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I Love You, Maa

Mom's are the people who have been taken for granted the most. Well everyone loves their mother, but how often do we say it? They brought us up, taught us everything we know today. In short we owe our life to them. Still, how many of us sit and think about the most important person in our life? We expect her to do everything for us. Cook us our favourite meal, keep our clothes neat and ready, be around us when we are ill, and take care of us in every possible way. She does it. Every single day, she does it. Then why don't we ever thank her for what she has done for us?

I'm the youngest daughter in my house. Considering the fact that we are two sisters at home, my parents always brought me up like a son. I was pampered and spoilt, like every other younger child. But my Mom kept me in check all the time. I was given every possible thing I asked for, be she saw to it that I took care of it well. She taught me the value of things and people. She isn't extremely well educated, but she saw to it that both me and my sister studied well. She took care of everything for us. I dint realise her importance until I grew up. I mean I always knew that she is the backbone of our family and we needed her the most. But you only realise her importance when she stands by you, when the whole world is against you.

Not once in my entire 23 years has she ever spanked me. She agrees to everything when I'm right, and explains things smoothly when I'm wrong. She has never enforced anything upon me till date. When I first tried my hands at cooking and turned the kitchen upside down, she smiled and said that the dish I made as the best she has ever tasted. The mess in the kitchen dint bother her much when compared to my accomplishment. She has encouraged me in every possible way. There is a generation gap yes, and I have felt umpteen times that she never understands me. I fight with her, ask her to leave me alone, but still she comes and kisses me goodnight when I'm pretending to be asleep. She works 8 hours a day, comes back and cooks for us, and yet when I wake up in the middle of the night with a slight cough, she is there carrying a cough syrup bottle in her hand. She massages my head until I drift off to sleep when I'm stuck with migraine. Gosh, I love her so much. I need to tell her this every single day.

One day in late 2008, I got a call at 4.30 am. It was my sister weeping that Mom has slipped and fallen and she has had a head injury. I was in Chennai at that time and this had happened in Bangalore. I dint know what I should do. I just wanted to be with her, I just wanted to see her. I came rushing down and couldn't rest until the doctor said that it was a minor injury and she would be fine. Still seeing her lie in that hospital bed, with tubes around her killed me. First of all I'm extremely scared of hospitals, they freak me out and this was happening. Comeon they are our mom's. We don't expect them to fall sick. Finally when she came back home 4 days later, I knew how much she meant to me. Thankfully by God's grace she is hale and healthy now.

That time I was going through the worst phase of my life. I was nearing depression and mom was sick. Still one day when I could take it no longer I burst out my heart break to her. She listened to every single word patiently and said that its okay, this will pass. Nor once did she scold me. Till today she asks me how is it going on, how am I feeling. Any issues, with work, friends or love, I feel free to tell her. She knows every single person in my life and approves of them. She stops me when she knows I'm wrong and the way she puts it, you just cant disagree with her. I don't know how they do it, but they are always right!! They care for us, that's why they are worried when small things bother us. Its very rightly said that 'Since God couldn't be with everyone, he made Mothers'.

So Maa, I just want to say that I Love you. I love you a lot and if I would consider myself lucky, if I can be half a good mother as you are. Thank You for everything you have given me. You're my strength and support. No matter what happens, no matter what I do, I know you will be around holding my hand, giving me another 'Fix It' lesson :-)

Happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers out there. You Rock!!