15 November, 2012

Thank you Misters


I just got back from a week-long visit to my best friend's place. It was six days of being together, holidaying together, making some road trips watching our three-year-olds play and have their own little squabbles and bond in the process. Over half a dozen years ago, the two of us had gone for an air show in Yelahanka in Bangalore -- one of the many times we hung out after college was long over -- and had a great day. I remember telling her that day that I wished we could, some day take our kids to an air show like that one. The idea was not exactly to watch another air show together but to have a lovely day like that, sometime in the future when we had our own families. Back then, neither of us had even tied the knot, let alone having kids. Fast forward to 2012 and here we are -- married, with kids, and our families just spent an entire week together after a few one-day meetings over the last 5 years. And it was simply heartwarming! Oh wait, I told you about us and about our kids; let me also tell you that the week was also about watching the hubbies get more comfortable with each other. I recall telling bestie several months ago that we had to get the men to sit down and have a drink together so that THEY'd bond and that would be a great thing as they’ll anyway have to keep meeting each other. They have no choice really. *Chuckles* I must say the two have been very gracious over the years. And I give them all credit for going out of their way letting the two of us girls remain great friends. While growing up, I had seen that when people got married, the Wife moved away leaving her family and friends behind. Add a few years to that and the people that the wife had girl-time with, would be the Husband’s friends’ wives. Making new friends is always a great thing. But what of her old friends? She only bumped into them at a social gathering, most of the time. The state of affairs saddened me. I’m so glad our story did not come to passe. I feel blessed that I have a BFF and we get to meet every now and then. And I’m thankful to the men in our lives for letting us be what we grew to be. Thank you guys, Thanks a whole ton!


Maroon Bells, CO
PS. Happy fifth wedding anniversary to my bestie and her better half. 
"Here’s wishing you guys many, many years of love and togetherness (and many more holidays with us).)"

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  1. Love that you got to spend time with your bestie!! And, yay for the new post!! ;))

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    1. Aww...:) It was a lot of fun. I feel very fortunate to have spent that much of time together. More than anything, I'm touched that the guys were so co-operative. :)That was what made me write this.

      I know... finally, here's a post. :D
      Thanks, Rosh.

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  2. wow..I could so relate to your post. Even I have my friends from school around and when we meet, the hubbies also gel well, so that makes it more fun :-))

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    1. Uma, I remember reading your post about the day you spent with your best friend. And I could relate to that. Lucky, ain't we? :)
      I haven't been very active around here for a while. I saw your Shiva trilogy reviews, been wanting to come and catch on all your posts.

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  3. My heartiest congratulations to your BFF. it is true what you say and SO happy that you and your BFF hubby are great ..

    it is always such a pleasure to spend time with friends you have known since longgggggggggggggggg


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    1. Thanks a ton, Bikram. I really am so glad things are the way they are. :)
      Have a great English weekend. ;)

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  4. Great to know that you have a chance to let your bond continue stronger....:) Nice!

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    1. :)
      Thanks Jaish. I hope you had a good Diwali.

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  5. Wow...This is a wonderful tribute to the revival of old friendship. I am sure, it must have been a great re-union, Divya! My heartiest greetings to your friend n her hubby on their 25th!:))
    May your friendship continue to grow stronger, deeper...

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    1. Actually 5th, Panchali di. ;) Thank you. I'll pass on the wishes.
      Reunions happen once a year at least.;) I'm so thankful to the boys for allowing that. I'm thankful that they see that this means a lot to us.
      Thank you so much for the well-wishes. Hugs!

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    2. Ooops...sure, that was a typo there :(((

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    3. haha! that happens, it's ok. :)

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  6. Its always fun to spend time with our old friends..Nice post Thanks for sharing your experience :)

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    1. It always is Valli. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment. Btw, I love your poems. The one on paper boats is one of my favourites. :)

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  7. Friends you grew up with will never judge you and will let you be the person you always were :-)

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  8. This is so nice...best friends always stay that way no matter how many years separate them but to also get husbands and kids to interact and spend time together is wonderful.

