(This post is from Saraswathi of A Journey and published by Sandeepa)
This post was sent to me by a sweet young 22 year old, working as an Engineer in India. She is Saraswathi and blogs at A Journey
She says "Though amn't married I really love reading the mom's stuff on DMC. Its a great initiative:)
When I read that the topic for this month is "Mother's Day" I wanted to write about my mom whom I love a lot:) You can publish my post if you feel it is relevant to your club:)"
Her very sweet and honest article begins here and I sincerely hope her Mother gets to read this some day:-
When I was young, I always hated my mom. Hatred in the sense I felt she wasn't properly educated and always back-answered her for every small thing. We had loads of fights after which I always used to wish I wasn't her daughter. Will give you one example of a small fight we would have every morning(Now when I think back I get a smile on my face). Mom would plait my hair every morning to go to school. I used to fight that she plait my hair before I go for my bath. And she would say that if she does that my hair would be spoilt again during the bath and she will plait it after my bath. These small fights just lead me away from my mom.
I never shared any experiences of mine with her and most of the times would lie to her. She bore all my idiosyncracies with grace. She was always calm and patient even when I used to shout at her or get angry on her unnecesarily. She never questioned me why I was acting like that. She would hug me after such fights and that would sometimes put me to shame. She is a fun-loving person. She is great at mimicry and dancing. She dances as if nobody is watching her. As I grew up I slowly started realising her contribution to my life. She gave me complete freedom. Even if I hurt her she would never show off that she was hurt. She would act as if nothing happened and always poured unlimited love. I adore her patience. Gradually I started seeing myself in her shoes and realised completely how difficult it is to be a mom. Its sacrifice, love, patience and what you get in return is sometimes bad words from your own kids.
I have changed completely now. Though I do back-answer her at times I have a greater understanding of what she feels and I think its my responsibility to see her happy now and forever. After mom's marriage she went through lots of trauma thanks to my grandma. But she never told a bad thing about my grandma to me. I came to know of it through my uncle. She used to always tell me "No matter what people have done to you(good or bad) always learn to love them and not talk bad of them". She is indeed a great lady.
At this moment I feel proud to say am my Momma's daughter:) She is the lady who taught me what patience is, what it is to be a mother, what it is to be silent when you are in a storm. I bow to this lady who means everything to me. My God, my Friend, my Mother
Today is my parent's marriage anniversary and I wish and pray for their everlasting love, happiness, good health, wealth, success and all the good things in life.
I love you mom! You are simply the best:-*
(My mom's name is Devika. Her native is Salem,Tamilnadu. She is a housewife and today my parents are celebrating their 28th marriage anniversary. She got married at the age of 18. I have an elder bro too who simply adores and worships my mom :)