Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunshine Amidst Storm

I have to thank Lenny from Lenny's World for teaching me the real meaning of the word "Love". I know, I know,  it's me, my simple self who will not hesitate to learn even from someone as young as Lenny will always find the kid to be an inspiration. Lenny quotes Winnie the Pooh "Some people care too much. I think it is love".  So why am I hung up on the word "Love" ? Because in India, couples (I mean husband and wife) do not express love for each other in front of anyone, including their own kids (never mind Bollywood movies.)  So when I was extremely concerned about my husband's health our doctor who happens to be from India found it to be amusing and somewhat westernised as he asked me if I grew up here.  I very politely asked him to excuse me as I always have been the one to cross boundaries and step out of a box, any box including culture especially when it came to safety and well being of my family including my husband. He was quite but still had the smirk on his face.  The good thing is that my husband's BP is finally normal and if I had not expressed my concern who knows how much longer it would take for him to feel healthy. I wish though, that he does not have to take extra two pills. Oh well.
Why have I not been writing? Our son from Hawaii was home from the day after the Earth Quake until the day after the storm.  When you get  a home full of sunshine when Hurricane Irene was uprooting even strong and age old trees who has time to write?

15 comments:

yaya said...

I'm happy that your husband has his health under control and I'm happy you can express your love for him no matter where you are! This certainly has been a summer of weird happenings and weather..so glad you had your son for a visit. Have a great rest of the week!

Michael Offutt said...

Why are you not allowed to express public love in India? hmmm

Ruth said...

That's good you got to see your son.

Belle said...

Family should come first! I'm so glad you have been visiting your son and I'm excited your husband is better! You are such a loving person and that is always good in every culture.

Shelly said...

Good for you to be able to show love out of the box! Your time with your family sounds terrific. So glad your husband is doing better and your son got to visit-

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir .. good to read - Lenny is one special kid. So pleased your husband is finding life easier - that makes life more comfortable for you.

Fantastic that your son was home - a house full of love .. despite Hurricane Irene and Earthquake!

Look after yourself .. cheers Hilary

Arlee Bird said...

The avoidance of expressing love in public is not exclusive to India. I think what we interpret as public expression of love is often something else entirely. Love is something that endures through the years and not just a passing moment of passion or displayed affection which is sometimes misinterpeted as love. Love is something that we usually don't see in a passing glance.
Your contemplation is lovely.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sush said...

Why hello there...and thank you for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed your comment, I'm 60 myself and keep trying to live like I'm 30! I've had 3 back surgeries so I'm somewhat limited with what I can do, but attitude keeps me forging onward. I get miffed with Habitat for Humanity because every time I sign up to do work they have me make sandwiches for the 'workers'. I would like to be a worker and quit with the sandwiches. Oh well, until then I keep slapping the bread with pbj!

Sally said...

Hello Munir! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my birthday blog. So glad you weathered Irene and had family home too. I just sent my son off to his first year of college and I'm doing my best to adjust. Have a wonderful week!

Footprints of Peace said...

Hi Munir:

Glad to read your husband's BP is under control. I'm sure that was a scary moment for you both. Happy to read your son was home. Your post sounds like you had a great visit. Take care.

Della

forgetmenot said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope your husband continues to get better. I'm glad you are one that
"steps out of the box" and "crosses boundaries"--that is how things get done. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lenny is something special. So are his brothers. They are an amazing group of young men plus one sister...

I'm glad you got to see your son and that your hubby is doing okay.

Have a lovely weekend!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lenny is something special. So are his brothers. They are an amazing group of young men plus one sister...

I'm glad you got to see your son and that your hubby is doing okay.

Have a lovely weekend!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss munir! im just way happy your husband it doing good even if hes gotta take more pills. and im happy your sons ok. loving outside the box! wow! how cool is that! im glad youre doing it.
...hugs from lenny

Chatty Crone said...

Glad your son got home safely.

I love out of the box thinkers - just love them (can you tell I am one too!)

sandie