I am because You are

Late evening 10 years ago on May 11, 2 weeks overdue, I was induced at the Cambridge University Rosy Hospital. 32+ hrs of labor later, I was taken to the OR and in the wee hours of the morning my husband was given a little pink package and he began the most important journey in…

But for now, This is how they are showing love.

We are all in the throws of fighting one of the biggest battles of our generation.The enemy has everything going for it : it is invisible, it is highly effective, spreads like wildfire and does not discriminate… though I hear it likes men more than women. It has become a very real and tangible fear…

To do list: 5. Believing in circumstantial actuality

When we see a seed growing into a sapling, it seem so vulnerable and tiny and delicate. Something so small can be trampled and destroyed within a second under the wrong foot.But under the right circumstances, this seemingly small and tiny promise can grow to become a mighty tree. We went for the boy’s parent-teacher…

To do list: 2. Acceptance

Acceptance or rather self-acceptance has not come easy. The journey has been like a walk to the Sea. It was really rocky and difficult in my younger days where I believed what people told me and what they thought of me. I doubted myself and judged through their eyes which is quite traumatic being young…

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…

A butterfly gone too soon

Recently, a friend lost her little girl. We received this news early in the morning just as we woke up and it was heartbreaking and all we could think of was, what would we feel if we were in the parent’s place? I am not sure if it is right or wrong or cruel or…

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)…

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…