“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
I continued with my digitising project today and completed my wedding album half way. It brought back so many memories not just of our wedding but the people who came and memories associated with them. I remembered my bua and the fun times I had at her house with my cousins.
My bua travelled all over Madhya Pradesh due to my phoopha ji’s job. He was with customs and excise and was posted all over the state. This meant that we visited them wherever they were posted. My bua and my dad are very close and our annual sojourn to bua’s house was always something we looked forward. When my cousins grew older, they put down their roots in Gwalior, that being my phoopha ji’s home town.
I have so many memories of Gwalior and its hot summer days. We used to sit in the kitchen and have khichdi for lunch with lemon pickle, lots of ghee and cold curd. Evenings were spent playing gully cricket and nights were sleeping on the terrace under the stars.
I was getting so nostalgic, I called my bua today and had a long chat to her reminiscing about those good old days when life was simple and we were all together. Now all of us are in different cities/counties and technology comes to our aid to cover some of the distance.
20 years tomorrow. Here are some gems from that night.
Yash and I also started a new activity today – we will take a picture every day, while we are at home, at a different place in our house. Today we took it at our favourite place – landing outside our bedrooms.
This time at home means I am cooking like a pro but that has also resulted in me eating like a pro. So today I decided that I will try and reduce my carb intake. I cooked this delicious dal with palak and had 2 bowls of that for dinner. Yash was craving chicken 65 and I cooked the same for him. After all this cooking, tomorrow will be a cleaning day 😊
Tomorrow we will be completing 20 years of married life and we have taken a vow to create more memories together around what we love. Coz we know that is all that life is – a lifetime of memories!