I am re posting this write up in memory of my mother !!
25 October is my mom’s birthday! I am happy for my mother, who is no more. She was the best. I never cease to thank God for the gift of her in my life. I want to celebrate today and made plans to make this day a special one in my family.
|Mom, Celi my sister &cousin Philomena|
There were times in my life, when I thought she was foolish, and argued with her as a teenager, and questioned some of her beliefs. At other times I was also stubborn and refused to eat, when I did not like the food she made, and criticised her for being old fashioned.
It was a love/hate relationship with her – my perceptions about her changed as I grew up becoming independent, making my own decisions and worked in various capacities, changing jobs and learning from a variety of experiences life offered. I was happy because all the experiences helped me to value all that I had in my life.
I began appreciating every relationship and grew fond of my mother for all that she did, in raising up a large family of nine children. By the time I reached 26 years I built up a very good rapport with her, and started sharing all my feelings and learning’s.
She trusted me a lot with all that I did be it academics, career, friends, church activities and even hobbies. She never interfered with choices I made and I am eternally grateful for the freedom she gave to learn, explore and find myself. Whatever I am today, is only because of the love, encouragement, support and the trust that she had in me.
I have memories of going out to watch Tamil films on Friday for a morning show; she enjoyed watching Shivaji Ganeshan, K R Vijaya, MGR, Jayalalitha, Kamal Hassan, Sridevi, Rajinikanth. In Hindi, it was Dharmendra, Hema malini, Amitabh & Jaya and later on Salman khan Maduri dixit, Shahrukh & Juhi Chawla. The last movie I saw with her was Preity Zinta’s Kya Kehana.
|mom with my sister philomena & aunt angelina|
This morning I am overwhelmed with gratitude for what she was tome till the end of her life. I am still unable to get over the last part of her journey, wherein she was willing to accompany me to the hospital for my second child’s delivery. The last conversation was a comforting one assuring me that I and my child are in safe hands, and she will be by my side.
I am blessed to have a great mother, who nurtured me in her womb that is not replaceable and continued to nurture till I myself became a mother. I respect and revere the divine status that she represented in bringing me to this earth.
“My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. “ Graycie Harmon quotes
Happy Birthday Mother ! Glad for the experiences, and Thank you for being part of my life !!