Some called her Gusp, Some called her Preethy, but we in the gang, called her ‘Blue’. Simply coz she came to college in blue, most of the days!!! Fun College Vetti days. 😀 The days when you kinda had nothing to do and as the common trait for women goes, we talked for hours on end, on the phone!!! Madhuri, (my closest pal in college) n’ I have had some very long hours of talks. But I remember some days she wouldn’t be available at home n so desperate to have a chat, I would call Blue, around 8:00 pm-ish. The phone would ring n’ ring…. No one would answer the call. And then I would try again after half-an-hour and mostly Preethy picked up the call. And I would shoot the question…. Where were you gone???? N she would piously say, “We were in family prayer, da”.
This was neither a weekend thing, nor a special occasion thing for their family….. This was their daily routine. As the old adage goes, “A family that prays together, stays together”, I can testify to you with confidence that theirs is a closely knit family. In an age where family values have lost its importance and mindsets have changed, much to the destruction of the God-ordained set up called the family, this family stands as a testimony to the fact that : “When we honor God and give Him the place He rightfully deserves, He honors us”.
Preethy, the eldest of her three siblings is a fantastic stage singer and her siblings are just as good or perhaps even better. All four of them are doing extremely well in their lives and their honor I believe has come from God above and the four siblings would surely agree with me on that. All thanks to the head of the home and Mom, the silent supporter, who made it a point to bring their family to the master’s feet!!!
Don’t worry if your beginnings are humble…. In partnership with God, it will have a glorious end.
“And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.” Job 8:7
From left: Preethy, Priyanka, Pradip and Prashanth. Sorry Gusp, flicked this pic from FB…. couldn’t get a pic with dad n Mom… but love n regards to u n’ your family!!!
Pray together n’ Have a fantabulous month ahead!!!