Friday, April 26, 2013



A sweet number.  Oh, not  my age.  Though I feel that way most of the time.  And I do sometimes behave like one.

At 5.25 am, 17 years ago, a nurse put a wet and squishy baby on my chest. I couldnt react.  I didnt even ask what baby it was.  No, I wasnt overcome with emotion to see my little one.  Infact, the nurse said to another one, please take that baby from her, she might push it away.  Actually i was in so much pain and was compeltely drained out to even look at the baby.

I remember swooning soon after that.

So it was actually a couple of hours later, when my dad came to me and said you have been sleeping (?) for a long time.  The baby is crying.  Thats when I looked at a wrinked, reddish and a cute little bundle wailing away and the glee on my mothers face told me it was a boy. 

I remember the 25year old girl transform into a woman, a mother, the time she set her eyes on this little one. and that transformational journey continues and I am so proud of being your mother Dennu.

It was this day, 17 years ago, yet another mother was born.

It was this day, this little one, taught me what parenting means,

It was from this day, I understood what my parents have done for me and what pains they have gone through for my sake.

It was this day, I realised nothing else matters in the world to me and my priority in life was just him.

and to this day, my journey has been great.

It is your birthday today Dennu, and  the day I was reborn as a mother 17 years back.
Love you baby and may the Lord watch over you throughout your life and while is  making you a better human being, let him also make me a better mother !!

Happy Birthday !!!


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  2. Happy Birthday young man. You are 17, going on 18, and as the song says, its time to "look after" the damsels who are 16 going on 17 !!!

    And that includes, in a way, the author of this blog !!!

    1. ramesh, i am grinning ear to ear :-) ;-)

  3. wow..such an endearing post :) wait for one more year :)

    1. :-) Thank you Gils. This must have been the post that i have written in the shortest time possible - less than 5 minutes.

      heart of hearts, while i am waiting for dennu to grow up, I also am looking back with lots of nostalgia..

      hmmm another year.. cant wait...

  4. Happy birthday to Dennu and looks like somebody is back to writing after the exams! ;)

    Love the last line of this post!
    A better mother and a better son! Really what the world needs! :)

  5. thank you Jayanthy. I will pass on your wishes to him.
    Yes. I had put off writing until all his exams were over. now he has completed even his Common entrance exams and is really on vacation.

    We just need to await the results.

  6. 17 is a milestone...both for mother and son. Wishing both of you the very best life has to offer:-)).

    I'm thinking the years are just rushing past and soon I'll be the one announcing the same news;-o.


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