Happy Birthday Sherry!!!
Two days back you completed one glorious month on planet Earth. While you might not have realized it yet, you have changed both Mommy's and Daddy's life in more ways that you could ever imagine. Now, it is very difficult to imagine what we were like before you came. Life has turned a full circle and we are so thankful to have you with us.
Your first month has been filled with special moments, moments that we keep trying to capture forever. While we were partly successful there are many such moments that will live on in our memories always. I never thought I could spend hours looking at someone sleep and still not get bored and in fact, that it would be such a treat to watch. I have sat for those hours watching those tiny flickers of expressions on your beautiful face, yet so innocent and untouched. You smile, you cry, you pucker your lips, you stretch like a tiny cat, you go all red from the effort of stretching, you wipe your face, you frown, you arch your eyebrows..... these are just a few of the many other things you do when you sleep, all of these get transposed on my mind to be retained forever.
Many people over the centuries have waxed about the pleasures of being a father or parent. I've read about the feeling in so many different places myself. But I could have never imagined the profound emotions that run through me when I hold you in my arms. You feel so fragile, delicate and pretty that I am scared I might inadvertently hurt you. Affection that I never knew existed within me flows through just for you. I know that these moments will never come back again and what we are sharing now is something special, a bond that will never go away.
You have brought so much joy to us all, including your grandparents (both sets of them), your chacha and your maasi. It is both so funny and endearing to see them all watch you with the same moony expression. In a way, you have strengthened the love that always existed between all of us. Thank you for that, baby!
Am looking forward to the years to come which I am sure will be made special by you in one way or the other. Cheers to that!!!