Ok, normally when we think of gifs for the kids they tend to be some type of toy or electronic device. This time we didn’t hit that norm.
One family in our Sangat has been organizing a fundraiser to pay for improvements to our little Gurdwara playground for the kids. There are so many new kids in our community that having this play area is really great for the kids!
Anyway, a week or so ago after Gurdwara they were doing a raffle for a beautifully framed Gurbani Shabad. The kids were all going around selling tickets for a chance to win. My son (who’s name is the same as the Shabad) really wanted to win, and was disappointed when he didn’t. So as a Vaisakhi gift my wife Arjan Kaur worked out something with Siri Guru Dev Kaur (who makes these amazing framed Shabads) to make two new framed pieces that we could give as gifts to the Kids.
Siri Guru Dev Kaur comes from a family of artists. It seems like everyone in their family creates beautiful artwork! From time to time I have seen all the different framed Hukamnama’s that she has put together for people who wish to remember a hukam that was for some particular day/event. She used to hand write the Gurmukhi, but now with all the new Gurbani fonts she can do this more easily.
This morning we surprised the kids with gifts. I didn’t expect the same excitement as I might get from them when giving a doll or toy, but they were happy to have these beautiful gifts to celebrate Vaisakhi. They’ll probably appreciate them more when they are older.
Framed Narayan Shabad written by Guru Arjan Dev ji, for my son Narayan Singh
Framed prayer in English by SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa for Charanjeet. Pinks and reds like Charanjeet likes :)