A Silver Jubilee is a time to look back and thank every person who has contributed and a time to pause and reflect on all the good work done.
Silver Jubilee - For Who ? - It's me !! My existence in this planet is nearing 25 years in a days time. Im going to celebrate my 25th birthday by thanking few people I value and can die for - I mean It.
My Dad & Mom - Yes I'm here and if I'm walking on the Earth properly with no problems any where, its cos my parents have given me what I needed as a child.
Dad - Appa is what I fondly call him and we had our High tides & low tides sandwitched by a normal life, the experiences and the best lesson which I will take from him in these 25 years is "NEVER GIVE UP" . I grew up considering Dad as my idol - as any kid. He taught me how to play most of the sport I knew now - We as a sons would defintely be proud to say we had all the sporting equipments for most of the sports during our childhood days. A hard days @ work ends with a massage - "Our walk on his Back" was his relaxation. He was a Man of Loyalty - Yes he never wanted to betray others and man who beliefs and befriends everyone, and most importantly a person "Who Treated All Souls as Equals". The way he took care of us, how much he stressed for the cleaniness, the way he cook us chicken, he was a Math tutor too. In the high school & college years our family was surviving the worst economy - our family has ever gone thru in my life time- If I was in my Dad's shoes - I would have been shouting with the stress I would go thru' but he has never yelled at me for money as a reason, even he was ready to put me in college by paying handsome of money - I don't know why was he ready to do that - Is it cos of the over spending nature for His Kids , Or for me to get a good education from one of the good colleges around, Or Was that a Fatherly duty - May be all !! DAD - Thanks, U GAVE/GIVES/WILL GIVE US THE BEST. I would like to see you as young and trim as you were when we became a Family !!
Mom - A woman who shaped me and shaping me for ever from my Day 0, yes she was the lady who acted as the Fulcrum of our Family and showed me "What dedication is to her Kids & Family ?" - yes she stayed home for us all throughout her married life to bring up their beautiful kids to face the "Fittest Survive World". She has a smiling face & has never showed the emotions she was going thru' inside. She got in to library and wrote my first ever prize winning notes- which made me a Orator in my school days and later on gave me the confidence to take on the larger gathering - Paper presentation I did during my UG days. Yes she gave me the lessons of my life - when I was personally going thru a worst night mare of my life - Losing Self belief, but it was my Mom who showed me the Lights again by taking the hard walk with me and showed me "Love Is the Ultimatum" - It can turn a person from no one to anything he likes to, My MOM U'R LOVE is THE BEST I got ever on those rainy days of my life. The one main lesson I learnt from her - "Talk To the Top Person, To get Your Work Done", yes she did for both my bro and me to get the best education her children can get. Buzz word during my childhood days were - "Education is the Key to One's Upliftment" though I haven't realised it then completely now we are realising it after we are earning our bread - Only cos of the Education and degrees which stands and will stand for ever with us. Yes it was my Mom who had sown the seeds in our minds, now we bear the FRUIT - of her persistence, hard work and affection even when she had gone thru many a obstacles and turbulence mentally and physically. If the situation beckons She always try to avoid the bad news to their children for their Well Being, yes she asked Dad not to reveal about her accident from me cos I was writing my 2nd sem. Mom - I have cried many a times, feeling really proud and happy for having come out of your womb as ur SON.
Both of them gave us enough Freedom to explore, as my mom stood by the word - "Kalavum Kattru Mara" (Learn Everything - Bad & Good, take the Good and Forget the Bad). Is there anything on Earth I could ever do to equal their Love and Affection on Us ? I don't think there is any - If there is one it would be to act the same way to my Children(In the future) as my Parents did to Us, but I will love to show my kindness in anyway I can, in the years to come. I thank you both on my 25th B'day for having you As Our Parents - I know my Bro would agree on all accounts on the above.
Bro - A person who has experienced everything b4 Me - affection from my Dad & Mom, everyone in our family, schooling, brotherhood, sports etc and after my birth he disliked me for the share I vouched for... as EQUAL RIGHTS. He treated me as his foe in our childhood days as I wanted to take his place in bed time and seeked for more attention. I know it led to a scar in his mind which I'm feeling bad and would like to take this opportunity to say Sorry for those acts - which was done when my brain was just growing and Attention was the key word, yes I was child then and it was not Intentional My Bro - Please forgive me !! We were playing cricket, tennis and I enjoyed every moment of our Teen years. He doesn't like to lose against me in anything then and One incident is still greeen in my memory - A Chess game, the sport I learned by watching my bro and dad play , that day he was about to lose but he never accepted defeat - So he Clean Sweeped the Board to take away the victory from me and defeat against his name - I write this to say he is FIGHTER to the core, he doesn't like to lose at any cost. One lesson I have learnt from him is "Show Your Love, Dont Hide It" yes he was hiding his love for me in his HEART - He was so proud of me but KEPT TO HIS HEART and revealed to his conscience more and concealed it to me - then I realised who he really he is, only in my college days. "A man whom I can count on all the front - A person who is going to lead me when the World is going to be ". Bro Thanks for being My Bro in this life time- Wiser in Thoughts and always better and elder than me.
I thank myself to have a FAMILY LIKE THIS - What A wonderful Gift I have been bestowed with and the love is growing every year and its better than last.