Friday, 8 September 2017

#LoveJatao

Hi guys,
“A grandparent is someone with silver in their hair and gold in their heart”, mine sure has!

As grandparents' day is round the corner, i.e. 10th of September, it's time to #LoveJatao to them afterall not everyone is lucky to have grandparents. 

We all have been busy in our lives with careers, friends, jobs, etc. And we have also overlooked our grandparents. We barely find time to talk to them, visit them or even call them. Thankfully, i have been following #LoveJatao for quite a while now.

My maternal grandfather (Nanaji) suffered a paralysis attack earlier this year, and so I left my home and came to stay with him in his city. I have been staying year for quite a few months now. I take care of him, joke around with him, spend a lot of time with him, listen to his stories of his young days when he used to do a job. He is a retired Civil Engineer who served the Govt. I love the shine in his eyes when he talks about his office days and how he excelled in his work. We even listen to music together (After all, there is no better cure than love and music) and it amazes me how he can tell the name of the song, film and singer just by hearing the tune of the songs. Hats of to his memory.
He has recovered a lot from the attack and now he can walk a few steps too, i wish to see him walking normally once again and I believe that day will come very soon. We even went through old pictures - He has a lot of photographs.

Coming to grandparents' day, I am planning to celebrate this special day with my nanaji by cooking his favorite food and bringing milk cake for him as he loves it a lot. I have even ordered a shirt for my nanaji online, because celebrations are incomplete without a gift. We have 3-4 boys to look after nanaji so I have planned to call all of them as well and have a small treat with nanaji so he feels special and then I am thinking of spending some time talking with him. For me, it is grandparents' day everyday since I have been living with him, but still this day will be a little special for sure.

Also, it is Nanaji's birthday on 15th September so, that calls for a celebration again and I am planning to prepare a birthday cake for him or order one from the market and make his 75th birthday a memorable one for him as well as me.

I feel really blessed to have him and spending time with him is really the best part of my day these days. He jokes more than I do. Here is one of his jokes for you -
(His vision has suffered due to the attack) 

Nanaji - My phone has just 44% battery.
Me - Nanaji, check properly it is 89%.
Nanaji - Look at it from my eyes beta. 
And we both had a hearty laugh. I am glad that I got to stay with him and experience the joy which many can't. It is one of the most memorable times that I am having right now. 

Here is a recent grandfie I clicked with him.


I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.



Thanks for reading! 

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