Yesterday was the biggest day of my life…. I got hitched!! I know, crazy right!!! So it all started about two months ago when my family found this perfect suitor for me. The first time I saw her, it was like magic. She was so beautiful and just watching her laugh with my whole family just made me realize how perfect everything was. I was so happy I almost dropped the cup of tea I was serving her, silly me. And of course, we were given few minutes to talk and test the waters. “You look more handsome than in the picture I saw” were her words.. ahh the ice breaker!!! And just then and there I knew it was meant to be. We went on couple of dates since then and here we are now… MARRIED!!
Now lets talk about the wedding. Man it was just too exhausting you know! Sitting in front of fire all day with my head down.. my neck still hurts!! And all the time that I was daring enough to put my head up, I was told to plaster smile on my face.. my cheeks still hurt from it. There were times when I almost wanted to hold my head high and let loose but then my mom’s words would echo in my head “No one wants a rebellious son in law”. Beating the heat, hunger, and pain on my back, neck, and everywhere else I can think of, I was almost looking forward to the day coming to an end, but then it hit me… time to say goodbye to the fam! I will be honest with you guys, it sucked!!! My mom was bawling her eyes, my dad my fighting his tears and about me, I am not even sure if the tears were from exhaustion or sadness or happiness or what, it was rough!!!
Well as I was helped in the car to leave and saw my wifey waiting for me, it just made it all seem worth it after all. She smiled at me and handed me a hankie and boy, did my heart melt? awhh more tears!! You would think this is the end of drama, but we have more.. keep reading! 😉
So we make it to my wife’s place and I was ushered in our bedroom. As the thought crossed my mind “Finally I can actually relax and let loose” I hear loud giggles from the hallway and before I could process it all in there were a herd of gents in my room to help me get dressed. “For what?” I almost said it out loud then my mom’s words echoed again!! I got dressed, I bonded with few gents and then it was time to meet my wifey’s relatives. There were her neighbors, her uncles, aunts, kids, dogs, I don’t even remember half of the faces I smiled at or feet I touched with my head. After what felt like an eternity, finally it was over!!!! Thank sweet lord!!!
So I was ushered in the bedroom again but with my wifey this time (yay!) and yes it was really just us-time. I was beyond exhausted at this point and hoping for the night to be over so I could just sleep. I check the time and tears almost trickled down my cheeks.. IT’S MIDNIGHT!!! I have to be up in the next five hours and make tea for everyone. Saying “I am screwed” would have been an under statement at that point. As I lay down on my side of the bed (I hope?) my wife holds my hand. And then suddenly my best friend’s words started ringing in my ears “You have to ‘do it’ on the wedding night”. Oh the infamous ‘suhag raat’, how could I have forgotten?! “I am too tired, I think we should go to sleep” as my wife said those words I breathed a huge sigh of relief and almost kissed her face (how ungentlemanly, i know).
Now we are all caught up and in the present. I have been awake for 5 hours already and it’s only 10 AM. Can you imagine? My brain hurts!!! The whole morning was spent touching everybody’s feet with my head and I don’t even know their names yet or who they are!! And the most frustrating part of it all, where is my wife? I left my home and my family for her and all I have been doing is touching feet and serving tea.. this life!!! My wife is hanging out with the ladies.. all the time!!! Like what could be more important than her husband? And I am here waiting for her to calm me down as I am about to lose my shit! She is the only person that I know well enough to be here and here I am trying to make small talk with all these uncles. And what is this baby doing on my lap?! I don’t even like babies!! But I have to pretend to like it all and smile all the time. I miss my dad!!! Or do I? He is the one who sent me here in the first place promising this will be the most beautiful thing that will ever happen to me.
And just now someone just whispered in my ear that I need to go get ready for the reception. Oh I almost forgot about it!! Another evening putting my head down and smiling when it’s up!! “Get through few more days and your life will be a piece of cake” I remember one of my uncles telling me that. I plaster a fake smile on my face and head to the bedroom to get dressed!
Side Note: I hope you caught the sarcasm!
Side side note: Not married!! 😉