2010/01/18

Happy Birthday !

It was cold that winter too but global warming was an unknown word and we conserved neither water ,electricity nor any of the non renewable resources that we are so particular about now .

It was just plain cold as winters were supposed to be and you wrapped up warm and layered your clothes, wrapped mufflers, wore woollen caps and sunned your quilts mid November just so that you could use them in December .

And the night you decided to start on your outward journey was freezing cold - so much so that when I broke my waters at night after getting into bed , I was damp and anaesthesized with the utter frozenness of it .

And after a short labour when I held you slimy , wet and bedraggled - with green eyes that slanted upwards at me , your hair slicked back in an elfin curl and your little pointy ears - you looked like an elf baby as you curled against me .in my arms and I felt nothing could equal my delight ,wonder and marvel at having created you .

I love your sense of independence and individuality . I love your diffidence and your trick of hiding your true self at most times from others. I love that you read like a maniac. I love your short fuse that blows off with the least provocation. I love your honesty and your ability to love.I love the way you crinkle your eyes in the sunlight.

I love you the way you are .Happy Birthday !







13 comments:

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

how they change our lives

hillgrandmom said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

eve's lungs said...

@ Onedia - Dont they just !
@ Sue - Thanks . I'll tell her

Rohini said...

Lovely memory. Happy birthday to her.

Thinking Cramps said...

Beautiful! Happy birthday Srin!

Hip Grandma said...

a very happy b'day to your little girl.

eve's lungs said...

Thanks :)

Mama - Mia said...

awwwww! beautiful; EL!!

Belated Happy Birthday to the joy of your life! :)

goodgame77 said...
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Jane Turley said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your daughter Mrs G.

Green eyes? How adorable! Did they change colour or stay the same?

Hip Grandma said...

you are tagged.please take it up

Bong Mom said...

Eta kar, choto na Boro ?

Belated b'day wishes for the dear girl

eve's lungs said...

Mrs T unfortunately they did to a brown .
Sandeepa - boro :0
Abha :)