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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

And so…


I have officially welcomed a daughter into the family 🙂 (And that has been the reason for the long long break from blogging 😀 ) My son Arjun married Pratibha on 29th June, 2012.

I’m blessed. We are, my son and I. And it has been a wedding that was entertaining, full of song and dance, filled with all the emotions, laughter, tears, and endless late nights of catching up on news, gossip, zimbly-at-all-chatting and never wanting to sleep and miss out on spending time with loved ones. Weddings, get togethers are like that, aren’t they? Especially if it is all about the two being from different states 😀 😀

Finally the excitement and energy that has been on high for so many days is quietening down. Winding down is not much fun. Getting back to a workplace after that orgy of emotion and fun, even less :D! But we need that bread to sustain us, forget about the butter 😛 😛

There were a lot of interesting “comments” and remarks that got me writing this down! Some typical, like “Gosh! Now you’re mother-in-law! You are probably feeling the power of it all!” Gawd! Seriously?? I mean, what power, darn it? I’m still me, and I have a beautiful daughter to top it all! I feel the power of happiness, that is all!!!

“Oh my, one burden is lesser to carry around now, no?” (The other, presumably, is the younger son 😀 ) Burden? They are both my wondrous offspring, bits of me, lots of themselves, all entirely made of themselves, and filled with all kinds of everything that still amazes and fascinates me. They are lovely people, and I’ve never never thought of them as burdens! I’m entirely fed up of innumerable remarks which, worded differently, say the same thing! “Responsibilities”, “duties”… what have you! If anything, I have one more person to love, to cherish, to coddle to death 😀 :D! And no way can that be a burden, responsibility or whateva!!!

“We actually thought you’d look mother-in-law-ish” LOL! Do that category have a “look”??? I wonder what that could be! If anything I feel no different, and dress no different, and do things just the same! With more care and concern certainly that my daughter ( in law) should have a smooth passage into her life with her partner, my son.

And yes, I shall say daughter, though I have read somewhere that one cannot really say that; for she will always be her mother’s daughter, and a mother in law can never take that place. I certainly agree with the notion, but I do believe that it is possible to be that mother, and be that daughter too, even if it took a marriage to make it so 🙂 🙂 More so, with the cross cultural wedding this turned out to be!

To put it plain and simple: I’m still me, Parukutty , my daughter is still her, and so is Arjun, my son 🙂 🙂 And we are all really happy being what we are to each other! *Fingers crossed* that we may all be as blessed with the love we share with each other! May God Bless them, too, to be as loved and loving always!

A Haiku, for them 🙂


Merging my soul in

Yours, I’m lost: only to find

Completeness in us.

15 July, 2012


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...

37 thoughts on “And so…

  1. Lovely…Usha


  2. congratulations!!!! God bless the new couple & love always 🙂


  3. Thank you Anil Raheja! God bless!


  4. Mother-in-law-ish.. lol… my roomie actually complimented saying.. u dont look like a mother of 2 grown up sons.. do look like “badi behen” 😀 ..forgot to convey that msg :P.. ur blog reminded me of it …


  5. Beautiful beautiful, beautiful!
    “And we are all really happy being what we are to each other!”
    Isn’t that how it should be? 🙂 May it be forever.
    Blessings to Arjun and Pratibha …..and you too dear Ush!


  6. Oh my how beautiful is the couple…God bless them with all the happiness of the world..Usha you are so blessed got one daughter..wow
    hey you got to do some drama ..damn whom am i kidding you wont, you dont have that drama sassu ma bone in you..yikes
    Congrats wish all of you beautiful times ahead 🙂


  7. Lovely couple !!
    congrats to you and your family 🙂


  8. Lovely Usha. You are as beautiful a mother ( and mother in law) as you were a friend in college. And by beauty I mean of the inner kind. Congratulations, and god bless the two.


    • Deenu, it’s so lovely to have you share in the joy here! And thank you for all those lovely lovely things you have to say! Touched! Will pass the wishes to the kids too! Thanks so very much!


  9. Loved this. Congratulations to them and to you for what you have achieved as a mother.


  10. Welcome back!!! …and you bring happy moments and memories! icing on the cake (or should we cake payasam on the papadam? 😀 …)

    Well, eager to read more of the happy moments and share in your happiness! Best wishes to the couple for their journey! 🙂


    • Payasam and pappadam will do 🙂 🙂 Thank you David! More of the happy moments? I would not know where to stop and therefore might just bore you to death 🙂 Let’s see, maybe anecdotes? Lol! Thanks for the welcome too! Feels good to be here again!


  11. my heartiest congratulations to the newly wed couple ..

    and congrats to the proud parents and all the family.. and you a mother in law Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo .. you dont look that old he he hehe 🙂

    congrats once again MAM… happiness ever afterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ..


  12. Beautiful way of welcoming the new daughter, Usha! She is going to be daughter to you and her mother too! More people to love her!


  13. That’s glad news, Usha! Best wishes to the whole family.


  14. The post itself brings with it the josh and happiness u enjoy now.. Wishing your kids love and happiness all throughout their life.. 😀


  15. Been ages since I used the net and when I did ..what a wonderful news to hear!
    love and best wishes to both of them and indeed to you too. ((((hugs)))))
    – Meggie gurl:)


  16. Hi Usha, congrts. So now you are a saasuma. That was the reason for your absence. Nice couple, and nice Haiku for them. Warm wishes for you all.


  17. you don’t look a day over 35 Ushu..


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