Sep 13, 2014

Birthdays...Nirvana's and Sachin's

Birthdays give us the opportunities to stop and 
appreciate all the little things we have been blessed with...

Today we celebrate 2 birthdays in our family.  My sister Nirvana's and my nephew Sachin's.
Nirvana is sister number 3 of 5 girls.  Mother of Kimsy and J.  My niece and nephew.

Here they are.  Many years ago, but somehow it always seem not that long ago.
They live in Puerto Rico and though I don't see them that often I always have them in my heart..

Nirvana today on your birthday I just want you to know that a day does not go by
without me thinking of you, loving you and missing you.  For you and all my other 
sisters nothing is too much to ask for.  I only wish we were closer especially today.

From a little girl she was always a beauty.  Today she is even more beautiful, but the beauty 
is not only from the outside.  The woman she is is exceptional.  I am happy and fortunate
 to have her as my sister and my friend. Though distance may separate us, 
I always carry her in my heart..

You know the saying, you can kid the world, but not your sister. She is wiser than
 her years and she is my sister and my friend.  I love you and that is forever.

Sachin was born just just two days after 9-11.  Today the little boy born during one of the 
worst times for the US turns 13.  He is all boy.  There is no sport that he will not play.

As a little boy we were fortunate to have him and all his family live close to us in 
Florida.  Those days are forever cherished by me and are part of memories that will
never leave me.  Sachin like all my nieces and nephews holds a very special place in my heart.

From very little he knew how to relax and find a comfy spot.  In Florida that 
was his favorite spot to sit and watch TV or play games.  I miss that face.

Sachin and I many years ago in his Florida home.  Wish I could also
spend the day with you Sachin.  I love you so much and uncle Arvid always remembers
all the good times we have had together.  At 8;15 this morning we called him and and
we both
spoke to him.  The first thing I noticed was the voice change.  Little Sachin is on
his way to manhood.  Have no idea where and how time has gone by so fast.
One day he was little today he is a big boy and as he told his uncle Arvid,
he plays soccer and uncle Arvid called him the next Messi.

Little Sachin is no longer little.  He's now a 13 year old teenager.
Happy birthday to my sister and my nephew.

To my sister Nirvana,
Count the age, not the wrinkles you have. Count the blessings and 
the wonderful experience not the mistakes you have made.  Love you both.

May your birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, 
the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter,
 the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer....