Does it really make sense to designate a special day to remember and wish someone who started loving you much before you were born? For someone who has carried you in her womb for 40 weeks, endured enormous pain to bring you to this world, is a special day just enough?
There was a kid in you. A little one struggling to balance, holding on to her hands. A little one who woke up to her kisses, adored the way she dressed, ran back home to enjoy your favorite meal she prepared, and then slept off safe and sound in her hands. You puked on her, fell sick, and gave her sleepless nights. But she never complained. Perhaps, you made her cry, hurt her. But then, yes, she was there through your thick and thin.
Years have rolled by and we have all grown up. But somewhere, deep down, we always know that we are incomplete without her.
It is just like normal. We have taken her for granted, for we know that she will be there, one cry apart. Meandering ways we traveled, only to realize at some point that a mother's hug was all that you needed to shut out your worries.
Yes. Another Mother's day is here (May 14). For her, it might be another day. But for us? May be it's time to think. Have we appreciated her enough for all that she did? Have we realized yet that the first utterance in pain is 'maa'?
Her love is priceless, irreplaceable, and just so pure. This mother's day, take time, not just to think, but to show her that you are nobody without her.