Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all the friends of SQLAuthority.com. On today’s auspicious day I have three news to share – 1) Shaivi’s 2nd Birthday 2) New Book Released 3) 30 Millions Views.
I am extremely proud of the newly published Joes 2 Pros: Programming and Development for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 book, which I contributed to and am lucky enough to have my name on the front cover as author. And today is a good day when I am releasing my second book ‘SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros: SQL Performance Tuning Techniques Using Wait Statistics, Types & Queues’ So today I would like to dedicate this book to my beautiful daughter on her second birthday. Two years ago she came into this world as an angel, and every day my love for her has grown. My wife and I jokingly refer to her as the “other woman,” because since her appearance, it seems like my love for my daughter is growing to take my wife’s share.
My daughter, Shaivi, is the driest part of my life. She is what motivates me to excel at work and at life, and ultimately what motivated me to write this book. I hope one day that she is half as proud of me as I am of her. That is why I am dedicating my book to her – because she was the inspiration that made me work to achieve this goal.
Writing this book was an exhausting process. There were days when to meet the editor’s deadlines, I would lock myself in my office in the early morning before my daughter was awake, and when I came out at the end of the day my daughter was already asleep. However, I want her to know that even though I may have been absent from her life on those days, I am dedicating all those efforts to her. She is the best.
Any parent – especially the parent of a daughter – knows that having a child puts everything in perspective. A job we might have once done simply for money, or even because we love the subject, now becomes a labor of love to excel for our children and provide them with a better life. I am lucky enough to have a job I love, one that I enjoy getting up every morning for, and now I am extra lucky because my love for my daughter makes that job even more enjoyable. For that, and so many other reasons, I dedicate this book to you Shaivi.
Btw, today this blog completed 30 Million Views.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
Many Many happy returns to Shaivi…I pray to God for your family and you.I appreciate for you for each and every work you are doing for SQLAuthority.com..!
Happy Birthday, Shaivi.. May god bless you with Happiness & Success.
Happy Ganesa Chaturthi to Shaivi & Family :)
Wish you many happy returns of the day Shaivi.
May all your dreams come true.
Happy Birthday Shaivi! and Congrats on these wonderful milestones!
Happy Birthday Shaivi..
Pinal, really interesting things you are covered from past couple of days & waiting to grab my copy of this book ..
All the best for your new articles :)
Bday wishes to ur lil angel and congrats for the release of your new book….:-)…
Thanks for helping the sql community with your thought provoking blogs…
happy ganesh chowti to you and your family….:)
INDIA, BANGALORE, KARNATAKA
Many many happy returns of day Shaivi.May god give you all the happiness and joy .
Thanks Mr pinal to write such a good blog and congratulation for your new book release .
After all happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all .
A lots of love and wishes to the Angel (Shaivi) .
Congratulations Mr. Pinal! You have much to be proud of, Family, carreer and life. It is our love and passion that motivates us all. Thank you for sharing many precious things with us.
Ron A. Farris
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Wish you many many Happy returns of the day Shaivi.
Happy birthday wishes to your daughter(Shaivi). Congratulations on the books, this is a neat achievement, writing a book is not a easy thing to do, finding the time, putting in the effort, hats off to you man.
Happy Ganesh Chathurthi…
Wow! 3 wonderful events on the same day! Heartiest congratulations to you, Pinal, for being a great father & community contributor.
Also, Many Happy Returns of the Day to Shaivi!
Please pass my wishes to Shaivi, may god bless her :).
In addition I would like you say thanks to you, as your innovative ideas are really great. Like these days we all are reading the article to answer the question and in this way we are learning new things each day.
Further the articles are easy to understand , neat & clean language & description.
Really Great Job.
First of all Happy birthday to Shaivi and congratulations for your huge success for your blog and your book.
You are the best on blogging sphere.
Happy Birthday to Shaivi.
Wish you many many Happy returns of the day your daughter(Shaivi)
Happy Ganesh Chathurthi to you and your family
Be Lated Happy Birth Day Shaivi and pinal wish you and your family a Happy Ganesh Chaturathi.
Happy Birthday, Shaivi. May GOD bring Shaivi as a great source of happiness and success for Pinal and his wife in coming life.
No doubt I was not eligible to participate in Contest b/c I was from Pakistan, but I learn too much from this series. It is a great contribution to this Bog.
Nice article and great photos. Congratulations!