Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Desired One

My little girl won a second prize in Flower Arrangement Contest in her school. She is very excited. So am I. I didn't know she had this talent in her. This is her prize winning flower arrangement. She has named it STEPS TO SUCCESS with input from her Nani.

She is submitting a very very short story to her school tomorrow. The theme is Girl Child. And this is her entry for the competition.

The idea, plot, characters are all hers. She made a handwritten draft and sat with me while I typed it out. I suggested a few minor changes and a few grammatical alterations. She graciously accepted them.

My Desired One never fails to amaze me.

41 comments:

Wolfy said...

awww... congrats and well done to her.. !!

and well how many young army bloggers do u know?? thts how i landed up on ur blog...

salutes

Usha Pisharody said...

Wonderful to hear of this one!

Congratulations to the little one! And all the best for the Entry for the Short story.. :) May she strike a double Gold :)

Sidhusaaheb said...

I don't know much about flower arrangements, but this one looks good.

:)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Congrats to your daughter. That was one neat arrangement, stark and simple. The story was good, too.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Congrats to your daughter. That was one neat arrangement, stark and simple. The story was good, too.

Rajindarjit said...

Congrats to the Proud Parents!
Flower arrangement is very beautiful. And the story too is a themic one.
Best of Luck to The Budding Writer.
God Bless you all.
Dhindsa

~nm said...

Congratulations Mommy dear and congratulations Rasan. You have done a wonderful job at the flower decoration.

Iya said...

wonderful..i read her entry too, its beautifully written...amazed at the calrity she has at this age...all the best to her..

D said...

Congratulations!

This brings back memories of my school days and the flower arrangement competitions from that time.

Veena said...

The story was too good .. as well as the flower arrangement.. lucky mom :)

Devika said...

Lovely floral work, Mampi..
Simple, but elegant :)

And good to read about her, My best wishes to her, too

Nice post, Mampi

wishes,
devika

Quirky Indian said...

Great story. Hope she wins. How old is your daughter anyway?

Cheers,

Quirky Indian

Mampi said...

Wolfy-Thanks. And welcome BACK. You were missed.

Usha-Thanks so much for your compliments and wishes. She would be so happy to see your comments upon returning from school.

SS-Yes, it is indeed good.

Sucharita-Yeah, I am so proud of her. She has done a good job.

Mama-Thanks to you-for the arrangement. And for the writing genes.

NM-Thanks so much.

Iya-Yeah, she surprised me too, with both the things.

D-Thanks, I was not good at these things. She is amazing. Go to her story yaar, and tell her how you liked it.

Veena-Yeah, lucky me indeed.

Devika-Thanks so much-will convey it to her.

Quirky Indian-She is 11. Thanks for wishes. I loved her story too.

Life Begins said...

Absolutely fabulous!! I dont have enough words to express the flow of emotions I am feeling right now. I am proud of her and jealous of you for being a mom of such a great talented girl.

hitch writer said...

Congratulations to the lil one !!!

as they say, daughters are God's best blessings !!!

my space said...

Fabulous! Both the arrangement and the story...you must be so, so , so proud of your desired one!! Hugs to her..
Btw her arrangeent took me back to old times..we would paint these leaves in silver (mix in a bucket of water and dip the leaves for good 10 minutes) and then join the edges to make a curve as in, ox-bow shape and tie with a string and then arrange tuberoses and carnations!!
whew..too long.sorry couldn`t resist giving gyaan ;-)

Mithe said...

You must be one proud mom!
She is a great great writer-I loved the emotional story-beautiful...Her thoughts rae so pure

Congrats Rasan-you deserve every accolade you have got!

DeeplyDip said...

Mampi your daughter is a genius! I am very impressed :)

and a tag awaits you on my blog...

dipali said...

You have an amazing daughter, her story is excellent, and the flower arrangement is stunning in its elegance and simplicity.

Phoenixritu said...

Mampi, its an awesome story. Keep encouraging her to write. She's brilliant

Balvinder Singh said...

Manpreet and Mahesh, your daughter is not only a good writer but also a very good human being. God bless her.

Indian Home Maker said...

Congratulations to little Rasan :) Love the arrangement and also the name, Steps to success :)

Let me read the entry now ...

zirelda said...

She is a wonderful child. :)

What a beautiful arrangement!

Mampi said...

LifeBegins-Jealous? You have a talented P coming up soon.

MySpace-Yeah, I know, it was her first step into this art. She saw this arrangement in a shop and tried to make it herself. Rest of the stuff, she will learn. I will most likely get in touch with you about other ideas too. I m not very good at this stuff.

Mithe-yeah, I am really really proud to be her mom.

DeeplyDip-will pick up the tag. Thanks for your compliments.

Dipali-Thank you so much my dear.

Ritu-Yes, I keep telling her about all the things you say for her, and she will surely excel I am sure.

Balvinder-thank you so much. Have conveyed your words to Mahesh. She is a blessing.

Wolfy said...

what happened about her story ?

Oreen said...

lucky you :)

Jagjit said...

I am too late... Still CONGRATULATIONS to your little daughter nd you!

Pinku said...

hey!!

the arrangement is beautiful....just like Rasan.

and let me remind you your desired one is someone all mom's would desire for themselves. :)

am so glad i know you all...

mandira said...

oh wow!! congratulations and a big hug to her! loved the name "STEPS TO SUCCESS".. u must be sooo proud of her!
mandira

Gazal said...

the title is really a good one and has proved lucky for her too.

lots of love to her

Solilo said...

That is just fabulous and I also read the story written by your daughter.

I am sure you are one proud mother. I would be too.

How do we know said...

wow! wow! WOW!! THis girl keeps adding to the feathers in her cap everyday! Am so proud to know your daughter!

The Seeker said...

Blog hopping and landed here!!!!

Congrats to the little one!!

SILVER said...

just visiting some blogs.. and stumbled here.

congrats. i know the feeling.. parents always get so proud and i think a lot more excited than the child !

smiles,
Silver from One Day at a Time

MAN IN PAINTING said...

hey
nobody told me about new pinch earlier:(
so happy to read the story.
let her do everything she likes..
let her see the world as she likes...
so happy.
take care..
mip

Manasa said...

Congrats to your lil angel :)

PARRY said...

That's a superb analogy of an abstract thing such as success imagined by the maker of the arrangement. conggrats to her.

Imp's Mom said...

Awww... This is so beautiful! Congrats to Rasan:)

she sure has talent, her short story had me in tears!

EXSENO said...

Good for her!
She deserved it. I have a friend that I help sometimes who has a flower shop. Your daughters arrangement is very creative.

Imp's Mom said...

hey looks like something is wrong! My comments are not posted for any of ur posts...

neways what i wanted to say was Congrats and that Rasan is a talented girl...her short story had me in tears...

and i have something for u on my blog, apologise for being really late...

Sal said...

Congratulations to the little one.
Cheers,
Sal