Sunday, March 13, 2011

It Feels Like Home Sweet Home Again....

I have been in Dubai for a while now, but somehow my mind and heart is still at that remote place in Kerala wherein lies my home. The place I used to visit only during vacation time when I was schooling in Bahrain. The place I stayed when I started attending a nearby college and after dad's retirement. A place where I can be me -- and no one has any complaints about it. The place where I am carefree and where I am subjected to some pure, unconditional love. The place I know that will welcome me with open arms even if the entire world rejects me...

My sister was sick with Pneumonia and was put up in ICU one week back or so. I had to handle her kids, and even if I was just learning, I loved every single moment of taking care of my 1 year old nephew. Just his smile was enough to make me forget all my worries. It's a wonder how we smile at the silliest of things when we are small, but then later on forget to smile even at the funniest of situations. Sometimes with a kid, you end up feeling like a kid yourself and there have been moments when I wished I could pack up little Yadhu and take him back to my place. Apart from that, I guess I was not able to carry out all what a mother can do for her child -- and I wasn't surprised when my sister started craving for our parent's TLC. Our mom and dad rushed to her side the moment they heard she wanted them. Nothing like unconditional love right? I felt sad my sister was sick but my happiness knew no bounds when I heard my parents were coming. A mixed bag of emotions, you can say.

It has been a rollercoaster ride this month around in terms of emotions. But the silver lining in the tunnel is that my parents are around to look at my sister and I, smile and say "Everything will be okay soon!" whenever we are stressed out. Having my parents around makes me feel carefree again in a way. Having them around makes me feel protected, wanted and loved. With them around, it somehow feels like home sweet home again...

P.S - On a good note, my blog post - How I Met The Nair Boy - got published in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. Get your hands on "Chicken Soup for the Indian Bride's Soul" today! :)


  1. Hope your sis gets well soon :)

  2. Hi Dhanya, very sinsibly written dear.

    @It's a wonder how we smile at the silliest of things when we are small, but then later on forget to smile even at the funniest of situations.

    Im still thinking abt this line and its vry true as well..

    Unconditional love o parents make us feel so good about ourselves..

    EVerything will be alright .. be happy.

    Congrats on the post being posted on the famous platform..

  3. Congrats on getting your story published!! Awesome..!

  4. Wow thats awesome!! :) Congrats for getting ur story featured.

  5. wooooah :)
    congratulations for being featured in chicken soup! that's part of my bucket list :D

    And i hope your sister is doing better now. Take care.

  6. Congrats once again... :) The post deserves to be in the book.. I m a huge fan of the Chicken Soup series.. n I ll surely get a copy before i marry ;)
    and yeah.. the security n warmth that parents provide is priceless... Is ur sis okay now???

  7. Anonymous9:41 PM

    Your sister will be OK, glad that your parents are coming, yeah it makes me feel great when they are around too.

    Congrats for the publishing part :)


  8. Awww...parents love will be the one shelter we always want :)

    I hope ur sis gets well soon and Congrats for the publication :)

  9. Hi Dhanya

    Hope your sister is better now. Well after reading you for so long, I do know that you can handle any crisis that comes your way with your calm mind and a kind heart.

    Congratulations on being published.


  10. Its very true that nobody else can give us the comfort that parents do :) Happy for you :)

  11. with so much love around, m sure Pneumonia would be dead scared to stay!

    Congratulations for the article getting published!

    When do we get to see a book in ur name?

  12. congrats for the article getting published :) see that's what I was talking about, in the previous comment :) I know its worth it material yaar :) u need to give it a thought, seriously


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