Sunday, June 06, 2010

Tradition

Every birthday eve, I tell my daughters the story of their birth. Or more specifically, what happened on the day prior to their birth, what I ate to how I felt, to what happened at the hospital, to who was with me……there is so much to tell. Somewhere the memories that have been stored away just seem to flow into words naturally on those 2 days of every year-June 6th and Oct 29th. .


Somehow, without my knowledge it seems to have become a tradition. This stepping back into the past, the narration of those eventful days of my life when my children hadn’t been born yet and I was awaiting their coming into this world eagerly…this tradition seems to continue with each passing year .I tend to forget that so much time has lapsed since their birth and it all seems new. Even if I forget or think they are saturated with the story of their respective birthdate stories am taken by surprise by the fact that they never tire of hearing it again and again.

May those memories never fade for me and for them, ever...

5 comments:

Laxmi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!
What is the connection of telling them on the birthday eve? Any typical mother's preaching that you give them?Wish to see a lengthier Blog on this.

rouchi said...

Happy Birthday.Lovely way of putting things. Love ur blog posts, so much to learn.MOre , more...

Jyotsna said...

thanks ruchi :) so much in my hesd to write about but can never get down to it :(

Neha said...

hey jyotsna well written.i loved ur thoughts.n plz correct ditis b'day to 3.0th oct frm 29th in ur tradition column.
neha

Jyotsna said...

neha :)
thats the birtdhay eve october 29th when the tradition continues..the night before her birthday