Friday, May 7, 2010

Amma

Dear Mom

As most daughters, I too gave you pains and worries..
I found most of your opinions silly and outdated..
I blamed you for my lonely childhood though I knew it hurt you more
You always said that I will understand when I become a mother.

As most daughters I screamed and yelled at you
When things went wrong or not as I wished them to be
As most mothers you had been so patient to me
And consoled me that things will be alright and that too shall pass.

As most daughters…
I never bothered to know why you never felt hungry most times
Or why you never liked good and expensive dresses
I never bothered to even notice those tears
Which you always tried to hide from us.

I wondered how you never knew when you were sick
I wondered why you never felt tired
I still remember you always prayed for us and never for you
You always made sure that we get the best…

And yes, now I know, though I have just begun the journey of motherhood.
Now I hear those extra heartbeats of a mother.
I now realize that a mother has no right to fall sick or feel tired
I know why mothers are outdated and silly sometimes ..
Now I know why you did not sleep when I had exams
And felt hungry only after all of us are fed well
Your lack of dress sense lack of interest in hobbies
Everything is now clear to me…

I am proud I am your daughter and love you more now
Love you for the way you guided me through my decisions
Love you for being very strict and for those broken chattukams*

Love you for the unconditional love…

Love you for being you…

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!...



* -   "Chattukam" means nothing but the dosa ladle... My mom's one and only weapon.  They never had a proper shape in our house as she had to use it more often on me and my bro'. 

25 comments:

Swapna said...

heartfelt words.everychilds dedication to their mothers should be like this.

Capricorn said...

I believe those broken and shapeless chattukams should be patented by me.

Gayatri said...

- Superb Nisha
- Every single word is true....
- except for the chatukams hehehehe
- though I still wonder if I can ever reach even 1% of what my mother is to me....as a mother
- very beautiful mother u've got there gal :)

journeycalledlife said...

You ve a wonderful mother nish.. very sweet..

jayanEvoor said...

Sweet dedication...
Not only to your mom but to the whole moms in this world...
Of course, there are a lot of them who are not so lucky as your mom...

Let's bow before all of them!

Rebecca said...

Nisha, now that my Amma is no more, I really wish I had been able to say all this so beutifully to her. Beautiful words that brought tears to my eyes!

shiny said...

Gr8 da! Superb.

Lovely words for your lovely mother :-)

Tomaag said...

Lovely Nisha , Simply Suuuuupeeeerrrb.

Ramya said...

loved it nisha... it feels good to read it again n again :)

mukul said...

loved it ....one of the best entries

ssb said...

Superb Nisha !!! Heartfelt words !!

maithreyi said...

good deidcation-
wud u mind mailing to me pls?

Poornima said...

Well expressed Nisha..Wish you had an opportunity to video record the golden days of you mom and chatukam..you could have enjoyed it with your children ;)

jessy said...

Superb Nisha. Really touching.

പകല്‍കിനാവന്‍ | daYdreaMer said...

!! amma.

കുഞ്ഞൂസ് (Kunjuss) said...

Nisha, its really heart touching.... each & every single word is true about a mother.But the children never realize until they miss the mom.Its a wonderful dedication to all the mothers!

Ravi said...

Excellent............ So true......... From yr heart it comes I am sure.

Sree said...

lalitham..sundaram..

sreemanoj said...

Lalitham...sundaram

Pulchaadi said...

Nishachechi....,

Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away..!
May you and your family find comfort and strength in your memories.. My heartfelt condolences on your loss!!

Pulchaadi said...

Nishachechi....,

Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away..!
May you and your family find comfort and strength in your memories..; My heartfelt condolences on your loss!!

jayaraj kunhu said...

Heartfelt condolences ... may her soul rest in peace !!!

:( :( :(

jayaraj kunhu said...

സ്നേഹം പങ്കിടാന്‍ ഈ അമ്മയിപ്പോള്‍ നമ്മളോടോപ്പമില്ല.. :(

Heartfelt condolences ... may her soul rest in peace !!!

Sk Nair said...

Heartfelt wordings about mom. I will pray or all mothers to hv a loveable daughter like you dear friend...

Sk Nair said...

Heartfelt wordings abt mom, will pray for every mom to hv a loveable daughter like you dear friend....