knew each other. She had perfectly adapted herself into the Brahmin household but did not impose the same on me. She told me that I could be the way I wanted to be without any restrictions. I was pleased and slowly we started bonding with each other. People had problems with this too. We spoke about it, but it did not deter us. The say that the true colors of people come out during bad times. Well, multi colors come out during happy times too. I had a lot of thoughts in my own mind too. I was only twenty six and was entering matrimony. No one had got married at the age of twenty six in my family. Was I jumping in too soon? Will I be able to handle this? A million thoughts crossed my mind. Cal, as usual, came to the rescue. He addressed all my issues one by one and by the time was he was done speaking I couldn't wait to get married! Yeah, such is the magic of this man.

I had always wanted to get married at the age of thirty. I wanted to take up writing professionally, establish myself and then settle down in holy matrimony. Also I thought that I would not find the perfect man before then. I had dated enough to know the different kinds of jerks around. But when Cal came in, everything got erased. That is when I realized that, it is not about the perfect age to get married. You need the perfect man to get married, no matter at what age. When he proposed, I knew this is what I wanted. And that there would be no one else better than him for me. Or in the whole world. And my dreams and ambitions were his too. Since I decided to get married early, people wondered if this was another spontaneous impulsive decision of mine. And that the fizz would die down soon. It may look like an impulse, but Cal and I have thought about it for days and hours. We have pondered over every thought a million times and found no reason to not get married. We knew a lot is being spoken about and that our wedding would be a controversial one, yet, this is what we wanted. Not only the wedding, we just wanted to be together. For life.

To be continued.

34 comments:

  1. It is wonderful to have known you and your phases over the years and now to read about the best phase yet in this honest series... it makes me want to come over and give you a great big hug :)

    And I don't think I have told you this before but Cal's smile reminds me of a happy Winnie, The Pooh face :) So very genuine and gregarious :)

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    1. And I'm glad to have you as a part of my journey :)

      Hahaha, I agree! He has this innate quality of being happy and cheerful all the time. That's why I call him happy Singh :)

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  2. Honestly, Soumya, this is sweet :) I'd read the honest phase posts some days back, and it was just this morning, when I was reading your replies to my comments on your other posts, that I wondered why these honest phase posts weren't coming... and lo ! here you are , with yet another honest outpouring..
    Love you for writing it the way you're doing..... I'm sure after so many years, you will read all this again and again and re-live those moments in all their magic :) Not that you'd forget them ever, but then, re-reading is a magic, isn't it ? :)
    Good going, dear :)

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    1. I'm glad I read your mind :)

      I read this again and again already and every time it feels magical. I can't believe that this happened to me at times, it feels that awesome :)

      Thank you Sreeja, you have been an awesome support :)

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  3. I love reading your honest posts. You are such a wonderful and brave person.

    I agree people will talk no matter what we do. Such is the state of the world we are living. I wish you and Cal much happiness in this journey of love.

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  4. That's what I always say - when the right man comes along, nothing else will matter. I wanted to be married ever since we both settled comfortably in our jobs, it dragged out a little bit but all turned out to be for the best. The dragging out part made us learn a lot and adapt to how life would be and more importantly how people would be.

    Now nothing matters than being together. It's so heartening to read about you guys :)

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    1. I'm so happy or you guys too :)

      Thank you Kay!

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  5. well do you think it would have been fun without all the people talking what trash they talked.. I think if you look at it now you smile and it was the spice at that time :) well at least I think that way when i think of people saying what they said when i did things the way i did :)

    now looking to the next part . so then what happened :) bolo bolo ..

    Bikram's

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    1. I agree and the spice still continues :)

      Thanks for reading. Will post the next part soon :)

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  6. I have been following the Honest post series.. I think this is the first time you have ended the post with no suspense. :)
    I am glad actually.. :)
    As I already know the ending (or just the beginning ;) ??), the journey you took to it is very interesting and the way you put it into words is so nice.. :)

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    1. Haha you are so sweet! :)

      Thank you so much!

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  7. I like your MIL already! There are such few good ones around. Mine included :)

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    1. I second this whole heartedly! Awesome MILs rock don't they? :) :)

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  8. To be honest your story sounds like some perfect fairy tale..but not the old days ones..more like the new ones such as Frozen...strong and bold and endeared....and Cal seems to be a sweetheart darling. :) (can't I am talking so sweet about any boy ;) )... Can't wait to read the next post! :)

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    1. It sure was an adventurous fairy tale :)

      Thank you darling! He is really sweet :)

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  9. GOD BLESS YOU TWO. What else can I say :)

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  10. Your honest posts always brings a smile to my face. Nothing like a good romantic story with a little bit of spice. Ah! I'm getting all mushy. :P :-)

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    1. Ah I'm glad this post could do that :)

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  11. Correct age or any factor should not matter when the man and the woman want it. I mean what else really matters ?

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    1. I agree. Its all about the man and the woman.

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  12. You are such a sweetheart Soumz...that's how you get the best :)

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  13. i wonder why people have this habit of poking into other's lives... don't they have better things to do?
    people always have advises for others, but seldom for themselves... hell! they will tell u all what you shud do and shudnot do but when it comes to their own lives they will be clueless and seeking others! LOL!

    glad to know that they least effected your relationship... :)

    waiting for the next one :)

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    1. I don't think they do! Such things will never affect me.

      Thanks for reading :)

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  14. I love your honest posts, Soumya! They are written straight from your heart and you should seriously consider making it into a book! Each one makes me go Awwww :) God bless you both!

    Looking forward to reading the next one, Darling :)

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    1. Maybe I will, someday :)

      Thank you!

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  15. Awww.. Soumya! This is so sweet :) I love your honest posts :) And yes I agree with what Aathira said, You should make a book out of it. Waiting for the next one. May you both be blessed and happy always :)

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  16. I love your honest posts. I just keep saying "Awww" throughout. :)

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