Happily Ever After

One day there was a little girl. She was rather plain and ordinary and loved to read well into the night. She had a secret wish that one day Prince Charming would come into her life, sweep her off her feet and they would live happily ever after. In the same kingdom, lived a little boy. He was small for his age and very, very smart. He wished to have someone that he could explore life with. As they grew older, the little boy and little girl met in the hallowed halls of York University. There was a connection and slowly they started to seek each other out. It was an innocent time. And then fate intervened. They were both passengers in a car driven by a friend. It was a cold November day and the girl was frozen. The boy took her hand in his to warm her up. Something happened in that moment. Their hands fit and it felt right; they continued to hold hands throughout the car ride. Two weeks later, the boy told the girl that he would marry her. The girl was quizzical. Friendship blossomed into love and 18 months later, the boy got on his knee and asked the girl to marry him. She said yes. They were both still students.

Four years later, they welcomed a son into their lives. And two years after that, they were blessed with a daughter. The little boy and girl were now grown ups, with children of their own. They found jobs they loved to do and they laughed a lot. They spent time reading to their children and teaching them to play baseball. They brought out the best in each other. He grounded her and she was the fun factor in his life. He was serious and logical; she was instinctive and spontaneous. He introduced her to politics, sports and history. She brought reading, theatre and song to his life. Each contributed something special to the relationship and their world was constantly evolving. They took their vows seriously – to love each other through thick and thin and in sickness and in health. When life threw them curve balls, they found a way to deal with it together.

On a fateful February afternoon in 2012, the little girl, now a grown up, was told she had two cancers. This was the biggest hurdle they had to face yet. And they faced it together. It wasn’t easy. There were many tears, uncertainties and what-if’s. Somewhere, somehow, through this process, they fell in love with each other all over again as they grappled with the concept of borrowed time. And every night when they would go to bed, he would open his arms to her and she would snuggle right beside him.

It has been 32 years today since I married my Prince Charming. He is my “once in a lifetime”, my friend, my confidante and my partner. Happy Anniversary my love!

Nagib & Munira Premji

– Munira

23 thoughts on “Happily Ever After”

  1. Happy Anniversary Munira. I wish you celebrate and stay blessed with love to many many years to come. Your lovely story left me with tears of warmth and love. Bless you!

  2. Happy Anniversary and many more. May God crown many days for you two and with the two children you were blessed with! You have taught us a lot through this blog!

  3. What a beautiful story! Congratulations to you both, and here’s to many more!!

  4. Munira and Nagib..May the almighty always keep you happy and smilling and may he fulfill all your wishes..Happy Anniversary.!!

  5. Munira we wish the very best for you and many more years of good health and happiness. We pray that you will be able to give the same love and time to your grandchildren together!! Love Shellina

  6. Saira Says! Happy Anniversary Dearest Muni and your loving husband – you both are blessed to have each other. I pray that May you Always remain healthy and happy. TC dear! and enjoy your day:) Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    1. Dear Munira and Nagib, Our heartiest congratulations on your wedding annversary. with our best wishes and love,

  7. Yours is a love that others dream about. We’re so glad that you found each other and brought your beautiful children into the world to make the picture complete. Happy Anniversary you two!

  8. So beautiful….Happy Anniversary to you and your husband Munira! May God bless you both!

  9. Awwh Munira, that is so sweet. Happy anniversary to you and Nagib! Patty Hofland

  10. WOW – such a beautiful story. You were definitely meant to be together. To add to this … I must share that this is also my anniversary to my “one and only”. Though we have not been married as long I know our hearts were meant to collide. Enjoy your special day Munira!!

  11. Happy Anniversary Muni and Nagib, and congrats on 32 wonderful years. May there be many, many more. Love, Cheryl

  12. You guys are sooo cute together. Happy Anniversary,

    Love, Safiya, Karim and Aniq

  13. Congratulation, Munira and Nagib! And wishing you another 32 great years together.. xoxo

  14. Congratulations Muni and Nagib. Wishing you both happiness, joy and many, many more adventures together. Love, Anny

  15. What a beautiful story. CONGRATULATIONS you two and we wish you many more years of happiness.
    love Lynda and Dave

  16. A very happy ever after to the little girl and the boy with tears streaming down my face! Happy Anniversary dearest Munira and Nagib. You do look the picture of happiness in every sense.

  17. What a beautiful story Muni. We pray for many more happy anniversaries and that you be blessed with continued good health, laughter, happiness, barakaah and fulfillment of all your cherished desires. Ameen

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