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Friday, January 15, 2010

I Heart You.

I grew up with an extended family. 3 Moms, 2 sets of grandparents, the best Mama on earth, 4 sisters and 1 brother and very loving uncles, aunts and affectionate, close paternal cousins. Being the first child of the new generation does come with its perks. You have pictures with each one of them holding you as a baby, everyone focusing on your every move as though it is the biggest miracle, being able to have seen all the younger ones slowly come into existence and teach them all the wonderful skills you have picked up by then. If there was one wish I could make, it would be for the next generation to grow up the same way that we did. Surrounded by love and summers infested with chicken pox.
It is a rare gift and I am infinitely grateful for it. I have this picture in my head of Patti, who has room on her lap for all her grandchildren and her arms stretched to include all her children. Infinite space in her heart that converts nothingness into love.
I may not have got everything I asked for from life, but what I got without asking, was more than enough.

PS: First Toy : Walking Ostrich from V-Chithi. Second Toy : Remote control helicopter from R-Chithappa.

9 Comments:

  • skills raga?i remember a few things u taught us..;-)i really dnt think they are skills...:-)

    By Blogger subiksha, at 10:16 AM  

  • Hi Raaga,

    I chanced upon your blog a few years ago and read your posts. I love your style of writing and I feel I can relate to some of your experiences. I have never commented before, but I couldn't refrain from it this time. I just wanted to congratulate you for the new phase in your life.. Congratulations! I Live in SD too and I so wish I get to meet you in person some time. Congratulations and all the best to the mommy-to-be! I hope you will continue to write.

    Archana

    By Blogger Arc, at 6:42 PM  

  • its a stock puppet not a walking ostrich!!

    By Anonymous V Chitti, at 10:40 PM  

  • @ subi - you don't think of them as skills NOW.. but back then.. you were delighted to learn them...
    hahahaha

    By Anonymous V Chitti, at 10:41 PM  

  • i meant stork puppet.. not stock puppet!!

    By Anonymous V Chitti, at 3:44 AM  

  • Ragini.. loved this line:

    "I may not have got everything I asked for from life, but what I got without asking, was more than enough."

    ditto. Such a beautiful line.

    By Blogger Manali, at 2:05 PM  

  • ditto Manali !! - loved the line..

    Why are you wasting your time designing circuits Raga - you should have been a poet.

    By Blogger Divya, at 9:47 AM  

  • Second Divya.. Just take up writing!

    By Blogger Saumya, at 9:34 PM  

  • I love the line too!!!!
    Raga, you got to start writing...I so second Divya. Dont waste your life doing circuit design...
    Keep writing. Love reading your blog :)

    By Blogger Abha, at 2:50 PM  

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