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'May our kids make us better versions of ourselves'

By Rediff Movies
May 10, 2021 14:22 IST
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Star moms celebrated Mother's Day with adorable pictures of their children, spreading love at a time when we really need it.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Anita Hasanandani/Instagram

Anita Hassanandani celebrates her first Mother's Day with son Aaravv Reddy.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Celina Jaitly/Instagram

Celina Jaitly posts pictures of her two twin pregnancies and shares the difficulties she went through the second time: 'While both my spontaneous twin pregnancies were the most blessed, having two sets of twins in a row, apparently defying 700,000-to-one odds was not easy.

'I still remember the look on my husband @haag.peter face when our dearest Dr Braithwhite told us that we had conceived twins again in the 2nd pregnancy as well which was very unique and unusual, a one in 700-000 chance.

'This is a picture of both my pregnancies the first one with @winstonjhaag & @viraajjhaag and the second with @arthurjhaag & Shamsher.

'I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in both my pregnancies due to twin baby hormones, I had to really watch what I ate and went through a extremely strict restrictions throughout both pregnancies.

'Due to my fathers loss in my second twin pregnancy I literally lost the ability to walk due to the shock and had to be pushed on a wheelchair by my husband Peter. Being tiny my bones were affected and the babies pressed on my heart so breathing was great difficulty.

'Facing the loss of baby Shamsher to a hypo plastic heart, to @arthurjhaag ending up in an incubator for 3 months as well as my mothers sudden passing following all this lead me to believe that it was "Motherhood" that made me realise the strength I never thought I had or was capable of. Makes me think often of all the sacrifices my own mother ( Dr Meeta Jaitly) did as an infantry officers wife bringing up two kids most of her life by herself, making sure we turned out the way we did.

'I also believe Motherhood has no gender I truly believe it is how you describe the very powerful strength, resilience and unconditional love that gives a child the courage to grow.

'I am so grateful I have the opportunity to experience this power, and to have also been on the receiving end of it too in all my formative years.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kalki Koechlin/Instagram

Kalki Koechlin shares a picture with daughter Sappho and writes, 'Waiting with open arms for a ball that may or may not be passed back to you... #motherhood.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sunny Leone/Instagram

Sunny Leone takes a picture with her brood -- Nisha, Noah and Asher -- as well as husband Daniel Weber and writes: 'A great day with my kids and @dirrty99 in the middle of no where in the Kerala mountains. In complete lockdown but they managed to make the day amazing!

'Thank you Daniel my love for making such an amazing effort all day!

'Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there going through the same stress and struggle of trying to keep our children safe and trying our best to enrich their lives the best we can.

'One day this insanity will end and they will be able to go back to normal. Love you all mommies!! Stay strong!!'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan/Instagram

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shares a picture of her 'love' and her 'life', daughter Aaradhya.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sushmita Sen/Instagram

Sushmita Sen celebrates the women in her life -- mum Subrah and daughters Renee and Alisah -- and writes, 'Happpyyyyy Mother's Day to all nurturers!!  I thank God for all of you!!

'To my Maa...no matter how difficult it gets, you always prevail!! No wonder then, your happiness is contagious  Here's to better health & your infinite joie de vivre you're my rock..star!!! I love you!!!'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mini Mathur/Instagram

Mini Mathur shares pictures of her pregnancy and writes, 'Never been a big fan of Mother's Day but 2020-21 has changed everything.. I now take every opportunity to celebrate the small stuff.. and this year I've realised one thing.

'Motherhood has made me valiantly brave and helplessly weak at the same time. Brave because I can fight fire, monsters, blizzards, viruses ..literally anything to protect my kids. Their presence makes me want to muscle it out to make the world better.

'Weak because their safety, happiness & well being is the only thing I really care about. It's my only vulnerability.. my Achilles heel.

'And these two extreme emotions coexist for life from the moment you give birth till forever I guess (my mom still asks me if I've eaten) !!

'I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to raise two beautiful, funny, sensitive children who are basically my life done right.

'Thank you Vivaan & Sairah for choosing me to be you mamma. #HappyMothersDay to each one of you and your mammas and your babies.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shruti Seth/Instagram

Shruti Seth writes, 'Love like no other. My ears ache hearing #mumma, mumma, mumma" all day long and yet somehow it's the one word that heals all my wounds, calms all my storms & gives reason to every single minute of my life.

'I may have given her birth but she's the reason I'm reborn everyday, a little better, a little kinder, stronger, more empathetic and very very grateful.

'Some days I feel like my daughter is raising me. May our kids make us better versions of ourselves.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ekta Kapoor/Instagram

Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Juhi Parmar/Instagram

Juhi Parmar makes a cute pic with daughter Samairaa and writes, 'Time is flying by my little Ginni and every moment spent without you is one in which I miss you.

'I can not imagine what life was like before you because you have filled it with soooo much love.

'And while a parent is supposed to be a guiding light for a child, I've been blessed to have also learned so much from you. Your innocence, your unconditional love, your warmth, the way you express, I truly am proud to be your Mother.

'I thank God for choosing me for my little Ginni, Mumma Loves You!!!!'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kareena Kapoor Khan/Instagram

Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a picture of her adorable boys and writes, 'आज उम्मीद पे पूरी दुनिया कायम है, And these two give me hope... for a better tomorrow. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful, strong mothers out there... Keep the faith.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram

Shilpa Shetty share a picture of her children Samisha and Viaan, her mum Sunanda Shetty and mother-in-law Usha Rani and writes, 'All I ever need from life is my mothers to guide me and my kids to keep me going Grateful for them every day... Happy Mother's Day to all the strong & amazing mommies out there.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ritiesh Deshmukh/Instagram

Ritiesh Deshmukh acknowledges wife Genelia D'Souza's contribution to the family as he writes, 'Being a father for a lifetime is a walk in the park compared to being a mother for a day. #happymothersday @geneliad we love you.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Farah Khan/Instagram

Farah Khan shares a gorgeous throwback with her children, Anya, Diva and Czar. 

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