They were dressed in beautiful pink frill frocks
Getting their make-up done
Eagerly awaiting their turn.
It was grandparents day and they were determined to put up a grand performance.
Ashi wasn’t looking all that thrilled as she had nobody coming to see her perform
Her grandparents were in a distant country and her parents weren’t allowed.
Her shoulders slumped, and face contrived with a hint of gloom as she peered over the corner
There was a buzz in the theater and all her friends were happily pointing out their grandparents
Some had one, some had two, and there was someone for each one
Ashi half-heartedly acknowledged her friends excited squeals
And decided not to feel sad and cry about it.
But it was tough to ignore the lump in her throat
She was all of seven, and didn’t know how to swallow her sorrow.
Just as her eyes were turning moist, she saw a familiar figure move
Her eyes too were searching for someone and smiled as they settled on Ashi
Ashi’s joy knew no bounds as she realized what had happened.
She brushed her tears and was ecstatically smiling ear to ear
“Who’s that white lady? She doesn’t look like your grandmother, said one.”
Ashi smiled and said “She is Mrs. Lobo my elderly neighbor
And who said that grandmom’s can’t be adopted too?
That evening a new bond was forged between Ashi and Mrs. Lobo
Each created memories of something that they both eagerly wished – one her grandparents and the other her grandchild
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Nice post. Wishing you well for the rest of the challenge
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Love your simple stories. I got my great grandfather to go to my son’s nursery school(when he was 3 years cause all this grandparents were coincidently out of town ) for grandparents day and I think they both made memories that are going to last a lifetime.
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Oh! That was such a sweet memory. Yes, elderly and kids have a special bond.
You will get all the relations in people around you, You ask have to look around.
Oh this is so sweet Neha. You are good with words. Loved reading it. 🙂
Such a beautiful one Neha! Relationships bond beyond family too!
Indeed that’s realtionship is made from pure bonds of love and care and it’s so pure
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What a beautiful moment you’ve captured in your story. I wish I could adopt a few relationships myself. I wish …
Thanks for visiting me Neha!
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It’s true! Relations are not limited to blood ones only. I am bonded so well with some people who are not in my blood relation; they are family too. Good one Neha 🙂
This is brilliant Neha. One can find beautiful relationships to cherish when he looks around!
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This is really sweet. Very heartwarming.