Sunday, December 31, 2017

You win some and you lose some

To call this year a roller coaster of emotions would be an understatement. With everything that has happened, I have come to realize and appreciate the importance of family (online and IRL). Laksh and us, are fortunate in that sense. 

Even before his birth, his grand parents and aunts had started planning trips to the states from India. Birth of a baby is always such a joyous time, and getting months and months to plan is such a blessing (even though most babies do what they want and don't really give a damn about our birth plan). Anyone of knows me would say I am not a very patient person and having to wait 9 whole months (no one tells you this, but its actually 10 calendar months) to see my munchkin is one of the hardest things I had to do, or so I thought.

Planning for your baby, especially your first one can be a fun yet a daunting process. For me, being a type A, instant gratification kinda person, I planned and planned and then planned some more for every scenario that I could think of except the one that actually happened. Life is funny that way. Isn't there a saying that goes something like, If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans? 

With this year coming to an end, my parents have finally been able to make it to US to see my baby. Mom had come briefly back when he was in the NICU so with so many restrictions wasn't really able to spend time with Laksh. My dad wanted a boy to hang out with since my older sister was born 35 years ago and finally after 3 daughters and a grand daughter. here comes my darling Laksh. This picture of my dad and his baby boy is something I am going to hold on forever in my heart, and on the internet 😉.  I am my daddy's girl and this is such a beautiful sight for me, that my heart hurts with joy and gratitude. 

"Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grand parent." 

Donald A Norber

Additionally, the end of this year marks saying good bye to his grand mother and aunt who are going back to India after being with Laksh since the time he was born. Farewells can be so hard even though they are temporary. Here are some pictures of Laksh with his aunt (dad's sister) and grand mother (dad's mom).

Laksh is now waiting to meet his other aunt and uncle, his two older sisters, his fur brother, and his two more mommies. Hopefully soon.
So as we bid adieu to 2017, we also say good byes to some loved ones and welcome others. Until next time.

 Happy new year to everyone! Lots of love from Laksh and all of us. See you next year.

I absolutely cannot end this year without a special mention to the Murray family. My heart hurts for you and I cannot imagine how you are dealing with the loss of your precious baby. Colton, without ever meeting you, I have fallen in love sweetheart. You will forever be missed. For those who have not heard of him, here is a link to help you get to know what an awesome baby he was. God bless you Colton.


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