With Love, From A Daughter To A Mom
You are my SHERO, Mom!
This is to tell you, how much I love you, simply because you are my Mom. I know you try so hard but you know you cannot be Superwoman (all the time), and I know that too. But let me tell you that despite everything, you are a Super Mom! You always will be. I know that SuperMom is a media or society-created falsehood and that there is no such thing as a perfect woman, leave alone a Mother.
I have seen you cry silent tears when everyone court martials you for something you may not have done or may have done.
Mom, I know you work hard to meet all the demands of your work and of your family, that is us. And that sometimes you cannot. You have had to miss our Sports Day, our PTA meetings, our Annual Social, because you could not miss a tough client meeting, or had to travel, or were not well. But I also know that you have taken a leave every year for my birthday, even my 21st one and planned a big party every year for all my friends with a fantastic menu, and your special delicacies cooked by you. You have taken an off on most days when I was ill; some days when you couldn’t, you couldn’t. But you always called Granny thrice a day to check on my health. You left a key with the neighbours so they could check on my health, when Granny could not be here. I know how you have always stitched a dress for me on my birthday and brought me knick knacks from different places. I know how you sat up with me when I studied nights for my board exams ensuring I was well fed and well hydrated, although you had to go to work quite early, all those days. I know how you made my friends feel welcome at home and helped them through their problems when they had any.
I also remember when you had scolded me for not informing you that I would get late at a friend’s party. I remember that you would get irritated when I did not clean my room. I remember that you had asked me to make noodles for breakfast because you had to leave for work early. But I remember this only sometimes, not always.
What I remember always is what you have done for me, the sacrifices you made for me, the love you have showered on me, the books you have read for me and bought for me, the lovely dishes you cooked and the birthday parties you planned for me, the Vespa you gifted me after saving for it, when I cleared my boards, I remember all of that as if that happened yesterday.
Mom, I know you do not like to remember those bad moments, when you felt you were a bad Mom, but you know what, I love you for what you are – my dear Mom. You may have, in your opinion, made a lot of mistakes or not performed well as a Mom, but then you are doing great injustice to the time you have shined and outshined as a Mom.
I will always remember those good times. Please, and I feel, you should too.
Remember, I never wanted a SuperMom; because, you are super, as you are, Mom! Love you, tons!!"
-From your loving daughter.