Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrating the wonder that is my MUM!!

Happened to chance upon a post by a lady on a social networking website. She was in an unhappy marriage and felt that divorce wasn’t an option for her so opted to end her life once her son was old enough to live without her. That set me thinking – Is there ever an age when one can live without a mother? I am 30 and am a mother myself and I still miss my mum even though she is just a phone call away. And I know my mum still calls my grandma when she is feeling down…mums are just an indispensable part of everyone’s life. I am not a very expressive person and my mum says she always feels that in terms of showing of affection, I lean more towards my dad than my mum. I must admit I am a bit partial (after all every dad is a hero in his daughter’s eyes), but I felt all that change once I became a mother myself. I had new admiration for my mum…I am in awe of the fact that she always had time to spend with me, cook the meals we liked and kept the house in pristine condition even though she worked full time. I never noticed her complain or express any sort of frustration at having to multi-task and be on top of her game all the time. She was is always bursting with energy and I have watched in awe when she would stay up all night watching my son and then rush about all morning making sure I was cared for during the day. And all this is done with her ever present smile on her face. Such selflessness can only come from a mother.
Although we are apart physically and see each other only once a year, I feel she is always there watching over me. Her motherly instinct has always surprised me. EVERY TIME I am depressed or feeling lonely and out of sorts, I know the phone will ring and it will be my mum. My harshest critic and ardent fan, her prayers and unshakable faith in me and nagging keep me going. Missing you a lot today and thought I should finally publish this long overdue post. You are ever in my thoughts and now I see you in my deeds too. Yes Ma…what I have feared has come true – I am turning into you…and it’s the best thing that could have happened to me.

8 comments:

wannabauthor said...

Let me b d first 2 leave a comment on d post..gud stuff..y u ever kept it private beats me...hoping 2 c more of des posts. I love d bit abt hw v never stop needing the...so true! especially after marriage, all this becomes so much more clearer :)

Laxmi Gopa said...

Thank u...I deleted a couple of posts as I felt there were intensely pvt...but felt I should let ppl see what I write.

pallavi said...

So sweet da Laxmi :-) Very nice post. Did u show it to ur mum, by any chance?
-Pallavi

Laxmi Gopa said...

@Pallavi - Thanks. Ya, I did show her the piece...and I think she became a bit emotional. Like I said I am not very expressive, so I think this was more of a shock to her than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Great writing.....The last sentence was the best....I am turning into you!!! - Andleeb

Anonymous said...

nw this is a luvvly piece..ur mom wud be so proud .. ! - Jasniya

Anonymous said...

loved it! And yes,... i often think the same.. that I have turned into my mum.. and that last line totally clicked! great blog! keep it comming..

(wouldnt let me post on ur blog...)
- Shaista

Laxmi Gopa said...

@Shano-Lovely words. Thanks. I never thought I would turn into my mum cuz I thought we were so diff - guess as always I didn't have a clue.

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