Mummy, my super hero!
The Veda says, matrudevobhava, pitrudevobhava, acharyadevobhava, atithidevobhava in Sanskrit- mother (matru) always first. Not pita (father), not acharya (teacher), not guru, nobody.
She is the one who brings us into this world, our first playmate, first teacher, only best-friend; first guide to spirituality and a beautiful creation of God who helps us realize him. A mother is the embodiment of love and affection. The conception of thought about 'mother' promotes in us feelings of love, reverence and surrender which are the main factors of life.
Mother is said to be heart of the family. Only a mother's heart can bear with patience, all troubles and miseries. She never gets tired of changing endless count of diapers, spends sleepless nights when the child is sick, guides us through tough phases of life and is like a rudder to our family taking us in the right direction. She warns us of danger and then embraces us, feeds us, cleans us and tucks us safely into the bed for the night.
My mother is my super hero, of course! Mummy, that is how I call her.
She got married at the age of 19 and had two kids by the time she was 22. Now, we are three as my other brother was born late. She completed her studies both bachelors and masters while taking us along with her to exam halls and interviews. She is a teacher by profession. She has been an epitome of sacrifice and commitment as I have seen her being with our father through all tough times and without her we cannot imagine our family from a car shed to where we are now. I am married and doing my M.S in Biochemical engineering in USA. My first brother is doing his B.Tech in ECE in India and my second brother is in primary school in Saudi Arabia, with my parents.
I have countless pages to write about my mother but I will just quote one episode. It was in my 10th grade, when my father was struggling in his career in Saudi and my mother had to take care of both of us alone. On January 1st 1996, I was diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis. During those 6 months, she did not literally sleep for 6 months, had to attend my two major operations alone, juggle between hospital and food court, I used to vomit every 10 minutes, sometimes she used to give her sari pallu and her hand, later for one year she never forgot to give a medicine to me with breakfast. For information, T.B is said to be contagious. With all her support, I scored 81% in my 10th grade and stand where I am now in my life.
Many moments, which I can never imagine anyone taking part in, except a mother.
Thanks Mummy, I love you.
Tanuja R Majeti
Courage, self-respect, truth...
Of Course "My Mom Is My Hero" definitely now and for ever. Having lost our father at the age of 14 years, I have seen my mother transform from a obeying, and devoted house wife to become the one single strong pillar of the family. Taking on the responsibilities of a father, giving us the warmth and never loosing courage in the most tough and trying times. Looking back I now realize how sacrificial she was in giving us the best that we ever asked for. Through this process of growing up we got to learn form mom the virtues of life. Whenever I now hear the words "Courage" "Self Respect" "Truth" the one image that comes to mind is that of mom. Even now at the age of 32 when I am father of a child she stills shows us the righteous way. I at times wonder have I done enough towards what she has done to us, I know and I believe that no matter how much I try I will not be able to match up with what she has done. I hope I have lived up to her expectations. I wish that she instill the same virtues in my daughter. I am today in this position in life just because of my mom. She was always there when I needed her the most, wiping off my tears when I failed, but also telling me that never give up this is not the last time and that I could definitely do better than this, she was always there to share my happiness be it my passing my engineering or at the birth of my daughter. The words I Love You Mom seem too small for the feelings inside my heart, Infact any word seems to small to express not only mine but any Childs feelings towards his mother.
Love you mummy.
Arvind Savio Henriques
It's difficult to mention my mother's sacrifices, her pain, her agony, first after separation with my father and then after his death. She has taught me virtues of patience, hard work and having and giving independence.
I still remember when I was in school trying to cram up Civics or History and I just could not do it, she used to come and say to me "Ab toh haathi nikal gaya, bas uskee pooch reh gayee" (Now elephant has passed except for his tiny tail). In other words, do not give up now as you never know how close you are to success when you give up.
As I lost my father at an early age, she sometimes tried to step into my father's shoes and tried to make us strict and disciplined, but somehow as most of the other mothers, it failed. She had her own stories to tell to make us eat and sleep. Like a true cancerian, she will have flour and other necessities piled up. Her saying "You never know when curfew will come up and then these will be of use!" Sometimes I felt that it was ridiculous to even think like that. But today I realize - in simple words "Love".
She is a pure genius when it comes to academics, is a gold medalist from Delhi and JNU. And made sure that kids follow her footsteps, but we no ways were able to match her!
Today, at 26 I am married, working in a place where I wanted to be, more importantly I am independent, and all the credit goes to the most wonderful woman in my life "My Maa".
My angel mother
All mothers are special and so is mine. My mom is my mentor, my friend, my guide, my leading light. Infact she is my life support system, one which till date has never failed. Sometimes it is the small things which moms do that really tell us to what extent they can go for their children. I remember a couple of year's back I was preparing for my engineering entrance exams and had joined a coaching class. To appear for their mock tests, you needed to clear some preliminary papers which I could not and was very disappointed. I recall crying for days thinking that my friends will get the extra edge and I will be left behind. However, one day to my surprise I received the admit card to the mock tests. It was only later that I came to know that my mom had gone to meet the head of the coaching class and requested to admit me as a special case and he seeing the emotions of my mom had relented. I wish I can do something like this for my children one day. Today I am married but the bond between us is as strong as ever, possibly even stronger. Infact, knowing that I am no great cook my mom would secretly send tiffins for me and my husband with our favourite dishes. I don't think words will ever be able to describe what my mom has done for me and continues to do till date. As Abhram Lincoln once said 'All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother".
