Hey everyone. I know I’m here after a very long time. I don’t remember exactly when I wrote my last blog. However, today, I made up my mind that I would post at least one post today, about anything and everything. So here we go… today’s topic is to write about letters. With the technology growing wide and strong, I don’t think any of us still write letters like our parents did or our grandparents. These days, we are more into status updates, profile updates and much more hanging around the social media world, but somewhere within me, I always fantasized to write letters to my partner, in the old same traditional way, sending it through post and surprising him with a love letter. But the best part is, my handwriting. They are as pathetic as I am, so the only option left is typing the letters not writing them with literal pen and paper style. I type the content on the DOC. and taking a print of the same and I prefer giving him hand to hand when I meet him.
So tell me, did you ever indulge yourself in writing letters for your spouse, before wedding or after? How do you express your love for him/her? I don’t know, why I ever wrote those letters to him, or why on earth I gave them at the first place, but each time I had given him letters, he loved it. That’s what his reaction told me. Being a writer, writing letters is a very simple task for me. In fact, talking is difficult when I compare writing letters. You get so many chances to change things, the content, the variables, the grammar, you can cross check for thesaurus, and you can read it 100 times to yourself first even before you take a print. But when we talk about speaking to our loved ones, one error while speaking can bring in so many other problems that you cannot think of and when you are arguing, that would be the end of everything for that one evening or day. Just BLANK!
Letters…. My first letter to him was during Valentine’s Day. I had written all about our journey, the love we share, the topics we fought on, the places we had visited in 10 months, the photo we clicked and everything that is related to us. He loved it. The first letter was about him, the way he loves me, the way he pampers me, the way he looks at me and the way he does everything to me. It means the whole world to me. I love him so much that, anything he does makes me feel high. The letters were more of appreciation letter, thanking for entering my life and love letter, which makes me feel good anytime of the day.
Valentines’ day had been the best of our journey days. He came all the way home to give me a surprise in the morning. I was still in my pyjamas, sleeping like tree trunk, with my hair all over my face and my head tucked between the pillows. Suddenly, my mom came in and woke me up for breakfast. Since i was not working, i take the privilege to sleep late in the night and wake up late. The same thing happened that weekend. I was like, give me 5 more minutes to sleep and there, I heard someone laughing. It was not my mom, it was a men’s voice. Someone similar. I woke up with a jolt and saw him standing on the door, smiling wide at me. I skipped a beat, I wanted to shout, scream and roll on the floor. This was so unexpected. The very next moment I was on my feet, adjusting my hair, pyjamas and tee right there.
We were talking and finally I realized it’s time to go bathe and have breakfast, meantime, he was busy watching match on TV with my grandparents. I did not waste any time, bathed fast fast, got ready and we left. I was so excited that I did not feel hungry. We went for ROY, which was the most pathetic movie ever watched. But we were not watching the movie. We were talking all about the surprises and topics we wished. He had no idea, there was a bigger surprise waiting for him.
We finished our movie and moved to the mall. There, he asked me to pass him the cover I was carrying all the way from my home. First, I hesitated, then I realized, it is going to him today or tonight. I passed him the cover and he took the gifts one by one. First, he took the letters, which were neatly folded in envelopes. He read one letter, smiled at me once a while and at the other end, I was waiting when he would allow me to hide beneath the table or allow me to go somewhere. But all in vain. He was holding my hand tight, and did not allow me to move around.
He completed reading the letter, and gave me a deep look. I was wondering, where did I go wrong. He was not smiling nor angry, but just looking at me. Next minute, he asked me to be on my feet. I did as I was instructed. And he came over the other side of the table and hugged me tight. I was waiting for that genuine love all this while, I felt so good. I was once happy, I did something for our relationship. Yipppeeee!
One letter was down, so many things to go.
There was one gift wrapped, which made him ask me millions time about it. I didn’t know how to explain him what was it all about, so I asked him to open it when we move for lunch. We had our lunch at a luxury restaurant, and they took their own sweet time to serve us food. The meantime, he took the cover from me, and started unwrapping the gift. The surprise is yet to come.
