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Journey Of Life

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by iyerviji, May 13, 2021.

  1. iyerviji

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    Mothers Hold Their Children's Hands For A Moment But Their Hearts For Ever

    Today being mother's daywhatsapp and facebook is full of different wishesThe older you get the more you realise how much your parents did for you. They did not have facilities like how we have. They had to struggle a lot. My father was the only earning member when we were children. Both my brothers could not go to college but had to study in night college.My second brother used to teach in the night to pay for college fees. He wanted to become an Engineer but due to financial condition he had to search for a job. But he got a good job after finishing graduation and reached to the top inhis job with parents blessings. I still remember my father's struggles as he lost his own hotel and he had to take up a job as a cook in the canteen. My mother was a very simple and God fearing. After her work she will be with prayer book at that time I never realised that I should get her spectacles. But glad on their last days of my parents and grandmother I could take care of them. Whatever I am today is their blessings. Both my father and grandmother suffered from cancer in their last days and glad I could serve them. My grandmother was my mother's mother. For my elder sister's marriage she was there and bought the steel items givng old clothes except for afew and those days rice had to be cleaned and rice was not available , lapsy was there but she managed to get the rice for my sister's marriage. Also prayed to Ganeshji that she will make 1001 modak for the success of my sister's marriage. When she was ill she told me for you I cant pray like that as dont know how long I will live but I bless you that you get a good husband and what a surprise my husband is from the same place where my grandmother was and also he does so much punya after sixty helping the people's family when someone expires. Even if he is in deep sleep he will not hesitate to go , for him that is the first priority.

    I was blessed with a daughter after 3 years of marriage and in three and a half years I had 3 children. I cant imagine how I brought them up during that time as I was a working woman and that too holding a responsible post , thanks to my husband who helped me during my delivery, during my hip bone fracture and bringing up children.

    My mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, hled me, shouted at me, kissed me but most important she loved me.

    There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my mother was to me . She was a very simple women and she herself was a like child and her mother was always with her till she was live. So I owe my thanks to my grandmother too because she was more than a mother

    Mothers dont expect anything in return from their children. They only want their children to spend sometime with them, keep in touch with them. For them children are God's gift

    Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there . Wishing you all the love , peace and happiness that you all so rightfully deserve.
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    This is an interesting read. Thank you for sharing this here. Happy Mother's Day!
     
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    Thanks aunty for sharing your feelings. I really admire you a lot. You are an inspiration to most and give great lessons to live life fully and at same time by not denying the duties and responsibilities. The responsibilities that you took maturely and the love that you have for everyone makes you special. All words are less to praise you.
     
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    Glad you liked the post. Thanks. Happy mother's day to u too
     
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    Thanks very much foryour loving feedback.
    You have praised me a lot. Do not know whether I am worthy of the praise. Hugs to you and God bless you
     
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    :hello:A trip down the memory lane.
    Mother then vs mother now.
    Poor or indigent Mother’s of yore yet they run the hearth and home with fewer comforts but more of affection and quality love life!
    Kudos to OP for her ability to capture simple life with rich thinking of mother’s then. Nice to know dad was owning a hotel but destiny decided otherwise. He turned chef in a canteen. But that is c’est la vie’ ( say la vee) - That’s life. Life is like that.

    Old timers would easily relate the Hardships of mothers of those days that you had narrated lucidly in your tale above.

    I can’t say just I enjoyed reading your jotting because the lines transported my mind to my own mother’s valiant efforts in many fronts. In another of your recent thread, I expressed how I miss my mother.

    During the course of the day, something or other could trigger one’s thoughts toward mother. It could be the utensils she handled in kitchen, the embroidery work on the table, the idols and framed images, the chalagram near the prayer corner, the letters she wrote to me, so on and so forth.

    In March 1970 Dad from outstation was hesitant to allow me to leave Mother & sister in Chennai and go to Bombary for joining in a better executive level but mom only gave me courage to proceed to Bombay. She gave me her savings of ₹200 to meet journey expenses and to maintain myself in a new place.

    She used to have numerous visitors which at times dad & I & my sister used to curse but because of her friendly nature she had a wider circle of friends.

    After a fall she had a successful hip joint socket surgery, yet in a month’s time she breathed her last . A narration one can find in the link
    Ma, Me & Boxing Day
     
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