It’s been a year, for the stars, you and your nearly 3 weeks older cousin, hasn’t it?
A year to mark, the first of the tally-count of yearning, to simply see you.
A year, a whole year of watching you grow, gurgle, giggle, glow! A year, dearest dearest Dhruv, A YEAR!
We meet almost each day though, through smiles, songs, squeals and sillinesses. The kind that Achammas and Grandbetas make their very own, for we’re exempt, aren’t we, from keeping rules-schmooles!!!
I wish I were holding you right now, instead of sending you these word-hugs to tell you how much I love you! How much I wish…. No no, Achamma won’t just wish, she shall make it happen… She’ll sing “Just you wait ‘enry ‘iggins, Just you wait” (Pssst… Your mom and I watched it a long time ago, together, and laughed so hard – let’s watch too, sometime, with your siblings, the N gals! Naina is going to roll her eyes I know 😂)
Darling Dhruv, here’s wishing you a happy happy FIRST! And here’s my wish:
The stars in my eyes
Glow all the brighter
Because you’re YOU!
May the naughty sparkle in your eyes always shine 🤩
May the innocent smiles you give so easily, never fade!
May your gurgling laughter ever bubble
Lending wings to happinesses…
Your tiny chubby fists
Hold our hearts!
Make us breathless, make us love you all the more!
May each day be a confetti burst of all you wishes
With laughter and tears, sometimes
Smiles and sounds
Friends and family
Birds, trees and animals
Books and stories, and warm sloppy hugs and kisses
And an ever happy wagging tail
May these be yours!
Stay blessed, dear one. Love.
15 June, 2021