from didihood to maasihood – an ode to my niece Cherry who turns six tonight…

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As the clock strikes 12 today, my little princess Cherry turns six..

Time really flies, the little bud has blossomed into the most beautiful flower…

Seems like only yesterday when I first held her in my arms…

She is the most priceless gift, my sister Chiki ever gave us…

Six years back, this day when I held her, my life evolved…

Who says only motherhood transforms you, maasihood does exactly the same…

From didi I became maasi…her entry in my life caused the change in my status…

And life has never been the same…the joys have only multiplied…

Every stage of her growing years is a memory etched in my heart…

Her warmth envelopes me when her petite hands hold me tight…

Her infectious smile enthralls me, making every dull moment bright…

All her curious questions make me think really hard…

Am so taken by her innocence, am completely at her beck and call…

From kathak to swimming to drawing, she is so good at it all,

She’s so expressive, says the right words at the right moments and amazes us all,

Her angelic beauty makes me skip so many heartbeats…

To get a small glimpse of her divinity, I would part with so many of my lives…

She’s the apple of my eye, my complete lifeline,

On this wonderful day, I pray for her happiness and smile…

This exceptional journey from didihood to maasihood is only because of her…

My life is so much more meaningful, thanks to you Cherry, my celestial flower!

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