Thank God for grandparents, our heavenly treasures on earth. Just thinking about grandparent’s day turns on the water works.
I remember the moment I knew I was pregnant I rushed home to tell my parents the best news we have ever gotten. My parents instantly gleamed with joy. Then came the special treatment. I felt like a princess, spoiling me to the max, massages for hours, every day if not my dad then my mum would buy something special that they thought baby would like to eat, personal chauffeur 24/7, Stacks of love and loads of attention.
On my husband’s side Kiara is the first Mahadeo grandchild. Her granddad (Aaja) and grandma (Aajie) always spoilt her with goodies on her visits to Durban North and for the first year we had play time almost every week but as soon as I started getting back to work life took over and the visits shortened but the memories will last a lifetime. Kiara cannot look at cheese curls chips without mentioning her granddad. Definitely treasured moments.
My daughter has a soul connection with my dad (her Nana). She runs to him first which always makes me a little jealous, his voice soothes her and his playful way always puts a smile on her face not to mention she can sense when he is near. I am not surprised as the first voice she heard was his. Ok I am going to divert a bit. The day Kiara was born my husband was out of the country and my entire family went to Johannesburg to support my sister in the National Olympic Games for figure skating and I was left all alone So when it came down to giving birth I called my dad which was not one of my thought out moments. As awkward as it may sound at the time I don’t think I cared or even noticed and he did the best job.
Nivesh’s mum always bought Kiara all kinds of books and to this day Kiara will read them paying special attention to the hand written notes by her grandma. Kiara’s grandma (Agie) stays in the south coast and we on the north so when she visits it is always extra special fun and we appreciate the time we get to spend with her.
My daughter has an exceptional bond with my mum (her Nanie). A bond that I believe blossomed on my mother’s 50th birthday as her wish was for me to make her a grandma. A year later on my mother’s birthday my daughter, Kiara was born. My mother got two presents that year, one being Kiara’s birth and the second was my sister winning the Nationals and was on her way to the Olympic Games in Korea which might I add came out second in the world. We are so proud of my sister, Nishanie that I forgave them for leaving me alone for only the last two days of my pregnancy.
I feel truly blessed that my mum and daughter share a birthday, especially with Nivesh travelling, Kiara never misses out on anything. The first year of being grandparents they went out of their way to be there with Kiara every step of the way.
The sacrifices they make daily just to see her even for a moment is a blessing.
My dad visited Kiara 3 times a day and my mum would look after both of us emotionally, physically and mentally morning to night. Now Kiara is two and they still do it.
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