I am what I am because of mom
My Mom, there is no any word in the world that can describe her. Today at the age of 23, whatever I am this is just because of my mom. Being a primary educated lady, she has done a lot for me. My father is suffering from some mental problem. Then she has decided to work and came to Delhi. Still, she is working in a garment company for my study. Being related to rural area, it is really very hard to make adjustment. In spite of all this, her desire to educate me and feed my family has never came down. I have seen the courage of my mother. Whatever she is doing for me, I can't express it in just few words. But I can say she is real MOTHER INDIA.
And finally I just want to say to make equal feeling for girls who feels them as a burden specially in Northern Indian state where sex ratio is really very low.
Ajay Kumar Sinha
Mother is magic
Ma, this one's for you...
Every year I see this mother's day fervor going around me, but typically since the last five years Mother's day has become very difficult for me... because of the reason my mother not being there with me...
Mother is magic in every language... the universal language the divine , undiluted, selfless...
There are many things I miss about her, but what I miss the most is sharing my children with her...
Sometimes I get a twinge of sadness because I was never able financially to give her even a tiny fraction of what she gave me. My Mother's Day gifts to her were usually inexpensive, a new sari, a new purse. Then I realize that my love was the only gift she ever really wanted...
How I longed to pick up the phone and call the person who was not only my mother, but also my best friend, to tell her that the love she gave me... but I cant...
And so each Mother's Day I have a host of bittersweet memories. I rejoice that in a world of abused and abandoned children, I had a mother who loved me, nurtured me, and taught me right from wrong. And I cry, because I miss her friendship, her strength, her humor, and her love... my endless chat sessions with her... no longer there
I cant thank her in the coming lives for what she has done for me... her strength , perseverance has permeated in me and I feel completely evolved... Whenever I want to see her I take a look at the mirror,and I see her, my resemblance to her is a blessing...
For me every day is a mother's day now because the feeling of her not being there with me knocks everyday... I celebrate her everyday for making me what I am today... I now know , I am in her prayers and she's in her mine...
My mama comes before god
I'm saying with pride that i have great mama helped me in every area. Whenever I m in difficulty, my mama not only save from that situation but also teach me how to handle this type of situation and also encourage me. I have great faith in god but my mamma come before god in my life. I have great respect for my mamma.
Kapil Muni Gupta
We need her presence
Without woman, the world is a big zero.A woman would be as mother,wife,sister,etc;So without mother we cannot live.We need her presence in every activities.Without her presence, we cannot live just one day.
Nowadays children are not giving respect to their mothers.If they are aged ,they left their mother in some Vridasadanam or places .It is not good.It is a bad culture of society.
This not a story. This is real.One day my mother went to my aunt's house for two days.I was very sad.That two days i was mood outed.My mind was being dull at that time.After the coming of mother, i was very happy.
She will always be with me
Eema..yes that's what we used to call her.. For the world she is no more. But I consider her to be alive;she is with me always, supporting me and listening to my prayers.
She wasn't highly educated but she had the capability of any of today's modern girl.
She didn't know to speak English, but she had the audacity to confront any officer for his misdoings.
She used to say that God wanted her not to be so educated otherwise she would have been the Prime Minister of India!!
Yes, she did everything what every mother does for her kids: take care of them, feed them with delicious food and teach them the essential things of life,but she did it in her own unique style!
She taught us the importance of being independent by accompanying Dad when he was transferred to a new town and leaving us ,bhaiya , didi and me, to look after ourselves.
She was not such a great cook as all mothers are ,but she taught us the importance of having simple food for good health.
She showed us by her actions that a person need not be highly educated to be an example to others. By her sheer courage in life , her strength in her beliefs, and her innocent approach to life ,she will always be my super model and SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME.
I salute every mother
I salute every mother's on this world
I am not lucky becoz my mom is now no more.
But still she remains as my super mom.
No days has gone without her memory
She loved me, cared me and lastly
I miss you and if at there is next life
I want you to be your son in next life
I pray to god to fulfill my wish
A wonderful cook
Mom (Phyllis Freiter) is the greatest Mom in the world. I joke with her a lot but she means the world to me. She is truly a selfless person, putting all of her energy, her love, her concern, and her passion into everything she does.
My mom is the most wonderful cook in the world. She is so good at cooking that she teaches students. Not only does all of the food she prepares taste great, but more importantly it is her motive in cooking for our family that makes the difference. She is the most selfless person I have ever met. She loves to prepare special things for us that she knows we love. My mom had a delicious, balanced hot meal on the table every night for us to enjoy. But the thing I'm most thankful for is that she has passed several of her great recipes down to me. Her love for cooking and food inspired me a lot .
I recently got married and she encourages my Wife in Preparing different Special dishes ,which she too did not try out.and end of the day . its comes out to be the Best.
A Small Poem For My Mum:
A mother's love determines how
We love ourselves and others.
There is no sky we'll ever see
Not lit by that first love.
Stripped of love, the universe
Would drive us mad with pain;
But we are born into a world
That greets our cries with joy.
How much I owe you for the kiss
That told me who I was!
The greatest gift--a love of life--
Lay laughing in your eyes.
Because of you my world still has
The soft grace of your smile;
And every wind of fortune bears
The scent of your caress.
ME and My Wife Wishes Mum "A happy Mother's Day".
You are the best
If I have never said thank you for bringing me into the world
I'd like to do that now.
Mom You are the BEST.
My mom is the greatest soul I have ever known. I have never called her 'mom'. In fact I call her by her name, 'Ivy". And this word has meant more than any word one can call a mother with. All my life she has taught me to see how the glass life has filled for me is always half full and never half empty. When Dad died, she moved from Mumbai to Delhi at the age of 66 and started life all over again. Never have I heard her complain or compare the two cites. 'Look ahead!' is what she always says.
