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As a child, I could easily complain to my dad about my brothers. I waited for the Mondays, because that was the weekly off, wherein he could go marketing and come back home with plenty of eatables and seasonal fruits. Watching him from a distance, I would run as a child, to sit on his cycle, as he pushed it smilingly bringing me home.
Evening hours he was ready with a book that he used for family prayer, which will begin with the rosary, followed by the litany and praying for the souls.
He taught me to trust in the Divine Providence, and his favourite verse from the scripture was always: (Romans 8:28 we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.) and many more such verses, which was ready with him and used to quote to us in Tamil.
He was a great companion to my mother, helped and supported her whenever she required help – he was good at making egg sandwiches, which I learnt, and was good at mixing drinks, he never took alcohol and I always wondered how he could get the information. I remember him giving me cherry brandy for indigestion, and also some brandy with milk when anyone in the family had cold.
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My dad was very generous and accommodative, he accommodated his brother’s family and supported them too, and along with them we also had our grandmothers, my mother’s mom, her sister and my dad’s mom in our family. Never did I see him complain about taking so much responsibility; he even gave away the house to his brother and continued to work even after retirement.
Today I am happy and proud to have had him as my DAD !
I acknowledge with gratitude and pray for his soul!
Happy Birthday Dad!
May his soul rest in peace!
|Today is wedding anniversary of my parents !|
My mom did everything in the family to keep us all together; without any helper she managed the kitchen, cooked, cleaned, washed and also took all of us to church. My dad provided for the family by working hard day and night and ensured that we never went hungry to bed. My mother took initiative in enrolling us in the school and also took us everywhere for all the celebrations, films, festivals and also for pilgrimages.
Together they made our home a beautiful place – a place where we prayed together, shared our meals together, celebrated birthdays, festivals, welcomed relatives and friends and created memories that are unforgettable. We have also experienced misunderstandings, fights, sickness, death and reconciliation and were encouraged to forgive and accept one another.
Together they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary as a couple and managed to keep us together despite all differences and prayed for the family.
Today I recall and remember with gratitude my parents who are no more in this world. But they live in my heart and my life. I continue to follow all the positive qualities they had in enabling and empowering me to trust God at all times; to work hard, to be independent and be generous with whatever I have in terms of talents and capacities..
Wishing my mom and dad a happy wedding anniversary and may their soul rest in peace…
The Greatest Gift our parents gave us was EACH OTHER”
with love and gratitude !!