Atlast .. the day has come and after a big google search ..we finalized "Arise N Shine" at Anna Nagar .. I liked the place bcoz of the ambience, cleanliness and the most important .. Child Proofing ... This place is near Anna Tower Park . I visited the school and asked for admission .. but they said admission closed for Preschool and they dont admit kids below 3 in pre school .. with great difficulty i got them convinced and Naksha had to take up an interview .. she did get thro and this is the school .
So, Monday morning we got nakhatra dressed up (early rise for her) and took her to the school .. she was allowed to go inside the class and the counsellor came wid new pair of uniform , cap and bag ..
Time flies ...Naksha in School uniform .. She was happy for a while .. but lil later .. she came crying and asked me not to leave her .. i was there waiting for her . I think we are sometimes more nervous than the kids .. Of all .. this is my daughter taking her first small step into the big world. She may settle down quite quickly.After all , she can strike up a conversation with anyone whom she comes across and loves to meet and play with other kids .She should be fine and Ofcourse shud be better than me ..I was sitting there and couting minutes and finally what a relief to see her back .. Successful first day and i sense i have some how managed to trust other people with the care and education of my child ..
I feel kids grow up fast .. very fast .. Is there a way for me to stop her from getting older ?
We dreamt of visiting America (not my dream destination … but a must see place)..
After all the formalities and tensions on my bday May 17thwe boarded Thailand flight waving bye to family ,leaving sweet home and chennai … nakshatra in hand and a general anticipation of everything we were about to experience, excitement, euphoria and loads of expectations and a deep desire to meet friends in an alien country …
On the 18th we reached Thailand early morn and we were provided room at the airport .. so quickly finished our free break fast and went to bed to catch the missing sleep .. by we woke and naksha was amazed when I asked which flight u like? Ya the room we stayed had a direct view .. and there were so many flights landed, waiting for take off .. As there was some communal riots the whole day we were there in the airport.. we were busily taking pics and tasting thai cuisine (don’t ask me if I liked it).. and checking out all shops …we were not allowing naksha to take rest ..
n the eve we did board flight toLos Angeles .. 16 hrs travel . .. and I can pen another blog on how difficult is to fly with kid …we reached LA on 18th night 8.30 .. hurray we saved 1 day ..
now its immigration time and I was preoccupied about the question and answer session .. we were asked to wait and there were more than 1000 ppl waiting in different categories ..first thing which I felt appealing in US was the public toilet … very neat and tidy ..
mean while in the queue naksha was not behaving well .. she threw her water bottle in frustration and there came a tall Afro American .. very tall and dark (like those we see in movies) ..i was standing like a dwarf in front of him and vj was smiling in tension .. the man asked us wht happened and we told him tht th kid dint like 16 hrs travel.. oh! he said and took us in a separate line and was proposing nakshatra .. and passport stamped for 6 months stay .. yippie .. for a min I thought ok .. am in US .. thanks to my Agoraphobia.
Raj was eagerly waiting to pick us up .. so many suitcases and we were wondering if his BMW has space .. some how we did manage to fit in things ..
Surprise surprise !nakshatra was expected to sit in a baby seat and seat belt .. for Indians like us mom’s lap is baby’s seat and mom’s clutch is seat belt .. here started all her tantrum and my worries .. she some how managed to sleep and I was delighted to see never ending roads and white lights in one lane and red on the other.. cars driven in such a discipline. we reached raj’s place and bala was waiting for us .. think we dint relax but started our never ending talk and th time we thought of taking rest .. tat a tain naksha woke up .. Jet lag!!!
19thwas early rise for us and by we did go to near by park where naksha made friends with Nicolas and his nanny .. she was playing happily and sun was not a stop, she tasted tangerine and learnt the word “tasty” .. evening we took train to San Diego and never imagined traveling was this beautiful .. myself and vj did fight for the window seat…In the train we were observing different types of Americans and there social behavior .. n drinking culture .. n how happy the conductor is .. just a comparison of 2 different countries .. train halted and we were in tension tht we shud get down in less than a min and wid all these luggages some how got down at SolanaBeach..
RR (rajesh and radhika) were waiting for us .. and radhika was running towards me . asked her wht happened and she wanted to help us in carrying our suit case .. wht a joke ..
