Whichever way I turned this last week, there was only one theme – Mother. There was ‘mommy love’ everywhere. If there was an energy meter that could measure this love, it would have probably burst!
Cards, gifts, letters, cookies…..and a million other ways to express one’s love for one’s mom!
When we were kids, if we did something wrong, one look from mom had us quaking…for we knew what was coming. The same mom would, with a twinkle in her eye, hide a gift for us on our birthdays.
She made the loveliest and yummiest foods at home, but also watched us like a hawk to ensure that we ate our veggies, even all those ‘healthy’, green ones!
She spent hours helping us with so many projects, but never hesitated to have us go up and apologize if we had said or done something to hurt someone.
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She never interfered in sibling fights, but always had a kind word or a hug to share after the fights, when we moped.
Her greatest joys came from our achievements, however small. Her eyes always lit up in excitement. She told us repeatedly that we could achieve whatever we envisioned; and gently admonished us when we stopped trying. She jumped for joy when we succeeded, but held us close to her heart when we lost – comforting us in the way only a mom can.
She inspired us with her positive attitude and her energy.
Even now…when I speak to her, she is the first one to ask me about ‘me’, and what I have been doing.
And that’s what it is…Moms are the ones who teach us our values. They are the needles in our moral compasses, always telling us the difference between right and wrong, good and bad; teaching us about humility, letting go, having the courage to stand up for oneself, having the strength to accept and rectify one’s mistakes…and many more.
Mothers prepare us for life – sometimes with love, sometimes with a gentle nudge, sometimes in anger, sometimes with strictness…..but always rooting for her children. Always!
And that’s why all these cards and gifts can express only a fraction of that love…!