Thursday, September 11, 2008

A memorable day I shall remember with a smile :)

A day full of surprises big and small and very very sweet made my 30th birthday yesterday a very special one in the last few years. I shall remember this one with a smile.

To begin with, Ashwini and the kids handed me my Birthday cards the first thing in the morning unlike the evenings when Ashwini goes to get the cake and gets the card as well at that time. That itself was a surprise and made me feel a little bad about the late hour that he returned at the previous day. I wished he would have continued with his old ways, he had to anyways go again to get the cake as well. Not to say that I didn't lovvveeee getting them in the morning :) And the card from the kids was the first and so all the more special. And it was too cute as well. It said

"Happy Birthday Mom and thanks for always believing in me...

...even when I was Unbelievable!"

My neighbor and dear friend Lopa made me breakfast, a delicious cinnamon banana toast.

In the morning rush of getting Vansh to preschool now I just opened my e-mail inbox but just couldn't click on most of the birthday messages except for ones from immediate family. I had spoken to my mom and dad just the previous day and they had been worrying that they hadn't been able to send an e-card to me this year. The postal mail card which I anyways prefer much much more had already reached a week earlier and I told them that I was very very touched with that itself especially considering the busy and tough time they are going through right now owing to my mother's accident a little over 2 months back. But there it was, the most perfect e-card as well, bringing tears to my eyes. I thank you once again mummy and papa for all that you have done and still continue to do for me.

My dear brother in law had made a beautiful e-card for me and made it a point to send it to each one of my e-mal id's just like he sends his new phone numbers to each one of them. Always makes me smile and this year the soon to be newest addition to the family, his fiancee sent her warm wishes too.

As I returned after picking up Vansh, Lopa was at the window and called me inside. And lo and behold, there were 5 of my friends there who had thrown a surprise birthday lunch party for me complete with home made cake, pakoras, chholey, bisibele bhaat and kheer. And as a special gift they even fed my kids. Now I any mother of two would know how precious a present that is. Just the previous day I had been telling Ashwini that I am happy that it's my birthday just for the fact that I have no cakes to bake, no decorations to do and the likes :) While I was there another dear friend Debbie whom I didn't expect to remember my birthday, more so because she too is going through a rough patch healthwise, came to wish me and got me a lovely pot of Chrysanthemums. She too is a foodie and of a very diverse cultural variety and the party was already on. Everything fit perfectly :)

In the evening another friend had sent me a paper greeting card making this year's count to 5 as opposed to the 3 every year - 2 from both set of mom and dads and one from Ashwini :) We celebrated with the cake and snacks Ashwini got home yesterday but have kept the going out for the weekend.

17 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Oh, Happy Belated Birthday Dear. Sounds like a lovely day & I hope & wish that you have a lovelier year ahead.
Welcome to the 30's!

~nm said...

This sounds so wonderful!! Glad that you had such a lovely time! Wishing you many more such happy times ahead! :)

Suma said...

awww...that sounds like a perfect day...esp when it turns out different from what you expect...its nice to be made a fuss of, once in a while...

many, many happy returns and wishing you many joyous moments ahead!!!

Join the 30's club

bird's eye view said...

sounds like a wonderful birthday. Glad you had such a fun day!

Making Memories said...

wish u many many happy returns of the day Neera.
u're really lucky to have such loving family and friends... hey where r the pictures, jaldi se share karo

PG said...

belated Happy Birthdy! A beautiful post as always. God bless you!
Now, there is something waiting for you at my blog.

Anu said...

Hi Neera,

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Glad to hear you had such a gr8 day...Wish you have en even greater year ahead :)

Preethi said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday!! Happy Birthday dear!!

Neera said...

@everyone: Thanks so much for your lovely wishes. This would be another beautiful memory - new friends, so many of them, made in the blogger world wishing me the best :)

deepali: will share the pictures with u privately, none on the blog because I decided to remain in such a shoddy state ..just relax and do nothing else :)

PG said...

there is tag waiting for you at my blog :)

Mama - Mia said...

belated Happy Birthday!!

wishing you a year filled with such love and friendship! :)

cheers!

abha

Neera said...

Thanks so much dear Abha :)

Kodi's Mom said...

sounds like a perfect day :) belated happy birthday!

Neera said...

Thank you kodi's mom :)

Swati said...

Belated Happy Birthday !

Neera said...

Thanks Swati :)

pumpkins mom said...

Hey Neera! Belated Very Happy Birthday!! Sorry for the really late greetings, glad to know you had a wonderful Birthday and hope you have an absolutely wonderful year ahead!! Pictures please :D