It is not as if Ivy has no fears or faults. But I have learnt from her, the courage to look inwards: how to watch for all those little idiosyncrasies in oneself and then work on them to improve. It is amazing to watch this 78 year old mother listen to me tell her where she has gone wrong and then see her nod in agreement.
I also learnt my first lessons in equality from her. She taught me how the word 'help' was redundant in a home! At the age of ten, I had said to her how wonderful it was that Dad helped her with housework and she said there was no such thing as 'help' in a home. Each did what they could of housework and there were no favors given or taken. The house belonged to all, and all contributed to make it a home!
No guru, no granth, no religion, could have taught me what my mother did. I try to be as much mother to my eleven year old as Ivy has been to me. If I succeed even a little bit, I know my daughter will have a wonderful mother!
Ode to all mothers
I am not very sure if words could express what my mom means for me... I'd rather treat this as an ode to all the mothers of the world... trust me... all of them are great!!
You helped me dream , dreams which I could have never imagined,
And then made me realise at every step that I could live each one of them.
When I wanted you the most, I found you beside me, saying , go on beta... go on.
The first day of my school... you waited in the sun,
To make sure , I get the shade , when I return,
You sacrificed every moment of your time,
So that I learn the most important lessons of life.
I can never do what you did for me,
All I could do now is to live a life,
A life which you taught me to live,
To be honest to the world, and more importantly,
"To Be honest to yourself".
"I love you MOM"
Like a nice cuppa
Mom is like a nice cup of coffee. It does wonders to your moods!
Its been over nine months since I have seen MOM.
This is the longest time I have been away from her, and I cant say how much I miss her.
MOM, you are WOW. I love you, I miss you.
I dedicate the song, "Luka Chuppi" to us.
Vamsi D Gadey
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
You are the real hero
A brief about the lady whom I respect so much and why I respect her so much.
My Mom got married, as per our earlier tradition, at young age 18 and when she was 23 years old, my dad expired. She had 3 children to support (I am the second amongst the clan). My Dad didn't leave us a fortune. Well she did have an option to marry as she was really beautiful and young then but she opted to remain single, work and take care of us 3 nuts. I have seen her struggle in life always to give us 3 brothers the happiness we wanted. I am not saying that we got a 'silver spoon' treatment but we got whatever we needed to be happy in life. She used to work 2 jobs in a day.
Many incidents make me cry today when I think of what she has gone for me. One particular incident which still kills me is as bellow:-
My younger brother (who was 5-6 years then) was ill and Mom had gone to work. My grandpa called my Mom and informed her, she came running from work. We didn't have too much money during those days and she had just Rs 15 in her purse (this money she collected as she used to go walking sometimes rather than travelling by bus even though the journey was long) she kept Rs 10/- for the doctors visit (as Doctors used to charge Rs 10/- that time) and with the remaining Rs 5/- she brought chocolates for us. She reached at the station to come home, the Ticket collector routinely checked her and to my Mom's bad luck, her rail pass had expired a day before. She did explain to him the seriousness of the situation, well the TC did let her go but after a tiny bribe of Rs 10/- and that was what she had kept for the Doctors treatment. Mom came home crying and really cried a lot that day.
I have experienced many of these sad situations in her life.
I have learned a lot from her and the best values I learned being with her:-
1) Never give up in life
2) Always keep on praying, the world may let you down but God won't
3) If you have done something wrong, apologise
4) If you have not done anything wrong, be strong and stand up for it
5) Forgive your enemies
6) Protect and support your Loved ones
We completed our education successfully and today due to my Mom's struggle and support, my elder Bro is a senior manager in Tata AIG, I am working in the United Kingdom and my younger brother is completing his future studies. We all 3 brothers are struggling hard to provide our Mother with what ever happiness she has missed since childhood. Now I am writing this email not to gain sympathy neither to show how great we are nor to debate that other Mothers have not done great things for their children but I am writing all this coz I really want her to know that "MUMMY I LOVE YOU A LOT AND I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR SON. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. YOU ARE THE REAL HERO"
I know my word count has exceeded 300 threshold but I cant do much about it as I am just writing, not for this article to be printed, but just because I can forward her this email later to inform her how much I grateful to her.
Joaquim Vincent Fernandes
Mom.. my mom I would not say my mom is the greatest in the world because that would be unacceptable because all the moms in the world are the GREATEST. I can easily and rightfully say that MY MOM is the greatest for me in the whole world. The unconditional love I get from my mom is unexplainable. My mother inspires me with every small things she does like waiting till I finish my food so I can have the best part, not waiting for my birthday to give me surprises, giving me a listening ear when I need most, being friends with my friends so I can be comfortable, adding that extra slice of bread without my notice into my lunch box, silently being with me without questioning, and the trust she shows in me is the best part. We forget to say thank you for the above important little things and many more but its best be forgotten as mothers do not need 'Thank you'. That single word will include her in the list of acquaintances we have. All she expects from us is love, respect and our time. The best trait about my mom is her not praising me while others are. She just listens to them and feels proud which helps me stick my feet to the ground...
I didn't have to think what I should write about my mother. I just had to remember what she does for me and my hand just flew with the keys... such is my MOTHER...
Mothers do things for their children NOT because they have to... BUT because THEY WANT TO... Oh God !! you have given me the best blessing of my life... if at all there's another life for me please make me come down with MY MOTHER...
She is not gonna be with me all my life
My mother is the perfect blend of a wife, sister, guide and a family leader. She has been successful to pose herself elegantly in good times as well as handled difficult situtations, adapting to the needs & mastering tough times. She has taught me, to never touch the rockbottom & always have faith in god & wait for the good times to come. And she herself has lived up to it, setting an example for me & my siblings.
