Mothers Month Special: An ode to three mothers
Unconditional, resilient, strong- traits that I see in the 3 women in my life. All my life I have seen my mum go the extra mile with my dad to ensure my happiness above all things. Much as I appreciated the efforts, what I did not fully comprehend was that your brain is constantly ticking to be one step ahead of your child, to think ahead of her needs, comfort, safety, future-until I became a mother myself.
You are on the go so constantly that you have no time for yourself. Which is what happened to my mum; she gave up many of her desires and needs to accommodate mine-studies,hobbies,passion all channelled into bringing me up, and doing it all over again now for my son. To sacrifice so much for another takes a supreme effort and I am eternally grateful to her for making me what I am.
My grandma who has taken over the mantle of a great-grandma with ease, has gone through life’s hardships and made her own set of sacrifices for her husband and children.
My mum-in-law, who brought up her two sons battling through long banking hours, smiling her way through her emotional turmoil of being away from her kids, balancing a career while also bringing up the boys to what they are now.
To me, this is an ode to the three mothers who inspire me every day as I find my feet wading through this new and beautiful journey called motherhood ~ Thank you, Arthika for this lovely piece. The Times Of Amma continues to celebrate Mothers Month through the month of May. So, for those of you who would like the world know jut how special your Mom is, send us a picture of you and your mother, with a note on how she is an inspiration to see her story featured on our page. You can message us through Facebook or send us a message here.