Saturday, May 7, 2011

To my mom....on Mother's day



"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie" 
                                                  
                                                       ~ Tenneva Jordan

I love this quote because it is so typical of my mom! Only a mother can exhibit such selflessness. I think it comes as a default trait with the whole "mom" package! I think celebrating mother's day on one day of the year does absolutely no justice to what they do for us on a day to day basis. I can honestly say that my relationship with my mother is one of the most significant relationships I have in my life. On this mother's day I thought I'd write about all the things I love and appreciate about my mom.

Mom, this is why I am grateful that you are my mother...

When you tell me that you are proud of me, I can see in your eyes that you really mean it

For always putting the needs of your family ahead of your own 

Your warm and loving smile that can brighten up the day

That you understand even the things I don't say

For making "home" a happy place to be in

For the joy I can sense in your voice when I call you over the phone

When I call you at an odd time, you pretend to be awake to talk to me even if you have been asleep for an hour

That you go out of your way to get to know and be nice to my friends
  
That you would say yes without much persuasion if I asked you to sit in a roller coaster with me!
 
The way you fuss over me when I'm sick

The warm and affectionate hugs and kisses 

The thrilled look on your face when I surprise you

That you get as excited as a little girl when you hear something that makes you happy 

That you read stories to me as a child and bought me plenty of books that eventually got me so interested in reading and writing. If I am writing a blog today, it is mainly because of you

For driving me to and from school everyday and inquiring about my day on the way

For keeping a scrapbook of my childhood complete with pictures, cards and milestone records 

That you never once raised a hand on me or punished me in a fit of anger, even when I deserved it

For not putting undue importance on things like coming first in class and overburdening me with school work and activities

When I ask you to do something for me, no matter how tired you are or how much you grumble, you end up doing it anyway

For wearing your heart on your sleeve

That you still call me by endearing nicknames even though I'm a grown-up now!
 
The girly gossip that we share

That you indulge me in the things I love like shopping, jewellery, clothes and makeup

The way you laugh uproariously at a joke that no one else finds amusing

The fierce loyalty that you have towards your family

When you prepare all my favourite dishes and worry at the same time about my weight!

For the amazing unconditional love 

That you have always prayed for my success

That I can always count on you to stand by me when I feel alone

The fact that you have always respected my decisions and trusted my judgement

That my happiness means more to you than it does to me

For not taking it to heart on the few occasions where I have been rude to you 

For leading by example with the loving relationship you share with your mother and mother-in-law

Your unbridled enthusiasm for everything!

With that, I would like to wish all the moms out there a very happy mother's day. Remember that it isn't easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it (sorry Dad!) :P

5 comments:

  1. Mom-I am in tears megha,i am so overwhelmed by your love and affection,Thanks for making this mothers day so special for me,Me and Dad are so proud of you and your wonderful talent,god has been so kind to bless us with such wonderful kids,May god bless you and adarsh with all the happiness in this world,Thanks once again my lovely daughter

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  2. you really spoke my heart out too akka,so proud of u,everything was put in such a lovely n subtle way,rock onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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  3. same sentiments here too mom!!!! love ya loads!!!! muaah!! :-*

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  4. :) Good post Megha...
    I can copy-paste most of this for my mom too!
    -Sangeetha

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