Yesterday on our 30th marriage anniversary we started receiving greetings and best wishes as 9th May started at 00:00 hours. This happened as we were returning from Bunny’s marriage at Bhadrachalam. We were in the bus bringing us back to Hyderabad and soon after 12:00 midnight; family members and relatives in the bus started shaking hands with us extending anniversary greetings and best wishes. We reached home by 07:30am and later got some special breakfast delivered for us at home. At 09:30am we went to Sri Ganesha temple at Secunderabad Railway Station. On the day of our marriage every year Abhishekam Seva is performed by us to Sri Ganesha. A letter inviting us for the Abhishekam at 05:30am on 9th May is sent to us by the temple authorities every year in advance. As we were late for Abhishekam, Archana was performed and ‘Theertha Prasadams’ given to us and also packed for us to carry home. On the way back we picked up sweets to be distributed amongst family and friends.
Throughout the day we received best wishes over phone and through SMS from my sister, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. My son Srinath, my nephew Bablu, my granddaughter Tussi and our daughter-like Subha called from overseas. Bunny and his bride reached home around 10:40am. Lalitha joined them after lunch to welcome and spend some time with them. I and Srikanth went out in the afternoon to buy gifts at Croma and Sony world in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills area for ourselves. We originally planned to go out to some restaurant for dinner but as everyone was tired with the marriage trip we had to postpone this party to someday next week. In the meantime we decided to have a celebration at home along with my brother’s family and we had dinner together, entirely Chinese food. It was a long and happy day.
As someone said, it is true in our case too “Our wedding was many years ago but the celebration continues to this day!”
God Bless You! God Bless Us All!