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Mother India

motherindia1I am packing for my trip to India! I am leaving in a few days. This is not just any ordinary trip. This is a trip to get married!

My fiancé and I met two years ago on a New Year’s yoga retreat here in California. We felt it only appropriate to have our special wedding day this New Year’s in yoga’s birthplace, India.

I have been a big fan of India for many years. I spent six months there a decade ago and just when I thought it was a trip of a lifetime and would be many years before I returned, I ended up there two years later with my best friend at the turn of the millennium.  Here I am, now eight years later, packing my wedding dress for my return to the beautiful motherland of India.

I call India “Mother India” (as I think many people do) because it has the nurturing aspects of a mom. It cradles, it hugs and smiles with deep love. On the other side it can present challenging realities of the world that we have to find a way to cope with.

I have heard many people say that they are fascinated with India, but are too scared to go. Scared of the poverty, scared of the possibility of getting sick, and scared of the unknown. Well, I have to agree that India is not for the faint of heart. What it is however is a place for discovery, unfolding and magic.

I look forward to sharing some of the magic with you in these coming weeks!

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12 Responses to Mother India

  1. Carole December 19, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    Congratulations Tabby!! I am so happy for you and your beloved. I wish you all the happiness, adventure, and magic in the world on this sacred day for you both. I’m sure all the stars will align, and all will unfold as it supposed to.
    Much Love,

  2. Tabby December 19, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    Thank you Carole!!

  3. Maxine December 19, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    Tabby! Heartfelt congratulations!! I’m so excited for you to be going to India for your wedding. Namaste. And tashi delek. Cheers, Maxine

  4. greg zukowski December 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm #

    Best Of Luck to you and your fiance, Tabby!…

    I had NO IDEA India was called that, and people saw the country as you described.
    Sounds intriguing.
    Hopefully one day I can see for myself.

    Have a great trip and wedding!


  5. Stan Chu December 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Hi Tabbie,
    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!
    All the best,

  6. Julie Carmen December 19, 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    Dear Tabby,
    That’s great news. May all your years ahead be filled with the divine closeness that marriage can offer. I have been married for 31 years and have never regretted it nor doubted my choice. May the world repair and provide a lifetime of peaceful family life for you.
    Have fun!

  7. Tabby December 19, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    This is so wonderful Julie. Thank you for writing and sharing!
    I so appreciate your positive wishes for us.

    Happy Holiday Season,

  8. Cindy Arlinksy December 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm #

    mazel tov!

  9. Bita December 20, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    I am very happy for you and I hope your wedding is all that you desire in India and I wish you a lifetime of joy and peace.

  10. Lotta Alsen December 20, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    I can’t wait to get the ongoing reports!
    Sending you both all my love!

  11. Tabby December 20, 2008 at 4:11 am #

    I feel so blessed to have all these good wishes. These are very meaningful — and you will all be with us in our hearts over there. Thank you for this beautiful send off.


  12. Lauren December 27, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    I didn’t realize this trip was coming up so soon! Have a wonderful time and a glorious holiday season. Mark and I are thinking of you and wishing you all the best.


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