By- Anmol Bohra, INN/Chennai, @anmol7bohra
The meaning of being a mother is said to be endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. She is a selfless, loving, caring human who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children. A mother works hard to make sure her child is prepared with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a capable human being. Being a mother is the hardest, most rewarding job a woman experiences in her lifetime.
However, the reward of forever respect, love and honor from the child is enough to overcome the challenges. A child’s development surrounds many aspects including the physical social, emotional and mental. For a child to develop in all aspects he/she must be supported in all areas and the one person most often responsible for this encouragement is the mother. Over 40 countries observe 13 May as Mother’s Day where every family contributes to making their mothers realize that indeed, they are god’s essence.
We had the opportunity to talk to a few students and get their 2 cents on the psychological aspect of how a child thinks about their mother.
Hrithik,19, said, “ My mom is my first crush, my first love and my first best friend. She’s helped me mold into what I am today, she’s fought from the “Society” just so that I can pursue my dreams. Of course, sometimes she’s overprotective like most mothers but I know it’s all good, I like it but won’t admit it to her. She’s the sweetest person. She’s way too selfless and sometimes I feel bad for her as she’s never doing anything for herself. As she’s my best friend, she knows all of my secrets and everything a mother should know about her child. I’m glad that she’s in my life and I would do anything for her.”
Vidhi, an 18 year old, expressed “ Mom, I don’t how to express my love for you. You are the first thing that comes to my mind in the case of every problem. You mean the world to me. You are the one whom I can lean on when no one is around. You are the ear who listens to all my non sense when there is no one around. You have all the patience in the world and I am the luckiest person on the earth to have you in my life. Thank you for each and everything you have done for me. Thanks for being the most genuine person I could ever have in my life. I love you and I mean it from all my heart.”
Flipping the coin to the other side, a 41-year-old mother, Manjula smiled and said” I love my children more than anything in this entire world. I love them and care for them with no expectations in return. Motherhood is the most beautiful gift to a woman. I have gone through many difficulties and rough paths to make sure my children get what they want, need and to become the person they are today. I would do anything to protect them from any harm. Their happiness is my happiness. Their sorrows are my sorrows. I will always be there for them whenever they need me. I will, forever, love them with all that I have.“
Sushma, 45, revealed “A mother-child relationship is the most complicated of all relationship. It is difficult to raise a child but it’s worth the while. I will protect and keep them safe from all danger. My children come first, being number one priority in my life. I will make sure that my children are always loved by their mother no matter what. However busy I might get, I’ll find some time to talk to them about their day and listen to them as a friend. My children are my source of happiness no matter how bad the situation. They are my strong pillars. I love them deeply.”
In today’s world, an endless list of aspects like technology, job, stress, friends etc are taking over every atom of space in a child’s life and amidst all this, they unintentionally forget reciprocating their mothers love. A single day is not enough to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of a human who gave birth and raised you into the beautiful soul that a person is. So this Mother’s Day, everyone should realize the role of their mother’s in life all over again and pledge to love her, adore her and care for her as much as she does because life is truly incomplete without a mother.