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Seems like just the other day, when we welcomed you, my angel,
You touched my life and made it pure golden!
I cried in happiness, seeing you smiling in sleep,
When I held you in my arms, you swept me off my feet;
And deep within I knew — my life was set for a beautiful change for sure.
You gave me sleepless nights and a hard time,
Harder than any of my targets, schedule and corporate deadlines;
You failed all my cleanliness drives and routines,
Commotion and chaos is what I started to enjoy and even see in my dreams;
From my office formals — to a pyjama and a T-shirt mom,
I stumbled, I fell, I switched to a sabbatical from a work from home mom;
Forcing me to be happy in situations ever so wild;
With your beautiful smile, you surely were changing my life!
Reading you the many story books, feeding you the last spoon,
Playing peekaboo and chasing you across the rooms,
I realised how important it was, to be a healthy and an active mom;
You sent me back to my jogging spree; you, you made me eat healthiest of healthy,
Pushing me always to be on my toes — Junior, you made me stronger for sure!
From changing your diapers to helping me clean your poo;
Papa turned his working hours to spend more time with you;
Happy to join us as we sang those nursery rhymes
to teaching you a brofist and a high five;
From taking you for a bike ride to playing music for you,
How he had all the time under the sky for you;
By your fun ways — Junior, You changed him which I had never imagined for sure!
Your being around made your grandparents become children again;
Ready to play and dance with you again and again;
From never forgetting that kaala teeka to always remembering to pray for you;
They left their TV screens and instead spent time with you;
Your contagious laughter bonded all of us around you;
By your so very innocent ways — Junior, you brought the family closer for sure!
And then one day you fell ill, my life just came to a standstill;
From all household ideas to the docs, I explored them all!
I became weak, but I learnt,
Motherhood is resilience; I need to be strong
From that day till today, you have been teaching me things;
Things we forget as we move on;
From music to craft work to your competitions, we have been participating together in them all;
You keep sending us back to the basics — we have been improving on parenting for sure!
As we celebrated your fourth birthday and settled you in school,
I thought I would have more time, to go back to my earlier corporate schedule.
But the more I thought about it, the more I felt otherwise.
Inspired by your beautiful smile; I took the cause of making many children smile.
You made me listen to my true calling —
And seek happiness by making the less fortunate children smile!
And as I write this and look back,
I feel growing with you every day and each hour;
From conquering my fears to,
laughing incessantly with you my little charmer,
Being a mom has been the life’s most precious and truest achievement so far!
It seems like just the other day-
When you came, and I held you in my arms,
You touched my life and transformed it all,
And as I birthed you, I was born!
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