When two people who are in love exchange marital vows, they make promises to support one another in sickness and health. A mother makes no such promise when she gives a birth to her child.She believes in loving her child like anything, a mother in any form is a blessing by the God. And she is the only lady in a child’s life who performs all the roles, from being a protector, caretaker to nurture. Even after she does everything for us, I guess, most of the time w e are not really grateful to her.
So here I am writing a few things I always observed and noticed about my Mum ever since I was a little kid, and today (May 7, 2017) is her birthday as well which suffice my love and a birthday gift for her.
I feel incredibly grateful to have you as my mentor cum a great friend cum Mum. Your presence, your guidance, your blessings and what not. Every time I think of you so many different memories come to mind—memories that will live in my head and heart for a lifetime.
You Still Are…
The things I remember MOST about you: You were/are ALWAYS there for me no matter what the circumstances are, no matter how foul my mood, no matter what time of day or night. You have shown me complete acceptance, love, and understanding. All those years that I lived far away I never felt far from you because I knew you were there rooting for me and loving me from a distance. And you still are.
If I needed you, you always made time for me, you have always protected me from everyone who tried to hurt me ever since I was a little kid. I always knew you are supporting and patting my back from behind. You have no idea how comforting that has been in my life. At times, I miss your presence in my life when few situations fall into my way and all I could do is to remember you, your teachings for a lifetime. Things are not always pleasant to me(sometimes, it was worst), although I could manage to be happy and to make everyone happy around me.
I still remember how the aroma of your delicious food used to attract everyone in the house and in our society. How people were craving to have food cooked by you, and oh my God! I still remember the wide smile on your face while feeding everyone. Your soul was as perfect as any newborn baby’s heart. Feeding people has always satisfied your soul, Mum. You love to share what you had no matter how little it was. That was the first time I could able to understand the meaning of unconditional love. It always takes 2 minutes for you to impress anybody with your sweet talks. You were everyone’s favourite, You still are.
Sorry, I can’t stop tears gushing down my cheeks while writing this letter to you. Mum, I really miss you at times. I never utter a single word to anyone when I miss you. All I do is looking up there in the sky and feel your presence in my heart. There are times when I am all alone, I’m not afraid of being alone, it’s just that the feelings which made me weak. It is horrible. But Mum, you don’t need to worry about me now, I’m matured enough. I’ve learnt to control my emotions now. I’ve learnt to be detached from people and love them as they are. Unconditionally. Just like you do.But still, I can’t love the way anyone, the way
But still, I can’t love anyone in my life, the way I loved you, nobody can ever replace you, Mum. I still remember I did not let you leave me for a single second when I was little. How you were the most incredible person in my life. You still are.
(You can see how organised she was, even when she was this little)
How I used to stick to you to spend my entire life. I also remember something in bits and pieces, I used to wrap my little forearm around your neck while sleeping just to ensure that you’re with me, you don’t leave me ever. And hence, I’ve got a tattoo for you when I was 15, and I can still feel the presence of you around my forearm.
That was my way of loving you. This is how I loved you. It was pure, it was white. It was the most beautiful feelings for me at that time because you were there for me. Always. I could sacrifice all the relations of my life just for you Mum. You were that much precious for me. You still are.
Mum, I’m grateful to you for uncountable reasons and here are some of them which I cherish in my life today-
You taught me how to love in an unconditional way and have an open heart
I have seen further evidence of this unconditional love in the way that you show such love, patience, and commitment with Dad.
As a kid, I remember snuggling up to you on the couch and how much I loved to be cuddled by you. All the time. I remember years later that you too loved me with same craziness as I loved you Mum and that was so surprising to me. It makes me happy today.
You taught me that you can rise above your circumstances
You had to do those small works so that you can provide me all the facilities which I needed that time. You wanted me to study in English medium. Since we did not have enough money to get my admission in the convent school. You wanted me to study in English medium, you wanted me to be the ocean of knowledge. You wanted me to speak fluent English. Mum, with all your blessings I’m living all these things, your dreams and beyond it. Hopefully, I’m living all your dreams. Your dreams are mine now. I hope you’re happy seeing me the way you always wanted me to be. Official. Professional. SumitOfficial.
You taught me to give my very best at everything I do
When I used to come to you with hard decisions in my life and feel confused about what to do, you always listen to all of the alternatives, hear my concerns, and then ask the key question “What do you think you should do?” before offering guidance or advice.
You had never imposed your decisions, opinions, suggestions on my shoulder. Instead, you always made me capable of taking my own decisions. To live an independent life. And that’s the sign of a great parent, a mentor, and a leader.
You taught me how to think for myself
I think you may have also inadvertently taught me how to be perfect in whatever I do.
Throughout my life, you recognized what I needed. You always knew that I had a strong mind of my own and a longing for adventure. I appreciate the things you let me do, like playing with me, allowing me the independence to pal around the neighborhood with all the girls and boys—playing sports, traveling to places (and paying for it!).
You supported me on all of my adventures and various jobs. Never sharing with me the worries that I KNOW you had (I totally get it now). You saw who I was, and respected me enough to let me live my own life.
You taught me how to be strong and independent
I see now that I wouldn’t have been able to be as adventurous if it weren’t for the unyielding support that I felt from you and Dad. Thank you isn’t enough.
I remember a mantra that you would say over and over and over again in my childhood and into my adulthood… “anything and everything is possible if you set your mind to it” and YOU lived this…you lived this in the way that you have never given up on your health. You lived this in the way that you turned out to be an amazing human being despite a very difficult upbringing. You lived this in the way that you have stayed committed through the ups and down of your marriage and set an amazing example for the rest of us. You lived this in the way that you encouraged me every single time I wanted to follow a new dream. You believed in me…
You taught me how to dream
Thank you, Mum, for showing me what love, commitment, and family is all about. Thank you for being so wonderful to me all the time.
Mum, you know what I am surrounded with the best people in the world. I get the same love from everyone, they know me, they respect me and my work. Most of the time whenever someone who meets or reads my blog, appreciate me for who I am, they always thank you for always being a great Mum in the world. Being a gentleman is only possible when you are born in the hands of a queen. She teaches you to conquer the world. It always reminds me of you. I want to tell each and every man/woman who thinks or claims that I respect women a lot because it is you who made me do this. It is your upbringing which makes me respect humanity. It’s your blessings which made me a man of substance. I want to thank you for that too. A thank you for everything. A thank you for this lifetime.
These are truly one of the BEST gifts you have given me, Mum.
As I’ve said above, a thank you is not enough for you.
Still, all I can say is I love you, Mum. And happy birthday to you. ☺☺
I’m doing great. Happy birthday, Mumma. 🙂
Your little grown up child,
I could manage to find a picture with my mum and brother. Although, it’s very old picture of us. 🙂
(This post was originally written on May 7, 2017. Thank you for reading.)
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