My darling Pari,
I have been thinking of writing about it someday. Since it again happened today, I thought I better write about it.
While I was overseas, I had seen so many toys and other baby-care items that I was secretly making mental notes of, to be bought once I have a baby in my life.
While I was very sick during pregnancy, I used to often think of those things. Wishing for the day I’ll be back to health and will return to our home with you. Then I would buy all those things I had marked for you. Somehow, life took a steep turn and we never had a chance of doing that.
One fine morning, one of your aunts (my cousin sister, who must have last spoken to me around five years back) declared she would be coming over to stay with us for a few days. It sure was a pleasant surprise amidst those very painful times. Her surprise visit was going to be full of surprises but the biggest being, she brought for you the pram I had wanted to buy for you since long
Life’s little blessings and joys didn’t end at that. It just marked the beginning of a series of surprise gifts that I have received in the past one year. I know you must be wondering, that what’s the surprise in it for everyone brings gifts for a new-born baby. Here’s the little secret. all these gifts have many of the items I wanted to buy for you since long but couldn’t for they aren’t available in the town we now live in.
Second and the biggest reason being, they were either given or sent by people whom we least expected to do so. People with whom we’ve not been in touch for many years or who have never gifted us with anything before despite there being an occasion to do so. I was thinking of all this just yesterday night. Wondering about the colorful (non-barbie) doll I had once seen. Since you are now at an age when you have started playing with toys with interest, I have been looking for a doll for you.
Today afternoon, the call bell rang and the postman brought a big parcel for me. No prizes for guessing what it contained. Yet another surprise gift. This time, it was a big doll and a cute musical soft toy dog and few Disney movie DVDs. I was excited, surprised and humbled all at once. I know it wasn’t God who sent them but a real human being. But the timing and the gift sent were the ones I had wanted to gift you.
A beautiful, priceless, gratifying moment. I am keeping all those precious gifts for you. I’ll give them to you one by one so you can enjoy playing with each of them. Somethings are beyond the understanding of the human mind, but I believe they are better left un-understood and let their surprise factor add extra beauty to them, to last in our memories forever.
I know you’ll love them all for it’s only love that has brought them in our lives from far and wide.
With loads of love and blessings,
The song on my mind: