Burp! Is it last night's delicious spread? Not exactly! It is your love, your open armed acceptance and your real bigheartedness RWDwasis :)
Your genuine warmth made RWD a HOME for us. The quiet desperation for meeting anywhere, be it the play area or our super fun parties, is a testimony to our connection... Karmic eh? As were flying out of this nest, I just took a trip down the memory lane to revisit the moments spent with each one of you. The memories created are deeply cherished and would be treasured in our heart for(hopefully)ever. Each of you has left an imprint on our heart and I don't really know how to start. Oh Boy! that rhymed...see you brought out the reticent poet in me ;) Let me start in order of appearance :D Himani, you were the first person I met downstairs and hoped to meet everyday ever sinceYour steely determination to overcome the odds and the ability to embrace the unfavourable situations without wanting to run away is my biggest lesson learnt from youYou are the perfect homemaker and I hope to be as organized as you someday. Hana didi will be a cute little perfectionist too :) I see a lot of me in you, Rajesh and it makes me wonder at times...were we separated at birth? If not in this life, then in some other life, were we siblings! Your fantastic sense of humor and impeccable timing makes it a joy to converse with you. Your 'love thy neighbour' mantra is quite infectious I must say, makes us all better people :) Divya, your strength and resilience is a quality I really envy and am still trying to imbibe. The upfront and vocal Divya is actually a very accommodating sweet soul. You were the first person to visit my then messy, maid-less house and it will always be special to me. Have learnt from you to be my true self all the while....well, mostly :) “Still waters run deep” perfectly applies to you Sriram. Your bank of knowledge with the sheer cover of simplicity is commendable. Since you are a man of few words, I guess my blabbering wouldn't be fair :) Deah, my sweetheart, I was a little scared of you when I met you for the first time. With your super cool tattoos and just back from Mumbai-Bangalore attitude, I thought Whoa! This chick is way out of my league. But girl, we ARE somewhat the same deep down inside Your 'in your face' exterior actually masks a super sweet and adorable interior. A little girl who loves to be loved. Love you sweets :) Harish never let me miss my mother. Yes, you don't know it dude but you ARE a mirror image of my Mom, sans the football, cigarettes and beers of course. So you will be special in an unspeakable sort of way. Your silent presence and the even more silent help never goes unnoticed :) Shobhitha was the 'ghost presence' I was dying to meet. Yes Shobhi, though I met you last, you were heard of since time immemorial...all in a good way of course. I liked you from the moment I set my eyes on you...ohk Vinod, I am not trying to steal your love here ;) but seriously Shobhi, you are the most chilled out girl here. I love your way of handling life and situation with the pinch of humour and sealing it with your dazzling smile. Your baking skills and 'mothering' skills need to be shared religiously with the lesser mortals like me. :) “Cool as a cucumber” defines you Vinod. I haven't seen a better matched pair than you two. Your genius to lighten up situations is quite infectious actually. It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess why Neel is so cool and ADORABLE a child...I love the way you two are bringing him up... applause!
Renju the mommy is really cool to hang out with. Since I didn't get to interact much with you earlier, I would take the post Darsh You for reference ;)Your laughter actually lightens up the room. I wish we could have spent more time together...er..Binu and Soum set your alarm bells to rest :)
Your warmheartedness and willingness to help always makes your presence felt, Binu. The spirited nature and ready smile actually makes you and Renju each others' mirror image. :) I have grown up amidst a crowd of brothers and till a long time was one too. Meeting Vinoy and UD rekindled those memories with my 'bhais'. You guys are such fun to be around that we really looked forward to you grand entries in our gatherings. The sparklers on the cake :) How can I forget my Manila mommy? Rajani aunty your presence was missed at every point.... every point. Your guidance, you wisdom, your enthusisam, your affection....the list is endless. Well, I really don't have words to express what I feel for you aunty :) Kasturi is another person I would like to hang out more with. A very very sweet person without the frills... let's meet somewhere in MP, shall we? ;) Mike, no offence but you actually reminded me of a 'gentle giant' with a golden heart. Sorry for summing you up in this way :) Enough said, if you haven't dozed off already...just please accept this big THANK YOU for being a part of our lives and leaving such an indelible impression. Hope to stay in touch.