Sunday, November 23, 2008


God gives couples a second chance to enjoy the bliss of becoming parents once again - of course, this second chance comes with the 'GRAND' title. You get the perks and privileges, without the responsibility of bringing up the young ones - I am sure about this.
Another way of looking at it is that God gives a chance to one's offsprings to witness first hand what their parents had gone through to bring them to their present state from their birth. Is it God's way to make one value the contributions of one's parents to their well being? Enough about the most important and recent addition to the family of our daughter and son-in-law - Meher Mandyam.
Narsim and Medha were blessed with our grand daughter 'Meher', who was born on 29 Sep 08. Poonam was in Canada for the event and I reached there on 02 Nov 08. I am back in Chennai, much against my wishes. Poonam continues to enjoy Meher for another two months. Meher has been the centre of attraction for all of us. She brought a great deal of warmth into our lives even in the bitter cold of Canada, at this time of the year. We even had 7 cms of snow just before I left - rather early this time.
So it was the warmth of a new addition to our family, and the cold weather and snow that greeted me in Canada on this occasion. A glimpse of my trip follows.
Happiness.......a warm feeling. It makes you smile too!!!
Narsim, Medha, Self with Meher (sleeping beauty), Chaitanya, Poonam and Leia

The dreaded need to clear the driveway and the sidewalk.

However, Leia loves the snow......frolicking in the snow in the backyard

Canadian winter is not only dreaded by the humans.......

Southward bound migratory birds airborne from the lake

Poonam and Meher (Not too pleased, but resigned to accept the attention)


Goofy Mumma said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandparent Mr. Joshi. Meher looks like a sweetheart.

J P Joshi said...

Goofy Mumma: Thank you for your good wishes.

Ajit said...

May the baby have a great life ahead....

J P Joshi said...

Ajit: Thank you very much.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JPJ :)

Congratulations on becoming a grand-dad! God has blessed you with one more person to think and care about.

The group photo is fantastic. The grandfather proudly holding the precious grand daughter.

Leia looks majestic. I guess it is a golden retriever.

Now you have to work harder with the addition in the family. That is why you came back to India so fast :) :) :)

Have a good day :)

J P Joshi said...

JP: Thank you for the good wishes. I was lucky to hold her for the photograph.

Yes, you are right. Leia is a golden retriever.

Didn't feel like coming back but had to...only three weeks of vacation for this year were pending.

my space said...

Aww the pic is so cute..I am sure mehr will always be a source of joy to the entire family!

ps i loved leila..she is a beauty..

J P Joshi said...

My Space: Thank you - Meher is indeed a great source of joy for all of us. Leia is really beautiful. Thank you for your comment.

Usha Pisharody said...

The warmth of the post encasing the emotion, the pride, the philosophy :), is heartwarming!

You have a beautiful family, and a gorgeous retriever.

And congratulation to you and your wife on acquiring a "Grand" title :) God Bless!

J P Joshi said...

Usha Pisharody: Thank you for all the kind words. Meher is a darling and we are blessed to be grand parents to her. Narsim considers Leia to be his first kid - she is really gorgeous.

Thank you once again for your comment and thoughts.