Dear Best Friend,
I believe you have suffered enough. It is time to let go and move on in life. Sure, there will be hurt that never ceases, a deep ache that how ever much you try, will never go away. But please don’t let it deter you from grasping at that straw of happiness. If you feel you’ll be happy with your decision, go for it. I think you have a right to make your own choices and live by it. If it works out, I couldn’t be more happier. If it doesn’t, we’ll still get on, won’t we ?
People close to you will feel betrayed. That is but natural. Give them time to get used to the idea. I’m sure they will come around eventually. Please don’t feel guilty about what you want to do. It will just pull you back again and you’ll continue stagnating in the same rut that you are now in. Take that step. Get out of the rut. Get your life back on track!
And I’ll be right here for whenever you need me.
Love ya loads.
Dear New Friend,
You may not know it, but you are the little candle of inspiration one reads about, but rarely meets. When I see you, I can’t help but feel how reckless I was at your age, whereas you are one of the most mature and stable person I have ever met. It feels wonderful talking to you and though we have a generation gap, you make me feel young just by sitting in your presence (Ahh!! The power of youth!)
Life handed you lemons but you not only made lemonade out of it, but also added some spices and pickled it to maybe relish sometime in the future
May I confess here that I’m glad I’m not in your shoes? It must hurt a lot
But your bright smile and sunshine presence rarely lets anyone know that! Keep up the positive attitude girl. You rock!! And you know it .
(And if you want to kick the posteriors of a few people, go ahead and DO it!! You know you want to )
Dear Friend Who-Is-Expecting-Her-Firstborn,
In my exuberance at your pregnancy, I’ve been gushing on and on about how great it feels to be pregnant and all the troubles I went through and what you should look out for and what not!!
I was SO wrong!!
Your pregnancy is entirely your own and it is best that you take it as it comes. I really shouldn’t burden you with the expectation of things to come as they did for me.
I apologize deeply for scaring you off many a times. Please don’t go by my words. Take each day as it comes. I’m sure what you feel must be very different from what I did. I’d say, throw away those books and stop hunting the net. Eat well, have plenty of rest and just look forward that next kick in your tummy (There!! I go again! Just cant help myself preaching, can I ?! )
Really looking forward to seeing that bundle of joy
Loads of love and best wishes.
Things have been rather hectic for you lately. Since GMIL passed away, a lot has fallen on your shoulders. It doesn’t help that I’m away for most of the day to be of any help to you.
I see you losing your patience often (and you, being one of the most patient people I’ve ever met!!) and I know what worries you most. It’s a worry on my head too. The twin’s school begins next week. The weekend approaches and we still haven’t been able to find a decent day-care facility for them. With no one at home, it is not prudent to leave the kids alone at home with the nanny. We both agree on this.
I know you fret over whether you should take an early retirement for the twin’s sake. Responsibility compels you to do so, but your heart isn’t in it. You love your job and I understand that completely. We have come to a stage where either one of us must do a rethink (albeit temporarily) regarding our respective jobs and I don’t want it to be you. I wouldn’t ever want you to quit yours for the kids. They are my primary responsibility and if need be, I’ll stay back at home for them.
Please be reassured that together, we’ll do what is best for the children. Just give me another week to finish my hunting though . And please keep smiling
Just when I’m feeling low, you pick my mood up with your silly one-liners. They are so silly that I dare not put them up here (just in case I get a virtual crateful of rotten tomatoes hurled at me!!). There was a time we felt so distant from each other, so busy in our work and different timings that we barely had the time to greet each other.
Lately things have been splendid. We’ve spent more time talking and chatting than ever before. Its almost as if the clock wound back to the last decade (was it really that long ago?!). I know that whatever rough patches we had are a part of married life and I’m glad those patches haven’t made the slightest dent in our relationship.
You are still the same man I loved and married and I’m still the moony-eyed girl woman whom you married.
And yeah, those roses and love-letters do work. Each time
(I’m surprised we can be sappy even after this long ! Crazy, isn’t it? )
Love ya. But then, you already know that!
A month of vacations went by and other than a couple of day trips and some skating at home, we haven’t really done anything much. I’m partly to blame. I really should have planned the vacations better. I promise to plan the holidays better next time.
You two, in the meanwhile, have been rather forgiving about the house-arrest. Must be no fun to be cooped indoors , isn’t it?! You were used to spending at least 3 hours out of the house every day for school. I know the heat was a killer and I didn’t want you two anywhere outside unless the sun went out of sight. But I have no excuse for keeping you indoors even during the weekends. I was just selfish and lazy . Please forgive your over-weight mum, will you!
School starts next week and I’m more excited than you two. We have our school bags and all the other shiny new stuff. Your uniforms will be available next week itself and I’m dying to see you two prepped for studies once more (though frankly, that’s the last thing you two do there ).
Shobby, I’m yet to buy your new school shoes (still not able to find the ones with velcro), maybe this week we can go shopping together
Yes, I did say ‘shopping together’.
To make up for all that cooped up feeling I made you endure, I’m going to take you both out shopping. For the very first time!! Howz that ?!!
So we’ll buy our shoes and socks and pencil cases and I’ll even let you select your own.
But please remember, this will be a one-off instance. Don’t expect me to take you out shopping after this
(I’m mean, I know it!!)
But I love you two from the deepest corner of my heart . And you love me too