Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. You choose the one you want to spend your life with, don the white dress, proceed down the aisle and say your "I do's"....
And then the real fun begins; pick up your underwear, clean your dishes, pull your weight around here, do I have to ask you again?!? You know, the typical everyday life of a happily married couple. But what if you could do it all over again?
I had that chance a few days ago when Vijay and I fulfilled a two-year dream of celebrating our marriage with a Hindu ceremony. Vijay was raised by a Catholic mother and Hindu father, and his dream, ever since our engagement, has been to have an authentic Hindu ceremony in India.
So, in a gorgeous temple here in Jaipur, we recommitted ourselves to each other. Although the ceremony was in Hindi, with Vijay translating bits and pieces, I felt that I understood the core message...the promise of a lifetime of love and faithful commitment.
And so, with my vows, I recommitted myself to my husband, the man I have built a life with over the past two years. As I looked into his eyes, and listened to him repeat his vows, I realized that I am as every bit in love with him as I was the first time around.
As we were walking away after the ceremony, he leaned in and whispered..."If I had to do it all over again, I would choose you. I will always choose you."