The Unsung Lady : A Mother

It “As we grow up, we forget that our parents are growing old too.”
Relationships are often misunderstood, they are taken up as responsibilities and with pressure. The true purpose of relationships is to fill up our lives with love, care, faith and trust. We all enter this world in a similar manner, just the way we are moulded differs. The ones who mould us are our parents, friends and teachers. Our parents sacrifice their happiness for our’s and in return what we give them is abandonment, we simply disown them at that point of their lives when they need us the most.  They can be irritating but they are our parents and not to forget the fact that whatever we are today is all because of them.
A mother is that lady who knows her child in and out. My mother has given me my identity. She is the one who has supported me through all my decisions and through all my sufferings I wasn’t alone, always by my side i found silent but strong.  I believe in love at first sight, cause when i first opened my eyes, I saw my mother. That was the only day when she smiled and I cried. A mother’s heart is overfilled with tender care and love. She has always taught me to love life and live each day in the best possible way.
My mother has taught me to never give up, be it the first time I got my cycle  or the time I spilt the water on my assignments a day prior to the submission. Through thick and thin, she has taught me to get up and fight through all my problems. When i first got my cycle, in conjecture, I tried riding it but to my horror I failed and so I gave up. But my mother didn’t, instead she told me a simple thing which still has its imprint in my heart. She told me that failure is a part of life and the ones who do not fail, they do not succeed either. These words instilled a spark within me and I kept on trying and by my side was this lady, who soaked in sweat and dreaded but still was there supporting and encouraging me. Now when I look back to that day I realise that she stood there and taught me to trust myself and to face my problems.
“If you can’t fly, then run
If you can’t run, then walk
If you can’t walk, then crawl
Just remember you are moving ahead.”
Beautifully quoted by Martin Luther King Jr. We need to move ahead, with pride and courage. We always need to have the courage and determination to acquire our dreams. Problems cannot be solved with the same thought when they were created. It is not important what you have, but what you do with what you have is more important. If we have dreamt of something then come what may, we should never step aback. My mother has taught about selflessness, she has taught me the true meaning of relationships, she has taught me what the word really stands for. I have seen her struggling, I have seen her sacrificing her dreams and her career for her child, I have seen her get abused for my faults, I have heard her sobbing but unfortunately I couldn’t turn any of those frowns into a smile, I couldn’t preserve those precious tears which were never meant to flow from those beautiful eyes, i couldn’t stand up for her and help her and for this I am ashamed of myself. She taught me about life,  wish I could teach her not to be selfless, not to suffer, not to sacrifice. I wish …..
My only dream in life is to be worthy enough to make her happy. Though I cannot reciprocate for all the moments she has lost her happiness, but i dream to  give her all the happiness in the world, because she deserves it. Not only she, but all the mothers in the world deserve it. Why can’t we notice and appreciate the treasure we have, our mothers. It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself. A mother is emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going.  Worried, but full of hopes. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted.

 

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The Gems of Life

“If you pick a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man”

Relationships are that part of life, which unknowingly occupies a magnificent place in our hearts. It makes our  lives ravishing, be it between two friends, a teacher and his student, a mother and  her child or a dog and a man. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves us more than we love ourselves. They are far more faithful and loyal as compared to human beings. They care about us more than themselves, they rejoice in our happiness but we due to our human nature tend to underestimate them.

Numerous incidents have proved that dogs are superior to humans. A boy named David once found a little pup on the street. David nursed the lapsing pup, a few months later David passed away in an accident. the pup ran away from the home and even after a lot of investigation, was nowhere to be found. David’s mother used to visit her son’s grave frequently, what she found once was the little pup her son got home in his innocence, lying cold and out of breath near the grave of her son. David had offered a hand to the pup and in return the pup offered his life to him. Another  remarkable story is of a dog who had lost his master, after the death of his master the dog used to sit outside the church patiently waiting for his owner to come unknown of the fact that the ship he is waiting for will never return to the harbor. the owner had found this dog at the church and so the dog had expectations from the same place. Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. The wait of the dog was soon over, not because the owner walked up to him but because the dog walked up to the owner, to heaven.

Dogs enjoy a unique relationship with humans unlike any other species capable of serving our many whimsical and utilitarian needs. Dogs have been considered mans best friend and have certainly earned this title. they have helped us in so many ways and in expected little in return. Having a dog blessed me with the happiest days of my life and even the saddest. I didn’t lose a dog, indeed I lost a friend. the loss of this friend of mine left me lonely and gradually the grief and the pain is spreading. But today what I think of when i look back is not the pain  but it is the joyous moments. I grew from that pain. I learnt to overcome the fear of losing people. for me my dog never died, they don’t know how to. They get tired, old and their bones hurt but they never say no to a walk. they are open to all the challenges which are thrown to them. they never dislike our company on the contrary, a walk with us is all that they need. my dog has not died, it has just fallen asleep in my heart  and in there it is wagging its tail so fast which makes my chest hurt so much. Today, my dog lives in warmest place of all, my heart.

My dog has taught me to live each day with unbridled exuberance, to live in the moment and follow my heart, he has taught me to appreciate the simple things in life – a walk on the street, the fresh rain along with the gushing wind or be it just a nap in a shaft of summer sunlight. As he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and above all, unwavering loyalty.