We are in Pakistan, surrounded by family and good food and lots of gupshup. Our little girl is happier than ever, getting endless hugs and kisses. And dadi, nani, khala, phupo, phupo, bhai are becoming every day words for our little girl. Just another reminder, that there is nothing in the world like being with your loved ones.
Watching cartoons with her little khala
Early morning tea parties with her nani
As kids, I remember how it felt with our nani and nana. With them we always felt more special than we had ever felt with anyone else. They loved us with all of their hearts and there wasn’t a second that we didn’t feel it.
And now I see Anya surrounded by love like that. Our baby is lucky enough to experience that same intensity from all around! Her nani, dadi, taya, khalas, phupos etc love her like she’s theirs and my heart swells at the sight of it. We are lucky, our baby is lucky. To experience love like this as a child, it grounds you, it makes you want to go back again and again to experience it. She is blessed and so are we.
visiting her great nani and nana
It tells more about these people than anything else.Through the difficulties that have crossed our paths and through the tears we have cried, we have been together. These are the ones that have cried with us, these are the ones that have helped us stand up. And these are the ones we come back to.
Even though we do not have the luxury to be with them every chance we get, I want my little one to know their importance in our lives. Our biggest investments are in our family and the ones we love and that is something we need to be reminded of again and again specially today.
Busy exploring her taya’s beautiful house.
Hope you will excuse my irregular posting in the coming weeks. We are a little caught up with these lovely people. But I have many exciting posts brewing. Be back soon :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
FYI: Gupshup: chit chat. Nani: maternal grandmother, Dadi: paternal grandmother, Khala: mom’s sister, Phupo: dad’s sister, Taya: dad’s elder brother, Bhai: elder brother/cousin, Apa: elder sister/cousin. Urdu is a beautiful language in the sense that is has specific words for all our relations.