Yesterday was a warm Sunday spent with family. The day started beautifully. I went for a walk in the morning. Watched the sky, dreamt a little, thought about life and towards the end of that walk, touched/connected with a part of me.
I am back with my kids after a 5 day overseas business trip with my husband. The kids are thrilled to have us back and I am thrilled to be back.
23rd of April was my birthday. I did not celebrate it for a myriad of reasons. One of which was the sudden and unexpected demise of my dear friend M’s sister. I had baked a rich chocolate cake to celebrate my Nana – maternal grandfather’s life, the week he passed away. Strangely enough, the kids felt it was time that I got a birthday cake. Not realizing the significance in it for more than the obvious. So yesterday was about celebrating my birthday with my family. It was also about reaffirming and celebrating our lives today and of those who have passed on. It’s to say thank you for having enriched our lives. The cake was also for M & M.
It was about spending quality time with people who make up my life. And telling the people I care about and love, that I do love them. So in the spirit of that quality time, yesterday was also about an art project for the kids. My niece broke her wrist the other day. It has to be in a cast for the next four weeks. Her request- “Aatya (aunt), please paint on my cast”
I drew the pattern and the four kids (two of mine + my niece + my daughter’s friend) got to add colour and detail. By the end all the kids wanted their hand in a cast!!
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Beautiful Aarohi ! A very Happy Birthday too 🙂
Love and peace 🙂 happy birthday Aarohi 🙂
Thanks Saarus and Chandan…
That is one terrific cast. She is not going to throw it away after I’m sure.
Re-affirming your life is a good way to start a new birthday year. And with those you love.
Wish you the best Aarohi. Lots of love.
pRiYa, all the kids wanted casts after this!! Thank you, Have to meet you for chai soon…
Look at the
excitement in the kids eyes!! mindblowing ideas Aarohi!!!
@ Manu- The kids had a blast! And I can’t take credit for the original idea. It was niece who wanted her cast painted.
What a beautiful way to celebrate the ones whom you care for!
Thanks Arch. I love the pictures you’ve been posting. Though I can see why you’re craving sun by now 🙂
Belated wishes Aarohi.. Spreading joy with colors is an art too!! 🙂