I wish such a mother for everyone, so that this world becomes a better place to live in. My only grief, she is not gonna be with me for all my life...
My ray of hope
my mom is my hero yup she is my idol through many tough times she helped me to come out from those situations very easily she is my ray of hope in my tough and good times. i know she will alwys be there for me when i need her.
I miss you so much
Yes mom, NOW I feel I love you more.
Before marriage, I loved you like any other new generation daughter, who is tired of the advices on right & wrong things to do at home or outside. Tired of you saying "You could have at least called me... I was worried", whenever I come back home late.
Its just 3 months now after my marriage. BUT, now when I had to go away from you... handle my own home... handle my new relations, I miss you so much.
Now when I tell my Husband of what to do and what not to & when I frown when he is late... I see YOU in me. I am doing exactly what you did to me. Now I realise my mistake... now I feel bad... how I showed faces.
I feel proud of you...Now I LOVE YOU MOREEEE!!!!! Sorry to have used the word NOW again & again, Mom. But, its really now I miss you this much.
I love you forever Mummy!!
Yours loving daughter
As good as old wine
she is divine.
She is as good as old wine.
A mother so fine
She gave us birth,
and brought us into this beautiful earth.
A place full of mirth,
and living on it is worth.
When we fell sick,
she would pick
us in her arms and would stick,
through the night like a clock that ticks.
God! give one,
and to all those born under the sun
A MOTHER IN THEIR LIFE'S LONG RUN.
I do not believe in mothers day,
I do not believe in fathers day
but remembering her everyday
simply makes my day.
Ramesh Kumar Vasudevan Nair
My mom's bio data
Age: 57 yrs
Marital Status: I have a kind father!
Contact details: My Heart,
Cardiac cavity apts
November-1974- till date
Have served the same house.
A pioneer in rearing 3 daughters including me.
waking at 4 am daily to make tea and breakfast.
cooking for the family
Job at 6 am to earn a good living for us
back home to feed me and send me to school
studying my homework
feeding me dinner
loving me as if no one so pretty as me even if I get pimples.
reprimanding me for my wrong doings
teaching me to respect elderly
imbibing in me the virtues of loyalty, responsibility, independence & love
nursing everyone in my joint family during need
taking care of my grandparents
A school teacher
A good trainer to teach delicious cooking, handling female issues, handling in laws and giving training to be a good wife and a good mother.
Extra Curricular activities
Watching a movie or a drama with me
Playing cards with me.
Watching me perform a dance and be a motivating audience
Accepting my viewpoints on life.
Learning English and computers from me.
Going to McDonalds with me.
Shopping spree for me.
She has the Right Attitude and the Best Aptitude for any job in my house and in my Life.
So she is My Aai...
Best part of my life
If I describe myself in 3 words:I'm a poet,an artist and a friend; but in one phrase, I'm God's child. And if faith is the root of my life, all the gratitude goes to mom cos she bothered to take us to church regularly for mass and wait throu'the day till we wound up with our Sunday classes too- gruelling, but it was worth every effort cos when life grinds me,mom can't be with me all the time, but I'm strong cos I can feel God.
I'm a poet 'cos mummy respected my need for space to vent my feelings on paper. I'm an artist cos she, despite my lazy protests, literally dragged me to painting competitions where I ended up winning prizes.
And I believe I'm a friend cos I learned the art of loving & more importantly, kindness, from her. If arrogance, jealousy and blasphemy cannot come near me, it's only because of my mummy.
Being a busy professional, mummy had a tough time bringing 3 girls up, but to her credit she did it so well in both, it makes me quite happy every time when people say: "God has blessed your mother with a great career 'cos she's a great human being".
I dream to take after her in my work place too- treat everyone as equals, a big no to bribes, gossip and short cuts but just hard work.
I guess divinity rests lightly on all mothers but I've rarely come across one so selfless and innocent like my mom. Sometimes it angers me as I feel she should live her life a bit for herself and not for her kids, so much so that the word 'sacrifice' scares me, but maybe it's not the word at all- it all stems from her genuine love 4 us. God bless my mummy.
She makes me feel god is always with me
Mothers are the best. I don't know how they sacrifice everything just for a smile of their children. My mummy is a real hero for me. Because she is the one who has always boosted me up whenever I am down or depressed. She works continuously without any demand from any of her children except for love. She is the one who makes me on the top of world. She always told me to believe in god and make me feel that god is always with me.
Maa tujhe salaam. Thanks for everything.
A role model
Yes my mother is a hero for me. Being a mother of 4 kids born in a rich family got married to less than a middle class family. She knows only to work, work and work for others. She got married at the age of 16 and managed 5 mothers in laws in the family. She is very intelligent (8 grade passed), spiritual, extremely polite, highly positive, selfless, creative, wonderful cook, excellent - wife, mother, mother in law, grandmother, all rounder, and hard working. Her thinking, reasoning and decision-making qualities cannot be compared (Even with a first class MBA graduate). She is now 71 but still work like a teen-age girl. Not taken medicine for any illness till today- survives only be mental power. She never lost her heart in any of these situations- when she was penniless, had the responsibility of taking care of 4
of us, when I lost my husband at the age of 26 with 5 year old son, when my sister suffered from back problem for more than a year another sister got an autistic child, and when I was very sick. I can give enormous number of examples. She stood like a rock and supported us. If I am alive today after my sickness, if my son, my brother and my nephew are in nice positions in USA, it is due to her patience, sacrifice and perseverance. Her life is like waves in the ocean. Among any critical situation she smiles and faces courageously. I admire her valor in all the critical situations faced by her and salute her. She is a role model not only for us but also for the entire world. Since we have wonderful moms like my mom, the present day world still survives.