Jokes apart ..San Diego is the place and a beautiful place …it looked more like a hill station and was very cold .. shared few moments and talks wid RR and they dropped us at Sunitha’s bungalow .. Man tht was no less than a five star hotel ..n sunitha was happy to see us .. n Rao welcomed us in his usual style and one quick namaskaram to sunitha’s mom and 2 lovable kids .. Uma and Meena .. Nakshatra’s best friendand sister ..till date she believes meena is her sister ..wait a min .. I was searching my baggage .. gifts for kids and friends and was missing .. I felt real bad not only bcoz it was expensive but it took so many days for me to buy them .. was very upset .. ppl convinced me and Rajesh called up “Lost and Found”and yes .. our baggage was found . I felt so gud bout America ..And then sunitha showed us our room and it was BIG and of course very comfortable.. had gud sleep and early morn rise.
20th we thought we will go out and radhika gave us the suggestion .. Sea World . and we were like WOW .. thought of asking sunitha but was awe struck to see her schedule .. Poor gal .. the sunitha I knew was a care free and easy going gal .. and now so many responsibilities of motherhood and the way she handles it .. total make over.. She said yes and fitted us in her schedule .. Tht was a big day for us in all means .. Like small kids we were running here n there wid th map. We saw stroller rentals and understood our mistake ..so rented a stroller .. very costly …n the pop corn. Nakshatra wanted was costing us 10 dollars and vj was total upset .. he wanted to go back to India . I did my best to solace him.
We saw many shows, animals,aqua cultureat Sea worldand out of which the high light was Shamu .. the killer whale, which was a perfect entertainer.This is the biggie, and it’s all about the “special relationship” between the whales and their trainers .. I wondered, how cud they train a killer whale.. Next is this wild artic attraction we came face to face with beluga whales, walruses, and seals and other best show pet rules ..the dogs jump rope, dance, and race through obstacle courses, the cats who knew they could actually be trained?walk tightropes upside down, and a pot-bellied pig soaks the audience with sprinklers.
While all these were happening ..nakshatra was tired and she enjoyed few shows and completely hated many .. Lunch was horrible and selection of food was vague and worst..Naksha started dieting from that day :)
Gradually we were admiring ppl and America .. we had one year pass, so no hurry .. I was floored to see .. Every thing was organized and every individual was self disciplined .. they don rush, they smile at u , instantly ppl appreciate and children re so mannered, children eat on their own , they use the words.. “can I”, they stand in queue and wait for their turn, toilets re so clean . .. every small damn thing was new to my sight .. I felt India lags by 150 years .. As it’s a big country and population very less and no many politicians .. th country is so well developed .. wen I see my friends go ga ga bout US previously,
I used to think ..they over act .. now I felt th same thing .. cant stop praising the good .
And after a tiresome and highly calculative day . this time we were lost .. so we went to this lost and found and again and called few of our friends to let them know bout our where bouts.. R and R came for th pick up and we were sharing wht we did and wht we saw,At anna purna ( 100 % non vegetarian hotel).. had good food and nice time wid friends .. after talking to rajesh .. VJ Was comfortable and we understood theme parks are usually costly .. night again sound sleep .
21st was a rest day and was enjoying aunty’s cuisine and we took few pictures in and around sunitha’s place .. every nook and corner was a picture perfect ..
22nd .. week end and was time for get together … we were supposed to be picked up by 7 in the morn .. but all these lazy fellas arrived sunitha’s place only by 8.30 .. Magesh and poorani had come from green ville . to meet us .. so sweet of them and poorani is a beautiful lady and perfect wife .. her “enanga” is very infectitious .. we friends .. rajesh, radhi, I , sunitha and magesh .. missed raj .. were very happy to pose for a pic .. who on earth cud ve imagined a get together in US ? we friends for a dozen year .. still felt like first year students .. trying to bully each other .. am blessed !
