Valentine’s day – A day to celebrate love. They say the purest form of love is the one a mother has for her child ( Fathers too are included but not in this post today). And Today in this platform, I would like to celebrate my Mother.
My Mother has always lived up to her name, The Queen, she is a class act. Be it in her manner of handling herself, be it the way she thinks and executes, be it in celebrations of festivities, be it in gifting generously, be it in her personality. It is never small or forgettable. She has a big heart and a steady head. She definitely needs to be awarded for her lifetime achievement in handling my dad.
She was married at a very young age, as it was a norm back then. No sparks flew between her and my dad, she did not know him as a person, she was not in love with him. But she was stoic and trusted her own father to have taken a wise decision. She went from being a princess to being a pauper’s wife. (my dad went through his struggles and climbed the rungs of hardship to get to a good life). And so her life began with my dad, she soon became a mother of three daughters. Through the routines of her life, she has fought for a better life for all of us. Not accepting an easy option, always looking out for us. She never stopped growing as a person, never stopped sharing and learning, she grew up along with her daughters.
She is an amazing cook. She loves to experiment with food and made our palate accepting of other cuisines. But she wasn’t only stuck to the kitchen or the home. She worked alongside my dad with his business. She was up for any challenge life threw at her. When at one point my dad met with an accident, bed ridden with bad knees, she took up the challenge to run the business and take care of the household – she even learnt to drive a hand geared bike. She was invested deeply in our education, for she thought her daughters should have what she couldn’t have. She believed that education would give us independence, an ability to thrive, to take care of ourselves and others. Not to be at someone else’s mercy. She looked at her daughters as three individuals, not as one. and she would motivate us in separate ways.
When it came to job hunting, she learnt what our skills were and she would read the Times Ascent, to be informed of what’s trending in the job scenario. Let us know which companies are hiring. She pushed my eldest sister to pursue a different path when the civil Engg degree didn’t pan out to a good job. She learnt and listened to what we had to say.
For me, My Mother has been a pillar of support. She always appreciated my straight talking and outgoing manner. She understands when to let her grown up daughters be their own person. She listens to any advice or suggestions I have to make. She treats me with a lot of love, dignity and respect.
My Mother is Strong willed, independent and if only she had opportunities that we have now, she would have shined as a career woman.
My Mother is a major reason for the person I am today. Love you always,
Do share a comment about your inspiring and loving Mothers.