|When Nanma was flower girl at her Uppappa's wedding|
A couple of days ago , I came home from work with a splitting headache . Nanma was still napping so I took a pill, went straight to the bedroom and crashed ! Soon I felt a soft hand rubbing my forehead . "Amma , are you feeling better ? Paati told me your head is hurting " . She then prayed for my headache to go away and lay down close, hugging me.
Let me tell you, this itself is a miracle!! Normally , I'm bombarded with " Amma what did you bring for me?" "Amma , Amma , Amma . . . please gimme . . . . ."
After lying down close to me for a bit , she got up quietly and said "Amma , I'm going to play , if you need any water or something , just call out NANMAAAA ! . If any animal comes to hurt you , I'll frighten them . Ok Amma ? Don't worry ! OK Amma ? "
Sigh ! !
A little while later I went to the bathroom. Sound travels quite freely around our house. I heard the doorbell ring. It was kids from our building who had come asking Nanma to play outside with them. I thought to myself " Hah! She's going out to play . Now I don't have to worry about entertaining her! " But what Nanma said to them stopped me . right there !
" No , I can't come . My Amma is not well . I have to be here to help her if she calls me . Why don't you play in my house ? "
Ulp! Lump in my throat!
I heard the kids say " bye " and bang the door shut as they left . Clearly playing outdoors held more interest . But my little angel hadn't gone with them .
Tears flowed freely from my melted heart !
So grateful for my little girl . So loved . What ever did I do to deserve such love ! !