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Happy 96th Grandpa!


Yesterday, was my grandfather’s 96th birthday! I thought I would repost my very first post on this blog which was in honour of him…I love him to pieces and here is to many more happy years ahead! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



copyright neha 2014

copyright neha 2014

On Goodbyes and See You laters

It is always hard for me to say goodbye, and so I tend to stick to β€˜see you later’ in my mind for the people I love. I found it ironic when the thought of goodbye popped in my mind for my first post in my new blog. But perhaps, it was that β€œ see you later” I was clinging on to…

In our last visit, my grandfather told us to lead our life in a way so when we leave, our life can act as a guide to lost souls who are trapped in their thoughts/journey to help them move forward. He was quoting a poem, I can’t quite recall my memory not being as sharp as his at 95. I digress, the point is he told us that on the last day of our visit and he was/is inspiring. Perhaps I will never remember the exact quote, but I will never forget the meaning behind it. And when I next say goodbye to a loved one I want them to know…

I will remember their smiles and their weird laughs

I will remember that random story that connected us

I will remember their madness

I will remember their quirks

I will remember sunlit afternoons

I will remember paper boats and storms

I will perhaps even faintly remember the lines on their hands

I may not remember all the words exchanged between us but I will remember their heart, and no matter how far the distance in time or in miles that pass between us, Β to their heart I shall say β€œ See you later” …



Happy Birthday, to the most amazing Dadubhai Β (Grandpa)!


Picture below is of my grandparents with my husband and I when we had visited them in India last year. πŸ™‚

copyright neha 2014

copyright neha 2014




Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

40 thoughts on “Happy 96th Grandpa!

  1. Blessings of love to you and your family!

  2. Fantastic, happy birthday to your grandpa!

  3. What an inspiring man, and Neha, what a beautiful way to look at goodbye! Happy Birthday to your grandpa. And to many more!!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely insight. Happy Birthday to your Inspiring Grandpa!!! β™₯

  5. Just lovely Neha. Happy birthday to your Dadubhai. What a lovely picture of the four of you. You and your hubby are such a beautiful couple, and you look absolutely stunning in your dress (camis, is it?)
    πŸ™‚ ❀

  6. The love shines through your words – amazing for a first post, and no wonder all your poems are so beautiful. I wish your Grandfather a Very Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your grandfather who has reached quite a landmark lifetime of 96 years! I hope you will also live a long and healthy life, my dear! This is a beautiful tribute to a fine and wonderful man!

  8. Happy Birthday to you Grandfather Neha. πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful Birthday Tribute. Happy Birthday, Grandpa!! Love to Him.

  10. 96–Remarkable!! He must be full of wisdom and beauty and love.

  11. Wonderful tribute to your Grandpa. Happy Birthday to him!

  12. Blessing to him, congrat for beautiful life. Be happy!

  13. Happy Birthday to your grandfather! He sounds like a wonderful and wise soul. We leave a legacy with our lives. What do we want to be remembered for? Great questions to ponder and guide our choices. Thanks Neha.

  14. A beautiful tribute to your dear grandfather Neha, beyond your love for him he is obviously a great inspiration to you, long may that continue. I wish him a belated Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

  15. This is a great tribute! Happy birthday to your grandpa and the entire family. May the peace of God rest upon you all in the name of Jesus Christ.

  16. I love this post Neha…and you all look so beautiful!! Much love to you and your family!! ❀

  17. yeah, atleast 30 more years to your grandparents! πŸ™‚

    both the couples in the pic are cute!

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