And sometimes words just aren't enough!
It is a game we sometimes play when we are feeling extra affectionate towards each other and when too much love is flowing. :-)
She curls up into the cranny of my arm and brushes her cheeks against mine. I revel in the baby soft skin and inhale the sweet baby scent of her hair and pull her a bit closer, savouring this moment, committing every detail of it it to memory. I want it to last forever.
" I am so lucky. Why did you choose me as your mother?" I ask .
She thinks for a fraction of a second and then without missing a beat she answers, trailing my cheek with her tiny little fingers.
"When God was sending me to Earth, he pointed out a lot of mummies. I looked around and you were the prettiest and the kindest and the sweetest. So I chose you! Simple!" she exclaims and breaks into a grin, like she has just made the most profound statement on earth.
I smile too.
She turned nine today, my baby. It seems just the other day that she was born (at 5.45.A.M, the sun was just rising) and I had cried in joy, not believing that I could be so lucky to have a daughter.
"Don't cry, you can try for a boy next year," the Nurse at the hospital had said, presuming I had a son fixation which a lot of people in India do.
In my hormone crazed pregnancy madness I could have hit her.
"I already have a son. I had been longing for a daughter. I cannot believe I am so lucky. These are tears of joy." I had said haltingly, mumbling one third in anger, one third in excitement and the rest in the sheer exhilaration of the moment.
I stayed up till 1.00.A.M last night making this portrait of her. She adored it. She has been asking me to make a picture of her for a very long time, but I had kept putting it off, being absorbed in completing my 2nd book and a million other things that go into it apart from my art, the children's studies and a lot more.(It has been hectic the last few days)
I am so glad I did. The million watt smile she gave when she saw the picture was totally worth it.
Happy Birthday my darling daughter. You are loved a LOT.
1.Happy birthday Manish Rahul He is one of my oldest friends who went to school with me.!
2. Happy Birthday Mamta Sharma who is now a good friend.
Somehow just the virtue of sharing a birthday with my daughter instantly endears them to me! :)
Happy birthday to dear Purvi from Tanya and Riona also and congratulations to her parents!ReplyDelete
It's such a lovely portrait!:) and Thank you preeti for the lovely wishes! :DReplyDelete
Wishing Purvi a very Happy Birthday wid loads of blessings!!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely portrait and such a lovely way of wishing Purvi on her birthday:)ReplyDelete
Wishing her a lovely lovely day!
Happy Birthday to baby Purvi.. :) and you are one heck of a mommy..U write,U can cook and boii! yo can sketch too.. :D :dReplyDelete
Too good! :)
Happy Birthday Purvi!!ReplyDelete
Happy Happy Happy Birthday to your lovely princess! Lovely potrait of her, preeti. She looks like "mini-you"! :-)ReplyDelete
Hope she has a fabulous day and a wonderful year ahead!
She must have jumped with joy at the thoughtful presents you got her!
Happy Birthday to dear Purvi! Have an awesome year ahead!ReplyDelete
@Preeti - Portrait is extremely pretty. Not as pretty as your daughter though. Any chance you'll disagree? :D
Happy B'day lil Purvi, Happy B'day to you :)ReplyDelete
happy bday purviReplyDelete
Happy birthday to young Purvi!ReplyDelete
Wishing dear Purvi A Very Very Happy Birthday!!!!ReplyDelete
May God Bless her always with Lots and Lots of Joy, Happiness, Health, Wealth, Peace and Prosperity....
May All Her Dreams come true and May Her Achieve Success in everything that she does...
Wishing Purvi a very happy birthday :)ReplyDelete
A very happy birthday to Mamta and Manish too :)
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Thanks a lot for your thoughtful wishes, Pritj...I too feel a connection with Purvi, though I met her when she was a very little girl. Now, I have a little girl and revel along with my wife in the happiness that she brings to both of us.ReplyDelete
In my mind I can enact the same dialogue with my daughter with her talking to me[ I am attempting to escape my wife's kicks as I write this :)]
Do convey our best wishes to Purvi!!
Here's wishing Purvi a happie happie birthday! How did she like all her surprise gifts :)?ReplyDelete
Lovely potrait--happy bday to Purvi...it's my sisters birtday 2..so the day is xtra spl :)ReplyDelete
aww so pwetty!! :)ReplyDelete
happy ninth, purvi! and wish you many more to come (many more such wonderful presents too!)
Happy Birthday Purvi..:)ReplyDelete
The potrait is awesome.. :)
awww - thts soo cute!! heartiesh bday wishes to the lil one :) god bles`ReplyDelete
wow, she looks so cute. the photos you have posted earlier did not give such a close view. wish purvi darling a very happy birthday.ReplyDelete
my baby also saw her photo just now and when i told him- he asked, will she bring cakes to my school today :-)
and then said
Purvi akka ku happy to you
Happy Happy Birthday Purvi. God bless xxReplyDelete
Its so well drawn...you are truly talentedReplyDelete
Btw when is your next magnum opus coming out
happy ninth Purvi!!! You are a pretty girl and your mummy must be super proud of you :DReplyDelete
I have two girls and my eldest just turned TEN!
so maybe one day we can meet and the two of you can become friends like your mummy and I are. xoxo
Many happy returns! And to you Preeti...congrats on having that beautiful girl! ;D
Gillian: xoxoxoxo !! :) Much much appreciate your wishes. we MUST meet! :) U planning a vacation in Good old England?ReplyDelete
Pesto: thanks very much! Would take a couple of months. Will announce exact dates HERE
Chitra:Thanks a lot! :)
Sandhya: So sweet your little fellow is!! Do say a big thanks from Purvi-akka.
Sulo:Thanks a lot!
Happy Birthday, Purvi!!! Hope you'd a great one! :)ReplyDelete
You know, I think your mom is truly lucky to have you. It's only because of you and Atul that she is such a great mom! :p
Preeti, the sketch is soo beautiful. I was looking closely at her pic, she has slight dimple on her left cheek :)
Sushobhan:Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Sucheta: Thank you so much!
Horizon: thank u seema! Happy b'day to your sister too :)
Shachi: Thank u :) Yes--she Loved them
Manish: yes I can fully relate to your sentiments. hope you ha a great day too.
Ajay: Thanks a lot lot lot :)ReplyDelete
Ruj: Thanks so much for the very kind words and blessings.
Ron: Thank you for wishing my daughter :)
Jyotiajay: Thank you!
Dhanya: Thank you!
Varun: thank you so much :) How can I disagree?! :)
Gayu: she loved them all! I did not know the resemblance between me and her was so striking!ReplyDelete
Sundari: Thanks so much :)
Nikhil: Thank you :) Boii=? Boil? :)
wordzndreams: thanks a lot :)
Chandni: Thank you so much!
Mamta: My pleasure! Thanks!!
Vinoo: Thanks a lot, my friend!
Sparkling: Will look closely when she comes back from the park. I don't think she has. I think it looks like that in the photo. :) Thanks for compliments! :)ReplyDelete
what i love the most in ur blog is "mamma moments"!ReplyDelete
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hey thats a great sketch :).... belated B'day wishes to your daughter Purvi :)ReplyDelete
The portrait is beautiful....can just imagine the excitememt on ur daughter's face.ReplyDelete
I do hope u r going to frame & keep it somewhere where she'll be able to see it always:-)