For my niece Priya…

July 14th, 2012

Dearest Priya

One day, when you are older I want you to read this and know just how much of a blessing you are to us all. I remember getting the phone call from my brother to tell me that you were born and how joyous that moment was. Driving to the hospital to come and see you for the first time, my emotions were high. At the time, I was 3 months in my chemo treatments and I prayed for this moment to come; as it was just what the family needed. It was what I needed because you brought and still bring such joy to the family. No matter what God had planned for me, I remember feeling at that moment that everything was going to be okay. That the focus would be less off me and my illness and now shifted to you and the joy you brought and still bring to our lives. This is what I desperately wanted.

I remember standing with the family behind the glass window to watch you in your baby crib. I remember looking at you for the first time and the instant love I felt for you. I remember that I was afraid to hold you because I was scared I was going to hurt you. You were so tiny, so precious. It was obvious; this is exactly what we all needed. What I needed.

You were already loved by us all the moment you were conceived. You were the blessing that we all wanted and prayed for. You were the light in our tunnel. You came at just the right moment. You helped bring a sense of normalcy back to me. I thank God for the blessing of you every day.
Happy 3rd bday my lil kadoo!!!
Chacha Po loves you so much

Lil P & Me

7 Responses to “For my niece Priya…”

  1. Allan says:

    Very touching… Happy birthday Priya!

  2. Bhagwant says:

    How true? Priya at that was blessing in disguise. We were all down with your problem. God has really sent us the little angle who really brighten our life and brought tremendous joy to all of us.
    Happy third birthday Priya Dada’s princess.

  3. Anastasia says:

    Beautifully written!! And goshh she is such a cutie!! Happy bday Lil P!!

  4. Marilena says:

    God Bless you Paully, you are truly a blessing to this little bundle of joy also.

    You made me cry and Ranny and I both were truly touched.
    xoxoxo

  5. Marilyn says:

    Very beautiful! The birth of a child is such a wonderful gift. I feel the same way about our little grandson Zacharie who lights up our lives every day with his presence.
    Your little niece is gorgeous and we can feel the connection!

  6. Jhaga says:

    Happy Birthday you little beauty! You are so lucky to have so many people who love you and they are lucky to have you! Wishing you many happy years ahead!!

  7. Bobi Matharu says:

    So sweet Paul, she will love this when she is older :)

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