Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All is Well :)

Iam filled with awe, if asked to explain how the past 6 months flew, ever since my previous post!
Each moment had been eventful; full filled, hectic, emotional, exciting, worrying, stressful, anxious... Yes, my kid had grown up to a young lady of 21 in between these months and was already engaged to my friend's son who lives in the U.S. Nimmy and me are good friends living in the same area of this town. Probably we have never thought of a union of our children, but our relatives did! Those were the moments of anxiety which carved our minds. We stepped into a non-comfort zone called 'dead silence' and seldom talked over phone for a fortnight: what if the other one denies the proposal? Would we be able to face each other with the same spirit, the relationship unmarred? Chilly February nights saw the mothers sleepless in their bed rooms. What if the children weren't interested? How can a successful business based family merge comfortably with another one supported by strong educational background, again equally successful? We never uttered a word to the wide circle of common friends we had. Delicate moments. We literally walked on 'thin ice', as Nimmy recalls the situation. Finally our husbands broke the ice by arranging a casual meet of both the families by the end of the same month and ever since all happened over coffee table chats. We were too comfortable with one another.The talks were open and straight forward. We cared less about formality and more about practicality. We, the parents blissfully shopped together, dined together, made fun of one another and dared the so called 'evil eyes' :).  We worked hard, prayed and wished for our childrens' well being as any parents.
 All the ceremonies went smooth and importantly, traditionally elegant! The massive support of the extended families on both the sides had been overwhelming. If I missed to say this, the chemistry between the kids went perfect!
The simple wedding followed by a grand reception were held earlier this month. The boy is back in the U.S 2 days back and my girl is preparing to join him soon.
Thank you for all who had enquired the absence through lovingly concerned mails. The roller coaster, which has missed many aspects in the big world called blogging, non- updated with novices, is slowly getting back to its station with a soft screech!

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations and good luck to the newly wedded couple.

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  2. Wonderful write up, Getting the daughter married to a wonderful boy with a fantastic family background is the dream of all mothers. Very happy for you Bharathy. All the very best to the beautiful couple.

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    1. Thanks a bunch for the wishes, Jey. :) Missed you!

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  3. Congrats Bharathy and all the best to Kavya

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  4. Hearty Congratulations Bharathy. Such wonderful news. There is nothing better than close friends come even closer and become relatives. :-) All the very best to the couple and May they have a blissful married life.

    Cheers to good times ahead,
    Siri

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  5. Congrats Bharathy!..it's so nice to hear about it..

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    1. Long time, Valli! Happy to see you back here with the wishes. Thank you :)

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  6. Congratulations Bharathy and family. Best of luck to the newly married couple as they start their life together

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  7. Good news and wish the couple for happiest life.

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  8. I so so loved this write up post. Beautiful :' )

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    1. Raks, do I see a happy tear in your smiley ;)

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  9. Such a sweet emotional account of what happened. You can keep in touch with your baby and see her through technology. Must be tough to let her go so far. She will do fine here in US with her husband. Congrats and all the best to the young couple and both families.

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    1. :) Her happiness is all what matters, aunty. And she is!

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  10. Lovely write up, my best wishes to the newly married couple..

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  11. Well written capturing the moments of emotion and sentiments. Well laced with the essence of joy, happiness and contentment..



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  12. Wow....congratulations and wishes for ur kids...

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  13. Congrats Bharathy, very well written.

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  14. Its gonna be hard on your side to be away from your DD. Hope you acquire all the strength. God bless the couple.

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  15. Beautifully written... the heart of a mother!!! Wishing your daughter and her hubby all the very best... :)

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  16. I know what a roller coaster ride it would have been, emotionally and physically! Happy to know everything was smooth and lovely. Congratulations to the young ones and you for taking up a great task in life and completing it with success! Welcome back to blogging! Expecting some exciting posts!

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  17. I think it is wonderful you found a boy you know so well and also that it is one of your good friends son. Wishing the newly weds a wonderful married life .

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  18. Congrats on the "M-in-Law" promotion Bharathy! :) My Best Wishes to the couple. Being a Mom of 9month old Baby Girl, I can feel & understand the roller-coaster ride you've been! :D

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  19. Happy for you Bharathy! Loved the way you have expressed! Welcome back to Blogging!

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  20. Thank you, Pari :)

    San, her happiness is all what matters to me and she is! Thanx dear :)

    Thank you, Anu and Rafeeda

    Friends like you propel me :) Thanks for the sincere wishes, Coconut Craze :)

    Thank yoo, Finla :)

    :) Mahi

    Hugs, Lavi :)

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  21. Hello from faraway "Chilly" New Zealand !

    Thank you for your update and the exciting news of the family wedding. Your daughter must be beautiful. I also have a daughter (my only child) now 20 years and studying medical studies away from home. ( The two of us shifted to faraway New Zealand, from South Africa nearly 10 years ago when my young husband passed away suddenly ). Though it took a lot of adjusting our lives, one thing never changed..... our love of cooking and our introduction to your colourful food blog.

    We both love cooking , my daughter is vegetarian and we both enjoy your colourful recipes and tasty meatless dishes. It's a cold winter here at the moment, so we love the delicious soup recipes your fragrant curries and the naughty, but scrumptious winter desserts. Shhhhhh :)

    Keep up your great food blogging site. I enjoy the beautiful food photography and props you use in the photographs.

    Warm regards,
    Isadore Campbell
    Wellington City (North Island)
    New Zealand



    Sent from my iPad

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  22. Congratulations Bharathy!!! It is such a bliss and delicate time when you need to bind and rejoice with your family!!

    So happy for you and your family!! Wishing the newly married couple A happy married life!

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  23. Dear Bharathy:
    Being captivated by your foodie quest that shows a tapestry of Continental and Indian cuisine, stretching from Vazhakkai Vathakkal to Rava Dosa, it wasn’t that easier for us to stay away from trying them ! We were actually spell bounded by your detailing on spices.

    We would love to take your style baked goodies further! This is an exclusive space for your penmanship, where you can publish your unique culinary outputs! We would like to pass it on to others by featuring it on our platform!

    Sulekha.US would be glad to present your food blog to the Indian communities living abroad. We would love to connect them through one of the most vital channels i.e. food. Featuring your interview would be a perk for our eager Indians, who are waiting for baked goodies ranging from ‘grand’ to ‘on the go’. On the other hand, it’ll be our pleasure to feature your ‘gastronomic talks’ (interview!) on our home page. Sharing your passion for food might rejuvenate the taste buds and senses of millions of Indians living abroad.

    Besides, this is an exclusive space for your penmanship too! We’re awaiting your valuable reply.

    Bon Appetite!


    Thanks & regards

    Hamida, Content Manager, sulekha US
    HasanulhameedhaS@sulekha.net

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