As another year passes by

Dear A,

You are eleven !!

Time’s flying and so are you growing fast. Sometimes I realise and catch up with the changes, but sometimes the changes are happening too fast and am running after them to absorb them all.

Like every year, last year too has made you take many new steps. You had your first big school trip to North India for a full 5 days. You went to Bangalore with atta, mama and cousins and had your first stay there. You stayed with family friends over a weekend when we went to Vijayawada. You started your middle school, a big change with respect to the primary school. You started and finished off Harry Potter series, books followed by movies. You have also undergone many changes, especially in the last month. And this is the first year where you have decided not to host a party at home for your friends. Instead, you wanted a dinner outside with family.

You discovered my blog, read quite a number of posts, liked them and as usual have complimented me. You know, you are my biggest admirer. You started classical dance and paused it too, owing to the teacher’s break. Making slime had been an obsession for you and I guess it still is ! You have enjoyed watching all those ‘Tasty’ and food related videos with Nana and have enjoyed painting and craft sessions with Atta.

Your inherent nature of loving and caring for others, sharing and helping is still with you and I pray God that it lasts forever. Character is what defines a person and I want you to give it the highest priority of all things. You respect my opinion and advice and am grateful for that. You understand things when explained patiently and am happy about that.

One change that I would wish for is not being choosy about food, love the healthy food and have less of junk food. Trust me, health takes precedence over every damn thing and I guarantee that a healthy lifestyle leads to a happy and healthy body and mind. I sincerely wish for you to absorb this and put into practice as no one other than oneself can better rule a person !

And like every year, on this birthday too, I wish you loads of good health, happiness and fun with family and friends. Be good, do good. Dream high but stay grounded. Appreciate, be grateful and enjoy what you are blessed with.

Wishing you a Very Very Happy Birthday !!!

Love you my little darling,

Amma.