Nov 24, 2010

From My Grandma

Since we are in the middle of Handwritten series I thought it would be a good idea to share a letter from my Grandma from the year 1994. I was doing my MCA staying on campus. Though my Grandma is no longer with us, I can see her love remains; I am so blessed to share in her love and blessings. 

She is the best Grandma ever made! Okay, now that may be a rude statement; how about I say, all Grandmas are made equal?! Please click on the image once to view in full. Translation follows below the image for those who can't read Tamil...


My loving child Queenma, from Grandma who loves you a lot. Are you well? Be well. I pray for you to learn your subjects carefully and to get good grades. Pray everyday, read the Bible. Is your scooter a blessing? No running around places. Only use it to go to college.

May God's grace protect you. Let Him be like a mother bird that protects from front and rear. Write to me in your own hand. I need to see that. Write to me about your situation. Because ever since the scooter came there I feel very afraid. May the Lord protect you from all danger. Pray well. Say Thank you.

Pray for Sweetma to do well in her exams and for little brother's studies, and for your beloved Amma and Pappa. May God bless you. I am not able to write well as my hand is shaking.  Let us praise God who thought about us in our lowliness. May the Lord be with you in all your ways. Glory be to Him only.

Reply me, I will be awaiting. My loving child Queenma, many kisses to you. Hallelujah!

9 comments:

Bikramjit said...

awww blesss i am usually not this cry baby:) but this brought a tear, I wish i had kept all those letters when i was in hostel ...

wonderful NRIGirl

god bless :)

YL said...

Thrilled to see the handwriting of my beloved amma.
God bless you for keeping the letter for so long.
I wonder how could I be so heartless to destroy all those precious letters of my papa, amma and husband.

Punam said...

Oh God, that is so wonderful!! You saved it and put it up here.. that's a nice way of remembering our elders. It feels wonderful. I remember writing letters to my grandmom and I'd really write in a funny way.. half english, half native, half mixed and i'd write it in the same way that we speak... and nani wud say, punam, u write such nice letters. Have we lost touch with the REAL world due to this technology?

A said...

Wow. You saved it for so long. Proud of you.

NRIGirl said...

Amma! I have also saved one Grandma wrote to you. I will scan it and email it to you one of these days.

NRIGirl said...

Punam! Thank you for your kind words. If Grandmom is around write to her as often as you can or even to Mom. Receiving a handwritten letter is like opening a treasure chest!

A! Thank you!

Mohan Jadhav said...

Wonderful!

Friendforever said...

WOW! Tamil...reminded me off gradma days...

dr.antony said...

It seems most of us have good memories to cherish. It is a blessing.
I just read a blog from Margaret, on her grandmother, and I had written a blog on my grandmother some time back too.My grandma died at the age of 108 years,and those days,life was so difficult.She worked hard to bring up the family,having been widowed at a young age.

You have given a commendable tribute to your grandma.

life is a cascade of events.The only good thing we can do is to pass on what we got from them.Teach the value of love and kindness to our children,and they,in turn, too would pass it on.

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