I am a little sad today. Its my first diwali after marriage and I am in the states – miles away from my family and the telephone seems to be no consolation.:thumbsdown I don’t know the reason but when I was away from my parents before marriage - it never felt so painful… and now I just want to rush home to my mom, cling to her like a 2 year old would have and just watch her do all the ceremonies for today. :kiss The more I am drawn to my own parents after marriage, the more I feel pulled apart from my MIL and FIL. The difference between mere ‘spoken love’ and ‘heartfelt love’ maybe! :-( Probably I am just home sick and missing everyone back home. Happy diwali everybody! Love Charu..