Thursday, July 26, 2007

Travel is Not Always Fun

My Little AngelWhile I am in the US, my daughter fell ill and had to be hospitalized in Pune; today she was doing better and I feel a little relieved. As I complete my meetings in the USA, I am counting down the days before I can be back with my family again.

During the early days when travel took so much longer, how difficult must it have been to leave your loved ones behind, not knowing if they were doing alright for months at a stretch? The most difficult part of travelling on business now is having to answer my four year old angel's questions of why I go away without her so many times.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Best wishes for your daughter, I hope she gets well soon.

Chris

Sank said...

I hope she's in full recovery, great photo BTW. As I'm contemplating a career change, it looks like no matter what I do I'm in for much more travel than I currently do. This is exactly what I'm worried about.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Hope she gets well soon

Yuri said...

:(

Jitesh said...

Hope your daughter gets well soon, Shantanu

Anonymous said...

Hope shez back home by now.I really wish that she recovers as quickly as possible. Please do convey my affection to her.

regds
Romi

Shantanu said...

Thank you, everybody! She is much better now.

Sig said...

Hey Shantanu, Hope your daughter is feeling better now...that sucks especially when you are travelling :(

Shantanu said...

@sig: Thanks for asking! Yes she is recovered now. Sure does suck.

BeeLee said...

Glad that your daughter is fully recovered now :) I recently went for a 2-day training trip in Singapore, when my husband told me that my son kept looking for me and cried very sadly before falling asleep, that really hurt ...

Shantanu said...

@beelee: I know how that feels!

Sonadora said...

Glad to hear she is doing much better, poor baby. Sorry I missed this to post best wishes to you, traveling on my end too!

Shantanu said...

@sonadora: Thank you for writing in!

Prasoon (Unfolded) said...

Hey Shantanu,

The post really touched my heart. It was a treat to see, how so few words leave such a big impact. :)

Now, I feel very lucky that I have chosen a way in life that will give me all, that a normal person want e.g being with family, Lifestyle and financial security.

Anyway, Hats off!!! a great post!!!