I love my amma
I thank god everyday, for planting me in my mom and I tender endless love and thanks to my mom for transplanting me in to this beautiful world. Before my birth, my mom's world was filled with love and care that she shared with my dad and a creative world that she filled with her own creations in arts and crafts. Yes, she is a talented artist who is wonderful in sketching, painting, creative writing and much more.
After my birth, her entire world revolved around me and just me. She still maintained a creative world but only devoted that to me entirely. Yes, all her creative writing was used create personalized stories for me. All her paintings were about my world of toys and cartoon characters and all her creative thoughts were about and for me. I grew up in a mini Disney world that my mom created for me, Donald duck painting being my favorite and I still remember the naughty smile. Her faith in god, truth and hard work has been instrumental to our family in overcoming the storms that hit us. We all cry when let down buy my mom 'thinks' and creates a solution or a workaround to the underlying cause or problem.
All through the swings of my life, she stood by me to give me moral support and to boost my confidence. Gardeners constantly nourish plants through out the life of a plant. My mom was and is my gardener. Her nourishment is the most balanced diet that I can ever ask for. It is a perfect blend of love, care, support, guidance and firmness.
Today I live several thousand miles away from my parents but the love and care we share is ever increasing.
Amma, when I become a mom, I want to be none but you.
Hugs that chase away the blues
For your radiance, warmth and loving heart...
Your caring kisses that drive away the hurt...
Your smile that brightens up a room...
Your warm hugs... that chase away the blues...
For your guidance and support for everything i do...
I just wanna say a great big thank you !
Happy mothers day !
Huned Shabbir Dahodwala
Mother is love
MOTHER The great person God created in this world. God created mother as his representative as he cannot present physically everywhere.
Oh! My mom is the role model for me. It is from her I saw the outside world and I learnt everything from my Mom. My dictionary got over when I was asked what my mom taught me. But basically she taught four things Patience, Self confidence, hard work, above all integrity and sincerity.
She always believed in one concept (ie.) "Hard work never fails and nobody dies of hard work" I am following her concept and do inculcate the same for the next generation also. Since birth she is the one who takes most care of me most shares my happiness, took the load of my sadness, enjoys in good time and supports me during my bad times .. She is so strong and give me valuable advices time to time as some issues I can' discuss with my friends. My mom is only the one in this world with whom I could speak anything without any fear and at any time,
There is no partiality. All of her children get the full 100% love and affection from her. My mom is a wonderful personality and I love her like anything. It is a known fact that a lady/girl/woman can be cruel. But a MOTHER cannot. The other name for Mother is love.
Kind, caring and lovable
I lost my mother on 7th September 2005 due to breast cancer. When my mother came to know that she has cancer she never said, "Why me". Instead she chose to fight cancer bravely. A bad turbulence like this was a rocking ride for her. We knew how painful and traumatic those radiations, chemotherapies, cancer drugs and hair loss were, physically & mentally, but my mother endured all these without much fuss. My mother was a fighter. She fought everything in her life -- Poverty, Cancer, set backs, disappointments, horrible childhood. She lived major part of her life in a chawl in poor conditions. But she never complained. She, along with our father, gave us good education, taught us good values. She gave all of us security by always being there for us. She taught us to be sincere and inculcated in us sense of wrong from right. She would stay up worrying at night if we were late to come home. She gave us our freedom to grow in the directions and careers that we chose. She encouraged us to always do our best, work hard, and enjoy life with a positive attitude and care and kindness toward others. She loved us unconditionally and her entire life was devoted to us till she died. She may not have possessed any educational degree but she had a PhD in life, love, care, and humanity. My mother was very hard working and would do all household chores and shopping herself. She never allowed us to do any work. She always felt proud of our achievements and would revel in our glory. She had a way of reaching out that kept us all in touch. My mother could be very serious when necessary but most of the times she would be cheerful and funny. My mother had faults, like we all do. But, she admitted hers, unlike others who consider themselves faultless. My mother was strict but also had a gentle heart. My mother's name was Hoorbanu. Hoor means "Angel". Just like Angels she was kind, caring and lovable. She knew all about giving not taking. She helped everyone in whatever ways she can money, clothes, food, etc. My mother was the perfect host. She would let no guest live her house without having food. In her whole life my mother never fought with others. She didn't argue with anyone nor answered back to anyone no matter what. She spent 46 years with my father without fighting or arguing even once. My mother was a magnificent role model for every woman in our family, clan and whoever knew her. She was the perfect daughter, mother, wife, neighbour, relative and a good human being. Even when she was on her deathbed she would pray for her children and not for her own health or well being. That's selfless love of a mother. And how I can forget the day when in spite of the pain she was undergoing due to those painful chemotherapy, she gave me a head massage to ward off my headache. That's mother's caring nature for you. During her entire life till her death my mother ended up touching hearts of everyone. What can anyone ask for in this world, but to touch people's hearts? My father is still there to support us. But there's no one worth than my mother. This eulogy cannot do justice to my mother. She was greater than I can ever imagine. I love you mother for whatever you did for me. I am sorry mother if I ever hurt you. And for whatever you did for us O mother -- "MAA TUJHE SALAAM".
Amjad K Maruf
The man of our home
yes yes yes my mom is the MAN of our home, she is my strength, courage & pride, she has done so much without any support, indeed it is true , God cannot be everywhere, so he created a warmest & dearest thing "mother", Maa, Mom... it sounds like OM... isint it????
