Thank you MOM!! 784

There is always a dimple on my face when someone says “I am a mirror image of my mother”. For me, that’s the bestest compliment that I ever get. I really feel blessed as my world revolves around my selfless mother.

Dear readers, I know we all are blessed with this beautiful relationship in our lives whom we call ‘Mother’ but I would like to take this opportunity on this special occasion to introduce the most powerful woman in my life.

My dear Mom, you are not just a housewife. You are much more than that. Now, let me remind you who you really are.

“Sublime” Cook

I still remember when I was in school, my friends and I desperately waited for Lunch time. Unlike everyone else, I used to get my lunch box 5 mins before the lunch time. The special woman in my life made sure that I always had the “hot meal”. I never carried my lunch box with me in the morning. She always cooked a lot of food so that my friends could also enjoy the yummiest food. The love dipped “hot-meal” made me super famous in school. Mom, Let me tell you there is magic in your hands. You are really the world’s best cook.

My inspiration

My mother is my inspiration. I’ve learnt the art of writing from her. I love the way she pens down every emotion, every thought and the journey of life. She never desired of getting anything published but I know the day she will get them published she will realize her writings are worth it.

An Artist

I wish you start painting again. The phenomenal touch of yours made the painting come alive. You seldom made any painting after marriage but the masterpieces that you have made are really beautiful.

The Performer

How can I pretermit the golden days of my life when my mother and I used to dance together? The classical dancer in you inspired me to be the one too. I wish to live those moments again.

An Awesome Vocalist

The nightingale of our house, my mother. Every night you used to croon and made us sleep peacefully. Your soothing voice is a blessing. Trust me mom, whenever I try my hand on singing, the only person I recall is you. Because of you, I developed the habit of listening to the old melodies. “yahi who jagah hai” topped the charts. I wish you realize that singer in you is missing you.

So apart from being the best wife, mother, daughter, daughter in law, sister, I just want to remind you mom, you are an amazing human being.  I know with age you and papa are flooded with responsibilities but I want you to live your passion again. You are worth all the happiness and nothing makes me prouder than hearing “ You are just like your mom”.

Thank you for being there always.

Thank you for making my life better.

Thank you for helping me in living my dreams.

Thank you for holding me when am low.

Thank you for all the love you show.

Thank you for teaching me the right things

Thank you for giving me wings.

Thank you for understanding my feelings.

Thank you for all the healings.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for correcting me when am wrong.

Thank you for every little thing you do.

Thank you for loving me and remember I love you too.

I dedicate this piece of writing to all lovely mothers because I know that this is what each one of us wants to say to our mothers today and always.

 

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Let there be no other Pradyuman! 1926

 

Dear All,

This is an open letter to whomsoever it may concern, I am really shaken by the death of Pradyuman and series of events that have surfaced in different schools victimising little kids.

I am a mother of a 2-year-old child and the day I saw the news about the cold-blooded murder of a 7-year-old Pradyumn, I was left dumbstruck. Well, I never doubted the fact that human is the most dangerous animal but the way this little boy was murdered is…..no word can describe it.

I don’t know if there was something wrong with schools or there is something seriously wrong with the school management. But, another point that I would like to raise here is about the playschools.

I think most of the parents nowadays send their kids to playschool. It’s a place where children learn the basics of life and get geared up to enter the real world of schooling. But, have you noticed that there are so many playschools have mushroomed in every nook and corner of the city.

I just want to know how many such schools are affiliated or is there any system in place which assures that these playschools follow a set pattern. It might not concern a few but to many of us, it is a point of worry. Knowing the fact that our little ones are very small, they can barely speak clearly, they are too naïve to understand the ill-intentions and malicious thoughts; under such circumstances, there is a dire need to have a system in place which sets the certain protocol for opening playschools.

Even if there are parameters that need to be met to open playschool, it’s important to check for those schools which are running in a room or in a small area where no amenities are present.

What can we do as parents?

I agree to the fact that schools are the second home for a child but, taking into account the recent precedence, it is the time that we as parents take up the charge and become proactive.

If you are planning to enroll your child or have already enrolled then you must have these pointers on your radar-

  • You must know about the playschool and its staff.
  • Try to stay personally connected with the staff members and other staff of the school
  • Enquire about the verification procedure of the staff members
  • The schools should have enquired complete details about each member of the staff, starting from the teachers to the watchman
  • Enquire about the first aid facility available in the school
  • Make sure that you drop your child to his/her class
  • You should do a surprise check in the school
  • Don’t forget to meet your ward’s teacher regularly
  • And the most important thing, you should observe the behavior of your child. It’s very important that you must check if your child is happy to go to school and at the same time he/she is happy while coming back.

These are a few suggestions from my end, you can obviously leave your opinions and feedback on the same. Let’s promise to ensure the safety of our children and their childhood.

 

 

 

Why is ‘Adoption’ unapproved by society for an unmarried single parent? 1383

I was preparing for sleep last night when my friend Asmi called me up. She was sounding flustered. More than flustered, there was a rage in her voice. It happens rarely that Asmi cries. She is 30, strong, self-reliant and a career-oriented woman. She didn’t marry because she chose not to marry. There is no catastrophic heartbreak story behind. Her focus has always been on her career. She is practical and staunched.

I understood her heart is really heavy else there has never been any place for tears in her eyes.

I quizzed her the reason.

“I am not crying because am sad, I am crying because am helpless and exasperated.” Asmi retorted.

I didn’t interrupt and allowed her to put her heart out.

“Preeti, I called my mother last night and had an argument with her.” she continued.

“I told my mother that I want to adopt a baby. Before I could say anything further she started yelling at me. She scolded me saying, Asmi already because of your decision of not getting married we are in pain. Why are you adding troubles to our lives? If you really want to adopt a baby just forget us. We have to live in this society and will have to answer people around. You have always done whatever you want but this time you are crossing your limits.

If not today, maybe tomorrow you will get married. Who will marry a girl with one child? Such things appear good in movies only. You better start focusing on marriage now. Preeti, My mother wasn’t even ready to listen to my thoughts”. Asmi started sobbing.

I really had no words to console her. Her thoughts were irreproachable and valiant.

But we cannot even disregard the fact that we live in a hypocrite society. When celebrities like Sushmita, Angelina, Sunny and more adopt a baby, we eulogize, lionize, praise their thoughts and we consider it as an act of kindness. We appreciate their humanity. We deduce that they gave a new life to someone. But when anyone from our own house even thinks of adoption we make them go through ignominy by coming up with the questions like is there any medical issue? Are you not straight? Why don’t you marry and then plan your own baby? Why are you trying to shame your parents? Why don’t you understand this baby won’t be your own blood? Are you kidding? Etc.

I’ve read somewhere that parenthood requires love and not DNA. I wish we really understand that. Your genes won’t define your family, our family is built with love care and respect. There are many people who do have a heart for adoption but fear comes in between. Fear of society.

I wish people understand that adopting a baby whether you are single or married isn’t a crime.

Adoption will not only give a baby a family but will also give us a special feeling. A feeling of being human. Probably the purpose we all are here for, giving life a life.