Saturday, April 28, 2007

Seva for Parents

bibi ji lying on her bed.
phua ji sitting down on her bed opposite to bibi ji's

I was reflecting on myself how I haven't done any seva for my parents as I should have. While thinking of that, I just thought about someone who served her parent for all her life. I would like to dedicate this post to my bibi ji (who passed away in 2004) and my phua ji. They live with my uncle who is lives a road parallel to ours. The above pictures were taken a three or four weeks before my bibi ji passed away.

Since childhood, my phua ji has not been able to talk properly. Over the years I have learnt how to understand her when she speaks. As she is disabled, she didn't get married and stayed with my bibi ji all her life. Where ever she went, my phua ji would go with her. I would see them together all the time. Over the years as my bibi ji started to show signs of old age, my phua ji started to do everything for her. She bathed bibi ji when she was not able to, made her food, got her water in the early hours of the morning, acted upon her every request. However much I try to put this into words, won't do justice to the amount she did seva for bibi ji.

I am so inspired by my phua ji on how to really look after one's parent. Someone really spiritual once told me that one of the greatest things someone can do is to fully look after their parents. I just hope that I can do the same with my mom.

2 comments:

SANDEEP said...

That is soo true poli masi is the best shes a "G"

Anonymous said...

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