Missing Liza

Xavier Bage By Xavier Bage, 20th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/21olep7n/
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Liza was the eldest daughter in my foster family. She was a twenty -year- old mature and confident girl who took good care of the family and younger children. Her marriage and departure has formed a vacuum in the family which is difficult to be filled.

She was unique

My foster daughter Liza got married two weeks ago. Since then my house is in chaos. The kitchen looks dirty. The yard is covered with fallen leaves from the mango and jack fruit trees. Five chickens have died since she went to her husband’s house about 250 km away. The younger children cannot get ready for their school in time. And I cannot leave them at home whenever I wish. They may hurt themselves or may begin to fight for silly things. With Liza around I did not have to worry about them.
I became the foster father of this family when Liza was eleven years old. She was taken in when parents died. She came from a village of Santhal (aborigine) tribe. She went to a local school. After reaching standard VIII she dropped out. She was admitted in a vocational training school. She learnt tailoring and dress designing. But what made me proud was that she grew up to be a mature and confident girl. She patiently acquired the skills necessary for being a good housewife. She cooked the food every day. She looked after the many chickens kept for eggs. She took care of the family and children extremely well. She also taught them their lessons in the evenings. She was an admirable pillar of patience.
She had an exceptional sense of aesthetics. Every time a guest visited our organization or there were celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries, it was Liza who prepared beautiful bouquets of flowers and leaves. She was a good actor, eloquent speaker and proficient storyteller. She enthralled the Archbishop of Calcutta, guest priests and spectators in the parish church jubilee celebration with her acting abilities.
I do not know how the vacuum left after her departure will be filled. Still, I am happy to be one of the persons who helped build up Liza. May God bless her and give her a happy married life.

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Archbishop, Christian Marriage, Foster Care, Foster Family, Foster Parents, Jubilee, Santhals

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author avatar Xavier Bage
social worker, physician, teacher - would like to write on social life, health, homeopathy, family, children, spirituality- like to write short essays, short stories, poems

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Apr 2013 (#)

Yes, Liza will be an asset anywhere. Her husband is blessed. Everyone has to fly the coop when the time comes. As they say, time and tide waits for no man - siva

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author avatar Xavier Bage
20th Apr 2013 (#)

I agree with you siva. Thanks for dropping in.

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author avatar Mariah
20th Apr 2013 (#)

You have done well by Lisa and she, is a better person because you supported her.
Hope the newly weds Will have a long and happy life together

Mariah

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author avatar Xavier Bage
22nd Apr 2013 (#)

Thank you, Mariah.

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author avatar Retired
20th Apr 2013 (#)

liza sangat menarik saya jadi ingin bertemu dengan dia

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author avatar Xavier Bage
22nd Apr 2013 (#)

I didn't understand a word of it, Deden. But I know you are a friend and you have sent good wishes to Liza.

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author avatar Manpoa
21st Apr 2013 (#)

As you miss Liza,you should equally wish her the best in her matrimonial endeavors. You will get used to her absence.

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author avatar Xavier Bage
22nd Apr 2013 (#)

Thank you, Denism. Nice meeting you.

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