The fact that you have the best mother in the world hits you when you become a mother yourself !
Half dizzy and drained from labour I heard the words, “It’s a Girl”. As I held her gently in my arms, tears of joy rolling down my cheeks, the first thing I said was “Are you OK baby”… and I became the world’s best mother from that moment.
Welcoming a new life,all teary eyed I look upto my mother – emotions, memories and flashback – the pain she must have gone through to bring me into this world,raising me to be a good human being and moulding my life. It suddenly became all so clear – why my mother kept saying little things again and again, ‘Are you OK?’ ‘Did that hurt?’ ‘Careful angel’ ‘Finish your milk!’ ‘I love you my darling’ ‘Good night’.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. Every thing that your mother does to protect you, teach you – whether it’s holding your little hand at the bench in the park while you learn to walk or narrating bed-time stories on days when she is super tired or cuddling you everytime you need that ‘mamma-hug’ or stuffing you with the gund ka ladoos when your are expecting your bundle of joy ….she only cares for you!!
I thank my pillars of strength, my two girls every day for opening the doors to my heart only to realize I was capable of so much love.
Today each time I see my mother and the girls play, there’s a little girl inside me who gets to experience it, too!