I had decorated a memory jar for him, with small small chits folded with messages in the jar. He had to take all of them and read it loud and tell me which one he likes the most. It was all about us, him, me and everything we wish to do in our life after wedding or before wedding. It was more of emotions, actions and reactions. He loved it. But since there were more people around, interested in the gift, we decided to keep it aside for a while and move on with our lunch. He read the second letter after lunch, but there was quite a disturbance around, so we again killed the thought of reading there and moved towards the beach.
Valentines day ended beautifully, unlike the way I had expected. There was one more day to go and millions of other surprises coming along. I had been looking forward to meet him and talk to him- eye-to-eye and that day finally arrived.
The letters I had written for him were mere accident, and I never thought it would reach him any day. I had never discussed about the gifts I would be giving him and at one point he thought, I have nothing to give him. Lol, he is so funny. Even today, when I re-read those letters, I feel there is a different feel for him. I have poured my love to him through these letters.
And finally, we met again on March 21st after a long gap. Ooops, nope. Not long. After valentine’s day, I had met him on Feb 25th. We had a house warming function for the daughter in laws at his place. We were officially entering his house for the first time. That time I had packed no surprises for him, but on March 21st, I gave him one crocheted bookmark, knitting is name in Arabic. I had also ordered for a earphones and obviously one letter as a gesture of love. I don’t know if there was any requirement for the same, but I wanted to surprise him with something new. And the letter was the best option- pocket friendly option as well.
The third letter was again all about him, the feel I have for him and few poems, in between to add up spice in our letter. He was smiling every now and then, looking at me, kissing me forehead, whispering “I love you, sweetheart” and my heart skipped a beat each time he told me he loved these lines. He told me, no matter how stupid you write or what you do for me, I will always love you the way I have been doing… And I love the more stupid Farida.
Here is the sample of my own stupid shayaris…
Na kisi ko chaha tha, na kiso ko pane ki asha,
Dekhe log hazar, kisi ko na pehane ka dhang, ya dhang ki bhashhha!
Khuda ne akhir hume mila hi diya,
Pyaar toh huva, izhaar bhi kar va diya…
Tumne mujhe pe ye kya kala jadu kar diya,
Kya thi main, tumne mujhe kya bana diya…
And this one as well:
Zindagi par intazaar kar va ya,
Aab abhi gaye ho toh, kabhi na jana..
Itna waqt kyu laga diya raasta dungne main,
Nazarein num ho gayi, dhadkhan kum ho gayi…
Aap jo aye, zindagi roshan ho gayi!
And this one seems the best according to him:
Tum ho meri zindagi, tum ho mere jihne ki vajah…
Ab aa bhi gaye ho kabhi chod ke na jana.
Tum meri aakhon main base ho,
Tum meri dhakhan main dhadak the ho,
Tum ho voh diya, job kabhi na buj na paye,
Tum ho voh wada, jo kabhi na tut na paye…
Tum ho sagar, main hoon kinara,
Tum ho phone, main hoon charger,
Tum ho paisa, main hoon bank…
Main ho Jupiter, or tum petrol…
Tumse ek baar rishta jod diya,
Kasam se piya,
Mar mitenge, jaan kurbaan kar denge…
Par tumha saath kabhi na chodenge..
Enough of me, now it is your turn to speak up. have you ever written love letters to your partner? How do you feel when you write and when he/she is reading the letters?
I would love to know what was it and how did your spouse react. Btw, did I tell you, I’m getting married this October? Well, yes, finally the day has come when I have to marry him, make promises for a lovely life ahead and a promise to live life together forever….
Finally, the date is fixed and the bride to be is extremely excited about it. There were many confusions, there were many difficulties for the date fix as my parents are not too sure of the wedding part. And finally, there we are, with date for the wedding. I will be tying the knot on sometime this year followed with multiple functions, ceremonious wedding welcome to my new home at a small town in Gujarat. Let me know, if you have written any letters to your partner? And if you are planning to write or not, please do write him one and see his reaction. You’ll die for one. Have a great day. Till I write next time, ensure you tell your partner how much you love him/her. Let the bonding keep going, sweets.