10 + Michelle

It’s been exactly 10 years since “I” became “We”. On December 1, 1994 in Wah Cantt, Pakistan, Amber and I got married. That day, we thought we knew what love was. But we weren’t really aware of the bond between two persons who spend their lives together. Since then, our love has grown considerably; we trust each other completely; and respect is definitely part of the equation. We have found out every idiosyncratic and mundane thing about each other.

There have obviously been ups and downs. There were compromises to make. There were also the difficult times when we lived in different states: Amber in Jersey and I in Georgia.

Overall, these have been a magnificent 10 years. The icing on the cake, so to speak, was provided during this last year with the birth of our daughter Michelle.

Last year, I posted photographs from the day of our wedding to our 9th anniversary. This year, the theme of the photographs is the “icing.”

Michelle is 8 days old Eid Morning
Going to an Eid party Thanksgiving Day

Tonight, we are planning to go for dinner at a South African restaurant.

UPDATE: The ostrich was great. I heartily recommend 10 Degrees South.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. Happy anniversary and congratulations!!!! It’s a real accomplishment to make a successful marriage for ten years.

    May the next ten years bring you much happiness and blessings.

  2. Congratulations! Very nice pics masha-Allah…and I really like Amber’s dress (the brownish-purplish one).

  3. Congratulations on the 10-year anniversary! May you be blessed with many, many more years of happiness together. Amber looks gorgeous mashaAllah, and I love the photographs – you and Amber look so happy and proud that it’s tough for me to not smile right along with you. I especially love the bottom 2 photos – where Michelle is gazing up at Amber, and the second one where you two are laughing and Michelle looks so befuddled. =)

  4. We are happier to see you happy. Congratulations for a successful decade from us (me & your Mama). May you have many happy and prosperous decades together as a family. Amen.

    Homes become bright with candles (children) and our grand daughter (Masha Allah) is a beacon of light.

  5. kianoush: In Pakistan, people do dress up on Eid because there’s lots of meeting people etc. Here, we usually don’t but since Eid was on the weekend this time, we were invited to a couple fo parties.

    Shareen & Asma: Thanks.

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