So, sometime it feels that this year 2020 has been a never ending nightmare, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. And at times, it feels as if it was so quick like Jan -> Feb -> March -> Lockdown -> Hometown -> December and BOOM, the whole year just ended in a flash.
December – the last month of the year, the month of holidays and Christmas and New Year Eve, the month people retrospect the year gone by; but for me, December is the month when A Father Was Born. On that cold, rainy night of 13th December 2016, our little princess was born. And every single day since then has been nothing less than a roller-coaster ride. It’s been 4 years and sometimes we just wish we could stop time, to hold her a little longer, to cherish her growing years a little more, and to shower her with million more kisses. We thank our stars and seven heavens to be blessed with a daughter like Vritima.
In this post, we neither want to talk about good or bad parenting, nor give any tips or tricks, or not even give any parenting or moral advises. This post is solely dedicated to our princess Vritima and her birthday, pouring our heart’s feelings, and one day when she grows up, she will read this and realize how crazy her parents are for her and maybe even laugh her heart out by looking at her birthday chronicles. So here we go – a letter to our darling daughter:
Just like a blink of an eye, you turned a year older, a little wiser and a lot more mischievous. From a teeny meeny tiny tot, barely filling our arm’s length infant to now, suddenly, this 4 year old preschooler, you have already outgrown our arms. But it is rightly said – ‘A daughter may outgrow your lap, but never your heart!‘
A year has gone by in a flash, and thanks to 2020’s most dreaded COVID situation (for a change), we have got to spend some of the best moments watching you outgrow and outsmart your own self – into this super active, super intelligent, looking & acting taller & wiser than your age little angel. You are the most precious part of our heart, the apple of our eyes, the center of our whole universe; and no matter how old you grow, you will always remain our little Cherry. There is nothing in this world your mummy & daddy won’t do for your happiness and your million dollar sparkling smile.
We love you to the moon and back little darling. Happy 4th Birthday our little Princess.
Lots of Love,
Your Pinky Pie Mummy and Papa Bear
So, this year’s birthday was special in a lot of ways for Vritima. For starters, she got to celebrate it 3 times – once with friends of her age, and once each with both, maternal and paternal grandparents. Then, 3 different cakes – two of them being Frozen/Elsa Princess themed, obviously. Sometimes I fail to understand what is the strange obsession with girls these days with Frozen, and especially Princess Elsa. Vritima is no different, she even slips into Elsa character with imaginary Anna, Olaf and Sven that people around her gets scared thinking Vritima is talking to some ghosts. And dare we say anything to her when she is in character. But we are sure it’s just one of those phases which will fade away slowly and some new obsession will take over.
All in all, her birthday is one of the many excuses for us to cherish her happiness and capture 100s another memories. And when she comes running to us with a broad wide smile, open arms, gives us the biggest & tightest hug and says – ‘Thank you so much papa-mummy for the Elsa cake and this is the best birthday. I love you forever (forebbarr and ebber and ebber as she pronounces).‘ – All our life’s problems and negativities melt away, vanishing in thin air.
At the end of the day, daughters are precious little jewels in any parent’s life. And we are proud to have a daughter like Vritima. As they say – ‘Daughters hold our hands for a little while, but hold our Hearts Forever!’, and life for you have just begun. Remember, Life is filled with hard times and good times, and I am sure you will be the woman I know you can be. But no matter what, I, as a proud father, still stand by my promise I made on The First Night you were born – to never ever leave your side, to always protect you from every harm, to always give all of my heart and soul throughout your life and promised you to always be your silent protector, a watchful guardian, your guiding angel – eventually your super hero Dad..!!!
HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY LITTLE PRINCESS!!