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For Meggie…


Sticky post for 2 August, 2012 and 2 August, 2013, 2 August 2014 – Indygurl’s Happy Budday 😀 😀
God Bless! Hope you have a great day! And year! And the rest of your life!

When daughters are born, Goddess Lakshmi walks into our abode, they say. I have always believed that. I have always wanted to have a daughter that I could pamper, and befriend, and grow up with. In fact, when my second born finally made it out to the world, I told my doctor he had it wrong, when he told me it was a boy! Well.

That little thing couldn’t stop me! I knew I was destined to have daughters, and who says that they have to be born of your womb? Sometimes they are born of your heart, as with some I have been blessed to have. There is Sashu, daughter of my yearnings 🙂 and she knows it too. “A Daughter I wish I’d had” is solely hers… but it found resonance soon after with one more. That one daughter comes into her own on 1 December. My Meggie. This one is a daughter of my heart too! Never mind that we have never met, or even heard each other’s voices. It is there, in the things we have shared, and the things we have never spoken of but knew, anyway, all along…

18th January, 2009, she visited a post here, and wrote, :“From one teacher to another…..:)”… and that brought me to her space, and how could I not, and how could she not? Connect. Just that… It goes beyond just being in the same profession; it is a clairvoyance of thought, of emotion, of certain likes, certain notions. You know, the feeling that one is just catching up with a person one has known for a long long long time? That is how it was with this gurl.

19  Jan 2009, she gifts me this wonderous quote: ““Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin”… 🙂

And on 24th Jan… she writes, finding yet another treasure of books we share… 🙂 “and Robert Fulghum?What are you doing to me?After Richard Bach?This time I don’t even have to search for it…I am re-reading it again right now…:)come over and see!just for you..:)”

And on Jan 27th, after the Mangalore incident, she overwhelmed me “I love you too…this mother who sees so much and says even more….and makes me understand things I ought to…and makes me remember that which I had forgotten…ma would love to meet this mother someday….another who understands…”

And this, when she discovered I did not have a daughter of my own 🙂

“You don’t have a daughter?Seriously???You really ,truly don’t???not one?pssstttt are you sure??:)Then how in the name of heaven did you write this??how?and the answer comes to me..because you have the ‘heart’ you see.:)…very few do …If you ever picture me…then just imagine ….that this indeed is me…the chatter box,the compulsive hugger, ”’ my fears, my joys my secrets, and my ploys”’…oh yes!so many of these have been shared in college and cups of chai with ma…..and beyond…..thank you …and somehow that’s still not enough….not really….hugs to you too!!! a mother who sees so much and beyond…:)”

It is like that sometimes, the knowing. The gifting of the self. The sharing that is just so clairvoyant. And so it has been with this beautiful person, whom we all know as Indyeah.

Her last post, Que Sera Sera painted the loveliness of a daughter, the oneness of a mother- daughter bond, the sheer beauty of a mother 🙂 and gave us a hint about how she was soon to leave her nest 🙂

Indygurl, my Meggie, has, with her beloved, walked the seven steps to a new life, a new beginning… a whole new universe of love…

And as she takes those baby steps, her mothers still watch, still hold out their hands, still yearn…

and this is what we shall wish her…

for warm sunlight, dreamy soft moonlight,

for rainbows, after little thunderstorms that excite, more than scare,

for the fragrance of wild flowers to come unbeckoned and envelop you both,

for a life together, blessed by each other’s best 🙂

And a lovely song : Stay the same, Joey McIntyre 🙂 Just for you, Meg 🙂

Oh, and why do I call her Meggie 🙂 ? A favourite character from yet another of the loves we share, “The Thorn Birds” by Colleen McCullough. Mr Vinod Sharma, a regular at her blog, first referred to her by that name, and I loved it 🙂

Meggie my dear 🙂 Congratulations to you and PM :D! And may the  Gods Bless you and yours, and keep you ever in Their Loving Grace!

