I Wish….

Portrait of a girl holding a parasolI wish I could go back to the time
When,
“Getting High” meant “On a Swing”
When,
“Drinking” meant “Lemonade”
When,
Dad was the only “HERO”
When,
“Love” was “Mom’s Hug”
When,
Dad’s shoulder was “the Highest place on Earth”
When,
Our Worst Enemies were “our Siblings”
When,
The only thing that could “Hurt” was a “Skinned Knee”
When,
The only things “Broken” were our “Toys” and
When,
“Goodbyes” only meant “Till Tomorrow”
As a child always used to wonder that when I grow up, everything will be as per my wishes and under my control! What an illusion!  I cherish my childhood.  😦
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Journey of a Girl

 

4 years old –

She sees her papa waiting for her outside school. She runs towards him and falls flat on face. She looks up and there is the hand of her father helping her with the pain.

10 years old –

She comes back home crying for a loss of friend. A friend who betrayed her for another. There is the hand of a mother trying to wipe her tears.

17 years old –

She is in her teen age and there is a guy harassing her. There is a brother to protect her and she feels safe.

19 years old –

She is going through an emotional crisis unable to understand her feelings. There is a sister who helps her understand those feelings.

25 years old –

She is in love. She has abondoned every one for this one man.

Today –

She is in pain. Yet another pain and nobody to understand her or help her. The pain of losing one and all for none. No love no family. She looks up for one hand and there is none.

And sees her own shadow today.

Moms are the BEST

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…
“Just wait until your father gets home.”

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING….
“You are going to get it when we get home!”

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE…
“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don’t talk back to me!”

My Mother taught me LOGIC…
“If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

My mother taught me more LOGIC…
“Because I said so, that’s why.”

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…
“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

My Mother taught me HUMOR…
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT…
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

My Mother taught me about GENETICS…
“You’re just like your father.”

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS…
“Do you think you were born in a barn?”

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE…
“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE…
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

My mother taught me RELIGION…
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL…
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

My mother taught me FORESIGHT…
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

My mother taught me IRONY…
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS…
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM….
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

My mother taught me about STAMINA…
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

My mother taught me about WEATHER…
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY…
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE…
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION…
“Stop acting like your father!”

My mother taught me about ENVY…
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”

My mother taught me ESP…
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

And last but not least…

My Mother taught me about JUSTICE…
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you….Then you’ll see what it’s like!”

Happy Mother’s Day

On the occassion of Mother’s day, I was just reflecting at the kind of relationship I share with my mom and realized that it’s one of the most beautiful and treasured relationships of my life.  Ever since my childhood what I remember of her is a strong, independent, vibrant, outgoing, beautiful woman and just as Abraham Lincoln said – “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother”. Not being of the kind who would be afraid of what others think, she has always given me the freedom to follow my dreams and how much do I thank her it’s not going to be enough for all what she has done for us – the sacrifices, the hard work, the efforts – there are far too many things she has done for us. So here Mummy.. YOU ARE THE BEST and a very HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother and anyone who is a mom, will be a mom, wants to be a mom, is like a mom, was a mom, has a mom, or had a mom:  Happy Mother’s Day!