She is god to me
Now and then at long intervals of time, a being finds her way to this planet who is unquestionably a wanderer from another sphere; who brings with her to this sorrowful world some of the glory, the power, the radiance of the far distant region from which she came. She walks among men but she is not at home here, she is a pilgrim, a stranger, she tarries but a night.
She shares the life of those about her enters into their joys and sorrows, rejoices with them, mourns with them but through it all she never forgets her divinity. She remembers that she is the great, the glorious , the majestic self. She knows that she came from that ineffable, supernal region which has no need of the sun or moon , for it is illumined by the light of lights.
Such a being is beyond all comparison, for she transcends all ordinary standards and ideals. Other may be brilliant , her mind is luminous, for she has the power to put herself into immediate contact with the source of all knowledge. She is no0 longer limited to the slow processes to which ordinary human beings are confined. Others may be great, they are great only as compared with those in their own class. Others may be good, powerful, gifted, having more of goodness, more of power, more of genius than their fellow men. It is only a matter of comparison, she is in a class by herself. She belongs to another order. She is not of this world. She is a radiant being who had descended from another, from a higher sphere for a definite purpose. One might have know that she would not stay long. It is to be wondered at that natural itself rejoices in such a birth, that the heavens open and angels sing paeans of praise?
Blessed in the country in which she is born, blessed are they who lived on this earth at the same time, and blessed, thrice blessed are the few who sits at her feet.
The PM of my house
When the word comes automatically smile appears on my face,ye she is like that always smiling,she is younger than me ,she is more happening than me yup the problem fighter ,the P.M of my house ,THE one and only god... i have seen and beleive and thanks who ever had made her..thankyou very much... for giving me such a beautiful present.
"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"
She lived her life only for me
My mother though educated in those days she has not joined any job so as to
cater her love and affection to me and my sis (though she was no more and
reached the lotus feet of god). She never overcome this shock but lived her
life only for me. Whenever i had any trouble either financial or marital she
was always there to guide me through these turbulations. It is totally to
her credit that I am leading this life. Clearly remember those days when she
has to skip her lunch/dinner so that i can have a good meal. Even though I
am a successful manager in my profession I seek her guidance .She is living
only on fluids ever since my sister's death. But her wish to see me pass my
troubles which kept her on going. I indebt my life and everything to her and
for ever want to be her son.
She is the best
If at all there is a rebirth then with my eyes closed I can tell you that I wanna be like my mom.
In all my bad times that I have come through she has been the only one who has been supportive.
"Never give up" -- It can be said like this also "Never Give up my son for anything".
That's when I feel that "Oh my god She is the best".
She has always been like that.
But we never realize it.
The power to forsee things is only possible for them.
The arms always open,
The eyes always caring (Staring whenever I tell a lie)
The soul always missing
The heart that skips a beat whenever I come back from along week end.
The ears that never gets bored
She is one of a kind that never put my spirits down.
An intellect who is not educated.
When she is there its like you feel that u can do anything in life, can overcome any loss.
In short She is the Best.
I love you Amma.
Ganesh Perumal G
Words cannot define the power of a mother
A great word with Plenty of Meaning in it...
A man asked the Messager of God Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)
"who is the most respectable person in this world". He answered " YOUR MOTHER". Then He asked " who is the next" he answered " YOUR MOTHER".Then He asked " who is the next" again he answered " YOUR MOTHER. Then He asked " who is the next", He answered " YOUR Father".
Prophet(pbuh) said that man," Mother is the most respectable person in this world among any others in the world, so Always do take care of your Mother".
It is really a great opportunity to share few things about Mother (most influential person in this world), so i thank Rediff Team to select this meaningful topic.
Basically words cannot define the power of Mother. AMMA is the one with full of love without any expectation from her kid in this world.
She carry us for 10 months with her and keep on loving us until she is in this world. A classic example to know the power of Mother, when the baby is
born it says the first word AMMA without any teaching. Remaining all other things baby is learning step by step as a process. so god has created the inborn habit to the Baby to call the Mother without any leassons.
She teach us everything in this world, she suffers a lot for her kid. That is why Prophet (pbuh) said" UNDER THE MOTHER'S FEET IS PARADISE"
-it means,serving your Mother to make you to reach the HEAVEN".
So be kind always with your Mother till you live in this world. If you are not good to your Mother you cannot be good for anyone in this world.
Mom of so many people
hi everyone... this is the first time in my life im going to share my mom with others... mind you all just in words only as my mom is the best mom of this world... somebody well said... mom is the best gift of god... and i strongly agree to it... firstly i realy wants to thank god for give me such a nice mother,frnd,mentor,secret keeper... hahaha... (mind u she is very good in keeping secrets).well words wont be enough to explain about my mother marry... my mumma... sweet mom..
my mom is very intelligent and the most bold lady in my entire family... if she decides anything nobody can challenge her decision... she is the love of my dads life... his heart...she is the one who made me my bother... take life as we want... with all her blassings... and guidence...
she been always a carrier oriented women... not for herself... but for the sake of her family,husband kids... she came in dis taught working world... at the age od 17 yr...being a girl... she was a son to her dad... she took the responsibility of her juniors...on her shoulders very early and still not giving herself off... i always says to my mom... u dont have three children... u are mom of so many people... u care for them more then us sometime even... ur gr8 muma... HATS OFF TO UR EFFORTS MOM..
and mom i realy love u from the every corner of my heart... i am in dis world becoz of you... and wat im in this world is beocz of u aswell... ur the one who given me the sweetest name in the world... as everybody says moms girls best frnd... i never need to hav any frnd as i hav u... thank you for everything you did for me till muma... its just you who made dis happen...
and gr8 above all... u know the best thing... she never speaks her heart...but i know she love all of us more then anything in dis world...
just pray to god... if i can make u the happiest mom of the world... sorry mom if i ever upset u... knowingly or unknowingly...but
MOM I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV UUUUUUUUUUUUUU... WE LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV U
SACHI MOM U TRUE FACE OF GOD...
