Mother


Hands that snip craft paper for that school project, hands that patiently wipe away silver tears, hands that hug you to her bosom, hands that snatch you away from danger, hands that cook the tastiest meals, hands that sew buttons, hands that hold yours to say ‘don’t worry’, hands that ruffle your hair, hands that clap for joy, hands that are callused from hard work, hands that write encouraging letters…HER HANDS

Legs that walk tirelessly about the house, legs that walk with you to and from school, legs that seat you on her lap as she sways to put you to sleep, legs that run when you learn to ride a bicycle for the first time, legs that run up and down the stairs to check on you when you have fever, legs that transform into horses and elephants, when she carries you on her back, legs that are worn with age…..HER LEGS

Her eyes that light up in that special way when she sees you, her eyes that mist over when she sees you performing on stage, her eyes that reflect the happiness she sees in yours, her eyes that have bags from not having slept, her eyes that show compassion, her eyes that laugh silently when you throw tantrums, her startled eyes when you roll your eyes as a teenager, the crow’s feet around her eyes from years of smiling….HER EYES

Her mouth that croons lullabies to you, her mouth that has a 100 watt smile, her mouth that laughs, her mouth that kisses your forehead when you feel down, her mouth that prays for you all the time, her mouth that sings sweet songs as she moves from one chore to another, her voice that sounds divine when you call her from university, missing home……HER VOICE

Her heart that’s hidden from view, a heart that’s probably what she is made up of, her heart filled to bursting with love, love and only love, a heart that prays, a heart filled with compassion, a heart that can sense your pain, a heart that beats for others, a heart of pure gold…..HER HEART.

To all moms around the world, for all the thoughtful things you do, for the love that you give, for every single thing you do to light up our lives –

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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31 Responses to Mother

  1. Happy Mothers Day to you too!

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  2. Nimi
    sensitive and real, a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere.

    Best to You

    john

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  3. Nitya says:

    A true ode to all mothers. Absolutely lovely writing…

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  4. davidprosser says:

    A beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere Nimi.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  5. ANooP says:

    Great ode to an important person in everyone’s life. 🙂

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  6. SAN_jeet says:

    like the subject and writing ….

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  7. Lakshmi says:

    True true true.Lovely writeup Nirmala.
    Happy Mothers day!!!

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  8. katelon says:

    Very lovely, thank you. Happy mother’s day!

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  9. Randstein says:

    This was so beautifully written, I thought of my mother and saw her in every word. As a child, I had no concept that my mother had any weakness. I thought she could do anything tirelessly. I had to learn that it was her love and devotion that gave her such strength. Her iron will also kept us in line 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to you, Nimi, and to all mothers of the world.

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  10. walkerkaty0 says:

    Beautifully written! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

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  11. Raj Kumar says:

    Happy Mothers Day

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  12. andeepak says:

    Perfect ode to Mom, Happy Mother’s day!!!

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  13. Such lovely sentiment. Hope your day was filled with wonderful memories, both as a daughter and as a mother.

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