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One of my favorite pictures of Siri ♥️ ...

One of my favorite pictures of Siri ♥️ ...

This is one of my favorite pictures of my precious chilakamma’s.

Those flowers bloomed in my backyard and I strung them all together and put them on her hair. She was sitting across me at the dinning table and I noticed how her reflection on the table looked so beautiful that I wanted to capture it.

I could only capture a fraction of her beauty and not it’s entirety.Read the article →


One question which always haunted me ...

One question which always haunted me  ...

When Siri was at this age I was very frustrated and felt disappointed at my parenting.  I would always wonder as to how other mothers felt so connected with their kids and how come I never did? They go shopping with them, they go walking with them and they even take them to parks but I never felt comfortable enough...


Siri loves to be productive.

Siri loves to be productive.

Siri loves to be productive.

Handmade by Siri ..

Handmade by Siri ..

Siri had worked very hard today. The red one is the most difficult one and I am so surprised she got it. There are two silver bead caps for every set of six red beads. Both have to be beaded differently depending on which side of the red beads they are. She got them right and I am pleasantly surprised as...


There goes a piece of my heart ♥️ ...

There goes a piece of my heart ♥️ ...

There goes a piece of my heart ♥️ ..

 

Siri wakes up at 7:20am every week day unless she is on vacation or if it’s a holiday. Brushes her teeth, changes from her PJ’s, combs her hair walks to the kitchen with her backpack + her swimming bag if it’s a Tuesday or a Thursday.

 

Finds something to eat and packs up lunch. She doesn’t fuss she doesn’t ask me to make anything for her. I ask her “nana you want mommy to make you an egg omelette or you want to eat something else” ? She always picks “something else”. She likes to make her own breakfast (not on the stove). So I let her make her own.  

 

We give Siri choices and freedom. She doesn’t like to be treated like a baby. We respect and honor her wishes.

 

She walks back to her room with three or two bags depending on the day of the week. She waits in her room until the van comes to pick her up. She comes out of her room and waits for one of us (either dad or mom) to open the door for her to leave. She gives a nice hug and we give her a kiss on her beautiful forehead. I say “God bless you nana Siri” she repeats and leaves.

 

In the process we hear her sing either in her room or while she is in the kitchen. Siri is a happy girl. She had grown a lot since she found her talent. One big change we have seen is her ability to problem solving. She tries to take care of things on her own but just in case she can’t, she comes to us and says “I want help”.

#nothingbutgodsgrace 🙏🏽

 

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