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First wedding anniversary with Namaaz Dining

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Little did we know it was going to be this perfect. We were in for a treat: A 17-course meal that went straight for 3 hours, excluding the 90-minute drive from our crib to the place!!!

The theme for November 2016 through May 2017 is a grocery shopping list, one of the things I’m most familiar with now since we got married. There was a coin purse and the shopping list in it, which listed the complete course menu. The list was written informally on a page that looked like it was torn off a lady’s planner. Very un-intimidating for a 5-star restaurant.

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“I believe in you.”

 

When it comes to giving to the ones you love, I’ve always loved giving gifts that cannot be purchased elsewhere. It sends them a blunt and tangible message that they’re special in my eyes. You can’t compare anything else in the market with a custom-made product, can you?

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This came in the mail! The preview for us to send feedback on what we want more of and what we’d like to cut in the final product. Thank you so much MomentoChronos :)

But the older I get, the more I realize that the best gift doesn’t necessarily subsist in a well-thought-out by-product, or even that unique, one-of-a-kind element of the gift itself. The best you can give to someone is believing in the person. It’s the most powerful force ever IMO, to just be there, look into their eyes and say, “I believe in you.” (especially if the person himself/herself does not, much less anyone else in the world)

There are literally countless presents hubs have gotten me that I consider priceless over the course of our relationship. I feel special not because the presents themselves are unique (they’re all store-bought), but because I can glorify His name and give back honor to my husband through those presents. I took the guitar he gave me on stage to surprise him on our wedding day. Heck, this whole blog exists because he keeps giving me nice cameras.

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Above everything though, it was his faith in the best of me that was the most precious gift of all. Him looking right through me as if saying, “I see you” whenever I’m being unlovable, him listening to me as if whispering, “I feel you” whenever I reveal my emotions. It’s also this trust that’s made me confident in saying “Yes” the day he proposed. His faithfulness in me is just like Christ. How could I not say “Yes”?

Having brought me into his faith, I believe there’s a special place in heaven waiting for him at the end of this life.

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Valentine’s Day 2016: Our first post-marital Valentine’s date at one of his favorite Italian restaurants in Jakarta

 

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The goal of marriage

  I truly believe the saying that goes, it’s better to stay single for the rest of your life than to get into a bad marriage. Compatibility alone doesn’t secure you lifelong marital bliss – in truth, every one of us is so different that we’re not naturally compatible with each other unless we’re willing […]

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Who to expect on your wedding

  If you haven’t already know, 10 and I had 2 wedding receptions to celebrate our marriage. The one we wanted was a smaller and much more intimate setting in Bali, whereas the other one was what our parents originally envisioned their children’s wedding day to be. Having gone through the once-in-a-lifetime experience twice made […]

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