Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mother - God's way of bestowing never ending love upon you

"Ma", "Mom" or "Mumma" are the three words that I may have spoken the most in my entire life - "Mum where is the dress I bought yesterday? Mumma did you pack my shoes as well? Ma I do not know what other ingredients to put in this curry? Ma can you help me with my project? Mum I am tensed about my Visa interview what do I do?" Questions, concerns, frustration, disappointment, happiness, celebrations, anger, tears - I have shared it all with the most precious person in my life - My mum. However, when I set foot in the U.S., far away from the comfort and support of my mum, I was a wreck!! Could not do anything right and had trouble with everything right from laundry, cooking, cleaning, re-arranging - EVERYTHING.

Every stage of my life she was there for me. She held my hand through my failures, cheered my success, clapped the loudest in my proud moments, and secretly cried when she missed my presence. The day I got married and moved to my new home, I realised that all the happiness in the world cannot make up for the presence of your mom. My new family loved me like my own, but no amount of love in the world can make up for Mom's love. A mother is truly irreplaceable.

Now when I am a mother, I understand everything that she ever went through. The sleepless nights, the tantrums, the love and the tears. She was there for me then and she is there for me now. She is my son's Godmother in every way. "Nani" as he fondly calls her, pampers him like no other. As I look at both of them bond, I wonder how can someone be so selfless. Truly Ma, you are God's angel sent on earth for me!

From Adolescence to Motherhood

When you move to a new stage in life, you sometimes forget to look back. That is exactly what explains my absence from my blog. 2008 was when I penned my last blog on this site. As I graduated and moved on to the corporate world, I wrote website content, advertisement articles, brochures and flyers. I wrote so much for work, I forgot to write for myself. From corporate world I moved on to the REAL world. Marriage and Motherhood is such a beautiful experience. It is also one of those experiences where you wish that days were longer because you always have so much to do and so little time. So finally here I am. As my 2 year old son makes little balls out of Play dough, I finally sit to re-visit this blog.

My little boy has had an overwhelming effect on my life. He controls and willingly becomes a part of every moment of my life. As a child, I could not imagine my life without my parents. As a teen my life was my siblings. Adolescence came with love that encompassed my whole life until my son was born. As I held him in my arms, I knew it right there that from that moment on, no one would ever be as important as him.