Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mothers' Day - Ashish here...

Dear friends,
This is Ashish (Navya's father) .
Pallavi couldn't post any blog for quite some time as she is very busy managing Navya all alone at Calcutta while I was trying to settle down in my new role at Mumbai (Bombay). Hence I thought of taking this opportunity to share some thoughts with all of you.

Pallavi has made me a hero by writing all good things about me, but am really not that good. I am just a simple human being who has strong faith in GOD and believe that HE never gives us anything that we can't handle. HE has been very kind with me and has blessed me with a set a amazing parents, a lovely life-partner and the latest and cutest of all - Navya....
While I know Navya is a blessing (infact our entire family also feels the same or even more because she was born on a very auspicious day), I also know that the time ahead is going to be different and may be more challenging. It was around 10 : 15 am on 6th Sept 2008 when I first saw Navya, she was pink in colour, looking around the place and not crying.... I was speech-less, it was a feeling that can't be explained in words now... then the Doctor told me that she was showing the symptoms on Downs' and we need to go for some tests to confirm it... I had many questions on my mind but the joy of seeing Navya and Pallavi superseeded it...

Then I first read about DS on the internet the next day, I was shocked but I decided to keep it to myself because the tests results will take some time to come and I was hoping it will be negative. In the meantime, Pallavi would also recover from the ceasarian operations. I still dont believe that I actually kept it to myself for over a month, given that I am quite an emotional person. But, I am really sorry that I kept it a secret with someone whom I share everything. Thankfully Pallavi has pardoned me for it.

Pallavi is a tough girl, and she had proved it several times. I would have broken down completely if I was in her place. The way she has handled Navya and herself in the last 8 months is not an easy task. She has taken control for her and Navya's life, studied extensively on the internet and found the best possible medical care at Calcutta for Navya... My respect for her and more so for all the mothers in this world has multiplied several times... HATS OFF TO YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS, We (men) can never do what you do...

Besides being a software engineer, Pallavi is also a good painter, a good speaker too. She is definitely a very good swimmer as well [atleast 100 times better than me :) ]

Thanks to all of you for appreciating our efforts and sharing your experiences... Now we are going to enjoy life more... Posting some photographs, hope you like it.

Signing off with warm wishes to each one of you - Ashish







I fell for this smile 4 years back :)








Navya is telling her mom that Papa has sent you the flowers :)









Missing both of them a lot...

11 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. Ashish, that was so sweet. I love when papas post on the blog. And what a beautiful story you told. We are so happy to meet you and follow your lovely family.

TUC said...

What a beautiful post for your lovely wife and daughter. The pictures are great. It is so nice to share in your family's life.

RK said...

Thanks for sharing such an honest post, Ashish. You are very blessed with those two pretty ladies, and it is clear they are blessed to have you, as well. :)

Rupz said...

Hi Aashish, this is Rupa (Pallavi's uni friend). I just came around to say hi to Pallavi but instead found you ! Great !

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Pallavi is a REALLY REALLY lucky gal to have you in her life :)

Pallavi, did you tell ur hubby about Abhimanyu :P ;)

Sumithra said...

Lovely post, Ashish. Shows what a great time Navya is going to have in growing up in such a beautiful family.

Hi Pallavi,

I'm equally glad to have found your blog. Navya looks so beautiful. When did you start her therapy? I guess they get used to it with time. Vignesh has started to co-operate during his therapy sessions now. Hope Navya too would get used to it soon.

I'm happy to have found someone to share information specific to our place. I already have a lot of questions running in my mind such as where to find the bumbo chair, etc. :-) I found your email on your profile. Will keep in touch.

Regards,
Sumithra

Heidi said...

What a beautiful post. You have an amazing family and God has truly blessed you. He will be with you no matter where you go or what you face and He will give you strength, courage and hope as you raise your beautiful daughter.

stephanie said...

What a beautiful post from you Ashish.My daughter Emilia was born in October also with DS, so we are beginning this journey at the same time. Your sweet Navya is a beauty.

Sumithra said...

He is now 10 months old. He was born on 15th July, 2008.

Ruby's Mom said...

What a wonderful post about your beautiful wife and daughter!

K said...

omg what a doll Navya is

Rohit said...

Hi Ashish and pallavi,

What a great post ;) thanks for writting...its just an accident that i hit on your blog ;) your daughter is really a princess also very cute..

One statement which you have written is really great...ie; "GOD never gives us anything that we can't handle" upto some extent its true..

Take care of Navya. Do keep updating this blog, hope i get lucky again to hit back to your blog ;)

Wish you all the best and May god give you all happiness and guide you through the whole journey of life.