Friday, August 10, 2007

Six Roses

It was on my 60th birthday i received a persent. A simple water coloured pencil drawing of six roses. The person who gave the present told me each rose represent my each grand child. These six roses are very close to my heart. Each one better than the other. It was my eldest grand daughter who gave the present. She herself painted it. Each rose is different and has different personality, in the painting and also in reality.


About 7 years back I underwent a major operation. I have seen hospitaies only during my daughter's and daughter-in-law's delivery, and my husband's heart operation. I was afraid for operation. while I was praying and making my mind courageous, they took me to the operation theatre. Then i don't know what happened. When I regain my memory I am in ICU room. I heard my both daughter's voicees. They have come from their places, kerala and chennai. I felt relieved and realized operation over and went to long sleep. In the evening when I was awake, i heard familiar voices. To my surprise, I saw my three grandsons sitting in my room. Eldest one told me "Ammumma, I passed engineering in distinction. I am in hurry to tell you the good news". He said sadly. My second grandson came near me, taking my hand in his, just loooked into my eyes sadly. I felt the third grandson's tears. He could not speak anything. My two grand daughters send their mothers to see me. They took responsibility of their household. They must have felt, I will understand their love towards me through their mothers. The yougest of the six, third grand daughter was just watching me. She could not understand what is happening. My mind filled with love. I can't move, only watch them and feel their love. I thought how lucky I am. My grand children all love each other and my children and their spouses also love each other. As a mother and grand mother what else I need.

I think, a mother's heart is largest. one. When she becomes grand mother, it becomes more broad. All my grand children are equally important for me. Each one has their own loving style, like each rose is different in colour, different in size and has different fragrance. Every day my first job is to pray god that if my children and grandchildren have any problem, then please solve it. I believe their problems are surely solved. And all the six roses will spread fragrances for making everybody's life better.

6 comments:

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Ammumma,
I feel truely blessed to be your grand daughter....
you have been there for each one of us always....
your prayers have guided us ...
it has made us feel safe ....
i know each of us feel the same...
no words to say... no words to convey what i felt after reading this post.. but let me just say that.. we all love you!!!

Naveen said...

ammumma .... we know that it is your prayers that keeps the "flowers" always in a bloomed state ..... your energy and zeal is a source of motivation for us all ...... you have shown us how to lead a meaningfull life .....and all of us love you for all that and much more ....vinnu

Suma Rajesh said...

Ammumma,
As nanduaaka and vinnannu said right,yes V r truly blessed....am so lucky to have u.... there r still more juniour fans of urs , no one else other than ur 'Ponthura'.....they will also soon be ready to read ur article...V all love u ammummma..
suma.

aparna said...

Hello Madam,

It's nice to find such a close-knit family even in this mechanical world.You do remind me of my late grand mother who was so concerned about the family that she just forgot to live for herself. I admire the determination and confidence that you carry in your words. Keep up the good work and i look forward to more interesting pieces in the future.

sudha said...

ammuma ,
you are our inspiration, i know your love and prayer is always with us...u are showing us how life must be...looking forward for more"KHAYALS"

mathew said...

First of all am so happy to see someone of your age blogging...defintely that is simply terrific when normal grandma's dont go beyond the television soaps..and for me it is a different prespective I get to read..how you look at the younger generation..

and great that you have children and grandchildren who cares for you a lot!!