UR'S LISBON GIRL
Salaam namaste to my mummy
I have often wondered how one could write about someone they love so much in a short piece of writing.Especially when it comes to someone whom you have known really well, who is very close to you and with whom you have spent lots of your special moments with. Having said all this,its difficult to summarize my thoughts about my dear mom. But according to me , she has been always been an epitome of love, sacrifice,sincerity, compassion, strength and ofcourse, the person I can look upto in any situation in my life. She is the one who has kept things going with a smile in our "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam" life .
One aspect of my mother which I have really appreciated is the way she has been balancing her life between her career and home. The long stressful hours at work and at the same time, the responsibities at home required a lot of patience from her. She has always been doing justice to both and at the same time, set us an example of how to handle the stress of being an Indian working bahu. As I have grown older, I have tried my best to imbibe her qualities to be a successful woman. One distinct incident which I remember about her in my childhood was her decision to give up her studies (after marriage) due to my continous health problems. I shall always be indebted to her for this. Well, I got to know all this very late in my life but realized how much my mom cared and loved me though she knew how critical it was for her to take such a step at such an important point of her career.This is just a small example of her nature of being sacrificing for her needs in the family but there have been several times when I have seen her being extremely patient and taking things in her stride to keep things going smoothly for all of us.
I always appreciate your care and concern in my "Is Raat ki Subeh Nahin" days when I used to study(till late at night).Your encouragement and support has made me come a long way!
"Suno Mummyji", humne kabhi bhi zindagi mein "Tumsa Nahi Dekha"... you have been the perfect "Indian Bahu" and our "Mother India"... and though life at times is a like a "Rocky" "Road",aapka "Chand sa Roshan chehra" and "Muskaan" makes us say " Vaah-Life ho to Aisi"... aur haan "Aap ki Kasam" hum "Mummy ke liye kuch bhi karega"!
"Kal Aaj aur Kal", "Salaam Namaste" to "My Mother "Mummy"!!!!!!!
Love you lots Mummy! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!:))
I hope much will be forgiven
To write about your mother is easy when you are 5, and particularly intimidating when you are 30.
It's the time of life when you suddenly realise that you are nowhere close to achieving your dreams as you once thought you were. As the superhuman qualities of your ability diminish, your mother's accomplishments suddenly stand out in terrible, shattering contrast. As your ambitions blend into mediocrity -- just another yuppie -- her gentle and firm grip of the essential comes into focus. When on a salary several hundred times hers, you still cannot make ends meet. You wonder how she managed to do everything she did.
Flashes of the past. Of making one's way through daunting odds; with an old school Father convinced that women must know their place; with a quirky fey Husband who knew naught of family ways nor fatherhood; with a Son who was the very symbol of all things selfish and clutching. Of sacrifices that a mean spirit as yours cannot grasp, of labours from dawn to midnight for that unholy trinity, her labours for how long, an eternity? Of a nest egg that is built from skimping on life itself, so that a boy might be educated to become a man. When you graduated a few years ago from one of the best schools in the world, it was her life-blood on the certificate, not yours. Blinded by your own ambition you could not see it; thus your end is more forthrightly writ than before.
She understands when you call her to say that you cannot make it home again. Because of work, or schmoozing, or some other vague reason. She understands when you must go away and never call home for months on end. Such a wonderful bargain: in the orthodox pride of a Man who fights the elements themselves, you martyr home and Mother for the cause of work. Yet she bears everything, hiding her sense of loss. But her trust placed so implicitly in you doth not aver, not once.
'Mother,' you said a few years ago, remarking on her efforts at matchmaking with a sneer; 'I need an educated woman who can hold her opinion, someone who can think outside her family, a modern woman. Not the conservative clinging kind. But how would you understand?' 'Perhaps I can,' she said quietly but said nothing more. She would indeed; it was you who did not understand. You to whom the first glimpses of understanding are born when things are nigh too late and a lifetime of opportunity and redemption has rushed by.
Few years lie ahead, precious years when much must be undone. Much I hope that will be forgiven.
She is almighty for me
People say they cannot see GOD. I say I see GOD all the time! That's what my mother is to me. She is Almighty for me.
When I was a little girl I use to try to dress up like her. Even her simple draped sari made her look so gorgeous. For me she was the most beautiful woman on this earth. Then when I grew up I wish I could solve my math sums so quickly as she did. Her wit, her calculations amazed me. I was even more amazed by the multitasking she carried -- from preparing our tiffin boxes, to doing all the chores, to conduct her own math classes. For me she was a super woman. When I got my first job the twinkle in her eyes was enough for me to step ahead in this world and take up all the tasks that require courage, hard work and perseverance.
And Now that I am married I wish I could make my married life as beautiful as she did. I wish I could not only be a loving wife, but also a wonderful daughter in law, a perfect homemaker. When today someone says to me that you are a wonderful woman, I smile and reply, "I am my mothers replica". She is my torchbearer, my trendsetter. She is my HERO! And Guess what She sent me a card a few days back that read, "You don't have to try in my shoes any more dear daughter, for now your own fits you perfectly".
I want to give my child the same love
While I was studying in a primary school, 1.5 kms from our house, my mother used to take me to the school. During peak winter, when we walked barefooted, she used to carry me in her arms all the way in order to protect my feet. She bore almost every difficulty while bringing up her 3 children almost single-handedly. She neither had money nor a steady career, but she has lots of patience, love, and humanity. She doesn't have a university degree, but according to me, she is a highly educated, as education is not only signified by degrees, but by practical knowledge and experience. Today whatever I am is because of her.
