To A Mother…. From A Mother

First of all I would like to thank you all who read and appreciated my first blog

Just last week, we celebrated International Women’s Day, actually I am not a big fan of these days as I believe every day is women’s and they should every day be respected and appreciated for whatever they do for their families, for societies and for the nations. However, a day registered can’t be ignored, so, I decided to dedicate this blog to the most special woman in my life.

How often have you told your Mom that “she is the most special person on this planet and you are grateful to have her as your mother”? Still thinking? Well, I have never told my mom that.

I grew up in a small town of Rajasthan, where societies are patriarchal and men are often appreciated and thanked for their roles in the family as a son, a husband, a father and a brother. But a woman never received this appreciation as it was her DUTY to be a good wife, a good mother, a good sister and a good daughter in law. It is always believed that men work harder than their spouse to bring up the family. But is this really true? I don’t deny that my father worked hard, yes, he did to earn the living. But I have seen my mom working equally hard and sometimes harder to bring us up.

From the time I was a kid, my dad had fallen seriously ill many times. These were very difficult times emotionally and financially for all of us. But my mom stood strong as a pillar each and every time and held us together and strong. I saw her taking care of my dad like a baby without any complains or any frown on her face. She has always given importance to the health and happiness of her family over her own comforts and her health.­­­­ No matter how difficult the times have been, she has always stood stronger and faced the time’s fury with courage and power. She had never let those times come in our way and made sure we could get good education, could follow our dreams and be what we are today., She taught us how to be strong yet empathetic, bold yet respectful, revengeful yet forgiving. But she never got enough credit for doing such an amazing job.

There were times in my life when I was really mean to my Mom, especially in my teens. As a teenager, I was a little rebellious child. I was really fascinated by some of the TV shows and wanted to be a cool kid like the ones in the shows. However, that was just a dream world, to keep me disciplined, my mom had become really strict to me. She started saying no to things I wanted. It was very hard for me to accept that and I started thinking my mother is a very very mean woman and she doesn’t like me. Thankfully that was a short phase of life and with time I realized that I was silly and trying to be something what I am not. Today I am happy that I became this uncool, non-high fiving person for whom small things in life are important.

Today, when I myself am a mother to a baby, all these memories keep coming flashing back to me and I am so thankful to her for taking care of us so well and now for taking care of our children whenever we need her and for doing everything she has done for us. Thank you mom! You are such an amazing person, you were always and will always be special to us.