Welcome, Indhu! Dear Indhusri and Sridhar, Indhu, welcome to the wonderful site. We have all seen you in the snaps, but are interacting with you only now. Well, better late than never. AND kudos to you, for being a pillar of strength for your husband, and thus making it possible to get good stories and articles for us. I welcome you again. Sridhar, I have read this poem before also. It is sure a strong one. I am so happy that Chithra told you about it . And the translation is also superb. The poem may be by AR, but it is no mean feat to bring about the same feelings and emotions in the translation. It is easier to write a original one, rather translate another one's work. The translator has more responsibility and his task is more tough. So, hats off to you for successfully bringing out the essence in English also. Like all our members said, praising one's wife truthfully and giving credit for her sacrifices is a truly noble thing to do. very few men do that. It is no wonder that you have done that, you are a rare specimen, we all know that. I pray to God to fulfil your wishes and to shower his blessings on all of you always. Please ask your mother to break a coconut or a big ash gourd for removing drishti for you and Indu. And I know how much it counts for the wife to be respected this way. Even a diamond set would not have brought such happiness and contentment to Indhu's heart, I am sure. May our Madam Meenakshi bless you both.