We'd asked you, dear readers to tell us about the woman who inspires you the most.
Rediff reader Reeba KR, a research scholar from Changanacherry, Kottayam district of Kerala writes about her mother.
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My mother Thresiamma is the person I admire.
In every aspect of my life she played a cardinal role, not only as a mother but also as a good friend.
She is 60 and a housewife.
I always admired her kindness, unconditional love and patience.
She always puts herself last because she is the most caring one in the family.
My mother is an excellent cook. Cooking is her passion and people always praise her for her culinary skills.
She has supported me in many ways. I learnt from her to respect and love others without considering social ranks.
For example, when the maid cleans up our house she gives her a cup of coffee and breakfast.
I also learnt from her how to act confidently in critical situations.
I am deeply attached to her so I share all my stories and feelings with her. There are no secrets between us.
She knows everything about me. These are just some of the qualities that makes my mother so special.
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