Grand parents are like precious jewels. The more you care for them the more they sparkle and shine. They cared for us and looked after us when we were little. They taught us to speak and made us walk our first tiny steps. T hey were always there to hold us when we stumbled. They have always been great story tellers and took us into realms of fantasy.
As a child I have been very closely associated with my grandmother. She was always there to help me and protect me and whenever I needed help or advice she was always by my side.
I still remember the day when there was a fancy dress competition in my school. She encouraged me to take part in it. She diligently stitched a gorgeous lehnga choli for me as she wanted to send me as a village belle. She went to the dhobi’s house and took on loan the silver anklets and necklace from his wife. To complete the look she also gave me a small earthen pot which she had decorated with mirrors.
This was not all she also accompanied me to school. All my teachers greatly appreciated my get up. We all paraded before the judges and to my delight I was selected for the first prize. When the moment for the prize distribution came I caught hold of her hand and took her on stage. It was a proud moment for both of us.
I used to snuggle by her side and listened in wonder as she narrated tales of fairies from her endless store of stories.
When ever I wanted my favorite dishes I would whisper in her ears and when I came from school my grand mother would serve them to me.
Her constant care and presence gave me confidence. Not only did it make me happy but also saved me from the vicious circle of depression.
Now it is my turn. It is time to #LoveJatao for my grand mother as it is going to be her special day. I want to make the day memorable for her and make her feel extra special.
My grandmother had glorious hair which she tended with great care. Regular oiling and massage were her secrets. It was her passion to try out new hair styles. She would constantly pore into books depicting new hair styles and then styling her hair accordingly.
So I bought a book on hair care and with the latest hair styles that were beautiful to look at and at the same time easy to design. I went to my grand mother and kept the book on her lap. She turned the pages one by one and there was a beatific smile on her face when she finally looked up at me. I led her to the mirror and handed to her the favorite mother of pearl comb and requested her to give herself a new style. Her nimble fingers began to work and soon she stood transformed with a new hair style that added to her timeless grace.
I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.