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    1. That's why they're 'best friends,' right? :)
      I swear, that's something to be really thankful for.

      Thank you Vandana. :)

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  9. that means you studied in MVIT or SVCE or Nagarjuna or SJCIT?? very near to yelahanka air force station... Even we friends used to bunk and go for those shows but never had any dreams of visiting there again with kids!!!

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  10. that means you studied in MVIT or SVCE or SJCIT or Nagarjuna?? as these colleges are very near to Yelahanka air force station... Even we friends used to go there but never had dreams of going there again with kids!!!

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    1. Actually none of those places, Technophilo. We were working in Bangalore, then. :)
      Now, that's a great place to go to when you bunk classes. Have you gotten to attend the grand AERO INDIA shows too?

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    2. yes... Even am going for AERO INDIA 2013 scheduled from 6th of February 2013.... I love metal birds flying...

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  11. Aww..lovely post. You're fortunate to have such a friend. :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I am, Phatichar. :)
      Welcome here.

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  12. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

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  13. A sweet ode to the friendship, Divya:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Mr. Bhatia. I hope you are doing well. :)

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  14. That fast forward works real fast in reality.
    So better make the best of it with the kids, before they grow up and fly off :-)

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  15. That is such a sweet post. It is indeed out of the world to be spend time with your best friend from college. It feels so nostalgic and beautiful and you reminisce and recount all the wonderful times you have had and the lovely things you did and so on. And it is even more special when that friendship turns into a friendship between families. It is a beautiful thing. Wishing you guys many more such wonderful times ahead.:)

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    1. The reminiscing actually happens every week. :)It's so great to have the families together for a whole week and having the kids turn into friends. It's a beautiful, beautiful feeling.
      Thank you so much, Raj. How have you been?

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  16. Hi D! Hope you are not going to stay away from this space for a long time!! Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a special post today and hope you will visit: http://www.bigaandlittlea.com/2012/12/top-commentors.html

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    1. I've got a couple of things in the drafts ;) Lately I've been writing very little here. I guess the other blog has been getting all the attention. Shall regular here, soon.
      I'm off to your blog. :)

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  17. I love this picture!


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    1. Thank you Cece. That's a gorgeous place in Colorado. :)

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  18. Finding the right "good friend" where everything clicks is not easy and must be cherished.
    And there can be some good friends that need to be only your good friend, and not necessarily shared with spouse/kids - that happens usually when kids grow up .. that is personal experience!

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    1. True, Doc. And not everybody finds the perfect good friend. :) Cherishing it, I am. :)
      I agree, you don't have to share your friend with your spouse, but it is a lovely feeling when we get to keep our friends and have the friends and the spouses get along. And it is a blessing when the spouses go the extra mile to make catching up and even travelling together happen. :)

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  19. I loved the way you have written..! thanks for sharing.. Gud wishes!

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  20. This is so true we make friends after marriage bcas its really dificult to keep in touch with the old one's...blessed are you both!

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    1. :)I think if we really want to keep in touch with friends we can. Moreover the world is only shrinking. I'm thankful for the fact that the spouses co-operate add to the loveliness of friendship.
      Thank you for coming by, Lipsy.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this , very inspiring make me miss my bff :) i love to see coloradi someday i read so many good reviews about rocky mountain

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    1. You'll love Colorado and the Rockies, Leah. I hope you get to go see the state soon. I'll come by and read about your trip. :)

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  22. Awh, 5 years is an exciting milemark for a married couple, cute picture too!

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    1. It is. Every anniversary is a big thing. And the bigger milestones are just bigger than the others :D
      Thanks Ben.
      Welcome here.
      That place is Maroon Bells near Aspen Colorado. I'll be putting up a post on the place on my travel blog, soon. :)

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  23. Congrates to the couple and their friend too ..

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  24. That is great. I have gone for the air show too when I was in Bangalore. Amazing!

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  25. Heyy.. Nice post....

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    Love..
    xx

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