Do we need a mother’s day to celebrate the Woman who has worked day in and out to make us?
Does she expect a “Thank you” for all that She has done for us?
Does she do all that out of any expectation?
We live in the land of मातृ देवो भव। (my Mother is God).
The land which venerates even the rivers and cows as Mother. “Maa Ganga” and “Gau Mata”. Even “Bharat Mata”. People laugh when they hear this. But its natural to equate them to a mother. As a mother selflessly looks after the well being of her child, so do they. As Bhagwaan Ram says,
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी ।
(My mother, my motherland is greater then even the heavens)
We live in such a country which has strong cultural bonds between family members. Between neighbours. And even between society friends. We celebrate and cherish every relation that we build. And this celebration is everyday and not confined to a day.
Coming back to our topic, Mother is the one who shapes her child’s future. That does not absolve the fathers of their duty. But Mother is someone with whom the child spends most of the day. She takes care of all the needs, likes-dislikes of her kids and trains then to become better humans. The child needs too understands this. And it is out of this respect and adoration, the child bows down to the mother. We dont need to train our kids, the kids learn by seeing what their elders do. And amongst them; firstly what their mothers do! Again I should clarify that it does not absolve the father from his responsibilities. Both are equally important and play a big role in shaping their child’s life.
Mother is a mother,
every other relations seems another…
Even today I cherish my days and times I have spent my childhood spent with my mother. A lady so strong that she has not only survived, but also helped us survive in the worst conditions we went through. The upbringing of both the siblings was done in the most disciplined way yet was filled with warmth, affection and love. I still remember as a kid was asked to lift my own lunch plate to the sink or was asked to take my own glass of water from the kitchen. It seemed boring at that time, but today I realise its importance. The way she made us do our things and get that work done in her own way. She made us independent in a lot of things.
Today when I see my wife, training both our kids for their own betterment, the father inside resents it. The father argues that the kids are still small and will learn. But the mother doesn’t. At the same time, the commitment, the love and the warmth that she shares with the kids which I need to understand, learn and imbibe in my life too.
I feel Mothers are the best teachers in the world!
They are the best friends to their kids!
And the best companions to their hubbies!
So on this day we just remember the mothers around the world and bow down to them with adoration and respect!
Let us remember, every day is a Mother’s day!
Wishing you all, my readers and your mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Let’s give Her the best She deserves!
Will end with one of the best poems written on Mother by none other than Rudyard Kipling as a tribute to all the mothers of the world.