My Dearest Adira,
18th October, 2018 is the day, when you had entered my life as my first GRAND child ! The feeling of being a GRANDmother is really grand, my precious one and its all because of you!
And I swear, I have never seen such a pretty baby ever in my life. Before I held you in my arms, I thought there can never be a baby on this earth as cutiepie as your papa and chachu were. But you have shattered this myth.
You have turned one today and it’s a delight to see your personality unfold and coming into your own. I admire you when you show streaks of defiance and strong will. No one can do anything against your wishes – not even put a morsel of food in your toothless mouth without your wish. 😛
“Annaprashan” is a sanskrit word which literally means ” grains initiation”. It’s a Hindu ritual which marks the beginning of solid foods in infant’s life who is till then feeds only on mother’s milk. Your annaprashan was celebrated on Baisakhi, 13 April, 2019. Baisakhi is also celebrated as a festival of harvest. Can there be a better day to start your cereal foods?
My precious, I can’t promise you a world where the streets may be safer or people are not judging you on the basis of what you wear or do but I promise you all the support which you need, to be a strong girl and move ahead to achieve your dreams, my little one.
I would like you to be a girl who is happy and values her uniqueness.
I see you as someone who is in command and control.
May you have the capacity to rise to the occasion whenever life throws any challenge to you.
May your heart be full of compassion towards people who love and value you.
May your life be filled with lots of love and affection !
May you be brought up without passing any fears and biases against anyone or anything, thus letting your mind free and open!
I do not need to shout from the roof top, that I love you because I know you can feel my love and affection.
On your first birthday, I wish you a happy, healthy and contented long life ahead. With lots of love and hugs my little ladoo Gopal !!