Tuesday, February 24, 2009

5 past half century!

Its Dad's 55th birthday today. First wish that comes to my mind for him is of his recovery. Its been 4 months since he was hit by this spine-nerve attack and got operated. He is walking with the help of walker and feeling much better now. Best thing is his positive mental strength to get back to normal. Doctors say full recovery may take as long as 2 years but a good attitude and exercise can reduce the time to 6 months too. So I am hopeful.

I was planning to send him flowers and cake today but since he is in hospital for review n physiotherapy, mom insisted I dont do that. He doesn't quite appreciate such gestures, calling it a waste of money; if I would have been in Mumbai today, I would have surely been there in front of him with the jazz of flowers and all that. But since its only mom there with him, and I know that even if he would love to recieve them but not show it at all, instead he would get upset more than being happy and mom would have to lend the listening ear, so I dropped the idea. Whats the use when it doesnt lead to what you ultimately want, isnt it? 

Yes, I was sad for a moment but never mind. I called him early in the morning today, heard the cheerful voice confirming completion of 55 years with a smile and I felt nice. I hope I was the first among the sibings to wish him :D (just like that). Mom has taken the typical home made bday sweet "gajar ka halwa" for him. And I know they are much more happy celebrating the occassion in a simple way.


So, PaPa! hErE's wIshIng yOu mAnY hAppY rEtUrnS oF tHe dAy!
AnD oN yOuR sPeCiAl DaY.. I wIsH fOr YoU, mAnY jOyS aNd HaPpInEsS..!
HoPe YoU hAvE a wOnDeRfUl DaY..!
HaPpY BiRtHdAy PaPa..!

9 comments:

Solilo said...

Bloghopped and reached here.

Wishing your dad a very happy birthday and speedy recovery.

Masood said...

happy budde..err...birthday! ;)

mindspace said...

Thanks Solilo, hope u hop n reach hear again:)

Thanks Masood, lol at budde :)
you know I love calling ma mom budiya(mean me) but dad keeps singing 'abhi to main jawan hun'...

Reflections said...

Echoing Solilo & wishing your dad a very happy birthday and speedy recovery.

Yeah I too wish u were the 1st of the siblings who called;-D
[Heee I too get my thrills out of these small things:-P]

Indian Home Maker said...

My best wishes to your dad, hope he gets well soon.
And a very Happy Birthday :)

I love gajar ka halwa too.

deepsm25 said...

I will definitely pray for a very quick and a fast recovery. Wishing him many many happy returns of the day! I am sure all of our prayers and best wishes are with him...stay positive he will come out of it soon and you can sure have all of those celebrations that you ever wished to have with him.

mindspace said...

Thanks Nany, IHM & Deeps for the wishes.. they mean a lot!

Mridula said...

Wishing him a very speedy recovery. How is he now?

mindspace said...

Hi Mridula, he's still walking with the help of walker. the nerve damage is gonna take longer to get back to normal.. dunno how long, inspite of dad taking his physiotherapy positively.. thats y i say ur wishes mean a lot...