Thank you ALL.

Well, I have decided that I will not go to India this year. Thank you all, each one of you who commented about my post. I was very anxious to go, but the trepidation of travel and my health kind of did me in. My family is happy with my decision.

will write a longer post soon. Good night.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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19 Responses to Thank you ALL.

  1. slmret says:

    I know this was a difficult decision for you — but I think you’ve made the right decision, particularly after your last experience! I’m sure your family and close friends are happy with this decision, and will be supportive of you during the time you would hve been traveling! Love and hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet dear friend. It WAS a difficult decision. Yes, after the last experience, I am treading lightly about travel overseas. Saadi wanted me to go, but she is a perennially positive person. I think more than M and friends in CA, and other relatives, I am relieved with my decision, and feel that a burden has lifted off my mind.
      love and hugs to you.

      • slmret says:

        I am so glad to hear that you are the most relieved about your decision not to go! You truly made the decision for yourself, and those are the best decisions in the end. A decision to go at a later time (or not) will come without the pressure of family, and will also be a stronger decision at that time. Much love and hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      True. Thank you for this response Janet. Will chat soon.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Ah. I’m certain the decision was the right one. The pull of “home” is strong but you are a sensible person to heed the inner voice. Perhaps someone can live stream the wedding on facetime or skype??

    • Zakiah says:

      That’s just it Val. The pull of home. It is so strong that it weakens my senses. Especially at the time of various milestones like weddings, and the mango harvest(?!), and the birth of grand-nephews etc.
      What a great idea about live streaming the event. The wedding ceremonies last for about a week. I will see what I can do.

  3. mrswrangler says:

    I am sorry you won’t go but at least here you have good healthcare if something goes wrong

    • Zakiah says:

      Sure, that’s what was one of the concerns for me. I would have taken travel insurance, but like Nick in the previous post said, I might have a rough time getting travel insurance.

      • mrswrangler says:

        Yes and if something happened over there it could be scary. My biggest fear is in our travels in the semi one of us needing attention and it’s not covered by insurance since we are out of state

  4. It’s a tough decision. Sometimes it’s better not to take any risks.

    • Zakiah says:

      I am happy and relieved Matt. I made the decision all by myself and not because of M or children. I might go home in December or January or February, when my nephew and family are free of stress and can spend one on one time with me, and at time, I won’t feel bad if I get sick there. At least I won’t be disturbing their activities and celebrations because of my funeral arrangements! Pffffttt!

  5. jstnotherday says:

    This must have been such a hard decision for you. โค

  6. I know it was difficult but I also know you are feeling relieved to have made the decision..the right one for you and your family. Love and hugs, my friend.

  7. ‘Tis a tough decision indeed. Always best to follow your gut/instincts and do what you feel is best for you!
    You know better than any of us how scary it can be to get ill while traveling and away from home. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Hopefully all will continue to go well with your health and you can make a trip there in the next year or so. That would be wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can you be part of part of the wedding through Skype or something like that?
    BTW: I’ve been meaning to ask. How is Dave doing? I continue to pray for him
    (((HUGS)))

  8. .I understand you have hesitated, zakiah . your nephew’s daughter having such admiration for you. But you are right to follow the advice of the heart specialist . ” Prudence is mother of safety” .
    Love โค
    Michel

  9. Just checking in to see how you are doing.
    How are you doing?
    Happy Whee-kend!
    HUGS, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. r_hsw says:

    health should come first. take good care of yourself, zakiah.

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