The last month has been emotional. It’s strange isn’t it, how when we have some reason to feel sad about, we also have some reason to smile about and then we are caught up with these mixed feelings and thoughts as to how our state of mind should actually be. We also have things that we have to carry on doing and we are forced to move ahead, though the mind wants to stay still and be in a particular phase of time.
A close friend of mine is expecting and the news brought me great joy! With all warnings from the doctors about the chances being difficult due to her ovarian cysts, this news gave great relief and happiness to all of us.
Another friend who has been close since school days had a baby boy this month. After having a perfectly filmy style wedding – North Indian Rajput guy, South Indian Brahmin girl, who eloped and got married, they both settled in London. The news and pics of the tiny guy made us so happy! The guy and girl’s parents who were pretty pissed with the wedding are overjoyed at seeing the photos of the grandchild. My friend’s mom has in fact gone to London, to take care of her and the baby. 🙂
On the other hand, one other friend who was going through a lot, since her wedding a year and half back, announced the terrible news that she is going through a divorce. The last year had been really long and full of struggles for her. Having tried everything from adjusting to fighting, compromising to taking a break, visiting a counselor to having the family members talk to him, she had to eventually take this decision. Personally, I think it is good for her. I know it’s easy to talk from a third person’s point of view, but having seen her go through the things she went through, from the day one of her wedding, I feel she will be better off without him. I know it’s difficult for her to see the light at the end of the tunnel, right now. I really do pray and hope that things take a good turn in her life and she gets all the happiness she deserves.
Mom and we are back at work, trudging ahead as certain responsibilities beckon us to be back up again! I think it’s good for mom to be amidst her friends at office. She’ll be comfortable. After having been with mom for three weeks, I am now juggling between the two houses, spending 3-4 days a week in both places. After endless nights of crying myself to sleep, I am now able to fall asleep due to all the exhaustion. I am trying to keep myself busy in the empty time, to prevent the mind from dwelling and mulling over the same thoughts. Completed knitting a sweater for the hubby, another one in progress for the baby boy I mentioned above and crocheting an afghan (maybe for myself!). The hands are busy with the stitches and the mind gets occupied with what stitch comes next. Here’s a sneak peek –
Will post pictures of the finished items, when complete. 🙂