It took two years to convince Akank but she finally allowed us to do what we had been counseling her to do on her birthday this year! Akank agreed to give up her birthday presents from friends who came to her get together and instead accepted a contribution to an orphange that we support!
Imagine the surprise the parents of the invitees had when I called to make the request. Some went ‘ Wow. Are you sure Akank is ok with this?” ” How did you manage this!” and some others, ” You saved me from the trouble of deciding what to gift her. thank you!”
We did not deny her gifts from the family nor any of the frills of a birthday party. Her friends watched Kevin James in ” Paul Blart: Mall Cop”over popcorns and fizzy drinks, indulged in pizzas and chocolate truffle and to top it all they danced to the beats of some music hits in a home made mini disco!
Akank was happily exhausted at the end of the evening and said she couldn’t wait for the next 365 days to pass for the next party and my proud heart helped me keep beaming throughout the evening!!
Thank you Akank, you did us proud!