A letter to Mother

My Dear Mummy,

:O I was thinking a lot but was not able to find a word to address mother in my small dictionary. Every word sound formal and I know you are special but i am unable to get special word. Ah!!! 😦 all my studies is waste, which never taught me to address mother with affection.

But mom, dear mum you know everything. You know my feelings for you, you know how much i love you, how much i admire you and how much i care for you. You know how much warm i feel in your arms and how much comfortable i feel in your lap when you nurse my wounds. You know how sound i sleep when you pat me and how eager i am to eat dishes cooked by you. You know how safe i feel besides you, you know how fear feels fear of me when i hug you tightly if fear comes near me. You know when you scold me for my misbehavior how much i loved to tease you, how much i enjoyed to wear your footwear, sari and bow. You know how much i enjoyed mimicking you, how much i enjoyed roaming behind you holding pallu of your sari. You know how much i enjoyed studying with you and demanding favorite toys, cloths, money for movie or party. You know how much comfortable sharing secrets.

But Mom didn’t I tell you I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE IN THIS WORLD. oopsss…. 🙂 you know what I mean. YOU ARE MY WORLD.

After marriage when girl leaves house of parents she realizes importance of Mother in her life. Mom always pampers her, cooks food for her, shares secret, health issues, issues with friends, studies and lots of things. Which she will no more be able to share. She will no more be able to enjoy sleep when sick or favorite movie at the time of cooking.

When such girl lives away from mom for few days, her heart will ask, why don’t you call me? why don’t you fight with Dad to bring me back home? why don’t you check me, whether I have ate food, whether I have slept well? This whole new house, new culture scares me, I am all alone here. I need you to listen me, talk to me. I want your lap to rest, when i have headache.

And did I tell you I cooked new sweet dish and want you to taste it. Did I tell you I wear new dress which we had bought before wedding and I want you to see how that dress looks on me.

Her heart would be worried when she will find her mom is sick. And her heart would say, call me to serve you, I want to care of you. How will you get off the bed? I will bring food for you in bed and make you feel comfortable. Why don’t you call me? Don’t you need me now? Can this relationship break with that small ritual around fire?

DID I EVER TELL YOU MOM, I CAN MAKE SHOES OF MY SKIN FOR YOUR FOOT?

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Mom

Maa/Mummy/Mom/Mother….. a small word to describe the ocean of love and care.

In my mother tong Gujarati it is said, “મા તે મા ને બીજાં વગડાના વા” meaning, “Mother is Mother others are like air or wind blowing in jungle” or Mother is Mother no nothing could be compared with her.

Today I happen to go out to buy fruits when i saw a person hitting cow in an effort to separate cow from her calf. I felt like going there and asking him to stop or else i will go to file complain against him. But my Dad told if he will not separate them calf will drink all the milk. That surprised me. How can a little cute creature drink 4-5 liters of milk. Dad asked me to get clarification from Mom.

At home I told Mom what I saw and she told he wont be hitting her hard and if he wont remove calf, all milk would be drank and it may cause calf’s death. Surprising it was that a little cute creature can drink 4-5 liters of milk in one stretch. Mom had few cows and other milk giving animals at her Dad’s home and she know all about how to take care of them.  Taking base of her experience she told, at night cow and calf will be tied at different place but cow would always try to get away from rope and get near calf to feed calf. If not take care of in night she would feed calf with milk and in the morning workers at her home would have to return with empty vessels. It is normal, cow would slowly slip towards her calf to feed, thinking calf would be hungry, thinking calf don’t sleep empty stomach.

These animals who can’t speak and express their feeling know how to take care of their kids. Mom told, be it cow, buffalow, donkey, dog, cat, camel, goat, horse or human being, mother in all knows one thing, ie, to love her child, take care of her child, protect in any situation and give her child best. Isn’t it true. A woman not being mom would love cakes, but when she is mom and her kid would demand for her favorite piece of cake, she will not wait to think but give that piece and become happy with the happiness on child’s face. She would sleep in wet bed to give her child peaceful sleep. She would keep her self awake till you go to sleep. If you are sick, she would become nurse and try to give you best of her knowledge. You can forget to take medicine, she can forget her medicine but she will not forget your medicine. She may forget to buy clothes for her but she will buy clothes for you.

Few days back a cat had some kittens, some how she lost one kitten, and whole day, night she kept calling that kitten and moaning there where she had left that kitten. I heard her moaning till late night.

There is no feeling other than motherhood. Since the day she get child in her womb her senses know about her child, as the child develop in her womb, she develops communication with child. A feeling to feel the baby develop in womb and move is marvelous. And child finds mother with her warm touch. As the first lesson which child learns is touch. Yes, mother is the best teacher in the world and the first teacher in the world. If you say God creates you then, shouldn’t it harm to say that your mother is God who created you. A brave mother can only create Shivaji and Rani of Jhansi.

माँ तुझे सलाम!

Thousand of Salutes to Mother!