My Aunt Visited Us
During my childhood, when a trip to Kerala was planned, I used to be thrilled to get a chance to stay with my grandparents but the best pan of the stay was a two days stay at my aunt’s home. We were spoilt rotten and all the goodies that we demanded were served without ado.
My aunt and I share a special bond and so when I got married 1 expected that it was only right to invite her over. Well, try as I might she always declined saying that she was too old to travel. Then Providence intervened and we moved in to the same city as my cousin. Shortly after we settled down we learnt that my aunt was coming to stay with her daughter for a week. She promised a day with me. I was ecstatic. I wanted to do everything possible to make her stay a memorable one. I asked my mother what her favorite dishes were and had everything planned. The D-Day arrived and she came in with my mother, as elegantly dressed as always. She never showed outward affection save a smile but she took it all in-every single detail and her eyes reflected her happiness. She felt welcome. We had a wonderful time, talking of the days gone by, laughing and joking. She bonded with my son and got to know my husband better. She made my day.
Families are so important and every relationship enriches your life in a special and unique way.