"For even if god asks, I cannot choose anybody over you MAA"
"Like every year, mother's day has again arrived, AGAIN you know, and it has always been a big task to choose a gift for mom"... Yes, I was of this opinion until I actually realised why Mother's Day is celebrated, until I actually started loving my mom.
I was always like -- yes it's okay, everybody has a father and a mother what's new and what's special?!?
It was the day when my mother went out for a day with her friends and left me alone at home when I realised what all my mom actually does for me. Almirah all set up, clothes ready to wear after bathing, readymade food, clean room, -- all things lined up. When no one was there to come to my bedroom door and ask for 'what snack would I like to have'.
(But let me tell you one thing -- not everybody is graced upon by the love of both the parents, if you have then you are luckiest on the earth.)
Enough of the sad story, today since I have this wonderful platform of WittyFeed to express my feelings to that little tummy which turned into a baby bump and possessed me for nine long months, I would like to thank my beautiful mother for what I am today. Yes, I am proud of myself because she has brought me up this way.
And how I would define a mother -- she is the one who will be glad when you ask for an extra chapati... the same chapati for which our cook sours his face and for which we have to pay when eating outside.
Having been grown up in a middle-class family, dad has always had fulfilled our needs, but mom has always looked upon our wants. For my father, I was always the child who should study, but for my mother, I was the child who also needed a mobile phone and laptop after a certain age.
To keep in touch with people and to keep myself updated with the world, I ought to had these electronics in my life which my father never understood. Yes, mom used to fight with dad for our rights.
I remember the first watch dad gifted mom and she tossed it to my elder sister because my sister liked it. I remember while going for shopping and mom spending all her savings on our clothes and she used to come back not purchasing anything for herself. She always had those three pairs of suits while we having dozens of jeans.
From that two-minute Maggi to that five-minute tea, I learnt these basics of the kitchen when I had crossed 18. I never knew the places where the spices were stored and never entertained our guests by cooking something. Instead, the lunch time in my home was arranged when I wanted a break from my studies whether it was 1 pm or 4 pm. She always said, "You do your work and we will do ours".
Lol! I got my first proposal in class 7th, scared and terrified, I told my mother. I didn't know how to react. I was ignoring the guy. But then my mom helped me with the situation. Instead of hiding from that guy, she asked me to console him by talking to him. Yes, she's super cool. She taught me to handle every proposal with care because they had feelings and no intentions to hurt me.
Well, this is something I am grateful for. Only because I had tasted and felt the effects of alcohol early in my age because my mother accompanied me, I was never tempted to consume it while partying with my friends. Peer pressure never affected me and never did neat shots attracted me.
She has always said that my hands are small and delicate. Therefore, she has never asked me to pick up anything heavy -- a bucket filled with water to carrying a cooker. A life filled with office work and studies requires head and body massages but even if my mother works all day long she never allows me to provide her relief by massaging her.
For welcoming them in a friendly way, for bonding with them very well. For joking with them and making them delicious food. For providing us with a comfortable place to hang out.
I don't like entering kitchen, as in I SERIOUSLY DON'T. But no one ever asked my mother whether she likes to be our cook or not. Still, her every serve of food comes with love. It's funny right... that on our birthday, it is our mother who cooks and on her birthday, it is only her who cooks. And to curb my every hunger, she has some innovative dish ready every time. :)
To every irritating mood of mine, to the busy hours of mine, to every rude reply of mine... you do not fail to attend me with care and love. You still come back to talk to me even if I ask you to leave the room.
You left your personal income, growth, socialism just to give us birth and nourish us. To be present at our every call, to be present at home when we return back. To prepare us tiffin and arrange us for our socks when we were in hurry. I know, if you would have been out there working, your frustration level would have been a little less but you chose to give us a pampered life.
My mother is an upgraded version. Yes, she stays updated with our generation and knows what is going on. When I was in 11th, my mom asked me whether I wanted a boyfriend or not, if yes, I was free to make one! But on the very condition that she knew who the person was and where we were hanging out. And this... this openness of hers never made me attracted towards coming into a relationship.
I am thankful that I got to know about this thing from you before learning it from the books. I am grateful that you explained me everything and I didn't have to ask anybody out of curiosity. I am indebted because you were aware what I wanted to know with my age.
If we commit a mistake, we say we're not experienced in this field, please give me one more chance. If we commit a blunder, we get a punishment. But how a lady turns into an example of paragon without getting an authorized certification in motherhood? I think I won't get an answer to this until I become a mother.
Do not leave me and this world until I get a chance to treat you as my kid when you're old. And I request you to reincarnate as my daughter in our next birth so that I can care for you in the same way.
HAPPY 'OFFICIAL' MOTHER'S DAY... because every day should be one, let this day be just official because the world celebrates one.
Your tiny daughter