A – Z Challenge: Nevergone

Jaibala/ April 16, 2014/ Musings/ 28 comments

Naani’s the most amazing beings on this planet



Song: Nevergone

Band: Backstreet Boys

Album: Nevergone (2005)

For full Lyrics please Click Here.

This is dedicated to one person. A lady who after her husband lost his job, took up one for the first time in her life so that she could take care of her children and give them the life that they choose to live, not backing down to all the problems and educating them, all this while completing her education in Night school and getting a degree for herself. She knew 17 languages and translated a few books under her pen name. She was a strong woman who worked and lived alone away from her family in a different city, but was always there when her family needed her. She never missed any moments of her grand children’s life. She lived solely to make them happy. Every little thing they did was such a big deal to her, every hobby they took up be it for two minutes, two days or two months, she was right there teaching them, guiding them or getting dirty with them.

At the same time, she gave them important life lessons, Independence, strength, Loyalty Truth, and many more things – She taught them all. She was an exemplary person and I am proud to say she was My Grand Mother. I learnt a lot from her, unfortunately all the lessons dawned on me after I had lost her. She was, is and will always be a source of my strength and my inspiration. would my life have been different had she not left us, yes it would surely have been, there was so much more I could have gained from her and she could have taught me.  One thing I know for sure she would be struggling and fighting everyday with me and for me and my happiness.

A few lessons that she impart, I did not understand then, but life taught me the hard way. Now that I have learnt my lessons, and understood what she way trying to say to me as a kid, I am sure that she is doing everything possible, wherever she is to make me, ME. That is what she always wanted. Every single day she lives within me in my memories – I just wish I had given her more credit when she lived. I dont have too many pictures of her, she hated to be clicked, but every single moment spent with her is vividly alive in my mind and heart. I love you Granny…..Thank you for being mine.

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About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. That’s such an awesome post Jaibala. Their strength was immense. Grand parents were a positive influence for me too. I am not sure if you have read this post cos I have shared it so many times 😉
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    1. Yes I have read that post and I read it every time you share and I love it Parul. Grandparents are awesome. 🙂

  2. If mother’s are angels sent from heaven, grannies are fairy godmothers. Grannies always carry a little magic dust with them and they sprinkle it over you when you are not looking and very magically you feel everything’s been set right in your life. Yes grannies are very special people and don’t let yours ever leave your heart Jaibee.

  3. Jaibala, thank you for introducing me to your granny. She knew 17 languages! My word! You come from a long line of absolutely brilliant women Jaibala! She truly was amazing!

    1. She was truly a amazing woman Dagny, and seventeen languages included Sanskrit too 🙂

  4. It was wonderful reading about the amazing woman who was your Granny.

    1. Thank You Shail 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful dedication for an amazing woman 🙂 Your grandma has an amazing granddaughter as well, you know 🙂

    1. Thanks NJ……I dont know if she was as lucky as me…..I had a super amazing grandma 🙂

  6. A really interesting post. Thank you so much, nice to follow and connect through atozchallenge.

  7. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of the strong, hardworking, lovely person your grandma was. She sure comes across as a great role model. 17 languages? Wow!

    1. I know Prathima it is really something and thank you 🙂

  8. Felt good to know about ur Granny. I know she must be very proud of u 🙂

    1. Thanks Afshan 🙂

  9. Indeed you should be very proud! !

    1. Thank You Roshni 🙂

  10. A very touching tribute Jaibala.I am sure your granny must be smiling at this post from where ever she is.She does sound like a exemplary woman!

    1. Thank You Vinodini 🙂

  11. She would have been so proud of you. It’s good to see people who are thankful to the elders who taught them a lot.

    1. Thank You Anuradha 🙂

  12. She will always be there Jai… For you & Shubhya 🙂 <3 *Hugs* I love BackStreet Boys <3 🙂

    1. Thanks Preeths *hugs back* <3

  13. Amazing woman. Awesome tribute and Inspiring way to start the day. Thanks for posting

    1. Thank You Nischala 🙂

  14. Wow your Naani sounds like an amazing woman. You are so lucky to have such a strong person around you growing up.I am sure where ever she is, she knows how much you acknowledge and love her. Awesome dedication Jai!

    1. Thanks Sfurti….yes pretty lucky to ave her for whatever little time I did…..those were the most precious moments I had with anyone other than S

  15. When you love a person so much, and they mean so much to you, that you keep them in your heart even after they are gone from this world, that’ a love beyond realms, Jb. I’m sure your Naani will be looking at you now and feeling nothing but pride for what you have done, and dedicating this song to her is something very beautiful. Heartfelt. She can never be gone from your heart. Don’t worry.

    1. Thank you…..Wherever she is right now….she would be so embarrassed right now……never liked to be the centre of attention 🙂

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