Even though 2018 is gone, we entered 2019 with joy, happiness and a bit of heavy heart, as we lost a precious member of our family, my father-in-law, who was sick from a long time.
After 3 years of our marriage, my husband and I were blessed with a baby girl. We named her ‘Peehu’. We all were very happy. But this happiness could not last long. When Peehu was just 20 days old, the biggest disaster happened in our family. In a road accident, we lost our mother-in-law. It came as a huge shock. I was not mature enough to handle all this at such an early stage of life.
Now the biggest responsibility was to take care of my father-in-law as he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, due to which he started forgetting everything and everyone gradually.
My husband and I decided to not leave any stone unturned to keep him well and healthy, but despite all the care and medicines, he could not get better and left us in September 2018.
Today, we are left only with their memories.
Peehu is five years old now, and my younger son is just one-and-a-half years. Before my kids could understand the meaning of “Dada” and “Dadi”, we lost them forever.
They will never know how it feels to hide behind your dadi’s back when your mumma scolds you. They will never know how it feels when your grandpa brings chocolate for you and your mom doesn’t allow you to eat. There are many such things that they will miss forever.
During my childhood, I didn’t get my grandparents’ love, and so I always wished that at least my kids should get their share of love from everyone in the family. But life always has its own plans.
I have learnt a lot in the last few years.
Amongst many, my major learning is that live every moment of your life to the fullest. You never know what may happen tomorrow. Always give first preference to your family in every way you can.
Often, express your love for each other. Keep yourself healthy and then take care of others, as your family is dependent on you.
And last but not least, let your children play with their grandparents, spend time with them, show their gratitude towards them because not every child is fortunate enough to get grandparents’ love in their life.
Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions (including content in any form) expressed within this post are those of the author alone. The accuracy, completeness and validity of any statements made within this article are not guaranteed. We accept no liability for any errors, omissions or representations. The responsibility for intellectual property rights of this content rests with the author and any liability with regards to infringement of intellectual property rights remains with him/her.