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A daughter most loved…..

February 8, 2009

To the world you may be just one person,
but to one person you may be the world…..

Love is an emotion most difficult to define..
There are so many facets to love….
So many relationships that it gives birth to…

What of the bond of love between a mother and a child?
Or the one between a father and a child?
Or taken together as that strong ,cohesive relationship between parents and children?

Can one define that love?
Would one even seek to?

How can one know what a mother feels when she looks at her child ?
How can one even begin to describe it?
Who knows the value of life better than a mother ?
Of what it takes to bring a new life into this world?
Of how terrified she is at the thought of bringing her child into this world of strife?
Of what goes through her at that first moment when she knows in her heart that there is now a new life blooming inside her?
Of how she smiles to herself,not wanting to share the news at all,savouring it for just a moment more, clutching it to her chest like a treasure…
And yet she wants to share it too…so desperately…you see..:)
Share it with the one who has promised to be on this journey….
The one with whom she has dreamed ….of this and more…
The one who promises of safe harbours and of dreams undreamt….

She waits in anticipation…..knowing that this joy will be shared by him too…
She knows,just knows in her heart ..that he will simply be astounded and delirious and happy and mad with joy all at once…..:)
She tells him…no,she asks him to guess first….:)
Like its a little treasure ,a gift that has to be unwrapped bit by bit…
He is clueless…..for how could he know that all they have dreamt of ,has come true?:)
ANd then she tells him….
He just looks at her …..as if in a dream…

And then just like that,it sinks in for them…
And within a span of months,they come to a milestone they had never foreseen
Dreamt of ?Yes…. and hoped for even more….
But to see it come true?
They are not just two people living together ,sharing a mutual love…
They are now responsible for a little life…the one who will always look up to them for every little thing..
A little being with hands and feet so small…
Both of them are astonished…

”Do they look like this?”each one is thinking..:)
”Such a beautiful face”, a mother says…overwhelmed with all that they have been blessed with…
”Are they supposed to look like this?”a father is asking…tentatively……:)
Hesitant and unsure if this little being will do all that he has dreamt of…:)

There he stands,afraid to touch…terrified of what this means….
A little soul dependent on him?Dear god, he cannot even take care of himself…

And then just like that,as he holds the litle being in his hands…all the fears melt away,as if by magic…:)
A new confidence blooms…that yes,this is what it meant to be with her,look at the joy she has brought into his life…
This special woman,his soulmate……
The one whose smiles are like sunshine…
And her tantrums like a little kid…
He marvels..looking at her…at how she has so effortlessly gone from being a girl to being a mother….
At how easily she holds their baby…
‘Their’..the word is still sinking in for him…

HE cannot believe it you see…:)

That he would be so blessed to have not one but two girls in his life…
A soulmate whom he had dreamt of since he was a young boy…..:)

And a little girl,his daughter,her mother’s reflection ,her image…
He marvels again at how his …their little girl smiles ..a smile so like her mother’s…

A daughter whose world is not defined by boundaries
For,the whole world is now her home…
She grasps his fingers,looking up from soft eyes…trying to understand this being who holds her so gently…
And he looks at her,knowing that this was what he wanted…what he had always wanted…

And she looks at both of them,at the picture they make…
The father and the daughter…
A father looking at his daughter with so much love…
A little baby gazing enraptured at her father’s face….
And she now knows for certain that this is real..
That her heart had always told her this…
This man ,with whom she has made a commitment…
This man who even now is trying to make a newborn say ‘papa’….
She shakes her head..laughs ….and just takes it all in…

And he looks up at the heavens as if in a silent prayer of gratitude….
For this was what he had always asked for..
A daughter,one he could pamper and spoil ………
God does grant wishes…he thinks..
Look what a treasure he got…’
A daughter…
Could any man be luckier than him today?

I know…because I was blessed too…:)..
To be that daughter….

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Winnie the poohi permalink
    February 8, 2009 11:48 am

    Touched totally!!

    >:D<

  2. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 8, 2009 3:25 pm

    It’s difficult to explain, the way you have beautifully and tenderly and enchantingly… but yes, I know too.. 🙂 🙂

    And it’s not just about the daughter, the mother, father, husband, wife.. 🙂 It’s because of that wonder of a feeling called belonging, of love of utter and beautiful giving, and receiving!

    Love, is indeed a many splendoured thing, most High and most Divine!

    Love you for this too 🙂

  3. Solilo permalink
    February 8, 2009 6:25 pm

    I can totally relate to what you have penned down. 🙂

  4. Nimmy permalink
    February 8, 2009 7:36 pm

    Oh,this is so heartfelt…I loved this ..I am a mother and i can relate to every single word you said..Thank you for making me fel good 🙂
    ((hugs))

  5. Corinne Rodrigues permalink
    February 9, 2009 1:01 am

    Hi Indy – We seem to be on the ‘same page’ – funny but I finished my post and came to see yours – only to see that it was quite similar! But of course yours is so eloquent.

    No, I didn’t get your mail on gmail – my address is corinne.rodrigues@gmail.com – but I did fix the comment thingie.

    Take care and keep inspiring us all..

    Hugs
    Corinne

  6. hitch writer permalink
    February 9, 2009 2:16 am

    Daughters are wonderful gifts….

    Taken a print of this, sending to Mom… she would really love it !!!

