Nine years ago today, I got the most beautiful gift. Two days before Christmas, God gave me her. Christmas 2003 was one of the busiest Christmas in my life but one I will cherish forever: being a mom for the first time.
Gone are the days when our daughter Pristine Akari was a small baby whose whole body I can scoop around in my arms and snug into my chest. She has become a little lady – just look at these photos!
Today on her birthday, Pristine is wearing two dresses from our friends at Margarite from Spain – they are an exclusive brand for children’s wear where you can find romantic designs with a sophisticated modern touch. Here, Pristine is wearing two dresses from the Autumn-Winter 2012 Collection. Dress #1 is a plain flannel dress in peplum style and dress #2 is an embroidered all-over sequined dress. It’s quite flashy, she looked good in it but Pristine loved dress #1 more.
We will have a small, simple celebration at home and she has invited like 10 kids from school. They all said YES! but no one has called up to confirm except two of her closest buddies. It is a normal work day in Dubai today (Sunday) so working parents might not be able to drop off their child to our place, school is off so some of her friends might have gone to spend Christmas in their home countries. I can only guess how many will show up later. I’m not betting on more than five!