Deepa and Rachel
Grace, Grace and Ben
Kiran, Ronit and Rashi
Maninder and Tejas
Niketa and Malhar
Saru and Shamshir
A day is not enough to celebrate mum, but it’s a start, says Saru Rana
We knew that the moment we became moms, we did not want our children to experience the hardship of what we had gone through. We wanted them to have confidence in themselves and their unique abilities while still being compassionate and empathetic to others. We, mums, felt our mission as a parent was to ensure we had well-adjusted children. And, we based our personal worth in that goal.
We agree, don’t we? Yes we do.
The love a mother feels for her child comes to her innately, and their love defies all definable descriptions. A mother’s role is the most significant one, as she not only builds’ a child’s future but also, of a nation (yes she does). A mother needs to be a great role model as well, for she is her child’s first teacher and mentor, all values she instills in her child, becomes an intrinsic part of the child and paves the path towards his/her future.
The changes and phases that go through this relationship flourishes and intensifies with the change and time, but at the same time it can be the most vulnerable one. It is like an unseen bond that grows no matter what. The very first moment a mother feels the presence of a little being inside her, this divine love starts following through her veins. The precious moment when she feels the movement of her child, this love takes shape of a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her lips (can imagine all reader mum’s smiling now). And you’ll so agree again, that excitement and anticipation takes this love to the higher forms of devotion with each and every passing second.
From bringing a child into this world, to raising the child with right principles and ethics, to preparing him/her for the future we, as mothers, plays a vital role. Oh yes, it is the most responsible job with the most beautiful reward of true love and respect.
Mother’s day is celebration is just a reminder to rejoice the true and unconditional love; all mothers bequeath upon their children. Mother’s Day shows kids how to be on the giving end of things. This is important. Kids who are practiced in giving easily and generously become adults who are good partners and parents. They don’t expect their spouse or their kids to pick up where their parents left off in the giving department. They understand that being a mature person means taking a turn at doing for others. Celebrating Mother’s Day is also a little remedial education in how to celebrate others. Mother’s Day provides a “teaching moment” for the kids as well as a little time in the spotlight for us moms.
Celebrating a mother’s contribution in our life cannot be celebrated in a day or two. But a day has been so dedicated to make all mothers out there feel proud of themselves and can understand that life would not have been what it is today, had they not been there. It comes in the month of May every year and reminds people of the courage of a mother that she shows up in order to make our life a brighter one. She is so patient that she listens to all of our problems and gives the best solution to each one of them. Even if we get wrong somewhere in life, she never backs off her hands and keeps kids motivating till the time she is alive.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mums on mums
Maninder Kaur with son Tejas—”I have the most beautiful little boy to wake up to everyday, who looks up at me and says how much he loves me. Knowing the trust he put in me, to make sure he grow up to be the best he can, and the fact that I play a huge role in the overall development of my child, is the biggest blessing ever”
Kiran Semwal with son Ronit and daughter Rashi—”Seeing the world through my children’s eyes, laughing at everything or nothing at all, acting like a big kid, learning from my brilliant teenager about things that I know nothing about, having my sweet baby girl smile at me that loving smile and give me a big hug just when I need it the most children… I love the privilege and satisfaction being a mom!”
Deepa Mather with daughter Rachel Mathew—”I cannot miss watching how quickly my daughter is growing, and just spending time with my angel. I wouldn’t give my daughter back for the world. She changed my life and I thank her so much for that.”
Grace with daughter Grace and son Ben—”The laughter, the purpose, the chance to right future society with the children you raise. The awe of knowing God created something in you for His purpose- that you are known to Him and He deems you worthy of raising His future generation.”
Niketa with son Malhar—”Knowing that this child belongs to me, that I carried him and he is part of me. I love that I matter to this child and that he matters to me. He is so precious and being his mommie is the best thing that has EVER happened to me in my life.”