    She has been dying to have a daughter… unfortunately she got three sons but no daughter !!!

  7. February 9, 2009 2:30 am

    Its soooo ‘from the heart’ 🙂
    I could relate to it both as a woman on threshold of motherhood- all the fears and the anxiety; and then as a daughter 🙂

  8. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 9, 2009 3:33 am

    Lovely touching post, Indyeah. Beautiful portrayal of emotions linked to the most valued relationships. Brilliant as usual. You know what I said about daughters – Daughters are Forever!

  9. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 9, 2009 3:33 am

    Lovely touching post, Indyeah. Beautiful portrayal of emotions linked to the most valued relationships. Brilliant as usual. You know what I said about daughters – Daughters are Forever!

  10. Gopinath's "Artickles" permalink
    February 9, 2009 3:33 am

    Lovely touching post, Indyeah. Beautiful portrayal of emotions linked to the most valued relationships. Brilliant as usual. You know what I said about daughters – Daughters are Forever!

  11. Chirag permalink
    February 9, 2009 3:58 am

    🙂 Beautiful.

    Can one define that love? No its, Just Being.

  12. Sashu... permalink
    February 9, 2009 4:37 am

    Beautiful 🙂 juz makes one feel warm n cozy n so very glad to be a part f this love!! 🙂

    tender this rendering, indyeah….!

  13. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 9, 2009 5:02 am

    Abhilasha…I think it is time for you to become the mother who will have a daughter most loved…

  14. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 9, 2009 5:54 am

    Made me think of my daughter … in fact the first meeting with both the babies 🙂

    Thanks for reminding! And today I got distracted but tomorrow onwards my posts will also be about LOVE 🙂

  15. Reflections permalink
    February 9, 2009 9:44 pm

    That was lovely……eloquent… heartfelt:-))!!!!

  16. Indyeah permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:40 pm

    Winnie:-Thanks:)

    Usha Pisharody:- ”It’s because of that wonder of a feeling called belonging, of love of utter and beautiful giving, and receiving!”
    Beautifully said:)

    yes,mothers know dont they and everyone who has abond of love:)

    I love yoy for your words..and the way you share:)

    Solilo:_I know…its for you and the other half and peanut too:)((hugs))

    Nimmy:-most welcome:)
    Loved knowing that it made you feel good:)((hugs))

    Corrine:-
    Thanks..:)I loved your post..:)
    the mail has been recieved and sent:)

    (hugs)

    Dhiren:-awww…Hope she likes it:)
    three sons must also be really special to her na?:)

    ”Daughters are wonderful gifts…. ”I agree:)

  17. Indyeah permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:46 pm

    N:-”I could relate to it both as a woman on threshold of motherhood- all the fears and the anxiety; and then as a daughter :)”
    thank you for these words:)
    ((hugs))
    You know while writing this I was thinking of you and of solilo and Peanut:)
    God bless you and yours:)

    Gopinath’s Artickles:-Thank you so much:)
    yes, beautifully said…daughters are indeed forever..:)

    Chirag:-…thank you..:)
    ”No its, Just Being.”Beautiful!:)

    Sashu:-aww..thank you so much:)and loved knowing how it made you feel too:)

    Vinod sir:-Awwww…:)all in due time..:)

    IHM:-it touched you and that made my day:)((higs))

    yeah love is in the air..:)

    Reflections:-Thank you so much:)

  18. Poonam J permalink
    March 8, 2009 9:19 pm

    Oh Indeyah…u said it all soo beautifully……
    ”Do they look like this?”each one is thinking..:)
    ”Such a beautiful face”, a mother says…overwhelmed with all that they have been blessed with…
    ”Are they supposed to look like this?”a father is asking…tentatively……:)
    Hesitant and unsure if this little being will do all that he has dreamt of…:)

    There he stands,afraid to touch…terrified of what this means….
    A little soul dependent on him?Dear god, he cannot even take care of himself…

    And then just like that,as he holds the litle being in his hands…all the fears melt away,as if by magic…:)
    A new confidence blooms…that yes,this is what it meant to be with her,look at the joy she has brought into his life…
    ..you made me think of the time when Medha our daughter was born, Joe had the same questions and the bewildered look…..time flies , she has Meher now…and Joe once again has the bewildered look. …Also Belated Happy Bday to Peanuts..Bless Her

  19. Indyeah permalink
    March 9, 2009 7:13 am

    Poonam J:-aww..thank you so so much:)and Medha and Meher what beautiful names for this generation and the next:)

    I am so touched that these brought back some meories for you:))

    yes Happy Birthday to Peanut as well:)

    ((hugs))to you for the way you gift your words:)

  20. July 20, 2009 4:03 pm

    i m feeling like i narrated and you wrote in beautiful way….

    all my feeling…all what is on my mind from last few months..

    Wondering..how u could feel all this without being a mother…tell me honestly…

    i never felt all these emotions before getting pregnant and having angel…

    But if you can feel and write this…i must say..ur would be baby is very lucky to have such mom…

    Hats off to you…Your best ever post 🙂
    me- awww I am so, so glad that you loved it:)
    who better to read this than a new mom and a lil angel of whom she is thinking?
    (((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))))))))
    This is how I visualized mom and dad and their feelings before I was born from all that I heard from them:)
    I was their first child:)

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