Friday, February 13, 2009

Our families with Pedatha


We used to call our lovely Amayee as grandmother. She's very lovely, intelligient and humble to share the great sufferings of our family and relatives. She's highly devoted to God and she subscribes and love to read some magazines about God. She loves to visit temples often. She lived in huge mansions in coimbatore whereas we stay in Dindigul, Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Whenever we visit her, she cooks delicate meals for us. We always enjoy her cooking. I feel every meals taste great from every grandmother. Whenever we get sick, she took good care of us and she protect us from sickness by cooking herbs in rasam and making some natural ingredients like ayurvedic. We always listen to her words and advise and also follow her principles. We also love to listen her old stories of our great grandparents.
I stayed with her when I was schooling in Coimbatore. She used to hold my hand and hugged me when I slept with her daily and also put the blanket on me.
After I give birth to Jaihari, I stayed with my family for 6 months. She also came to stay with us. We had a great time with her. She loved Jaihari very much and he hugged her whenever he slept with her. I dont have camera in hand and so I badly missed this chance. Our heart broke when my father departed his journey to the world. She consoled us and again stayed 3 more months with us. She often come to stay with us in every 3 months. She gives affection, warmth and love not only to us but also to others who are known to her. She always loved to invite our guests or others who are known to her to have meals just before they leave her house. Nowadays, I've not seen anyone invites like her. So, I am very proud of her.

Slowly, she battled with her sickness due to her old age. She was worried about her health. She laughed at me and told every family that I wish her to live till Jaihari grow up, marries and give birth to babies. My mom helped her lot by taking good care of her, feeding her and stayed with her often. She wants me to visit her after coming from US.

Last year, on August 14th 2008, I was very happy to do shopping with my friend. Karthik heard her sad news and didnt want me know during the day. After getting back home, he slowly asked me to sit calmly, I feel frozen and trembled with fear.God broke our heart that she's no more. I screamed, cried lot and phoned to my Mom that she too cried very badly. I was in deep sorrow for not even making up to see her last wish. She lived long enough to see the history of our 3 generations. But her mansion is emptied with no happiness, no peace and no joy. Without her, there's no fun at all in her mansion.My heart is pounded with cup of tears when I write about her in my blog. I feel inside that she knows what I wrote about her in my blog. We really missed her lot and also her last smiles.
I am not lucky enough to be in their loop of the above picture. I'll send my picture later but unfortunatley, I left my picture with Pedatha in my home(India). These pictures are send
by my elder cousin sister, Malar staying in a very beautiful house in California.

7 comments:

Asha said...

What a beautiful post and family too. Your Pedatha was a very lucky gal to have enjoyed all the family members. It's the wonderful moments of living that counts! :))

jayasri said...

hi rajee, grt to meet u, it was nice of u to leave a comment to...., I first got confused with ur name with raji of Raks Kitchen, I just clicked on ur name now, & lo i entered into ur blog and i saw these photographs, What a big family, u really must hv missed the group photo, Ur pedatta reminds me of my grandmother, who is 103 i think or more...but her long life has given her enough of everything we are all really sorry for her, but, i am really sorry for u....it must have been a terrible experience living so far away....ur kids are so beautiful...i am sorry about ur father too...Life is a journey u have to along even though we like it or not, as I always tell to my friends & family life is a package take it as it goes.....it was really nice meeting u....keep in touch....you have a lovely blog too...

Rajee said...

Hi Jaysri,
I have only son named Jaihari. You can see the picture of him with my Pedatha. Our family is small one, I'm the elder and I only have younger brother. My father was surgeon and it was only accident to pass patient's blood through him when he did an operation in case of emergency and accidenly cut his little finger which was big enough to pass few drops of patient's blood who suffers from Aids and deadly injured. He was not old enough to die at his age. He suffered from Hepatitus B and left us. It's really hard to live in this world without him. I'm very much worried and depressed. The doctor advised me to do something to forget worries. That's the reason, I started blogging and wonder how the time goes so fast and made me to think of him less.
I love the way you wrote. Let us keep in touch.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hi Rajee really it is touching post.. I feel heavy by heart after reading yr post.

lovely family u got and a cute baby too. I m sure yr pedatha's blessings always be with yr family.

Sunshinemom said...

Very touching indeed. Grandparents indulging love is something that one misses more when they are not around. Somehow when they are with us it is just taken for granted though there is love all the time!

Cham said...

Very touching ur post Rajee, Always a lost cannot be replaced but some good fond memories can be evergreen. I love the generation pict little sad that u re not there, but we can always add up with the technology :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Reminds me of my own grandma (who is no more) and her ways of loving and caring for her grand children ; unfortunately I was not old enough to realize the preciousness of her love at that time; but now that she is no more and that I'm mature enough to realize how loving she was, it's too late;

I'm really sorry for your grandma and your papa; I understand your frustrations.

I'm sure she'll continue living through you and through the love she transmitted to you eternally!

Courage and good luck!

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