“Las vegas” our destination .. The Sin city .. thts wht ppl call this place.. we stopped at Star bucks to meet raj n bala .. gud coffee and to mention .. VJ taught American boys cricket .. tht too in tamil ….Travel to Las Vegas was amazing .. saw desert for th first time .. cud not enjoi much .. as I was not well and naksha hated long journey .. she cried and puked and had to make her lie down and hide her from cops.. was challenge to raj …
Vegas .. What a very bizarre place!! Everything you have read or seen about Las Vegas is true and very, very hot! And lesson learnt.. place was not for kids and the importance of stroller .There are so many people, lights, etc..First place we visited .. the Venetian!!!!! You can't even begin to imagine what this place is like...... it has a real Venice canal with gondolas and you can ride in them!!! This is a hotel that I can't begin to describe .. Just tht my health was not
co operating along wid nakshatra .. there were few more hotels we checked in .. but then was too tired to explore .. so bid good night to friends and we returned back to hotel and slept like logs .. thanks to the sleep
The next day was total energetic and lunch at M resorts .. it was windy .. tht it literally flew ppl .. and ya the food ,, was a total waste for me .. to start wid I tasted sushi .. thinking tht it wud taste better . yuck raw fish . spoiled 30 $.. had few desserts and to circus circus .. the place nakshatra enjoyed like god knows..was gambling . won some( 2 flowers.. 2 bears) .. lost some(dunno how many dollars) .. lastly it was paris .. and took few fotos .. we packed and were on our way to SD and I dint want to go .. was convincing vj to stay longer .. he dint agree .. we were wid raj and as usual our college stories and I wonder how raj dint tell bala bout all these before .. raj shared his school life story too “vazhuki vizhundha .. bharathiyar.. story” and time flew like tht .. met RR and magesh and poorani and emergency landing at RR’s place..the whole travel vj kept the crowd active talking bout kara kulambu and pulli sadham and poorani’s recipe “egg burji”....
This blog is dedicated to my undying love for travel ..gals , i ve been to tamil nadu. kerala,karnataka,andhrapradesh,himachal pradesh,punjab,haryana,uttar pradesh,uttranchal and rajasthan till date ... For us travel has been a passion .. and out of all theplaces i ve mentioned I choose North ..We decided to go for a vacation to our mother north india .. it was 15 days trip .. and in th year march 2007.. we went to ITDC .. and asked for help . th guy there said we can accomodate kulu manali also . . . and i was in double mind .. coz i cannot be away from chennai .. for too long . .all set and we were to travel by flight.. I am big dodger .. tht was the first time i am taking a flight and i pretended as if i had no fear at all ... inside ma heart . i was thinking wen will i get down? vj was enjoying ..the time we landed .. it was all different , different ppl, diff culture and diff language .. i know spoken hindi .. so i was the boss there and i was translating things to VJ .. there was an old man 62(hari prakash) waiting to pick us .. while travelling he said he is 72 years old and managed to get a duplicate certificate .. we were like .. will u drive properly and he said don worry madam .. am here , y fear ?and he kept on talking to us .. n said south indians are too good ....
That day we decided to roam Delhi .. and am interested in History (my fav subject) and i was very happy .. Delhi taught me loads .. the fun th city has .. new delhi is so clean ..and Right from historical monuments to gardens to museums to religious places, Delhi is a treat for you.. .. though i for got it .. coz it has been more than 3 years .. am feeling th energy in me penning this blog ... The land has all the beauty and heritage .. There are many attractions in Delhi that you will not like to miss.Delhi will make you fall in love with the place. And the places i vsited there Red fort, humayun's tomb,qutub minar,jantar mantar,purana quila,india gate,akshardham temple,lotus temple,jama masjid , raj ghat .. and i cannot forget my shopiing experience . heard bout meena bazar .. u get everything there and 1 more thing I like bout delhi is .. contrary to ma thinking .. delhites like south Indian dark toned gals .. :)
Now from delhi .. lemme take u to AGRA and TajMahal (wonder of the world and a architectural master piece) .. needless to say .. a price less beauty and ya beauty of luv with passing years only grows .. i was fantasizing myself as Mumtaz .. i think everybody wud.. th place has th magic spell .. its tomb every where but its such a blissful feeling .. only if u see u ll know it ..Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the epitome of Indian Tourism .....
Fatehpur sikri(did u ppl see jodha akbari .. )Elegance personified, the entirety of the complex of Fatehpur Sikri is adorned with some of the finest elements of the reign of the Mughals. , . i bought loads of beads and accessories from fateh pur sikri .. young boys sell these stuff and they speak any language (like th ones u saw in slumdog millionaire)..
