Its just been 3 years 6 months… I gave birth to ovi, my daughter!
During this period i have learnt to enjoy life in its true sense coz there is so much to learn from her..
Innocence and naughtiness drips from her face, she takes a second to cry and the very next moment she forgets for what she was crying when diverted by someone…
A full on “drama queen”… the way she explores new things without any user manual or tutorial, merely by observation and hands on the gadget…
She finds happiness in small-small things, to mention a few:
a drizzle , hailstones, a butterfly, a bedtime story, playing with clay, painting,a rhyme, a simple hug just makes her day!
What a relief her smile provides after i come home from work in the evening, all my tiredness, frustration evaporates in seconds..
Earlier i was never keen on observing things around me… say the butterfly, rainbow, fountain on the way near bogarves, the cows, the pigs, the sheep; but these days i too get excited when i see them moreover coz all these immediately bring a picture of my daughter smiling infront of my eyes.. and automatically even the curve on my face appears( a smile).
Ovi is so very full of life, inspiring,encouraging… She made me realize that we have so much in life to enjoy… n that i cant force her to learn things. i just need to do it myself coz she learns by observing me..
My heart aches when i leave her and go for my job, but somewhere deep in the bottom of my heart a voice, a feeling which says “ovi will learn to be independent and adjust with everyone and gain knowledge from so many people around her”.
The proud feeling that i get to be introduced as ovi’s mom keeps me on cloud nine!
I have been playing the roles of a daughter, a wife, a daughter-in-law, a mother,a friend, a neighbour, a relative, a teacher but this role of a mother is a special one with all the warmth, love, patience, adventure, responsibility and lots more..
And now that she has started going to school, answering her queries is a challenge in itself!
Ovi means “a meaningful stanza” and her presence has really added a meaning to my life..