Anniversary Music Giveaways!

Today is our 21st wedding anniversary and I’m so grateful to be married to such a sweet, kind, loving and supportive husband.  He has always allowed me to pursue what I love and encouraged me in my personal and spiritual growth.  I am so thankful!
In honor of our special day, I thought it would be a lovely opportunity to share some gifts with friends you care about!  This is how it works… Nominate a loving couple that you admire by writing their names in the comments section below (also explain why you nominated them) and I will randomly pick 5 couples and send them my ‘Birds of Love’ digital album download (the CD is on the theme of love and marriage).  I will announce the winners in the next couple of days.
Last year I posted a blog called ‘100 tips for a Happy and Healthy Marriage’ which consists of tips that all my friends contributed to. I wanted to share it again as a reminder to all of us of what makes a marriage successful. Enjoy!
NOTE: Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway.  Results are posted on another blog.
Love is heaven's kindly light


    Sarmad Garmroud January 6, 2016Reply

    I LOVE this idea! I’d love for my sister, Hala Bassier-Garmroud, and her husband of 12 years, Fidal Bassier, to get this amazingly awesome gift!
    Thank you again and congratulations on your anniversary! What an inspiration!
    Love from Zhuhai, China. 🙂

    Vynah Renaud January 6, 2016Reply

    Two couples i admire and would love to nominate
    1. Priya and Jacob Alex
    2. Nathan and Padmini Pillay
    . Theirs are marriages where deeds, not words, are the adorning.

    Farnoosh & Marc January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary Elika and Tarry!
    You both would have and always will be our first choice in who we admire and look at for great examples.
    We would like to nominate Aaron and Zaynab Olin.
    Happy new year to all!
    With warmest love,
    Farnoosh & Marc
    New York, USA

    Susan Karamzadeh January 6, 2016Reply

    I’d like to nominate David and Crystal Rondeaux-Hickman of Billings,Montana. Thank you for your exquisite work.

    Gloria Eshrati January 6, 2016Reply

    Shohreh and Shah Verahramyan are a perfect couple they truly represent how a Baha’i couple suppose to be. They been married for over 30 years. Very spiritual and professionally accomplished too.

    Pandors January 6, 2016Reply

    I nominate Panny & Markco Sebastiani. They are an inspiration to All of us because they are an example of love and they are wonderful parents and great friends

    Serene January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary, Elika and Tarry!
    I would love to nominate my parents, Dennis and Kwee Chin, as they have been a huge influence on how I live my marriage.

    Vidya January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary Elika and Tarry. May and Naim Akhtarkhavari-Ru as they inspire me how to go through life challenges by sticking together.

    Shohreh Moldenhauer January 6, 2016Reply

    Elika jan Happy Anniversary to you both; i nominate Mrs Theesa Ogle for your anniversary gift as she has sacrificed a lot for her belief in Baha’u’llah; THANK YOU; i will send you her address when i get it; THANK YOU.

    Char January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing such a wonderful post! I would like to nominate my parents Jim and Patty Habegger, we have traveled the world together and they now live on the other side of the planet from my own little family. Can’t wait to see them again!

    Saeed Naimi January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Aniversary dear Elika and Trrry.
    I would like to suggest, Leyla Shodjai Abrar and Farzad Shodjai as an admirable couple that I know them for a very long time. They are really lovable Baha’i couple with tons of humble merits?

    Nur Joo Han Guna Segar January 6, 2016Reply

    My parents please…Guna Segar and Belinda Wong
    …they have been great parents, would love to have them in this great music giveaway…

    Vicki January 6, 2016Reply

    I nominate our beloved Baha’i friends Melissa & Rich Young, whose love for each other wraps around almost everyone who has the pleasure of being near them

    Beto Alvarez January 6, 2016Reply

    Beto y Angela
    Gloria y Rafael

    Susie Simerky January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary.
    What a lovely idea.
    Jan and Red Grammer
    Gene and Nancy Hendershot

    Charo Barraza January 6, 2016Reply

    I nominate our beloved Bahá’ís friends Hernán y Marta from Cluster “Eve Nicklin” Callao Perú

    Bayan Salmanpour January 6, 2016Reply

    Congrats and a happy anniversary.
    My nominees are Zoe and Naisan Faizi.

