Category Archives: blessings

Raising a Toast 🥂

If raising a toast to life, having fun and being romantic is what takes for an anniversary celebration, we’ve been celebrating most days. Yes today is our special day. A day dedicated to you and me. 

Wow, 16 years huh !! It’s been a long journey and a fun one. To me it seems I’ve grown a great deal with you. You’ve always been the more mature, poised and in control while I’ve been ummm crazy, impulsive, short tempered, ever dramatic and impatient me. Actually that makes me sound pretty bad. Nope, today we celebrate both of us. So no criticisms allowed. While I’m all that I’m also the person who loves you like crazy. I’m also the one who has your back. I’m also the same one who’ll be there no matter what. 

For once I don’t want to do a thank you post just because this day is all about both of us. It’s a day I want to remember all our achievements and failures, all the celebrations and all those times we’ve fought, all the times we’ve travelled and all those lazy days at home. It’s a day we celebrate being a couple. All I want to say is I love you and there’s no one I’d rather do this fun ride with. 

So here’s to us !! May the sweet sixteen be the best yet !! Here’s to more happiness, more mistakes, more fights and more makeups. Raising a toast to a lifetime of togetherness 🥂!!

Happy Times – Day 93

Happiness is waking up to a heartwarming hug from a 4 year old and hearing him say, “Aunty you guys came, I was waiting for you… I love you.” Aaww my heart melted into a heap of mush. How I love this boy !!

As you can guess we reached our friend’s house around 10:30 yesterday night. While their older daughter was awake and waiting, this little boy was asleep, so the moment he woke up today morning he came running to our room to see us. I just love these two kids like they were my own. Even though I was woken up just after 3 hours of sleep, but I couldn’t have been happier.

Ever since it’s been a loud morning with the three kids screaming and playing and singing. While us adults are talking and sipping coffee. These our some of the most precious moments and we look forward to these kinds of breaks every once in a while. Even though it’s going to be a hectic weekend but I know we’ll be happy and recharged with this little break from monotony. 

Happy Valentine’s Day – Day 89

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Happiness is an unexpected little note. Happiness is still feeling the rush of emotions and weak kneed reaction to the slightest touch. Happiness isn’t about the gifts on special occasions but the little things that’s shared every day. Happiness isn’t about trips to exotic places but the regular trips together to the grocery stores and the-not-so-exotic places. Happiness isn’t just sharing the good but it’s the promise to share the good, bad and the ugly. Happiness is knowing that we’re in this together. Happiness is knowing you have your back covered. Happiness is to be loved not just today but every single day. Happiness is having that one hand to hold for a lifetime of happiness. 
Wishing you all happiness not just today but everyday single day. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤❤.

Study Time – Day 87

Happiness is seeing my 8 year old do her studies without being told to do. We woke up later than usual and finished our breakfast; talked to both our homes. Then I was cleaning the kitchen and Daughter came to me asking to tie her hair. By the time I was done with the kitchen cleaning, I saw her focused with some math problems. That was the best sight. For once I feel all those times of forcing her to sit and study and those times of her thinking I’m being mean is finally worth it. Atlast these things show me that after all the drama a positive habit has taken shape. And Im really thankful for that.

As I type I hear hubby and Daughter trying to work with some algebra problems. Yes in case you are wondering she has figured hubby is the more patient one when dealing with maths and every Sunday they sit for a math session. My job is to take care of the weekly homework and study times. My job is to nag and make sure everything is done. My job is to see she practices the new concepts she works with hubby on Sundays. 

While I know all days won’t be perfect and there will be times I will still need to drag her to the study table, we need to take those as bitter pills and swallow them. We need to put in the hard work now to enjoy the perks later. And I’m sure there will be more days like these as she grows up !!

 

Happy Moments – Day 83

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Isn’t this true for all of us ??!! I find doing the most random things with my loved ones often are the most cherished mements. One of the happiest moments of our daily life is when I’m  cooking during the weekends while the hubby is helping or just chatting with me and Daughter’s cheerful banter in the background. And of course some good music. This happens on almost all weekends and sometimes on a week night but inspite of this being a repeated event, I’m never bored. In fact we look forward to it. The three of us feel happy and content. The harmony brings a sense of peace. It’s these random moments that take away all the stresses of daily life.

Happiness and Painting Nails – Day 79

Happiness is seeing the hubby paint Daughter’s nails. I had promised to do her nails but I woke up with a bad neck and upper back ache. It’s kind of restricting my movements. So apart from chauffeuring her to her class, I’ve pretty much been useless. 

So when I was apologizing to Daughter that I have to skip painting her nails today, this dad who never shies away from doing anything for his princess offered to paint her nails. Needless to say he was rewarded with kisses galore and that was enough to make his day. 
I feel so blessed to share this parenting journey with this awesome guy !!

Satisfying Sunday – Day 73

It’s been a quiet weekend at our end. Daughter seems to be getting better and hopefully if the fever isn’t back today night, she can get back to school tomorrow. But again it’s a little early to say since the fever seems to return with full gusto the last couple of nights after a quiet day. So we have to wait and watch.

Apart from that, the weekend was a nice one. After a long time it was one of those times we didn’t go out and stayed put at home. Lazy mornings, comfort foods, sweet treats, books, movies and games – pretty much sum up our two days. 

The other thing that I’m really grateful for today is hubby giving me the royal treatment today. I pretty much didn’t do anything. The day started with him making the morning coffee and breakfast. We didn’t need to cook today and he took care of reheating the lunch and serving me. I enjoyed it thoroughly. As I type he has served Daughter with her dinner and is cleaning the kitchen. After we put the princess to bed, we can have a little quiet time chatting. 

So with that I sign off today. Will be back tomorrow with more snippets of my life and of course, my thoughts.

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Bragging Alert – Day 65

So the big show that I’ve been talking about is over and I’m one proud mommy. My little girl did great. She sang beautifully and her expressions for the dialogues were awesome. 

She was a little nervous today morning but I told her it’s fine if she forgot a line, they would prompt her. Of course she told me that would be very embarrassing. We took her to the venue a little early because I knew that would help with the nerves once she meets her other friends. Luckily she met her bff B, right at the parking lot and the moment she let go of my hand and walked ahead with B I knew she was going to be just fine.

Hubby dropped us and went off to get a flower bouquet for after the show for our princess who looked every bit like Princess Snow White in her costume, make up and neatly styled hair. I stayed around in the auditorium while they practiced back stage. 

Soon it was time to for us to leave and get the tickets and come in when the show was about to start. I was nervous. But the moment the curtains opened, I saw her calm and collected ready to rock the show. And did I mention she did an amazing job.

The high point for Daughter was when little girls came flocking to take autographs after the show. I was surprised to see her so much at ease signing autographs. Most of us parents were on cloud 9. And I still am up there.

The teachers commended all the characters and took loads of pics. It was a really happy afternoon for all of us. 
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