Thursday, May 29, 2008

When we first decided to extend our ‘family’

Abbas and I were never certain what would be the right time for it. When our sis-in-law moved to Bangalore with the sweet li’l kids, a sense of emptiness filled our house. We had slowly learned to live with it. Yet the absence of babies in our house made us crave for one. Quite often either of us would ask the other, “Should we have a baby now?” Thinking of the financial aspects attached to it, we would back out and say ‘NOT NOW’.

In September 2007, when I suddenly asked him again one day, “Should we … now?” He said “Are you serious?” With my nod, he got so very excited. His sense of eagerness and thrill caught up to me too and that was it…

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