Skip to main content

Happy birthday Purvi!

Picture clicked this morning --Purvi turned 6 today.

On this day, 6 years ago,
You came into this world
At the break of dawn.

We named you Purvi
Which means “From the east”
Like the rising sun.

You were now outside of me
I could no longer feel
You kicking or turning within.

Yet, I feel every heartbeat
Every emotion, Every joy
Powerfully--like you are me.

You smile and my world lights up
I wait for you to come back from school
With outstretched arms.

You talk and laugh
You love and care
You are my heart that goes walking outside my body.

We love you Purvi

Happy birthday my darling.

With love

your mom

Comments

  1. Having a daughter is like having your heart walking outside your body. Daughters are so precious especially to Dad's. They are so tender, loving and caring that you really feel bad for someone who does not have a daughter. When I was small I used to wonder why my sister was my Dad's favourite. Now as a dad I know what having a daughter means. Not that I love my son any less, but daughters are so much more caring. Love ya with all my life Purvi....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Birthday Purvi! I hope you had a fabulous day. That's a beautiful poem, P.

    ReplyDelete
  3. How sweet!
    Happy Birthday Purvi and congratulations to you!
    I love the way that you named her after something related to her and her birth. Over here, rarely do we know the real meaning behind the names we give the children. Most of the times it's only because they sound good, or someone in the family was called that, or it reminds us of someone we like, etc. But no real meaning...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wishing Purvi the happiest of Birthdays :)

    A lovely poem. I am sure he will grow to treasure it more as he gets older.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautifullllllll poem!!
    I miss having a daughter...i wish i had one. not that my sons r less loving/loved. but a daughter is a daughter!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A charming poem to a charming daughter - she looks adorable in the pic! My best wishes to her. And I loved Satish's comment on the part about daughters - its so true!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah wish someone wrote so many nice things about me too [:)] chances are that no one would dare to write all this and stay in peace.

    Do pass on my belated wishes to Purvi. She is sure in very safe and caring hands of P and S.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Birthday to your little one.
    She is so beautiful!
    Make sure you save that poem for her. Very well done.

    ReplyDelete
  9. happy birthday puvi..nice poem by ur mum:D

    ReplyDelete
  10. a very happy birthday to the lovely doll!!hope u guys had a nice party at purvi's bday.. very nice poem :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy belated bday Purvi, hope you had a nice day.

    P, beautiful poem. I dont know what it means to have kids, but the emotions were heartfelt. Lovely :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Belated happy bday purvy.
    Nice poem also

    ReplyDelete
  13. Purvi says a big thank you to everyone who wished her!!

    Her mom says thank you too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. My sincere apologies!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You are so beautiful little lady..happiness I wish you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a living doll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful like her mother.

    ReplyDelete
  17. aw. Belated Happy Birthday. :) I guess we moms do think alike when it comes to birthdays and daughters :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. PURVI!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    PURVI!!!

    LATE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    PURVI!!!

    LOVE!!!

    PURVI!!!

    GAWPO!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Why you are making a mistake if you don't speak up about #MeToo

The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality,  it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the  metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you,  have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.

Several  powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.

When something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me, what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field of literature that were coming out as well.

Earlier, in press in…

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

5 easy and useful tips to help you achieve your goals.

Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.

Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'

Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:

Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.

This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.

I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five  things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)

1. Define the goals.

At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…