Mom has selflessly raised us, and always been there when she was needed. She made nothing seem too tough, or too long, or too high, or too wearisome when she was by my side.
She’s always been there for us through good times or bad. Anything we needed she made sure that we had. For Birthdays she would get us cakes, designed around our interests and hobbies. For Easter she would hide our eggs and chocolate bunnies and for Christmas when we were little she made sure our dad would get into his Santa suit and deliver our presents 🙂
She’s a strong and independent woman, who would go out of her way to help people who needed it most. I still remember her rescuing a woman who was bought to Mumbai on pretence of a job and was then duped into organ donation. Mom found her lying unconscious outside an hospital not only did she pay for her medical bills but also bought her home nursed her back to health and then traveled back to Calcutta and reached her home safely . It takes a lot of courage and guts to do what she did and for that she will forever be my hero and my role model.
My moms the creative one in our family , she wrote me the most beautiful letters when I was away studying in Panchgani. And she always slipped tiny notes in my college notebooks reminding me to eat healthy .She loved to paint and I guess I inherited that gene from her. But the biggest and valuable trait I’ve inherited from her is her love for shoes. People think its crazy that I own about 50 pairs of shoes – all I say is “you should have met my mother in her teens ” :p It’s the little things she does that makes her so special- back when I was 10 and a closet poet she was the only one who recognized my talent and published my first poetry on the refrigerator door.
She’s the one who taught me that I could stand alone and be independent , She’d pick me up and dust me off and tell me to try again . She never enforced rules on me , she corrected me once and whether i’d choose to listen or not she’d watch me learn by trial and error . and then of course she’d follow it by – “I told you so” :p
What she taught me was simple life long lessons that endear. Be kind, be honest, find pleasure in simple give and take, work hard, help others around you, don’t be materialistic, read, write, listen to music, love yourself, respect everyone’s opinions, put family first and forgive .Her favorite quotes to me and my sis are :-
And the other which we often favorite..
Mom made the good times good and bad times never last. Through struggles which were great and sacrifices which she made plenty she always had a smile on her face.
I pen this ode to Mom :-
Cause she’s da bomb ! She listened to the music we listened to ,everything from Nirvana to REM to Creed to Linkin park to Evanescence and when the interests changed from Tiesto to Timbaland to The Killers only so that she could sing along with us 🙂
I love you Mom more than Strawberries , cherries and an angel´s kiss in spring 😉 Happy Birthday !
*This is my moms favorite song and also the ringtone to every time she calls 🙂