She slipped away from my hands and disappeared almost like a dream. At the edge of the cliff, I frantically search for a glimpse but I could see nothing. The wind roared into my ears rattling my soul like a toy. I gave up. I got up and stood at the edge of the cliff. […]
One Two Buckle my shoe Very early in the morning I felt an abrupt movement beside me. Muffled words slowly crept into my sleepy thoughts. It almost sounded like a lullaby. Then I heard Baby G say “Juju” ( aka milk) I pulled myself out of my bed with every last ounce of energy. If I am late, she would […]
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart. . . — Alan Beck A year ago, my husband and I got a perfect gift. Our Baby […]
I see a silhouette, the curve of your chubby cheek, Your tiny hands reaching out whimpering in the night – poor child, I hold you closer humming a song and letting you know that its all right. My mind forever plays a thousand questions, Will you still come to me when you are a teen? […]
Just when I thought marriage brings the absolute change in life… A fragile, quivering, puppy-eyed bambina changed my perception … Suddenly everything revolves around this tiny, angelic being. Thoughts all gravitate towards her health, her sleep, her nutrition, her burps, the number of wet diapers in a day….the list goes endless. Waking up in the […]
Finally after 9 months of sharing my body with my child and hours of labor pain, she is finally in our arms !! Now she has turned 1 month and I have to admit it is a roller-coaster ride of late-nighters, dirty diapers and a newfound obsession for her burps after feeding. Thank God my mom […]
As a daughter, my Father is my first HERO. My Father is my silent hero; you must be wondering why I referred dad as a “Silent Hero”. Happy to explain 🙂 He never gave bold boisterous speeches on winning but he guided us to understand the importance of participation, consistency and especially the importance of […]
I thank God for constantly changing my life and making it worth living every second. As we step into adulthood, we tend to appreciate life and see things in a very different perspective. I guess that is what we call growing up or growing old. What changed my life currently? The Thadathil family had a […]
Being the youngest of the family had its perks and fun. My parents were the nurturing ones literally. Even when I was 28, my dad used to iron my clothes for the next day and my mom prepared and packed my lunch as I rushed to work. My mom was my stylist who would shrug […]
Age to women is like kryptonite to Superman ~ Kathy Lette I will be turning 30 soon. I have read people make long lists on what they will do before they turn 30. I wish I could share the same enthusiasm but turning 30 is like swallowing a huge vitamin pill. Past few months, I could scarcely […]
She was just months when I held her in my arms for the first time. How time flies and now she is 1. Here is my letter to you Joann, once you begin to read and understand I know you would find this letter rather amusing. Dear Jo, I fell in love with you the […]
Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your brother and although you don’t see each other as much as you’d like, he will always remain your friend and be there for you when you need him the most. While […]
I used to spend copious amount of time just looking out of my window. Making stories of how I would meet the right one.
I come back to senses when I find my mom patting my shoulder asking me if I have listened to anything she said.
My mother tried to break my shell of seclusion and was worried about me.
She even questioned me if I had a best friend and I wondered what the hell that meant. Life was so less complicated before that.
This question lingered so much in my mind that I blurted it to my friend over the phone. She replied to it saying “It’s not something you should ask …”
I again found myself in a confusion asking myself now what the hell was that ?
Going from school to college, I learnt and went ahead with whole new hope and aspirations. Made friends with a whole new bunch of people but being a common friend between two enemies ( bad idea )
I found myself in different situations leading me to ask myself what shit am I in?
Surviving the emotional turmoil of adulthood, I go for my masters in Germany. I am in this foreign land with foreign people speaking a foreign language. I stand at the bus-stop in the middle of nowhere thinking where the hell I am??
A boy steals me of my thoughts, my brain refuses to work and I refuse to hear to my heart and ask myself over and over again,
Why the hell am I feeling this way?
In my life, I have had my share of confusions leading to reality-checks,
but it made me what I am today.
Usually I forget to be thankful for the lovely things I have been bestowed upon.
But this vacation is one thing, I am forever grateful to the Almighty above.
I was super excited for my vacation to India especially to meet my folks and the new angel which was gifted to our Thadathil family.
My anticipation to meet my niece exceeded so much that I kept replaying her video again and again until I can still hear her chatter in back of my head.
My arrival was supposed to be a surprise to my family but I would give the credit of destruction to my darling brother – who flopped the whole planning in a matter of seconds.
So, Lets fast forward the day of my brother’s arrival with his family.
I had all planned…
Taking a video of new grandparents meeting their grandchild for the first time;
The cries and laughs …….maybe a group hug…blah ..blah…
An epic sentimental movie I can make of it,so I thought.
But in reality,
the baby ended up being a victim of a tug of war
Bro and sis-in law being left out at the terminal…
(thank God nobody taped that mess) :S
Like all vacations, this one month vacation also ended very quickly and I only remember a few precious moments when I go through all the pictures and videos I have taken furiously.
Our house is a ancestral home of the Thadathil Clan…A quick tour into my world..
This veranda holds a lot of memories I have with my grandfather. Hence, this is the favorite part of my house which I will always hold closest to my heart.
Now my father thrones his “rightful place” in this chair – only reserved for him except for one small exception –
My parents are really into gardening and dad has made a huge “greenhouse” shelter for them. It is remarkable how much they dedicate their time and energy to these seasonal flowers which bloom and later fade gradually.
No matter how much and how long I will drink and eat my mother’s food , there are few things I will really miss – EVERGREEN
Mom’s Cup of Tea – It is everything like how my mother’s Love is : Energizing at the same time Comforting. It is something I would like to unwind myself along with a good novel.
Mom’s Payasam – (Why my dad in the picture ?)
The main reason associated with my liking towards payasam is the look my Dad has as he savors every spoon of his share of Payasam with ultimate indulgence in his eyes. The contentment in his face is just priceless.
In this month, we have evolved and played many new roles with the addition of a person in our family.
My parents into grandparents
My brother into a father ( Seriously !! )
Me into an Aunt
Now, I am no longer the youngest one in my family or the pampered one. But I am happy to give away my place to the one that followed me.
Thank you God for the little things and pleasures in life. Life would never be the same without your mercy.