Tuesday, May 18, 2010
In memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending
the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before
it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet
was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and
worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light
a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble
about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a
summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television
and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was
practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have
cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment
growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have
been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every
minute, look at it and really see it . . live it and never give it
back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or
who's doing what instead, let's cherish the relationships we
have with those who do love us.
KEEP IT LIT!
IN MEMORY .. . . . ..
These are the colors that represent the different cancers.
Psstttt... Still too busy preparing for the exams.. I miss you all so much, will be back to reading and writing blogs on 6th June .
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
For now asking some prayers to be sent her way...
Wish you a very very happy birthday dear girl.. Maa loves you a lot
Her last years birthday Link
Pic of the dress I made for her last year.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Hello dear friends,
I have been absconding for sometime from my blog. I have been busy preparing for my English literature exam and today I have finished my paper. Have done it quite well and now to wait for the evaluator to rate it.
The pepsi contest has been won by another blogger but through the contest I realized how blessed I am with wonderful friends who would lend their support to me when needed. So I have been a winner at the same time.
My kids have been amazing and have wholly lent their support to get me educated. I feel so blessed to have them in my life.
A few years ago Rayyan (7 yrs) walked up to me and rendered a verse which I treasure as a best gift. It was said in much simpler words but I wrote it down and kept it in my own words. It was conveyed to me in our mother tongue and on the mothers Day I want to share it with you all…..
And God gave me a Maa.
God has given me legs to walk
A boneless tongue to talk
A short nose to poke about
A big mouth to eat and shout
A cheek to receive lovely kiss
Friends to help me in crisis
Wonderful teachers to teach
A father to discipline me and preach
A heart to warn me when dangers lurk
Two tiny hands to do my work
Above all God gave me a Mommy
Who can do everything for me!
She talks for me when my words fail
She pokes about when I lose trail
She shouts on my behalf when I have sore throat
She plays with me when my friends tire out
She teaches me what my teachers can’t
She preaches me when my father won’t
She is in my heart to make it strong
She is like music and a beautiful song
I love my Maa.
Off course I love that dear boy who is grown up now.. and he loves me as much yet. Not that my little girl love me any less ...
BTW I miss my dear Mommy a lot too..
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