Dear Mom – A tribute to all the mothers

  - February 18th, 2008 by Shalini Nambiar | Posted in General   7 Comments »
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“Mother carries the child in her womb for nine months and in her heart for the rest of her life”.

These few words sum up the meaning and significance of the word Mother. Mother is undoubtedly the most beautiful and lovable word in any language. This goes to show the importance of mother in our lives. Mother stands for millions of things she gives to her children; it also stands for sacrifices pain, grief and sorrows, which she has to undergo to keep her children happy and secure. No joy can match the joy of a mother looking at her child, those craving eyes-deeper than a whole ocean. The most important woman in an individual’s life is her/his mother. Her presence affects us our entire life and she can’t be replaced by anyone.

To understand Mother’s Day and what it really means, you need to understand the person in your life called ‘Mother’. Mother is one who nurtures you in her womb for nine months and brings you forth to enjoy the supreme blessing on earth, that is, Life. Mother is one who guides you through your infancy and turns the soft, helpless creature to the powerful and successful YOU. She is the guardian angel protecting you and supporting you, feeling for you and serving you silently always with a smile on her face. She prides herself watching you grow and provides you a shoulder to cry on whenever you need. She is every child’s best friend.

Mother………we all seem to take her for granted without realizing that it is probably the only relationship …other than that of the father,  which is based on selflessness……. Giving of extreme love without seeking anything in return. Look at the working mother…..she seems to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders, but to carry it more lightly than I think I would. We see her balancing work and home, money and no money, friends who no longer make time to see her. This is not how her life started out, but circumstances changed from her life of privilege to this life she embraces so fully. Her life is difficult and she seems so tired much of the time, but I am inspired by the love she has for her child. 

Mother…I never understood the true meaning of this beautiful; world till I myself became a mom. Today I wish to thank God for giving me such a wonderful mother ., She bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. She read to me and made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.

For a child, every single day should be a Mothers Day. The essence of the meaning of Mother’s Day is in the fact that we should try and make this day every year a memorable one for your mother. She should cherish the special feeling of this day and the intensity of that feeling should last her the lifetime. This is the day to stop, remember, and pray for that special person in our life, without whom we would not have been, what we are today; a day to prove that all her efforts, towards making us a complete person, have been worthwhile and make her feel proud for us. In the broader sense of the term, Mother’s Day is a day to be grateful to God for being so kind as to bless us with an angel in the form of Mother.

Now when I am a mother  my life is and has been so very full. Each day it has been shaped by the miracle of being a mother. For so many years my every moment was intently set on the world of raising my children But Lord, I am lonesome now. I miss my children! They are growing and moving off and they no longer rely on me in the same way. My time is less taken up with them and at moments I just want to turn back the clock.

Shalini Nambiar
Director,
Excelsior American School

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February 18 2008 12:24 pm | General

7 Responses to “Dear Mom – A tribute to all the mothers”

  1. Edward Morris Says:

    This article brought tears to my eyes as my mom passed away last year and i never realised her value when she was alive…why is that we always think of being with people when they are no more…..kudos to the author for bringing us close to our Mom…..

  2. sobhana kumary Says:

    This has moistened my eyes too, especially the last part, because this is what I am undergoing now. On many occasions I feel that we realise the value of something, not when we possess it , but when we lose it.
    Thanks for the tender moments…….

  3. Parul, Seattle WA Says:

    “Mother…I never understood the true meaning of this beautiful world till I myself became a mom.” So so true!
    The highlight of my day is when i leave work to pick up my baby from daycare and the minute he sees me he drops what he is doing and runs to me yelling “Thats my mommy!!!”

    To my mom, if you are reading this “Sorry if I was a brat sometimes and I love you and I hope I can be as good a mom as you are :)”

  4. Anonymous Says:

    What if my mom never took care of me…what if my mom ran off with another man…..what if my Dad took care of me….what if I have never felt the love of Mom….now the result im scared to ever take up this role…..kudos to all those people who r blessed with a mom….

  5. Mohit Dhandwal, Japan Says:

    I am amazed and touched by the depth of this article….I loved every bit of it ….but hullo I want to tell the author to write something on Fathers too as in the modern age fathers have taken up the roles of moms…woman today r more career oriented thus though they r moms but wheres the time……sorry i feel that because i take care of my two kids and proudly call myself a home dad/………

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  7. Josh Leiman Says:

    I feel like it is written for my wife…

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