Saturday, June 11, 2011

As You Turn 21, Surbhi

The Countdown begins.  In Ten hours from now  we will witness a momentous occasion.  What is so special about this occasion? Tomorrow is June 12, 2011. It is hard to believe that my younger daughter turns 21 today. True, its happening today!

When your sister turned 21, i wasn't a blogger. But now I am. so I have decided to convey my feelings today via this post.Hope you'll like it :)

You were born in peak of summers. I couldn't eat properly that last few months while i was carrying you, hence you were not as weighty as your sister who was a good 9 pounds.But right from the first day, you knew how to call for attention. Every time you were hungry or wet, you cried lustfully, making me leave everything and attend to you.

Unlike your sister you grew up on milk and less of solids. perhaps that explains your slim and delicate frame. I am still waiting for the day you'll put on a few kilos.

As you grew up you took a liking to dahi chawal. Mum would always make it a point to have this dish at home whenever we visited her. At times i  would be worried whether  you would ever develop a liking for pulses and vegetables but you eat almost everything now.This was the first of many surprised you would give me.

You were an average child academically and had problems learning Social Studies in class 10th. I was very worried about this but you surprised us once again by clearing the boards. I remember hugging you in the Cyber cafe where we checked the result and lifting you and saying... " i don't care about the score. I am so happy you made it".

Like your sister you opted for Commerce.  And in your Senior secondary results you scored a high first division, once again surprising us all. I remember going to the Yum Yum Tree in Friends colony to celebrate your result.

As you were so frail, i was always overtly protective of you. I never thought you would be able to learn riding a bicycle but you did. Having done that i was pretty sure your frail constitution and light weight would not allow you to ride a two wheeler. But you proved me wrong. Having done that i was once again skeptical that you would have the confidence to drive a car, but you proved me wrong yet again. Here, a word of caution. Drive safe. Drive slow.

Your creative skills were brought to the fore when you gave a Dhamaka performance at Nana Nani's golden anniversary. You conceived, choreographed a solo performance to Bollywood songs. You looked awesome in the fuchsia lehnga choli and i was thrilled to bits at your performance . So was everyone else present there.

Your networking skills gave your sister her first break in Ramp Walk Modelling. thanks to you, your sister walked the ramp at the NIFT annual convocation. Boy, were we all so excited!

Recently you took part in your Univ's Annual fest and won prizes too. Your  many colorfully designed certificates will always be  a wonderful memory of that.

Your affinity for the computer, your investigative streak is responsible for you being tech and gizmo Savvy. What would your sis and i do if your weren't around?

Your fondness for dogs, your natural affinity for babies and children, your inclination towards cooking are all gr8 interests. And your weakness for chocolates brings out the child in you.

During you graduation you enjoyed univ life to max. going to Delhi and other hot spots of NCR was very much a part of your Univ life. I know , all those pics you took of your friends will be cherished for life.

Your soft, pure heart is God's gift. As you grow older, you'll become wiser and seasoned. But never let the child within you get lost in life's maze.

You are through with your final semester exams and once the results are out, you'll be a certified Graduate.

You have already chosen your vocation and start your further studies in three weeks from now. Your wish of Studying in Delhi has come true.

On your 21st birthday i would like  you to make note of these 10 things:

1. Believe in yourself.

2.  Believe in the almighty and form a beautiful strong relationship with God, based on absolute Faith.

3.  Believe in your dreams. Some will come true and some  might not. But a life without dreams is meaningless.

4.  You have many friend and will  make many more in the journey of life.  But remember that your relationship with your only sister is as fool proof as granite.

5.  Your  Time management and  organizational skills are great.  Make sure it gets only better.

6.  It is fine to go to beauty parlous and spas to pamper yourself.  But to have good skin and healthy hair and good health, drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the body.

7. Have seasonal fruits  in between  meals and  always eat a generous helping of salads.

8.  Cultivate the habit of reading.  Be aware of what's happening around you and the world.

9.  Always  Be Positive.  Even during times of distress believe in God.  Visit Temples regularly especially when stressed out, to gain peace, calmness and strength,  and move ahead in life with positivity.

10.  Remember you are born a woman.  And we are known to nurture life and relationships.  Always believe in giving more than expecting in return.  Life will surely come a full circle.

Today, I am so proud to be your Mum. Truly blessed to have a daughter like you. I know as you grow, you'll mature, and become seasoned. But never ever let the core of your being go away. Keep the softness and purity at heart while you evolve as a human being.

On your 21st birthday you are now, no longer a teen but a young lady! Your Dad and your sis join me praying to the Almighty to bless you today and always. May he guide you in your future studies and later in your job. May you continue to be always special and close to the heart of your loved ones.


 21st BIRTHDAY Surbhi!