(For the 1st of December, 2010, when finally I got to speak to her. To say it felt awesome, is an understatement! )

4 December, 2010

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

21 thoughts on “For Meggie…

  1. The minute I saw the alert ‘For Meggie’ on my FB page, I knew it would be about you wishing Indy :). So today is the day?? What a beautiful way to wish her, Ushus! Most of us know the kind of relationship you two share and reading about it all over again here in this post was as endearing as always 🙂

    Its amazing, isnt it how a mere exchange of words between two people can bring about a life long relationship, even without them having to meet?? 🙂

    Deeps, thank you for getting here so fast 🙂 Yes, it has always amazed me, how just an exchange of words can bring persons together the first time they interact! I remember reading her comments on IHM’s space first, and it intrigued me, as, I suppose, it did her! Well, the rest as they say, is a fairy tale :D! If you have read Dr. Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters, the whole thing about bringing kindred folk into one’s life really makes a lot of sense!

    It was December 1st, Deeps. Delayed it deliberately here 🙂 🙂 Anyhow, she and her PM are in a world of their own, right now, LOL! It is just that I wanted to have something special, and this is somehow, the one way I could hold the moment, as dear as possible 🙂 Thanks again, Deeps 🙂

    Heres wishing Indy & her PM a very happy married life. Heres to a wonderful journey of togetherness full of memories to cherish forever :).

    And Ushus, you are a sweetheart of a mom Indy is blessed to have 🙂 Hugs to you!

    I think each of us is blessed to have known Indygurl. That is how she is 🙂 I know for sure I am!! 🙂 🙂


  2. Ushus, Beautiful! love you and Gillu.

    Sol… 🙂 Love you too! And I know how exactly it is with you and Meg 🙂 🙂 Hugs!


  3. That was so, so sweet! Such a lovely post to the lovely Indy and her special day 🙂

    The relationship that you share with Indy is so evident. Hugs to both of you!

    And belated wishes to Indy and her PM on their special day, for a very, very wonderful life together!

    Dear Smitha, thank you for dropping by and leaving those wishes for Indy and her PM 🙂 And for the good words 🙂 Lovely to have Indygurl’s friends over to share in this!


  4. Awww! You made my Sunday with this post. Loved it. Wish I meet my daughter too ….

    Ritu, 🙂 🙂 ! Thank you too!


  5. Such a beautiful post about a beautiful relationship! 🙂

    Shail, thank you! 🙂 🙂


  6. Warmest wishes to Abhi and to you. Lovely post!!

    Dear IHM, thank you on behalf of both of us! Hugs and wishes to you too!


  7. Lovely post. Good wishes to Abhi and love to both of you.

    Thanks so much, Tikulicious, for that!


  8. Where is the ‘Like’ button? Where is it.

    Adorable. 🙂


  9. This is soooo beautiful Usha. Long live this bond between the two of u 🙂
    Sigh! Whoever thought of this thing called blogging, hats off to him. I think none of us had ever imagined about all the lovely things we are getting from here 🙂


    • I was making this a sticky post for today, and just now, while browsing the comments I realized I had not replied, Swaram. Do excuse me 🙂
      Thank you for the lovely words, and yes, hats off to the person who discovered and gave us this thing called blogging!


  10. Dearest and darling Ushus,

    overwhelmed….completely overwhelmed.
    How do I say what I want to say? Where do I start?
    You know all of it don’t you?:)

    That morning was made so much more special after we spoke. You should have seen me grin:)

    There is so much to say. I just dont know how.

    Just know this.
    You are so very precious to me.

    Your Meggie

    PS- soon:) I dont know when or where but soon:)
    For it just cannot be any other way can it?


    • It was the best when you called 🙂 🙂 Oh my, I cannot begin to tell you about it! And more than overwhelmed is me, to have that out of the blue, your call, and the same self same you 🙂 🙂 God Bless you and yours 🙂
      And yes, it will happen :D!


  11. I♥♥♥♥♥♥ you. Now did you know that? 🙄
    Coz I do. Lots and lots.
    It makes my day…days really when I am the recipient of your warmth…of all that love that you shower on me and most importantly to know how you see me. Your words give me a high you know. They really, truly do.


  12. Beautiful birthday gift to Indyeah, Usha! As you say she is a person who knows to express her love…like you!

    Belated wishes from me too, Indyeah! God bless both of you! Be happy always!


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