Taj to pink city rajasthan .. it shows a great contrast from one area to th other..it has the glow of deserts,heritage forts,palaces and bazaars ..The glorious city boasts of its cultural heritage from every nook and corner. Jaipur is the reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy. Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort, the best architectural examples of India , and don forget to taste kulfi malai near jantar mantar .. lip smacking !
cool .. kulu manali .. th name says it all .. wen we planned for trip . th officers said u may see some snow in kulu . and we were travelling for 16 hrs to see tht .. and we did see snow and vj wid his 10 zoom mobile was capturing snow .. all of a sudden th bus stopped and they asked us to get down .. only getting dowm we understood it was snowing very badly (due to pollution n stuff .. it snowed late).. n we saw may hrithiks :).... waiting there to dig snow .. even today i think how heroines dance wid mini skirts in kulu .. we almost froze and hated the climate .. snow evrywhere ..and only th 3 rd day we found few trees and bikes n cars all covered by snow..
one incident .. don know scary or funny .. th first day at kulu we came down th hill to do some shopping and it was 6 o clock and th shop keeper was asking us where we stay and we said hill top and he was like .. oh its 6 and u cannot go up .. we were . omg ! running to get a cab .. thanks we did get one . but he stoppped on th way saying he cannot go up as snow is fully covered . so wid much courage we were walking .. no lights .. nothing .. pitch dark and minus degrees .. there was a small shop and i told her we need candles .. i lit candle started walking .. it lit off in no min .. so we were walking upwards and from down we heard a voice which said kahan jateh ho ruk . mein bhi arahan ho .. (where re u going wait .. am also coming) .. tht was a loud voice and we dint ve th guts to turn back .. we ran like crazy .. we reached th room and i was literally dead ..
so, thts th travelogue .. and i wud love to say India is truly stunningly beautiful .. very few countries has these diversities.. I luv my India !!!
I and vj were married in nov 2005 and like most of the couples we frankly believed tht it wud be a smooth sailing for us and a road of roses laying ahead of us.
Of course in the first stage of our married life, like most of th couples we did face minor disagreement and hiccups here n there.
I thot I was right nearly all th time and let vj know bout it. I ve always been a good talker and pretty influential .. so used all my talents to win our arguments
We used to yell and scream at each other and some times cold war but I always made sure I won. The problem was I wanted VJ to lose ..
We did many thing together .. many outings and loads of fun filled moments to cherish but definitely this was not one of them. Ultimately and Unknowingly I was slowly but steadily beating vj down emotionally.
We wud disagree and I wud over react and I dint realize I was constructing a wall between us . Adding a brick daily…
I failed to notice tht winning at all costs could eventually jeopardize our marriage.
Then one fine day we sat down and vj shared how he felt wen I fought wid him, argued for silly reasons and explained y we got married and where re we heading to…
It was really an eye opener and for th first time I realized I was putting winning the arguments ahead of winning the relationship.
Tht was a turning point and from tht day I decided to change .. realized that having th right attitude was more important than having the right answers .. I changed my approach .. softened a bit ...listened more .. used to think a min before speaking and mainly stopped making a big deal out of lil things..
And yes the wall I ve laid has now become bridges ..and am happy to say even now we do argue but at the end of the conversation we both win and lose !!!
As per the sayings .. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place , but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment..
Yesterday happened to see a show where in a dark skinned female hanged herself .. she commited suicide coz she was not getting a groom and she dint want to burden her parents .. i felt really bad ..
Tht reminds n motivated me to pen this blog ..
Am dark ... n i did face so many problems ..in ma life, worst was in ma school .. 70 percent students were fair complexioned and we were lik left out .. even if u ve talent u cannot participate in any culturals ,, hope u ppl remember wht i wrote on Maama Mia blog .. tht was th first time i was on a stage and performing ...i dint dare to tht in my school coz i ve seen right in front of my eyes ...cultural team rejectin my friends .. coz they re dark .. truely left out ..
i dint face this prob in college (UG/PG) .. coz my friends treated me very well .. but i used to shy away coz they all were fairer than me ..
I used to get annoyed if some one says she/he is black BUT beautiful /handsome ...dint know y?i hated tht but ..as if black and beautiful does not go together..
Light skin has always been revered as the ideal; always will be, because deep down in our collective psyches, we’ve been brain washed! Brain washed to believe that white is right; the real reason is how effectively devastating the effects of racism has been, in making those of a darker hue feel or be perceived as inferior..