    Guillaume Giraud January 6, 2016Reply

    Beautiful idea & congratulations for your 21 years together !!!
    I would like to nominate Saba Mazza & Rachel Bayani, a beautiful couple at the service of our beloved Faith 😀
    Best wishes from Belgium,

    Sebastian January 6, 2016Reply

    My parents, Antonio and Jenny, who have together raised a close, happy family – one that I am so grateful to be a part of – while continuing to love each other as much as ever before. I one day hope to marry someone I am as crazy about as they are to each other.

    Jackie &Barry Hinde January 6, 2016Reply

    Both are devoted servantts of the Blessed Beauty

    Jennifer January 6, 2016Reply

    Congratulations and what a great way to promote! I nominate Aref and Helen Amanat

    Guita Youssefian January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary! What a beautiful gesture Elika, I nominate Donna and Tom Mandaville in Sendai Japan. They are admirable in “every way” as a couple, pioneers, friends, patents, citizens and Baha’is. ? they are two angels who serve others together. I guess you can see I more than admire them ?

    Guita youssefian January 6, 2016Reply

    Dear Elika, this is a great gesture. I nominate Tom and Donna Mandaville. They are an exemplary couple serving all around them in unity and love and showing the world how true couples should be and how a true Baha’i should talk, feel, serve and be. They are just two angels.

    Alexandra Chirkova January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I would like to nominate my brother Ilya Shut and his wife Zhanna. Thank you!

    Marilyn Higgins January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary Tarry and Elika. I would like to nominate Vern and Jana McCrea (recently of Iwakuni, Japan) We have not known them long, but have seen how their depth of love, affection, servitude, perseverance, and patience has made them worthy of this nomination and your musical/poetic gifts.

    Alexandra Chirkova January 6, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I would like to nominate my brother Ilya Shu and his wife Zhanna! Thanks!

    Jarome January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary to a lovely and inspirational couple!
    I nominate Chris Ryan and Cecelia Wang

    Earl Erickson January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you Elika and your sweet kind loving supportive husband would qualify as a most admirable couple… but then, you probably already have access to the prizes. So I’ll nominate another great couple, who I first met some 35 years ago, while they were pioneering on an Indian reservation in Montana. They have been through a lot together, and are as much of a joy to be around now as they ever were, full of kindness and wisdom and smiling eyes. I nominate Bob and Judy Rinehart in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

    Mala Ponnusamy January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary again dear Elika and Mr Mahony! May the Blessed Beauty shower His blessings upon you and your loved ones always. I would like to nominate the newly married couple Naveen Raj and Layli Young. Warm regards

    Tahereh Brigolin January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary to you guys, you are really a luminous couple! For this gorgeous gift I nominate my brother Badi Brigolin and his lovely wife Mona Talebreza Brigolin. 🙂

    Hilary January 7, 2016Reply

    A truly beautiful idea!! Fills my heart with joy to think of all the happily married couples I know!! I would like to nominate Javad and Lili Lucky in Macau. Their constant service, love and joy of life is an example to everyone!! A truly wonderful example of racial unity and learning from each other!

    Karen Shrimpton January 7, 2016Reply

    Lovely idea! Wishing you and Tarry a wonderful anniversary!
    I would like to nominate Ken & Sue Finn. And also Joan & Don Irwin

    Name January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy anniversary dear Elika. Many, many happy returns of the day for both you and Tarry. I I’d like to nominate Mr. and Mrs. Naz and Iraj Yeganeh-Pakzad. They have been married for over 52 years

    Julio Ortega January 7, 2016Reply

    Feliz aniversario de matrimonio! Joyeux anniversaire de mariage!Happy anniversary! Thank you very much for your kindness. I would like to nominate John and Sharon MacLeod (Quebec, Canada). As a couple they are a wonderful inspiration for us.

    Laura McLuckie-Khandan January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary! What a lovely tribute to your dear husband’s support of your music!
    There are so many wonderful couples! May God bless all of them, and you!
    Farah and Nami Moallem
    Lolita and Blair Schmalenburg
    Nilufar and Shadan Rezai-Tofighi
    Saba and Charles Ayman-Nolley

    Laura January 7, 2016Reply

    David and Leela Green
    (sorry I sent the previous one by accident before adding their names.)