Once when a bicycle hit an old beggar slightly and he fell down, my mother and I were nearby. Immediately, my mother helped the man and made him sit and relax on the side of the road, while consoling him with kind words. Tears rolled by his eyes as other viewers just went away covering their noses. Her actions always taught us about helping attitude and humanity.
I had many cats during my childhood. One of the female cats gave birth to 3 kittens on the roof of a double floored house. Initially, she used to climb from a tree trunk in the backyard until the kittens started moving. Later, she carried each kitten in her mouth one--by-one down climbing up and down very bravely till all were safe in my house. She nourished them and also kept teaching them all the skills. I see so much similarity among all mothers... a human being or an animal they all are loving, caring, sharing, teaching, bearing, understanding, giving... and so much more. They have selfless, unconditional love. I, a mother now, want to give my child the same love and wish all mothers all happiness.Vaishali Magesh
My Ma, is an asset I have in my life, at any cost I would never like her to be away from me any time. Without my mother I think I m nothing and I will be nothing. I consider my mom more than any god. I believe on her words before praying to any god or so. I have never seen any god so I don't believe in god yes if god is who protects you, who groom you, who helps you in your bad days then only one I have seen near around me is my mom. if I start telling about her my whole coming life would be less to feel honor to tell about her to the world.
"I have never seen god, if god is who gives us protection, food, shelter, affection, then that god can only be my mother coz I have seen her in front of me always. I've always found her hand in my hand when I could ever think of praying to god for anything. Whatever I m today is just because of her, She is anytime more than any god or any friend to me. I am nothing and will be nothing without her"
Ajeet S Arora
Charming and kind lady
yes... ofcourse my mom is the best of all bcoz she is caring,affectinate,loving & she is lovable.
my god has given me such a lovable & kind maa.
her name is mrs.ragini khatri.
i know all her likes & dislikes too....
she is just fabulas of all...
i love her 2 much...
i dont have my father i lost him since 18yrs back . since that time upto this she had given me all the things & love that i needed.
she is the most charming & kind lady.
TO:RAGINI KHATRI(HER MOM).
Mother is a gift given to me by God. She nourished and cherished me as a most special gift she had received from God. Whenever I am lonely or when I am sad her few soothing words are just enough to bring laughter and hope in
my life. She is only person in the world who still considers me as a small child. She has never let me loose hope in myself and her encouragement has brought new confidence and success in my life. I owe myself to her without
her I am just nothing and she always remains my first priority in my life. I will always like her to be with me in both happiness and sorrow because I consider her to be the anchor of my life for she has helped me fight all my
battles throughout my life just like a knight in shining armour specially when others had given up on me. I hope every problem child like me has a mother like her because I consider her to be a special person just like angel sent by God to protect and guide me throughout my life. I will never be able to repay her kindness love sacrifice and all that she has done for me but I will always be there for her especially when she needs me. I wish all the worlds happiness for her just has he always wishes for me and may God keep her hail and hearty for I need my sweet angel to be a guidiing
force in my life.
Never say I can't do
My mother is not just my mother but she is my parent. What ever I have achieved till now is only due to my mom. I am coming from a remote village. If we see in terms of so called our education system she is just 3rd standard pass but in terms of knowledge and practical experience she has done not less than a Ph.D.
Right from her child-hood she is suffering a lot but always smiling there were days when we could not afford money to buy ghee and my younger brother was crying for it I still remember that day when she gave him oil and how she cried. She was always with her kids. She is my teacher, best friend and philosopher. I can ask her ANY KIND of question when I was kid and she would never let me down but answer my dumbest question. She is the strongest woman I have ever seen in my life. At the age of 53 she still wakes up at 4 in the morning to prepare lunch box for my brother who is studying and has to travel everyday about 90 km. At this age also she works for almost more than 16 hours a day and source of inspiration for all our family members. She is always enthusiastic and have very positive attitude towards life. What I have learnt from her is NEVER SAY I CANT DO AND NEVER QUIT AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE. When I got just 68% in 10th she said its for good because if you would have got higher you may become egoist and don't work hard in 12th. I knew it was consolation from her to me but that gave me really good motivation and prove my worth and when I stood 1st in school in 12th she was so happy!!!!! Since then I always kept her principles in mind and I am just getting success all the time. When ever I am down I just remember her word its for GOOD. Put your best foot forward, don't quit and nothing is impossible to achieve.
There is good saying in gujarati : " MAA E MAA BIJA BADHA VAGADA NA VA.." There is no substitute for mother rest all are friends for Good weather. She is friend for BAD Weather as well. MOM I LOVE YOU!!
Words are not enough
"Naveen - getup, its 5 AM. Time to revise your subject for the exams." Right from time I can remember, starting may be as early as when I was in 4 or 5th standard, and going all the way till I finished my Engineering and MBA, my mother ensured that we got up early for studies and stayed awake. (She would wake us up, and sleep in our bed, so that we dont go back to sleep). She wasted countless nights and sleep, so that we could study and be prepared for the future life. Even when she were sick or unwell, she would tend to the family, ensuring that all of us got hot, home cooked meals, and don't eat 'junk' outside food. We were very choosy about eating (not liking spinach, or Methi etc), but now, how bad I miss the food she cooked. Today, sitting in the US, leading a happy, comfortable life, I look back and realise greatfulness and humbleness of my mother. Whatever I have achieved in life, what ever I am today, I owe it to her, and only to her. Hey Mom, you are the greatest. You are the pillar of our lives. Word are not enough to describe my gratitude. Thank you for everything !