My marriage (luv) was another tragedy .. my mIL dint lik me coz i was not fair .. even after marriage she used to say look at her she is so fair (as if thts an added advantage n look at u kinda..).. in my preganacy she even was advocatin me to stop takin iron pills coz tht will mak my child a dark skinned.one ....i was lik OMG ! used to think if an european female takes iron pills 3 times a day .. will she giv birth to a dark child ?... wht nonsense? .. used to be dull all th time ...i know my hubs likes me a lot .. but then .. i cud not console or hide out from this fair/dark discrimination ..
there were times i used to buy everythin in black (of course i lik tht color a lot).. wen i got my car .. i wrote Black is beautiful!!.. was very crazy ...dint mingle wid fair ppl .. used to buy loads of fairness creams .. n parlour .. was very crazy ..
After delivery ppl re lik .. oh so ur daughter is fair n not like u .. i was lik gimme a break ...my own mother says... karrupa irrundha eppadi?
Sometimes i used to cry helplessly .. not knowin wht to do .. am born dark and am not responsible for it ...
Later .. dunno who opened my eyes .. I understood .. am not here to change ppl ..n i ve a small life to lead to ...so geared up and ready to tak comments and accept ppl as they re .. "There is only one pretty child in the world
and every mother has it"
Travelling down the memory lane brings fresh and soothing air .. I think childbirth is one of the most memorable event of a mother's life.
We were in planning for a year and roamed the entire world as if the world is going to end.We moved to a new house and spend day and night decorating the same.One day when vj was painting the roof of our bed room he was drawing all celestial objects of the sky and when i looked at the roof i saw there was our intials V and S and a small star followed by it. So in that romantic mood i told vj i want a girl baby and will name her V.S.Nakshatra , he smiled and knowing me well would have decided if its a gal .. she is Nakshatra ..
After a year when i conceived ... was bursting to tell the good news to all . I first disclosed the news to my grand mother as she was the one who kept on asking me ..My mom and Mil was asking me not to let the news for 3 months. When did i listen to them to listen now.My happiness dint last long as i got bleeding in the 2nd month. I was almost fainted. Some how got courage and got hospitalized .. doctor gave me some medicine and was asking me to take rest for atleast a month. I spoke to VP of my company and he readily accepted and he gave me permission to work from Ekkaduthangal branch as it was near to my house.
When i started going to office again ... i was the only one in a cabin which can accomodate more than 50 people. I was very nervous and it used to be calm always.I used to wonder why people say it is morning sickness? cause i felt it throughout my pregnancy. I was nauseating badly. Could not eat anything, drowsiness,memory slip.. and out of all .. vomiting was the bad symptom and blood vomit .. the worst. With no maid and elders around i really dont know how i managed everything .. At office as i was the only one .. no people to talk.. was feeling much low. The only time when i was happy is when we (myself and Vj) used to argue on the sex of the baby. For me it was nakshatra and he wanted Murugesh ( a baby boy) ..
So all was well .. and at the end of the pregnancy i was eagerly waiting for the arrival of my little one .. result of nine months of pain, planning and preparation. My doctor said the head positioning is all gud and i may delivery a baby of 3.5 kilos and i can continue to work for a week. So, all set to got to office. Reached office late and was typing an out of office mail ... there were only 2 friends near by and i was telling them .. that am tired and would take a break.. before i could complete the sentence .. i got my first pain and i asked my friends if they could arrange a cab for me .. and Unfortunately no cab and we had to ask a manager for help. So it was i, along with 2 of my friends .. we were reaching vijaya hospital and i dint call my mom or vijay coz i dint want them to get frightened. I reached hospital .. called my people and went to the doctor.
Dont know what went wrong, she said it was a false pain and asked me to go to house. I could very well feel the pain. But listened to her and to home. I was wetting my clothes and experienced painful and irregular contractions. I decided to get admitted and the drive was nerve wracking, Un easy silence .. i was comforting both my mom and husband. I told the doc , see .. i think this is active labour and am wetting my clothes. She admitted me in emergency.
After some 15 min, My inlaws had come and my MIL talked to me very nicely , kissed me on my fore head and she said i can do it .. i was not feeling the exact pain .. so i was like ok. My mom dint know how to convince me .. so she was crying , VJ was fully confused and anxious.. vj's periamma was like u came alone from office and u worked till the last day .. i was very happy to hear all this...
