my sunshine on a cloudy day

Arjun on halloween

Today Arjun turns 6-month old.  He is well on his way to sitting, crawling, growing teeth, saying mama and dada, and getting into all of Asha’s things.  In short a perfect little boy who is so beautiful, gentle and happy that it melts my soul every time I look at him.  Since I became a mother, I feel like I live in a bubble of constant happiness.  It’s true despite of the many sleepless nights, tantrums, diapers, and attempts at making a two-year old see logic in things.  On a day like today when I have yet another reminder that there is so much evil out there, I look at my kids and wonder whether to feel happy or sad.  My thoughts go out to Paris – you are still my favorite place in the world.

Happy Birthday Arjun.  I love you.  I wish you nothing but kindness and happiness.

Arjun sitting on a picnic blanket in the park

Arjun and Asha on Swing


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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer based in Raleigh, NC. She writes about everything from travel, food, books, and family. Her current project includes a series of children's books to teach Hindi. She is a native Tar Heel who has also lived in Washington DC and Chicago.

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