Monday, September 22, 2008

Onam , a farewell and a Welcome

hmmm... so what's happening lately ?
It was Onam a little more than a week ago. As usual I wanted to post a picture and wish ppl on my blog that day, but - no time (it is time i cooked up a new excuse i think).

Well, one is never too late. A very Belated "Happy Onam" to you all ....
It was a special one for me - because in a small way, it was the first time I celebrated it. I put a small Pookalam and amma made Payasam.






Then the day that I had been dreading for long did dawn - the day amma left for India. It was the singular most painful thing, after my delivery(;) ...) - of course this one was an emotional pain and the other was only a physical pain, but an emotional happiness. Maya gave Patti a wet kichie at the airport. Paavam kozhandai did not know she was saying bye to her best friend.. She did realise it later though. For almost a week, she would not babble much, not cry much, not laugh much - just simply sit and stare at us. I was nearly heart broken to see the little one in this state. Pavam - she was feeling something which she could not share or tell out too ...



I was very glad when in-laws came... Atleast with the chel-pehel in the house Maya started to get back to normalcy. At first she cried a lot seeing them, or whenever they attempted to take her in their arms, but within a day or two she became quite comfortable with them.


Today is the 5th day she has been alone with them at home, and she is doing quite fine. She loves being swung on Velliamma(Grandma)'s legs ..
or being held by Velliachchan(grandpa)

So, another chapter in Maya's life and mine begins ...

5 comments:

IPK said...

The pookalam loooks awesome!!! Wow... that is really nice.

Preethi said...

New friends for Maya.. awesome!!

Vidhya said...

kolam looks really neat and I can understand the situation Vidhya. This happened to me also. My mother in law came here for my deliver and she was here till 3 month after my delivery. After that nobody came and we were all alone with my twins. Girls felt really bad and saddest part is they cannot even express their feelings. After a week or two they were ok and now they are 4 years old going to pre school and they understand that whenever grandparents come to visit us they will be here for 3 months and they have to return back to india

Gomathi Sarma said...

Am coming to your blog after a long time,

I know how it feels. Abhay was lil upset when we went to India coz he missed his dad and then later when we came back here - he was again upset missing people in India

hope Maya will be ok soon

Gomathi Sarma said...

Am coming to your blog after a long time,

I know how it feels. Abhay was lil upset when we went to India coz he missed his dad and then later when we came back here - he was again upset missing people in India

hope Maya will be ok soon