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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had no sorry to hear for the family's loss. ~Chris