It really is true; the good die young. My dearest friend of 30 years is gone. Words are inadequate to express the sadness I feel. She was my companion all through five years of college. Together, we did many things for the first time. She was a beautiful person. I can hardly believe I am using the past tense when talking of her.
All I want to do is talk about her. Or, listen to others talk about her. She is an inspiration to all who knew her. I was fortunate to have her in my life. The other day we met for lunch and talked about our children; they are both almost 20. We were so proud of the good job we had done. At the time I had little idea how much of a good Mom she truly was.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Moms – you are the best!
Find my friend, Pratibha, mentioned here: A Delhi Summer, Appams with avial, Palak-Panir, and moongre ki sabzi. She was an irregular reader of this blog but did leave a comment once. Prati, you are missed so much. Family birthdays and special occasions will never be the same.