The 25 year cycles of life

August 2021 is very special for me personally. 25 years ago in August 1996, I started private practice as a Physician in Borivali, the north west suburb of Mumbai, India’s commercial capital.

Now, 25 years later, my oldest daughter, Grace, at the age of 22, has embarked on her own journey as a working adult. She has joined as a Consultant to a firm in Delhi from the 1st of August, 2021, after majoring in Political Science.

Political Science transforms Nations: Photo by Markus Spiske on

This is also the month when my son Mark passed the 12th standard final state board exams. Due to the COVID pandemic, he did not have to give the final boards, and that is a different story altogether!

I can think of starting my journey towards retirement, I jokingly mentioned to my family. It is also time to hang up my parenting boots, I feel, and enjoy the benefits of having homeschooled three kids during the last two decades.

Graduated! Photo by Emily Ranquist on

A quarter of a century now truly seems like something that I can get a grasp of, a moment in time that encompasses almost half of my life as of now.

Photo by Pixabay on

We have also added two kittens to our family in July 2021.

Sage and Carlos

Looking back, I am amazed at the way my life has unfolded and remain eternally grateful to God and the wonderful people who have blessed me in so many different ways in these years.

A quarter of a century later!

I have learnt so much, and grown so much, in these years.

The journey of life is best enjoyed with people, in loving relationships, where we can encourage one another to be a better version of who we were yesterday. And I can say that for me personally this has been absolutely true.

Published by Dr. S. P. Mathew

A Mumbai-based practising Physician, passionate about God's wonderful creation, fitness, and integral health, writer, activist and family man. Saved by God's Grace alone :-) to be his Ambassador.

2 thoughts on “The 25 year cycles of life

  1. Dear Sir,

    Praise the Lord!

    I have been contemplating to home school my son 4 year old son for quite a while. I started looking into it after I came across this format education while watching an interview of one of my favorite Bible expositor and a missionary on You tube.

    Would appreciate your input on the curriculum to follow while keeping it Christ-centered along with some of your time tested tips on teaching and home school schedule for the child to encourage overall growth?

    Awaiting your response,

    Inderjit Dhillon

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