  1. Such a sweet post. Happy birthday Surbhi and your mother really loves you

  2. Happy Birthday wishes to you Surbhi(a beautiful name).
    Abha that was a wonderful post.Surbhi is lucky to have a mother like you.

  3. What an amazing n touching post....U touched my heart mum n sur is a rely lucky gal to have ur post....Once again vry creative n a thoughtful imagination mum...So lets join together and make a vry memorable day for her...Happy bday to u my Tiddhi:))

    Anjouri Midha

  4. @ Anjouri Yes... let her day be truly memorable

  5. happy birthdau sur..ur mom such a sweetheart like u :)
    from sumit kapoor

  6. Now dis is something worth reading....Everything in it is so true....Known u for over 6 years now,Sur,and I'm glad I had that opportunity of becoming your friend in Class 10(I remember how u used to shed your tears for EVERY LIL' THING...:p)...May our friendship stand the test of time,like it has till now....You're definitely the best 'Girl' friend I've ever had and still are..!!!Only a mother would know so much,so I thank you,Aunty for bringing up such a wonderful person...:)

  7. aunty really a great job..
    sur is lucky to have sch a luving mumma,though every mother is luving but hatsoff to u.
    we all join u and uncle to pray to almighty for a wonderful and blessed lyf ahead for ur angel and are sweet frn!!
    happy b'day sur!!


    Lovely post Abha!!

  9. @ Ryan Yes i hope too ur friendship with Surbhi stands the test of time. School friends are always precious. May you all have a wonderful party today!

    @ Nikhil You too have a been such a solid dependable and good friend. thanks for everything

    @ Magiceye Thank you Deepak!

  10. U r such a luving mother..its so creative n its so amazing,u wrote a blog fr ur daughter bdy...its really very nice to read dis..
    Happy Bdy Dear SURBHII..enjy ur bdy with ur loving mum sis n dad n frnza.... :)

  11. wish u a many happy returns of the day and god bless u i hope ur all dreams come true

  12. wonderful words maami
    good luck to anjouri and surbhi
    god bless :)

  13. @Annonymous Thanks!

    @ Vikash Thanks on Surbhi's behalf

    @ Kanjika Thank so much dear!

  14. Very touching and nice post AbhaJi. Birthday wishes to Surbhi and best wishes to the mother too.

  15. Thank you Sushma for the double wishes :)

  16. hey...thank u so much mumma for dis unexpected gift..i m glad to have u in my life.....i crsly dnt hv words to express what im feeling ryt nw .....i will make u proud some day..will amaze u as alawys by my gr8 deeds ..:) are my strength.....I want you to know you’re a wonderful mother and I’ve always known how lucky I’ve been throughout my life to have u my u mom ..always ,,,:);)

    By : " SURBHI MIDHA "

  17. amazing....wht a beautiful guidance n affection shown....hats off to aunty....u r lucky sur.....happy bday kiddo..god bless u olwaz...:-)

  18. Great post!!! very emotional and heartfelt. Surbhi must be proud and lucky to have you. I was able to recollect my mom rejoicing about my childhood.

  19. Belated birthday greetings to your daughter, Abha. She is indeed blessed to have a mother like u. And of course it's a beautiful tribute to the mother-daughter relationship that all of us cherish--only u've put it down so well :-)

  20. @ Nisha thanks dear :)

    @ prilounge Yes, mother's take gr8 prid in their kids' achievements

    @ Harjeet Thanks!

  21. @ Surbhi. Thank u dear. Anything for u..... always :)

  22. wow!!!thumbs up to aunty..dat ws really heart touchin...i lvd it..d way its bn wrttn..d way she cnvyd her msg 2 her kids..her feelin 4 mind u aunty 4 dys...keep rockin...

  23. @ Charu Thank u so much for the kind words :)

  24. @Abha Aunty jee, that was such a lovely way to greet and express your feelings for your
    daughter :D

    you're too lucky to have such a flawless daughter, and she's even more the luckiest to have an awesome mother like you! :D


  25. Wow!! Such a heart warming post!! Surbhi is sure lucky to have you as a MOM!! :)

  26. @ Shilpa Thanks u Shilpa for the kind words

  27. Awww..well expressed and lovely wishes by the sweetestfamily.. Surbhi belated happy bday, May god bless you always :)

    1. Thank u Kunal and welcome to my Blog. A Musical band visiting my Blog... well surprises never end... and life is strange:)

      Pls drop me a line whenever you are NEXT performing in NCR at and keep me posted about your CD release too.

      I would love to atte4nd with both my daughters :)

  28. Excellent Love shown to a daughter by a mother!! Really lucky gal to have such a caring and loving mom!! May god always keep the warmth to the high among both of you!!

    Have a great life & enjoy to the fullest!!

    Rock On!!

    1. Thank you for the kind words and good wishes Aditya :)