Saturday, May 21, 2011

A promise and a birthday

In my last post, I had said that I would write about what a true friendship really is.
The best example I can think of is two of my husband's closest friends--Arati and KP, whom he was friends with right from the time he was a carefree bachelor. They have known him for more number of years than I have.They live in Delhi. He has so many stories with them, which I wasn't even a part of. I met them for the first time, about six months after I got married. They are one of the nicest, sweetest and loveliest people you will ever come across. I was proud and happy that he has such wonderful friends.

Today, sixteen years later (that is the time Satish and I have been married) we are still the best of friends. Their daughter is almost 18. She is a chip of the old block and she adores my two children as much as they adore her. When we were visiting India, from the UK, we stayed with them. At that time, their daughter Geetika, made a promise to my daughter, that on her birthday, she will be there with her to celebrate it, no matter whichever part of the world we are in. She would certainly come. This was way back in August last year.

My daughter would time and again tell me "Mummy I am waiting for my birthday..Geetika didi said she will come." I would gently remind my daughter that people do say things like that in the heat of the moment, but they forget later and she will be busy with her exams and she may not be able to make it. I was just being realistic as I did not want my daughter to be disappointed later on. My daughter would nod sadly and did not know what to say.

Today is my daughter's 10th birthday and guess what--yes, Geetika has flown all the way from delhi, just to be with my daughter! I am so overwhelmed by this gesture of theirs. Arati and KP told their daughter that she has to honour a promise made to a friend. Geetika has just finished her 12th standard and is busy giving her entrance exams--yet she has taken the time out to be with us, on my daughter's birthday. All to fulfil a promise made to a friend.

This is true friendship. It has stood the test of time. It continues to grow and there is an unbreakable bond here.

I am blessed indeed to have such friends in my life.


Happy birthday, my darling Purvi!


21 comments:

  1. Awww....How sweet of her!!
    And a very Happy birthday to Purvi!!

    -Durga

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  2. Hope this beautiful little one has an absolutely FUN-filled year ahead! Such a sweet picture you have here. Do convey my wishes to Purvi! :) Love

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  3. First of all a very happy b'day to your little angel :)

    Thats a nice way to fulfill a promise and a gud example for ur little angel to tel about friendship....

    May this goes on for years :)

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  4. What a lovely gift!

    Love the smile on Purvi's face. Wishing purvi lots of love and happiness.

    ps.Are these the same friends who live in Gurgaon?

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  5. I love a grand gesture of friendship. They’re a keepsake and touchstone like few others. Happy Birthday Purvi.

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  6. Awwww.....what a lovely gesture!!!!

    I'm not going to ask whether Purvi had a good day...the picture speaks a thousand words;-)

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  7. Happy birthday Purvi!!!
    And touch wood for such a great friendship :)

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  8. Happy Birthday to Purvi! and glad to hear about sensible and sensitive teenagers!

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  9. Such friendship is indeed bliss!
    Many many happy returns of the day to Purvi!

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  10. Happy Birthday to Purvi and long live their friendship :)

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  11. First of all....Happy b'day to Purvi!! God bless her!!!
    I hope that for every candle on her b'day cake, she gets such wonderful and sweet surprises!!!

    Such friends are always a joy forever.....Wishing you such joys now and always!!!

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  12. awwwwwwwww.... how sweet!!!! loved d post! ;-) may the bond grow forever more... :)

    hpy bday purvi!!!

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  13. Belated Happy Birthday to Purvi! :) She is glowing in this snap! cheers to friendship and good times!

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  14. So glad such people are still there.....and I feel the same way kids do when people close to me don't keep their promises :(

    Happy blessed birthday to Purvi....love n hugz!

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  15. Wishing Purvi a very Happy Bday..it's my sisters bday too, so I remember the date very well. she must have had a gr8 day.Lots of love!

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  16. How sweet is that and Happy Birthday to Purvi!!

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  17. Awww.. such innocent and lovely friendships need to be cherished.

    And a very happy birthday to Purvi !! :)

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  18. Awww.. such innocent and lovely friendships need to be cherished.

    And a very happy birthday to Purvi !! :)

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  19. WISH YOU VERY very HAPPY BIRTHDAY purvi...with loads of HAPPY DAYS, Hungama moments, Johnsons Baby sponsored relations....Surf excel Moments with ur family (daag aache hai:P)...tc Loads of LUV...God bless u always wd best health, family & friends....

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  20. lovely friend And a very Happy birthday to Purvi!!

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