Ode to our grandmothers

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Ode to our grandmothers

  1. 1. ODE to Our grandmothers<br />Mother’s Day, 2010<br />With Love and Appreciation <br />To the Dadima and Nanima of Anand and UmedMaru<br />
  2. 2. There is a common truth across cultures<br />
  3. 3. That who we are, where we go, and what we will become<br />
  4. 4. Rests on the strength of where we once were.<br />
  5. 5. And so it is that grandmothers rule the world.<br />
  6. 6. Your sense of adventure <br />
  7. 7. Of beauty<br />
  8. 8. Of play<br />
  9. 9. Of athleticism<br />
  10. 10. Of compassion<br />
  11. 11. Of science<br />
  12. 12. Of love<br />
  13. 13. Of style…<br />
  14. 14. creates new worlds,<br />
  15. 15. shapes our minds,<br />
  16. 16. teaches us how to be,<br />
  17. 17. who to be and where we belong.<br />
  18. 18. Your successes become our future.<br />
  19. 19. You are our mothers<br />
  20. 20. and sisters<br />
  21. 21. and wives.<br />
  22. 22. Where you run, we follow.<br />
  23. 23. You bring with you the wisdom of those before you<br />
  24. 24. and the promise of those to come.<br />
  25. 25. Wherever we amble, <br />
  26. 26. we carry your image,<br />
  27. 27. your teachings,<br />
  28. 28. your admonitions,<br />
  29. 29. your aspirations.<br />
  30. 30. Wherever we roam,<br />
  31. 31. we carry you in our hearts, always.<br />

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