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It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. Well, let’s just say mummy has been really busy these past few months to actually sit and write something especially for you. Busy and stressed. And you are so special that I couldn’t have written just any claptrap for you, my dear. Today, though, the time is right for a letter to you my dear daughter.
Well, I had an epiphany while trying to explain certain obvious things to people at work this morning. Midway through the conversation with them, I realized what I was doing was but a waste of time. I realized, rather remembered that these people don’t matter at all. In fact, they are non-consequential to me. It’s you who matters, my M, and more than anything or anyone else. It’s you whom I need to talk to and invest my time in. So, today I’m going to share a bit of my heart with you, some wisdom, perhaps.
So what happened that triggered this lesson?
Life always throws curveballs at you when you least expect. And no matter how prepared you are it hits you bad and low. We had gone to your grandma’s to celebrate Durga Puja. And this time for whole two weeks. I had been planning this for the entire year. I was so happy. And I saw how happy and free you were there too. No daycare and everyone was always around you, doting on you. Everything was perfect, celebrations, happiness and family. What more does one need? But just midway through the vacation, your dad fell sick and we rushed back. And then a week later, your granddad had to be admitted to the hospital. If you ask me, I have been on a bad emotional rollercoaster these past few weeks and it’s not a nice feeling.
But your dad got better and your granddad is recovering as well. So, what I want you to remember is that life is a series of ups and downs, highs, and lows. And always predictably unpredictable in that.
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It’s difficult when someone in the family falls sick. Difficult, sad and a time full of worry, I’d say. I wish you never have to learn this but eventually, you will. These past few weeks reminded me of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of few things within that. But amidst the upheavals, there is one constant that can see you through no matter how tumultuous the time. Your family. Yes, family.
Our families give us the strength to weather any storms. Down but together is a safe place to be in. Down but together is a place from where you can rise.
And there is also another lesson hidden in all this which I want to share with you. One doesn’t need anything but family to be happy. Yes, money is important because if it wasn’t for that medical treatment would be difficult or maybe we couldn’t fly out at a moments notice to be with the ones we love. But still, as long as you have your family safe and sound with you, you can deal with everything. As long as your family is fine, you will be fine and be able to deal with everything. So, hold on to that, my dear, because that will be your rudder in the stormy sea that is life.
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