Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I have been living on my own(as in alone) for close to three years now. My parents have been more than supportive of every decision taken, all the choices made. I need not write this but I love them so much that they are the only people, just thinking of whom can get me teary eyed and emotional. And I don’t get all worked up because I am a brilliant daughter, rather the contrary. I love independence, get selfish to the core at times, have more mood swings than a 16 year old and go to lengths to get my parents agree to what I want.

So basically, they have the most impossible deal on their hands, a girl who’s independent, moody and stubborn and yet they love me like they do. They hear my mildly upset voice over the phone and cannot sleep at night. God forbid if I hurt myself, or not well, one or both of them fly down, cancelling all their plans, pausing their own lives. They flex the general rules of the family to accommodate me since they understand what I would be comfortable in and what not, an example of which is that I wear tiny skirts in my hometown and what nots, I can go out late with friends the only condition being I must have a driver or one of them needs to pick me up. When my mother calls me in the evening, she sounds disappointed when she finds me at home and not out with friends or if I come back early I am questioned. I can always tell my parents whom I am with and where I am going to, be it movies or clubbing. The list is endless.

I don’t know why I am writing this, why I haven’t in all these years I have been at this space but something today makes my put how strong I feel about my parents here. How I keep realizing time and again how my sisters and I happen to be the focal point of their lives and me not being married yet happens to be the most pampered one.

I think I just cannot count my blessings enough..


veggiecrook said...

lucky lucky girl!! :)
I've been living alone for a good 4 years now... and its been much fun!

akanksha said...

Your life is a mirror image of mine!!!
We're lucky girls:)

Adi Crazy said...

Touching post. Reminded me of how my parents too, put up with all the nonsense for so long - and still do!

We are lucky. I only hope we could love our brothers/sisters/kids the same way.

bella said...

Very nice... :)

Sam said...

Veggiecrook, :)

Akanksha, I know, touch wood.

Adi, But I do love my sibling and their children as my own.. :)

Bella, How have you been? :)

Sangfroid said...

Once in a while, it is good to sit back and count one's blessings. And you just did that.

Life then seems less complicated and happier perhaps :)