Familiar Stranger

Have you ever met someone and felt like you had known them all your life? Like the two of you just connect and everything fit perfectly in place? You didn’t realize what level you connected on or what to think of it all while they were around.

And the funny thing is, before that day you didn’t even know they existed and now all of a sudden you know this person, you connected with them on some weird spiritual, intellectual or emotional level and then they’re suddenly gone from your life again without even as much as a goodbye.

You’re stuck wondering if they felt the same or were hit with that same connection. But you can’t ask them because you don’t know in which corner of the world they suddenly moved to and where they’re going on with their life. They’ve disappeared just as easily as they appeared into your world. You can’t ask anyone about them or search them up because there are some people out there that aren’t keen on wanting to be found or exploiting themselves all over social media like the rest of us.

I recently met a familiar stranger and now that person has disappeared and I’m left wondering if I lost someone that was supposed to be a part of my life and world, I think I lost a friend before they became one.

I have no way of contacting them except once I told them about my blog and I’m hoping my familiar stranger bothered to look it up and will read this post eventually and know I’m writing about them and get back in touch with me. ~ Tamana

First Day Of Grade 1

My little darling, Nid, you continue to amaze me every day with how smart and loving you are becoming.

As you begin a new chapter in your life, I want to wish you wisdom and strength. I want to wish you laughter and friendship. I want to wish you happiness and compromise. But most importantly, my darling, I want to wish you love.

Senior Kindergarten was a tough year for you on so many levels. You experienced bullying; some done to you and some done by you. You experienced uncertainty when learning a foreign language. You experienced separation anxiety when you were first put on the school bus. You experienced, independence when asked to bring home your uniforms and containers daily. You experienced growth when given homework every Friday.

My love, you rose above all your obstacles and shined brighter than the North Star. You proved my uncertainties wrong and excelled in everything you took on.

This year, as you enter grade 1, I want to wish you this one prayer:

Dear Lord:

Thank you for the gift of my child.

Please watch over her as she goes back to school and protect her from negative influences.

Help her to be a light to others and help her show love, care, and respect to her friends and teachers.

Please protect her from bullies but if she faces one, give her courage to stand up for herself and others.

Help her to remember that when she is scared, You are with her. As much as I love my child, You love her even more and I know You will be watching over her. Amen. 🙏🏼

I love you, little lady and hope you have an amazing grade 1. Xoxo


A Beautiful Celebration Of Love

“and once in a while, in ordinary life, loves throws you a fairytale…”

My best friend is married to a beautiful girl and I have a new best friend and sister to welcome into my family.

It has been an extravagant weekend, completely full of drama, tears, overjoyed love, happiness and gratitude. What started as a joining of two hearts has become a joining of two families and welcoming of tons of new friends.

From the start of the celebration to the end, I have been blessed to meet so many amazing people, especially my personal new squad (you know who you are; Triple S). You guys were my support system during the haldi ceremony and totally took the lead on decorating the groom’s car. You three are my rockstars! I love you guys for that! You have become a part of our family and we are so thankful for the three of you.

As for everyone else that was involved in making this day special for my brother and sister-in-law, I say thank you for all your efforts, love and compassion. These two are blessed to have such amazing family and friends by their sides.

For my two newlyweds, I wish you endless love and happiness. I wish you a beautiful happily ever after and pray your love prospers in every way. Always remember I’ve got your backs and will do anything and everything for the two of you. Both of you hold one of the highest and most important places in my heart.

May each new day find your hearts a little closer, your lives a little fuller and your love a little deeper!

Love you two dearly!

Congratulations again, Mr. & Mrs. Vig!