Saturday, January 24, 2009

Memories

Life in third week of January is cool, cozy, comforting and leisurely. Already the air is pregnant with expectation of the coming spring season. In fact, 31st January is observed in North India as Basant Panchami, loosely translated it means the fifth day of Spring. This Spring is going to be special as the cutest bloom of my life completes the first year of her schooling and moves to next class. Surfing through her photographs of last year I felt a wave of nostalgia sweeping over. These were clicked when she was participating in various cultural events in her school: When she was blushing in blue for a group dance and then, all dressed for a 'Hawaiian' theme party in the school. Call it the upside of globalization that you can have Hawaiian theme party for little kids in a School in India! She was required to dress up as a Clown for a 'Clown Party'; I put several rags at my disposal to try to give the effect; the result - she did make me laugh:-D There is my little Cinderella, all dressed up for the play...waiting for the fairy godmother and the pumpkin coach...to unite with her prince charming,,,, Life is all about counting one’s blessings, and to be a part of growing up process of such little saplings is a huge blessing. One fine day, all grown up, she’ll leave my nest to face destiny. But, in the process, will leave me with some wonderful memories of her childhood to delve on….

14 comments:

Apple said...

She is precious! Thanks for sharing her year. I hope the next one is just as special.

Chandramouli S said...

Lovely kid you have there! She looks like a bloom from heaven! Chooo chweeet!

Julie said...

You post made me cry, as all of my kids have grown up and the last will soon be leaving the nest! Where did all my time go? Now, I am moving into the next set of children...my grands already!

You sweet little girl is so beautiful...it is nice to hear of such a wonderful Mom who is just the greatest! YOU!!!!!

A wildlife gardener said...

I can feel from your post that you know the secret...to enjoy every day with the prettiest bloom in your garden.

With the correct feeding and watering and tender loving care she will be always be the most precious of all your flowers in your garden :)

Blessings to you and yours for 2009 :)

Wicked Gardener said...

My daughter will be 6 in February - It is amazing how the plants and kids don't look like they are changing much until you look at pictures and see how rapidly they grow.

Matron said...

You are so blessed to have such a beautiful flower in your garden! You just close your eyes for a second and she is all grown up, so treasure each moment!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Wonderful green thumb, you have a lovely girl there. I remember it so well, the coffin full of clothes you could dress up in and the same with my two girl. That was certainly happy childhood days. Wonderful to see your sweet and happy little girl. Thank you for sharing./ Tyra

Aiyana said...

Great photos and post. She's a pretty little girl.
Aiyana

Kanak Hagjer said...

What a sweet post! You have a beautiful little girl. And the photos---beautiful!

Sunita said...

Dont you wish you could hold back Time? She is absolutely adorable! I'm sure you had a wonderful, fun time putting this post together :)

islandgal246 said...

My daughter is now 26 and at university, I can clearly remember the night she was born. I cherish the moments we had when she was growing. I used to wish they would stay babies for a longer time. But now at 26 she is still my baby. When she is at home from uni, she will sometimes come into my bed like when she was small and try to take over my pillow. We would then banter and chat about many things lol. I know soon she will be out on her own working and I will see less and less of her. They grow up very quickly. Lovely post

blossom said...

You have a beautiful girl. She's lucky to have you. And, I couldn't help but marvell at your beautiful garden, too! Life is wonderful ...

Layanee said...

She is growing up fast! I enjoyed seeing her in all her outfits. Isn't it fun to share in the sheer joy of a child? She looks to be your prettiest flower.

Patsi (Garden Endeavors) said...

So sweet!
What fun it is to dress up :)

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