Congratulations to Mum and Dad! They celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today – an historic milestone. They have always shown a strong loving commitment to one another, which has endured the test of time and helped them face the many trials that came their way. They have been good parents to me and my brother.
Over the weekend we had a small celebration to mark this occasion. Nithya, Anya and I presented Mum and Dad a special bottle of champagne with a personalised message, as well as a photo cake. My brother, his family, and two of my cousins were also there. Mum made my favourite dish – chicken biryani.
Mum and Dad are very different personalities: Dad is thoughtful, kind and gentle, while Mum is more practical, valiant and bubbly. The important thing is they complement each other well. Marriage is, after all, a partnership, which requires a lot of commitment, understanding, forgiveness and patience. The key elements are love and trust.
We would like to wish them many more years of happy married life together. We are proud of them.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Cor. 13:4-8