Today was no different from any other regular day of my routine. It has become a habit now to look at my photo wall I created in my room as I wake up; like a routine. I feel peaceful even when I do nothing but stare at those photographs remembering the good times I had which created a lasting memory. Today, looking at those pictures, I saw a photo of my younger self. I was all dressed up as little Krishna; it was clicked on the day of “Krishnashtami”. As today happens to be ‘Krishnashtami’, for a moment I was taken back in time; a time when I had a little chat with my grandma couple of years back, when we discussed about the same photo.
It’s been a year now since her demise, but I still feel like her presence is not lost, she is still with us in our hearts I feel. A couple of years back on one of our loving talks, I asked her about the details of that day; when they dressed me up as Kanhanji (Little Krishna). It was then I came to know that my grandma did all that! She enjoyed and loved each and every moment of that day she spent in dressing me up, just to see me like that; I was her Kannaya (Bal Gopal)… For her, I was the most beautiful girl ever born (I must confess, she is the only one who ever thought so!).
I always knew we loved and cared for each other a lot, but that day I felt maybe my love for her was nothing compared to what she felt for me. “She is the one who saw me grow from an infant to an adult after all!” I thought…
My flash of memories ended and I was there sitting in front of my photo wall, staring at that photo with tears rolling down my cheek and a smile on my face.
Life is strange indeed!
For a moment, life gives us all the happy moments we ever wished for and in a second takes it all away, leaving us empty-handed…!
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It was such a great read Keerthi ?. I enjoyed your post so much and it reminded me of the time I spent with my grams ?. Thank you for the post. Loved it so much !! ?
Thanks for the read Abhijith..Am glad you like it 🙂
You are welcome ?. Your blog is really awesome and inspiring. You have a great gift within you.Please continue blogging and inspire people around you ?. And if you can please do visit my blog and let me know about it. It would be really helpful ?. This is the link to my blog
Thanks once again for kind words. It was my friend who inspired me to write, not sure if my post are inspiring to others 😛 but i took lot of inspiration from my friend 🙂 . Sure thing Abhijith, I will visit your blog.
That’s so great Keerthi and I am so proud that you are able to inspire others ?. Thank you so much for your visiting to my blog, it’s really an honour ?
Hugs! As I watch my Mother fade away, I have so many memories of happier times that I can no longer talk to her about, or at least have her respond to. .
Yeah true, will be left with mere memories! Stay strong corinne… Love & Hugs
Grandparents love is just unmatched! You are blessed to have basked in the blessings of your grandmom!
Life is beautiful after all! count your blessings!
-Anagha from Team MocktailMommies
Yeah i cherish every moment i got to spend with her, be it grandma telling me stories or me explaining her about technology. Miss those days and miss her the most!
Happy Janmashtami, Keerthi! I know it’s impossible to hold onto your loved ones forever but that is why they leave us with some beautiful memories to make them remembered in your happy and not-so-happy times. Loved the post. 🙂
Thanks Saumy for the read. I guess we can never stop missing loved ones no matter what!
You rekindled my grandfather’s memories.Their love for us can never be replaced or forgotten.Beautiful memory!
Indeed. Its unconditional 🙂
Thats such an adorable pic and I love the blue of that fabric a lot- very unique shade- dont see it so much these days.
Grandparents sure do know how to pamper a lot – I lost both my grandmoms when i was 5-7 and so dont remember them too well. I dont remember them pampering me, tho I am sure they must have.
Treasure your memories of her – for they are indeed precious and a very happy Janamashtami to you! 🙂
Seems like I did not notice this comment Shalz..so sorry for that! Thank you for the kind words… And stopping by my blog like u always do 🙂 Means a lot to me!
Your photo wall sounds like a lovely idea. Photos are so precious to me. And what a cute pic of you!
Thank you to stopping my and appreciating 🙂 I love my photo wall made it with lot of love. Will soon be featuring my photo wall in my blog!
I think it makes such a difference when the first thing you see in the morning and last thing at night is something of peace, love, and/or joy.
yes indeed! Thank you for stopping by Lori 🙂
I know how easily memories can be triggered. I live that too, and be it a photo or a book quote, something or the other does remind me he’s gone. It’ll prick, but yes, it’ll bring joys too. And that’s important. To know and understand that you had a lot of happy moments with them. Take care, Keerthi.
Yes indeed vinay gives us a feel of mixed emotions. Thank you for the read 🙂
How lovely that you have those photos that remind you of love and good times and your much-loved Grandmother. I’m sorry that the tears flowed, but the smiles you felt at the same time are so precious. In the future, the tears will flow less, but the gratitude and love you feel won’t diminish. Lovely post. (And you were very cute in the photo!)
Yeah she always wanted me to smile and be happy guess that made me smile… Thank you for the read and appreciating 🙂
We all are the most beautiful people for our family.
I love this thing about families they are always there to make you feel good about yourself.
Yes! And that love never fades 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Love the idea of a photo wall. How did you create it? I have a collage of pictures , but love to be surrounded my memories of my family and friends . And yes it is best to cherish these memories now, than be forever lost.
Not complete wall of photos but i created a shape using my photos! I am glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