April 26, 2011

Valiant Spirit

"Akshay" meaning
 'Eternal, immortal, indestructable
 a short post on my nephew  akshay who celebrated his  first birthday last week…he is just one of the thousands of babies born everyday, you might say…but he is special not just because he is my Brother’s kid but because of the fact that he is a fighter to the core…

He was born too early, almost two months before time…a premature baby whose first home after his mother’s comforting womb was the incubator….he was not alone, more than enough company but that doesn’t take away the pain, the fear, the worry, the heartache watching a tiny baby with more tubes than his tender body could hold, more medicines than an adult can withstand….
The thrill of hearing him cry, the joy of seeing the relief on his parents' face when he was certified as healthy enough to be taken home, the satisfaction at seeing him grow slowly, millimetre by millimetre, Grams by grams is something one can only experience…
The picture at the side belies the trauma this sweet angel of ours underwent at a nascent stage of his hopefully long, healthy, happy life. His smile, mischievous ways, tantrums belies the struggles, making them a distant memory best carpeted…

9 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

What a beautiful boy. And lucky to have a loving family!

TS Hendrik said...

He's very cute child. That must have been a hard first few months watching him struggle, and a joy to have him strong and healthy now.

Thanks for sharing.

Lydia K said...

So glad he is healthy now. What a loving tribute.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Happy birthday to your little miracle sweetie. His name is perfect.
xoRobyn

Bikramjit said...

Happy birthday to The little Man...

Bikram's

Tomz said...

He is a fighter, born to win..

convey my sweetest birthday wishes to him..

Carla said...

It's amazing how a two-year old can make the struggles of infancy seem like another life! Happy Birthday!

Carla

nutschell said...

what a tough little guy! he's lucky to have such a supportive family
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Pat Tillett said...

With that start and the love and support he gets, Im sure he is going to do well in life...

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