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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bring It On, 2009!

My last post for the year.

A recap would show that this year has had it's highs and lows. It started off on a very frightening note with the FIL being hospitalised for 40 days, 25 of those days hooked up to a ventilator. But he's home, better, fitter and more cautious.

I lost some friends, not physically, but metaphorically-speaking, and the thought of that still hurts like hell, especially since I still see them around.

But, on the up-side, this is the year that I started blogging in earnest, and the friends that I've made across the wires makes up ten-thousand-fold for the ones I've lost. Blogging has been such an enriching and rewarding experience for me, that its gifts never cease to amaze me. Each and every one of you have made me a part of your life, and even if I start rambling on and on you'll never fully understand just how much that means to me. I thank you all for letting me be privy to your worlds and for being a part of mine.

Professionally speaking, 2008 has been kind to me too. I got published in "Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul" (a dream come true) and I bagged a regular column in a newly-launched magazine (another dream job!) For this I thank my Muse and the Goddesses I pray to and whom I derive my strength and creativity from. Everything I do, I dedicate to You.

Unfortunately, the year ended on a bad note. First, I lost my Boro Jethu and as I type this, an amiable uncle-in-law is in the hospital.

And of course, 26/11 happened. The direct result of that is that I am a more terror-struck, cynical, hyper and shit-scared parent. I have not forgotten my pledge. As soon as school reopens, I promise to visit the EO's school to talk to the principal about introducing activities that will help inculcate nationalistic pride in tomorro's generation.

And thank you, to the Gods Above, for my charming EO and pixie YO. I owe You a debt of gratitude for letting them be mine.

So goodbye 2008. I will remember you, for reasons good and bad. You've been a memorable year.

And bring it on 2009! With all your blessings and memories-to-be, welcome!

I pray that the coming year is full of joy, good health, peace and magic for all of you! May the year ahead show us a way to make the world a safer, healthier and more hopeful place to live in.

God bless!


Goofy Mumma said...

A very happy new year to you, the EO, the YO and you MIM. Keep writing, its wonderful reading you!!

noon said...

Mammamia - Really nice post - you have summed it up nicely. Sorry for the friends you lost - it is indeed a sad feeling. I have been through it. Like with the seasons, some fall out and some stay on and some new ones spring I have been slightly more accepting of it.

Thanks to you too for being such a lovely blog pal!

Congratulations on landing a column and for getting published. Where do I get to read your contribution in the book? Avail in stores here? Can you send me a soft copy if not of your part?
Pixie is? Pixie YO?
Elder one and Younger one I know...
Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year! Hope every one near and dear to you is in good health and best of spirits in the coming year!

Monika,Ansh said...

What a greta post to round up the year with.
I am so thankful to have people like you in my life & I thank 2008 for that
Sorry that one of your dear ones is not well. Hope he gets all better soon.

Mama - Mia said...

wow!! may this year bring every happiness in your life namesake! :)

and its difficult to know why some friends go away, but they do, but you have us! :) and we have you!

hope we can meet each other this year! now that would be something!

take care girl and get well soon!