1. janakinagaraj

    Hey…Parents always love their children especially when you know you were so close to him. Will you be in Mumbai to celebrate 50? Toh party ho jaaye?

    • sulekharawat

      Thanks 🙂 yes I will be in Mumbai. Come over on 8th for a small ceremony and lunch. Tell the other blogeshwaris to come if they can…all are cordially invited.

  2. Rachna Parmar

    Hugs, Sulekha! It is difficult losing a parent and to lose him on your birthday must have been such a blow. Glad that your friend made you realize how precious you were to him. May God bless you, this birthday and for all coming ones! Stay happy!

    • sulekharawat

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Rachna. Alka helped me a lot, in fact she was with me when I got the news over the phone.

  3. UmaS

    Hugs Sulekha…I agree totally with what your friend Alka told you…he indeed chose your birthday and made is more special for you.
    Wish you a fabulous year ahead, as you step into another year of awesomeness 😀

  4. shilpaagarg

    So happy for your Sulekha. Glad that your friend made you see and believe things differently and that is the truth indeed! Wishing you all the fun times as you step into the fantastic fifties! Cheers 🙂

  5. rainbowhues23

    Fantastic fifty? Great! Wishing you a fun filled day and I am sure you dad is going to celebrate your birthday with from wherever he can see you from. Happy Birthday!

  6. Hugs Sulekha! Acceptance is a tough thing. I admire your strength. Happy Birthday to you!

    My Mom passed away a day before my wedding anniversary and I still feel devastated about it.

  7. It sad to lose a person we love, esp if it's one of our parents. Loved what your friend told to comfort you… But wherever he is… he's always looking down at you…

    And Happy Birthday to you! 🙂

  8. Hugs!! Happy Birthday and that would be a really hard thing to work through. I am so glad you had a dear friend comfort and help you see, it wasn't your fault. Bless you on this special day and throughout the year. ♥

  9. Happy Birthday Sulekha…I’m sure your father is very near you and is super proud. His passing away on your birthday must have surely been a massive setback but as your friend said… He chose that day! Hugs… Lv…

  10. ohohsuzyq

    I'm sure your dad was there with you celebrating your big day. Happy Birthday Sulekha. I wish you a wonderful year and many blessings. Hugs.

  11. afshan18

    Happy bday Sulekha. Ya some times Life throws such weird challenges at us. May be its dad way of saying to keep the celebration on and remember him always 🙂
    God bless

  12. leah77

    Happy Birthday Sulekha, I'm glad that you have come to see your father's departure on your birthday as something special. My mom passed on New Year's day, 1998, and it has completely changed the way I experience that holiday.

  13. Happy Birthday Sulekha, a big hug. I can understand how hard it must have been for you, I remember that my grand father passed away on my younger sister's b'day, she was a mere 7 year old then, we never celebrated her birthday gain. As a child she didn't feel that she had something to do with it, but obviously missed the elaborate b'day festivities that ended from that year on. It has been some good 19 years now and this year when she visited my place for a short stay, my husband & I got her a nice cake and did everything we could to make it a memorable day.

    • sulekharawat

      Thank you for your warm hug, Esha. We miss our loved ones always but learn to live without them, which is so sad. You did a wonderful thing by celebrating your sister's birthday, believe me it helps when someone cares enough to show their love.

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