I remember holding my pink bundle of joy on Feb 16th
I remember your bright, shiny, intelligent eyes and the disarming smile
I remember you crawling all around the house
I remember you taking those initial steps
I remember holding your arms while going to Pillayar Temple
I remember a sleepy little doll in her pattu paavadai sitting next to me when I was doing monthly Ayush homams
I remember resting on the two talking, laughing, wriggling pillows
I remember starting to tell you the paati... vadai... kakka... nari story and you completing the rest
I remember you waving the red shoes from the top of the stairs shouting "appa ennoda pudhu sooo" for months
I remember, recollect each and every moment you spent with us
All these are happy memories...
I also remember lowering you down to your final resting place...
I just want to forget the last one, so please come back us.