Yes I won’t call you dad as for me you are always my Nana (one of the few words I speak from my mother tongue) and talking to you in English is bit funny. We love to talk in our Hindi and your Hindi is much better than me. It has the taste of Madhya Pradesh where you were born and grew up without being fortunate enough to relish the love and care of your parents.
30th May,2012 must have been a heavy day for you. A 40 years long career with Indian Railways comes to an end.
I had planned to come home so that I can be with you but you may be not aware that I no more work with Oracle. I am sorry but I have kept this a secret and your daughter in law is against this. I have done this because I don’t want to give you nightmares at this age. I will tell you once we meet and sit together may with your cup of tea with lots of milk and sugar. You know mine, black tea with no sugar.
So I was telling you that I am now an Entrepreneur and right now I don’t have enough money to travel with my wife to Haldia. Besides this nana I run a blog in social media and as you are aware it is a news site so I can’t take a day off. Sunday’s are also busy these days and dreams are no more of romance but how to give my passion more fire.
But did you miss your elder son, I did too nana and that’s why I couldn’t call you in the morning. I understand a little bit of your pain but amma will understand it better as she is now retired too. I wish that I could come but not to worry I am going to meet you very soon. I so want to be with you guys and tell you that I am not going to leave you since you guys are retired. Whatever I can do I will do for you and if that calls for killing my passion I will do. There is nothing bigger than you guys. So be strong and send lots of love to your elder son.
By the way dad I wanted to send you a gift on your retirement but again I will have to wait for sometime to do that. You see nana from 2012 my value has started from zero, it is my second life but I will make it work. I will come and bring a special gift for you, a laptop. I know you love Internet and I promise you today that I will gift you a laptop. I will work my ass off make you guys happy and give you the love that every child should give to his parents.
Okay nana I may cry now. I have done twice today and I am surprised that how can I cry. Anyway I just want to tell that you are the best thing to happen in my life and I love you lot. It’s not going to be easy for you but you are tough man and you will have more time to bore amma. And I will come soon and then we can have mom’s biryani and may be in the evening raise a toast for our bonding sitting before the TV. So dad till then love you lot and I am not sure if I am a good son but you have been awesome.