Yeah..this day, that year…7 years back on this day, I was waiting for my life to take a drastic turn, waiting for the baby to arrive in this world, for a moment when I will actually hold my baby, marking an end of nine months wait of hope and despair, fear and excitement.
When finally the moment arrived, I was barely able to hear his voice and then my senses gave up due to anesthesia induced black- out- of-brain. It took me more than 12 hours to come back to my senses and hold that most precious part of my world in my arms.
A moment of very strong emotions, when my mind was flooded with happiness, pride and contentment, eyes flooded with tears (ofcourse, tears of joy) and heart waiting to pour out all the love that me and my family had saved for the baby since when the journey towards motherhood began. A moment which changed out lives….
Now after all these years, I am amazed with the changes that motherhood brought in me. The daily dose of excitement, amusement, fears, joys, colic cries, nappy changes, feeding, massage and all other work that comes along with the arrival of new member in the family, surely changed me .The way I handle things, the way I felt and portrayed, my priorities in life, my likes, dislikes, everything went for a toss.
Despite of many hiccups while handling a baby, life went on smoothly, each day teaching us something new, each moment making us more and more responsible for our deeds, our words, our attitude towards life. The milestones of our baby are cherished moments….the day he started giggling, the day he started recognizing family members, the day he learned to hold things in his fist, when he started rolling on his sides, crawling, weaning, sitting, walking, talking, running, going to playschool, all these and more, made us happy and proud parents.
So today, on his seventh birthday when I sit back and try to re-live those moments, there is surely a sense of contentment. I had tried to be a doting and dedicated mother, but whether I had truly been one or not, only time will tell.
For now, I just want to say..Happy Birthday Dear Baby…you changed our world…for better..just by being in it.
Just wanted to cherish these moments of happiness, so thought to share my feelings with you all, dear visitors, of this place of mine. Though the birthday boy is still young to understand all the emotions poured out here, maybe somewhere in his future, he will drop in, at this virtual place of mine, read these words about himself, and feel happy…hopefully 🙂
Hope each one of you will join us (virtually of course) when we will sing a Happy Birthday song for the Apple of our eyes..our baby !
Coming to food part, well as much as the above emotions are typical of mothers, so is Gaajar ka halwa, to celebrate anything and everything. I always wonder what it is with Bollywood mothers and Sons (Note..always sons…never daughters..huh !), that every bollywood mother ends up making Gaajar ka halwa for her son on every occasion..so did I..can’t help. coz my baby simply loves it 😉
The detailed recipe of Gaajar ka halwa (carrot pudding ??) is coming up soon on Beyondcurries, so do drop in there to check out!