A – Z Challenge: Nevergone

Jaibala/ April 16, 2014/ Musings

Naani’s the most amazing beings on this planet



Song: Nevergone

Band: Backstreet Boys

Album: Nevergone (2005)

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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