Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Proud Parent

The incidents mentioned below are not to boast about my son, of course which I can proudly do , but just as an act of gratitude to Him for having blessed me with Akash as my son, who is my close confidante and a very dear friend, even at this tender age of 11. I recollected all these incidents while laying down in the bed day before yesterday when I was suffering from a severe leg ache. I thought posting it in my blog would etch it forever and will be a tool for me to recollect later when my memory might fail me or when I am expected to forgive his youthful misadventures!!

1. Akash was seven-eight years. I am epileptic and those years I used to get major attacks. But the only good part of it was I get a halo : kind of warning that I get before my attack. My husband was out of town, and my parents were living 12-15 kms from my house. My son took my hands, made me lie in the bed , gave me the medicine. He called up my mother. And with his tiny hands, he was massaging my feet to induce the warmth in my body.

2. I keep shouting at my son for being glued to the TV Screen and oblivious to his surroundings and my voice. One evening, when I was bringing the casserole to the dining table, I felt a jerk. Before I could give a call, my son was behind me taking the casserole form me and advising me to go to bed.

3. It has been more than two years , I haven’ t got any major attacks, duly because my son reminds me to take my daily tablets. But, two months back, I felt I might have an attack, and my son slept holding on to my hands tightly.

Just 10 days back, I was majorly upset with him and was sleeping in a different room. I told him not to fall on me and even shouted at him. But day before yesterday, I had a severe leg ache. My son kept a pillow under my leg. I was silently praying to God to chop my legs as that seemed to be the only solution to relieve my pain, while my son sleeping nearby interrupted and told God, that his legs also should be chopped off if he chops my legs as he has kept it on me.

Oh dear, though you are my little son, but at times, I feel so small in front of you. I remember your saying that you are blessed to be born in our family, but I am privileged to have you as my son.


priya said...

That was very touchy and moved me girl.

Take care of your health and do not get stressed as life rolls on no matter or how hard we struggle. U know wat I mean.

Stay happy and live this moment and the rest will be fine too.

You shud be proud of him coz he loves you more than anyone and that motherly affection only comes from you and not from anyone.

Nitya Raman said...

Hi ..This in Nithya.I came across your blog while searching for something else.That was a touching post.You are very blessed to have such a caring son.I pray that you should be healed as soon as possible by the grace of God.

Best of Grace

dharmabum said...

wasn't around, and have missed out on a lot.

this one is truly golden. i am not sure though, which one of the two of you is luckier - mother or son, for like they say, like mother(father) like son :)

am sure u heard of the kural...'eendra pozhudir periduvakkum tan maganai sandron enaketta tai'

would like to meet the mother and son duo. someday, it shall the privilege of us bum kinds :)

Anonymous said...

Hi dear....so hear i am finally reading ur recent post....and as always it is very touching...
Hats off to Akash..!

Shruthi said...

This one made me cry... what a lovely boy... hugs to him!

Shankari said...

Chitra, yes, Akash is a delightful child but being so privileged as to have known you for so long, I am not surprised that *you* have such a loving child.

Love you

Pritika Gupta said...

wow.....u r really lucky...n surely ur son too.. because wht ever he is learning is from u n ur hubby

rk said...

came here via shruthi's blog. had tears in my eyes reading about your son's caring attitude. best wishes to him and his mother. adults have a lot to learn from kids.

lovely blog.
honoured to blogroll you.

regards and take care

Vijay said...

Came here via the comment you left on Chitra's (r2blore)blog.. being the father of a 13 year old boy, I know sometimes we get exasperated.. yet there are times when the kids make you feel grateful for just being there.. take care you seem to have a wonderful boy...

TSSM said...

a wonderful son indeed.
when he is there, there is always joy and hope.


Inder said...

sweet kid!!!

nalini said...

Dear Chitra,

Though u have told me earlier how Akash is perceptive about ur attacks and is by ur side and shows rare maturity,reading this blog just brought tears in my eyes.

I hope u wont take it otherwise if I say that I felt the need for a child after reading it,though I never feel insecure about being childless.

A child or parents are always different from a husband,who however much he may care,cannot show the same concern.

You should thank god daily for having Akash by ur side.Do as much as u can for him.Dont take his love for granted.