    Naghmeh Rezvani January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary Elika! I would like to nominate a couple in Panama: Cari and Sahin Enayati.

    Joyce Harmsen January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary Elika! I would love to nominate:
    Nehemiah and Jean Harmsen
    Tucker Myers and Ramya Naraharisetti (newly weds in my community of Ann Arbor Michigan)

    Hayede Parsa January 7, 2016Reply

    My best wishes to you Elika jun and to Tarry. I love to dedicate your song to my daughter Lua and her husband Daniel Baker.

    Tanja January 7, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary!
    Bryan and Tanja Weber
    (another Tanja who spells her name with a j 🙂

    Kimberly January 7, 2016Reply

    I like to nominate my best friend and her husband who survived communist Poland been married since 1980 raised a son and daughter put them incolcollege and married their daughter they are hard working wonderful human beings. Alinaandandrew spychala

    Marshall January 7, 2016Reply

    My friends Bart & Carrie Rummel.
    Because they are an incredible couple, great parents, and are wonderful grandparent. I’ve known them for many years and they have always helped, encouraged and inspired me!

    Roberta Charles January 7, 2016Reply

    I would love to nominate Douglas Robert Oliver Charles and his wife Nika. Douglas has been a Baha’i since he was 15 years old and was on Pilgrimage last year. He has recently graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Biology. He plans on becoming a professor teaching biology in community college where he believes the classrooms are smaller and that he can impact students there. He is a member of the Haida tribe and is also part Aztec, he is one of the few Baha’i s from the Haida Tribe. He and Nika plan on starting a family soon, they have been together for three years and are devoted to one another!

    Mona Afshar-Tongga January 7, 2016Reply

    This is a beautiful gesture and a lovely way to honour those couples we admire! I would like to nominate, if I may, Carla and Jack Jones, for their unique and deep love for each other and the Baha’i Faith!

    Deborah Karres January 7, 2016Reply

    I’d like to nominate my son, Zach Peerand, and his dear wife, Cynthia Tomik, who are constant, kind, gracious and dear loving parents to their three year old Sonya. Zach and Cynthia rely on consultation, hard work, laughter, thoughtful consideration, and sweet ways of sharing who they are with each other, their daughter, their friends, family and community. Theirs truly is a marriage that is a strong fortress for well-being

    Jene Belloows January 7, 2016Reply

    Dear ones, I would like to nominate Jene and Bob Bellows! Because we are still in love with one another after 50 years! Am I selfish? No, because we want you to give the music to someone else. I just want to tell you that we are so blessed to still be together – loving each other. And we love you too! Miss you… sending cyber hugs!

    Arzhia January 7, 2016Reply

    A lovely initiative dearest Elika… <3
    Would love to nominate a dear friend Saraswati and her new husband Dhaval. Praying for a union of love, upliftment and service for them, forever and ever.
    Happy Anniversary to you and your dearest Tarry too! Thank you for being such guiding lights.
    With love always. xo

    Cheri King January 7, 2016Reply

    I would be privileged to nominate Tabasom and Marvin Khoshkhesal, as they are an example of love, kindness, humour, service, and selflessness.

    May Taherzadeh January 8, 2016Reply

    Congratulations and what a beautiful gift idea!
    I nominate Shamim Taherzadeh and Johanna Jochumsdottir.
    Much love, xxx

    jaleh January 8, 2016Reply

    Hearty Congrats for 21 years together! Nominating Pamela and Dasiel Douglas in Kenya for their beautiful inspirational lives together. Their home is truly a home of delight!
    “My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This is the home of light; whosoever enters here must become illumined….
    (Abdu’l-Baha, From a Tablet, published in “Star of the West”, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 40) (28 April 1918)
    (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 397)

    Layli January 8, 2016Reply

    Happy Anniversary Elika!
    Nominating my parents, Aaron & Doris for their love, care and endless devotion & sacrifice. They have taught me to live a wonderful life.

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  • Mei Clark January 9, 2016Reply

    I would like to nominate our dearest friends Sonia and James Foadi for the loving family they have created!

    Elika January 10, 2016Reply

    Thank you all for your nominations! I can feel the love on the post! I have shared the winners on the following post:

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