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“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
      Excitement, planning, calendar, travelling, shopping and so much more goes into a birthday. Its my daughters birthday today and of course where have the years gone.I can truly say for myself , my husband and dare I say our son, we have a beautiful friend in our daughter. We all bank on her and she delivers well. We love her so much.
       I kept teasing her last night that she is getting old and so is her dad but never mentioned that I am getting old too. It is about how you feel, I am not going to look for my wrinkles, best to let it come with smiles and laughter as Shakespeare says. Dream on and be happy.
      Our daughter now lives away, she is at university studying medicine so with work and being a weekday we were not sure if we will be able to meet her, so went down to see her two weekends back and kept her presents in her cupboard only to be opened today on facetime early in the morning.
       BUT – Dad is on his way, he left home at 4 am with some stuffed chapatis made fresh at 3.30 am to reach in time to have breakfast with her. Its an early start for her today at university, she said, with hand washing techniques to be learnt. Basics for a doctor I believe. Cake will be there to have with friends in the evening. Some more gifts which we so enjoyed buying. She will be surprised because we played this down well I think. Surprises are so nice on birthdays and make a celebration so much better.
      This is my fiftieth blog today, what a lovely day to write this one. Have a wonderful birthday dear daughter. Love you always.

23 thoughts on “Birthdays

  1. Such a great moment for the proud parents. Wishing adya a great day .
    Rishi u continue to inspire us , being so busy still u take out time for so many things.
    It’s TRUE we should not think about our wrinkles we r too young to do that.
    Keep writing dear.

  2. How well the things are planned to mark the special day.Birthday blessings to Adya.Surprise gift and home made food sounds great.Rishi you continue to amaze us😍😘

  3. Loads of blessings to Adya on her special day!Adya must be very proud of her darling mamma!Rishi u have done a marvellous job as a homemaker and a super mom!You inspire me a lot ❤️

  4. Such an awesome post on an equally important day…our Adya’s birthday. How beautifully you say it all from your heart! Enjoyed every word of it and so inspired by the effort you two put in to make it a memorable one.

  5. Such a beautiful gift to Adya from her amazing mom!! Thank you for sharing your life’s precious moments with us! Special congratulations on your 50th post! WOW!
    Adya, many many happy returns of the day! Wish you every joy and success that you dream of for yourself, and more! You have a beautiful caring family and we -along with mom, dad, and Jai – celebrate your wonderful surprise-filled birthday! Xoxo

  6. Loads of blessings to Adya …she sure is going to be a super doc like her mom …loved reading the blog Rishi…words flow so smooth that it does not feel I am reading …I feel I am seeing your words n expression ..keep writing …keep sharing …keep inspiring 😇 .

  7. The 50th blog – Nicely written… The words bring out the emotions perfectly… Feelings woven into words and emotions pouring out effortlessly – of a mother on her daughter’s birthday…

  8. Beautifully expressed Rishika! Loved reading and could feel the tenderness…. many more happy ones to Adya & congratulations to Mamma Mia…. keep writing!

  9. Wow. It’s our princess Adya’s birthday. A lot of blessings. So nicely written . Love of parents is unmatchable with any pleasure or joy. Depicted so simply yet vivid that it forces all to relate and own.. Inspiring and loving Rishi. Congratulations for the 50th blog too. Keep writing and inspiring..

  10. Birthday wishes to our lovely Adya. Rishi beautifully written piece for a very special person on her special day. Such a lovely celebration by the proud parents of a loving daughter. You put emotions across so well with your words. Truly inspiring and effortlessly written. Congratulations on your 50th blog. Keep writing and keep inspiring

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