The previous post was about how relieved I was to start the vacation, and now a day away from getting back to work is when I finally (Phinally 😛 ) find time again, to hurriedly share with you the rich harvest of the joyful season 🙂 The cards, received from the students of the classes I go to, and some from those I meet and greet on the corridors :)! That is really special!
I have these collections! Collections, I tell you, because I am a hoarder and cannot bear to throw away even a scrap that might have a faint sentimental value or perhaps may come in use, sometime 😛 :P! Of course I am a Junkie… of the nicest sort, please note, and my addiction is keeping stuff, possessively and guarding it jealously from the Spring Cleaners sharp eye :D!
And here they are, most of the lot that I transported to my parents’ to show them, and show off! But of course 😆
These are handmade, precious, all of them! 🙂
And the words on the inside? Even more precious 🙂 🙂 I heart them! 🙂 Collage created online :D!
And there were bouquets of roses, and tulips; strawberries and bunny rabbits and teddy bears 🙂
And a peacock, from very very special children of Class 10 D 🙂 🙂 Look, from bottom left, clockwise, how it slowly unfolds, unfurls and spreads joy with its gorgeous beautiful feathers 🙂
And musical cards, with a tiny light, and Jingle Bells, and tiny pop-up cards 🙂
Words, quotes, wishes that really moved me!
I shall not look these gifts more in the mouth, than they give to me! (cannot! 😛 )And this, after an almost three month break from school, as I had been unwell!
This year has brought me some of the most special moments yet… two beautiful daughters (I do not like to say “daughters-in-law” 😛 ), that my sons chose, to spend their lives with, quiet acknowledgement of some stray (but important) notions I had regarding recitation :), the closeness and warmth of friendships, meeting people I had only till now interacted with in the virtual world! And two awards from Shail Mohan 🙂 (Will get to it, next! :D)
All heartwarming! A bountiful harvest!
There have also been the pits, the dumps, the absolute lows, when days seemed endless, and patches on the ceiling took life, as I pondered on where I was going… literally and figuratively 😛 😛 Still, the lows are important, because then you build yourself up again, to climb, exercise your mental and physical abilities, and know, for certain, that sometimes, the only way is UP 🙂 🙂 It was underscored beyond doubt for me, this year!
No if onlys, for me this year. I refuse to acknowledge them, at least!
And, I do wish each of you well, for the coming year! May 2012 be all you want it to be! God Bless!!
31 December, 2011