My little Ishikaa,
Your name means “God’s Paintbrush” , the one chosen by HIM to paint a beautiful canvas of Love, Optimism and Empathy in this world, and that is exactly what you are, beautiful inside and out. Your smile brings us overwhelming joy. Your sweetness melts our heart. And your beauty lights our world.
I still cannot believe that it is four years already since that uninterrupted and peaceful sleep in the night 😊 You have brought so much love and energy that the sleep seems secondary now.
It feels like yesterday when those 2 pink lines appeared on the stick and there we were, your dad and me, so happy, anxious, scared, all in one. We waited 9 long months and 7 days, yes you took that long and still didn’t show any sign of wanting to come out. I still clearly remember the night before the operation, your daddy and I hardly spoke, we were in a different world all together, finding it hard to contain our excitement and there you were, in daddy’s arms the next day. Mumma, on the other hand was told that a Princess has arrived, but got to see you full 24 hours later and those were the longest 24 hours ever. You were so tiny and delicate and I was scared that I would hurt you, but you held me tight and assured, “Mumma, you are going to be just fine”. That’s who you are since the day one, loving and compassionate. There is magic in your personality.
These past 4 years have just flown by in the blink of an eye and I have seen you grow up so much. All I really want to do is pause time and really soak in all that you are in this moment.
You are all our FIRSTS, you see, just as you are learning, we are too. Girl, this is the first time we’ve been parents, too. We both make mistakes, but we’re in this together, you and us. Figuring it out a moment at a time.
There are a few things I want you to never forget, even at four years old.
We will ALWAYS Love You!!
From the time since you were a peanut sized sonograph until eternity, you will always be our baby. Nothing you have done, or will do, can ever keep us from loving you from the bottom of our heart.
Beauty is what you make of IT, and YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!
Inside and out, you are beautiful. While “Main achchi lag rahi hun naa” is a constant question that you ask these days, beauty is much more than the outer appearance. You have a heart full of compassion and thoughtfulness towards others. Your beautiful big eyes and contagious laughter have a way of lighting up a room. And, that’s the most important thing.
Don’t be afraid of the FIGHTs!!
And yes I don’t mean for you to go and pick up random fights here, but don’t ever shy away from fighting for yourself. Standing up for the right is what I have believed in always and I want you to be aware that you will always have my back. Dream big, little one. Never let anyone tell you you aren’t good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. FIGHT YOUR OWN BATTLE!
WE are YOUR PROUD PARENTS!!
You are our little shadow, you help us in the kitchen, you know it from my face that I am tired and you try cheering me up always. You are smart and you work hard, not giving in too easily. The first performance that you gave on the stage, or the 4 superb dances you performed all at the age of 3 in front of those 100 audience, had us all gushing over you. And the excitement only increases with every little accomplishment of yours.
Believe in yourself. Follow your dreams!!
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Have dreams for yourself and work hard to make those dreams come true. If hard work is not enough, then fight for it.
Be Kind and lend a helping hand!!
Live your life with a purpose and give purpose to your life. Never turn a blind eye to someone in need. For doing good deeds will always give a sense of satisfaction
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR LITTLE GIRL, FLY HIGH!!
Spread your wings, take the world head on and be the strong, independent woman you were born to be but never feel alone in this world. You will always have us, you will always be our baby and you will always have a home to come back to
We love to the MOON and back!!
Mumma and Daddy!!