Or should it read an Ode to these Amazing Grand parents?
These are the people with silver in their hair and Gold in their heart. They have this Big melting heart not just for the family but every single soul they know. I am one proud kid to these every loving couple.
They taught us to Love deep, Be together against all differences, give unconditionally and help without expecting anything in return.
As a parent i would be very proud of myself if i even live upto 50% of the kind of parents they are. But with a smile mom would say "You are an amazing Mom kanna!" every time I sit in a corner thinking that was the worst parenting day in my life.
as any Dad, appa had his dreams for us,making me an IAS was one of them I hear, but never did he make it our dream. A dad who stood by every decision in life, every moment of success and failure equally with a never fading smile and words "Just go get it and you can?". That shaped me and my outlook for the world.
Talk to my kids, you will hear about the kind of grandparents they are. Aachi and Thatha (Grandma & papa) makes their world a little softer, a little warmer, a little kinder and a lot brighter. They are there playmates, companion, story teller, caring friends, best huggers and what not.
Migrated from our nest, We arent lucky to visit grandpa and grandma's nest every week, month or even every year.I feel guilty, myself searching for words for the kids when they ask "why are aachi thatha leaving for India Amma? Can we go too?".... But against all odds, barriers, absolute opposite culture, age & health impediments, language chaos and hurtful long flights, they are always ready to hop on that plane to spend their time with the kids and us anytime of the year.
Thank you is not the word for every small bit of life you spent and continue spending for us and just us till date, I bow to you Amma and Appa. Live, Laugh and Love like today forever!!!
And Happy 70th Appa (Dad)! :)