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Happy Birthday, Neha!

Happy Birthday to an amazing sister. I hope you have the best day and your year ahead is full of accomplishments and happiness.

I know we fight, we argue and even go days without talking to each other but the one thing I never forget is that I will always have your back no matter what, just like you’ll always have mine. I guess, that’s the thing with sisters, we have a hate, love type of relationship that is indestructible. No matter what happens in our lives and no matter where we go, we will always find each other.

I want you to know that I love you dearly, even when I’m mad at you or upset with you. There is nothing or no one that can change that. I will always be here whenever you need me.

I wish you all the finest the world has to offer and pray you find happiness today and always. Happy Birthday, Nehu! Love you lots!

~Tamana

Nehu & Jiju’s Anniversary

Happy Belated Anniversary Nehu & Jiju (brother-in-law). I know I’m a couple of days late with writing this, but better late than never.

I wish both of you a lifetime of love and happiness. I wish you both a beautiful happily ever after and I wish to see you both grow grey and old together as gracefully as can be.

Jiju, first let me say a few words to you. When Nehu first told me about you and showed me your picture, I just thought to myself, wow, my sister is lucky; she found a handsome man, who seems very eager to have her in his life. But don’t get me wrong, I was also very nervous and scared for her, too. I wanted to meet you first and talk to you and make sure you were the right person for her and as the months have gone by, I have learned that you do compliment her life the way she does yours. I think you are a good fit together and both of you are lucky to have each other.

But Jiju, know this: my sister is a very difficult person to deal with. She loves with all her heart and leaves no stone unturned when proving her love for someone. Sometimes, that love might come off as being possessive or irrational. But you have to understand, she is in love with you and only you and you are her world. So take that love and double it when giving back to her because she will only multiply what you give her. She has a heart of gold and you hit a jackpot by wining her heart.

Also, we are all crazy: I mean our family. We laugh too loud, we joke too much, mom feeds us all too much, we love too deeply and we fight like cats and dogs. But at the end of the day, we ALL love each other so deeply with every ounce of blood in our bodies and that is even more true when we aren’t even talking to the other person. So, don’t feel out of place. You are one of us now (haha, sorry lol) and we will treat you just as crazily as we treat one another. Love you Jiju and welcome to the nut house, oops, I mean family!

Nehu: for you, I can only say this:

I am so happy for you. More than anyone I know, you deserve this love and happiness. You can be my older sister by age, but I will always be the older one by strength and love. When I look at you, I see a beautiful young lady that has fought the battles of life and has won, over and over again. I am so proud of you for letting love find you again and having the belief and strength to take-off on this journey of marriage and life. You give me inspiration to face anything that comes my way because I have seen the strength you have.

I love you, Nehu and I will always be beside, behind and in front of you, whenever, wherever you need me.

Congratulations to both of you! I wish you the most beautiful and happy years together.

~ Tamana

My Real Age vs. the Age I Feel

I would definitely think that I feel older than I really am.

Why? Hmm. I grew up before it was my time. Family obligations caused me to lose a part of my youth. Then when I was older, I kept acting older than I was. I had to be the mature one. I am the youngest of three children in my family but probably the most responsible and most reliable. I don’t want to toot my own horn but it’s true. Even till this day, my parents come to me for help or favors and tell me all of their deepest-darkest secrets. I know my parents can rely on me and I know they know that I would never let them down. So, I keep acting older. Hence, I keep feeling older.

I do believe though, that because I act old, psychologically, my body and mind have started to feel and act older. If I think about my body, I’d say I feel as if I’m at least 35 years old and my mind is definitely not in its late 20s.

The older I get, the more responsibilities are being put on my shoulders. I don’t have time to be young or at least my age anymore.

It does suck sometimes. Especially, when I see people my age having fun, being carefree and just enjoying themselves. And I won’t say I’m all serious, old and mature all the time. I have my moments when I’m just a silly, little girl. But I do wish there were more moments like those.

I guess at the end of the day, my age doesn’t really matter or how old or young I feel or act. For me, what matters more is the acknowledgment that I was a good daughter, a good sister, a good girlfriend, a good aunt and friend and that I fulfilled my duties. I’m not a wife yet, well officially, but once I am then my role will be even further extended to being a good wife and eventually a good mother, grandmother, etc.

The funny thing is that I sometimes tease D that he’s got a ‘free’ wife without even being married. But the sad reality is that I just don’t know how to be a girlfriend anymore. I guess, the conclusion to all of this is that my past and obligations have turned me into a mother-figure before it’s time.

It’s not so bad. Just wish, I was out and about traveling and exploring the world too, like so many others my age.

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