Lockdown Simulated Play

To say that lockdown has been tough would be an understatement, more so for the poor and the vulnerable. I am struggling to keep my sanity as I navigate this unprecedented time in our lives, our country… our world. Never have we all felt the same and feared the same to this extent. More so…

To do List: 7. Draw strength from the good around me.

Been thinking about the weekend that just passed and I was thinking how life is amazing and frustrating and beautiful and overwhelming but so so so precious! I met some people, a family who quickly connected to my heart. People who I have never met before, but walk ahead of me in the journey that…

Him and me

When we started our lives together, there was uncertainty- Does he really like me?. Is he kind? I mean we hardly know each other. There was a longing I could not understand… Missing him when he went to work. But we had happiness and silliness in our tiny apartment in Kowloon Bay. I wondered who…

She asked me …

For the last couple of days, the girl has been asking some soul searching questions: Why did I come before Sean? Why is he my brother?  The first time she asked me this, I went biblical and told her about John the Baptist. The importance of his role in the preparation of coming of Christ…

Hey beautiful Girl

I see the shiny brown curls frame your sweet face. I see your sleep-swollen eyes and feel you’re warm just out of the blanket body. I love the delicate smell of your hair, I still think it smells of milk and sweat, just like when you were a baby. I love your small fingers tugging…

Life Lessons from a Leaf: What does Autism mean to us?

When you look at this leaf, you might not find it interesting or extraordinary, except that it is the shape of a heart. But the most extraordinary thing about this leaf is that it is NOT supposed to look this way. The leaf of this Bauhinia Tree is supposed to be bilobed (having two lobes)…

Why?

The most frustrating memory of 2015 for me was getting answers to the WHY? Why has my son stopped talking? Why did Daddy have to die so suddenly? Why me? Why us? When it concerns my #theboy, most people looked to me for answers, Why? How? When? Did you do something different? What did you…

I love watching you cook

The girl made my day and it was not even 6 am yet. Our school day mornings are pretty much the same as millions of houses around the world. Mom’s up first (maybe a dad or two too) to get the day started in wonderful quite solitude; Sip their Coffee or Tea in silence before…

My First Valentine’s Gift

Growing up in the 80’s in middle class India, there wasn’t such a hullabaloo about Valentine’s day as it is today.  I remember Daddy bringing home flowers a few times, but then he brought them on other random days too, so it wasn’t out of the ordinary. He loved giving card’s on all occasions- Birthdays…