Friday, November 26, 2010

The meaning of Maumma

Thursday Vinay's Grandmother passed away. We all called her Maumma. This means grandmother in konkani, the hindu dialect of Vinay's family. But I think it really means so much more. She was a beautiful bride who was wed in her teen years. She was an extraordinary mother to five children, three of whom were born before she was even twenty. She was a faithful widow, who lost her husband much to early. She was courageous to move across the world, and become a US citizen. She went on to valiantly battle breast cancer and win. She loved all of her grandchildren, and kept in touch with each of them no matter how near or far they lived. She was incredibly maternal to all who knew her. She will be missed by so many.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful for people like this

Words can't describe how this reaches me. I have spent the last year being so caught up in my own life. I needed this reminder. I am thankful for people like Dick Rutgers, who are devoting their lives to this country that gave me my child.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Me time

Today I am thankful for Liv's school schedule. Originally I did not want her to go to school 5 days a week, but now I see it is good for her. Not only was she ready to be her peers more often, she really enjoys school. It also has worked out for me. It gives me time to get things done, then give all my attention to Liv when she gets home.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I can breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I'm thankful for leggings!!!! After a season where skinny jeans were in style, ughhhhh, could they be any more uncomfortable. I am happy to take part in the leggings trend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big time slacker!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know why I thought I could do 1 blog post a day for an entire month!!!!! So today I am grateful that I am surrounded by people who love my imperfect self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 01, 2010


Lisa over at, curious girl is doing a month long theme of gratitude so I decided to join in this years NaBloPoMo and TRY and do a post a day or at the very least a facebook post.
I have so much to be grateful for in my life but it all starts with these two people who I am lucky enough to call my family!!! Vinay and Olivia fill my life with so much joy and love everyday. I am so fortunate God brought us together and made us a family!!!