Idyammal Bellie Gowder
|Born||September 05, 1912|
Hubbathalai, The Nilgiris
|Died||July 13, 2011 (aged 99)|
|Parents||Rao Bahadue HJ Bellie Gowder and Nanji Hethe|
|Sister of||Rao Bahadur HB Ari Gowder|
|Spouse||B.K.Bellie Gowder [Bearhatti]|
They are not always smooth and white
They were so busy making dull
And lusterless things clean and bright.
A hurt child crying in the night
They moved as quick as fluttering birds
Among the cups and spoons at tea
And did them all so graciously
There is no way to sum them up
The countless things she did for us.
Your gentle guidance has immeasurably influenced all that I have done,
all that I do,
and all that I will ever do.
Your sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on all that I have been,
all that I am,
and all that I will ever be.
Thus, you are a part of all that I accomplish
and all that I become.
And so it is that when I help my neighbor,
your helping hand is there also.
When I ease the pain of a friend,
they owe a debt to you.
When I show a child a better way,
either by word or by example,
you are the teacher once removed.
Because everything I do reflects values learned from you,
any wrong that I right,
any heart I may brighten,
any gift that I share,
or burden I may lighten,
is in its own small way a tribute to you.
Because you gave me life,
and more importantly,
lessons in how to live,
you are the wellspring from which flows all good I may achieve in my time on earth.
For all that you are and for all that I am,
THANK YOU , MOM.
[David L Weatherford]