Doctor asked them all to stay out .. and i was there .. along with another mom to be .. she was in her active labor and was screaming. I was quite .. thinking am so brave ..
The time had come .. When I actually got in to the active phase .. i was shouting on top of my voice and was not letting anybody to take rest. Nurses and doctors were angry on me . I could not help it. I was pleading to get a C Section done. One of the nurse even closed my mouth .. i was yelling instead of co operating. I was calling out for my mom and VJ .. Doctor said no .. Concentrate and push... I asked them for epidural . doctor again said no .. Try and Try again .. .. the lady who was there in the ward in labor .. was advising me to do deep breathing..I did my level best and delivered a beautiful baby gal at the end of 2.5 hours of struggle n pain n vomit..
To be dramatic . i can say it was a wonderful experience... but honestly it was not .. i almost died ..When i first heard her cry . i asked the doctor .. is it female .. she said yes.. and i said YES .. its nakshatra .. she gave me a weird look for the tensions i gave her.
Nakshatra was taken out to meet her cousins and when the nurse said it was a female .. VJ in tension understood it as paiyan.. a boy .. pavam .. However Nakshatra mesmerised people there with her first dimpled smile ..i apologized to doctors and nurses for being such a spoiled sport and non co operative... I messaged all my friends that am blessed with a baby gal and all replied saying .. Welcome Nakshatra !!!
When u see mothers give birth on TV, you always see them cry when they hold the baby for the first time .. I was wondering what so great about it .. Now when i could see my own tears i believed what i saw on tv. No matter how exhausting the nine months may have been, every bit of the pain seems worth it.
I love her smell, her tiny feet, her breathing sound, softness of her skin, her dimples.. The happiest moment i have ever experienced..
Its simply a miracle !!! My bundle of joy !!!
Of Late .. i keep hearing super mom, best mom.......so i thot i ll tak time to write something bout The Man who lived and died for me .. MY Father !!!
I am th only child .. as a little girl , i idolized my own dad. According to me he is always correct and perfect. Even now if some one ask me who do u like ur father or mother, i wud not think even a second .. will say .. Father (dunno how will i feel if my daughter does the same thing to me )..
My father left me 10 years ago and even today i just wanna see a glance of him .. all the memories remain so fresh in my heart and mind. Everyday i think of him .. so many years passed by and so many changes in my life . His place still remains a vacuum ...
He has done so many thing to me .. He was my alarm .. even alarm rings only once, but my dad used to give me umpteen calls without frowning.. He used to say he has 2 hands in a jolly note ..tht one hand to hold me and th other one to carry my bags .. He was a railway employee but never made me feel low, i was always leading a rich and happy life ..birthday were like a great party and all my friends are invited .. even to a buy a small pen or a book .. he traverses .. almost all shops .. My friends used to ask me .. Is he ur friend or father ? and my relatives think am pampered .. ya thts th way i lived.
I don remember asking him anything .. coz before i cud he was always there giving me more than i cud ask for .. None can fill his place .. He once asked me whether i wud cry if he dies? i don no wht i answered him .. i weep all alone .. some thing or th other .. shows his presence and also says he is no more
When he was hospitalized .. i never knew he will not be back . I dint go to the hospital or talk to him .. till date i cannot digest this fact .. He died of leptospirosis .. a very new disease then .. he was wanting to spend christmas holidays with me and was saying we all will be there to see 2000 and none will be there to see 3000.. but he dint even see 2000.. he died on th 26 th ...
Passing many years with him i felt certain sort of strength .. once he was gone ... i was left alone .. helpless ..it took many years for me to understand the fact tht he was not there...
When it was time to love and get married , i knew i had to find a person who wud not only be my spouse but also a great dad.The connection between a child and her father is so unique from other relationships.
Father's day has been around for only few years .. its only because there is a delay in recognizing the important role fathers play in raising kids.
Makkals, my request to u all .. when your dad reaches an older age, things may become more difficult..he cud be confused about details and dates.. our consistent presence will make them feel better.. meet and help get him out in the world..the one who taught us how to live on this real earth with out any conditions but those of life ..
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.....
Love you dad !!!