Mother! What can I give you?

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  1. vmur

    vmur Silver IL'ite

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    Mother, what can I give you? ....

    After having reached the height of his career a man felt a duty to
    repay his mother back for all that she had done for him.
    He asked, "Mother, what can I give you? What can I do for you?
    I sincerely wish to repay you for the sacrifices you made for me and
    for all the love you have showered upon me."

    Mother looked surprised and said,"Why do you think about it? It was
    my duty so I did it, you don"t have to repay me. Even if you want to,
    there is no way a man can ever repay his mother."
    Despite her continuous refusal to ask for anything, the son
    persisted. To put an end to the discussion, she said, "All right. If
    you must, then tonight you sleep on my bed, with me, just as you used
    to when you were a baby."

    He said, "That"s a strange thing to ask for, but if it pleases you, I
    will."

    As soon as he fell asleep, the mother got up and brought a bucket of
    water. She poured a mug full of water on his side. Feeling disturbed
    by the wetness under him, in his sleep he moved away to the other
    side of the bed. As he settled down, his mother poured another mug of
    water on the other side. In his slumber he tried to find space
    towards the foot post of the bed. Sometime later he woke up feeling
    that this part of the bed too was damp. He got up and saw his mother,
    with the mug in her hand.

    He asked angrily, "What are you doing mother? Why don"t you let me
    sleep? How do you expect me to sleep on a wet bed?" Mother said, "I
    slept with you, when you wet the bed in the night.I would change your
    nappy and move you to the dry part of the bed, while I slept on the
    wet side. You wanted to repay me. Can you sleep here even for one
    night with me on a damp bed? If you can, I'll take it that you have
    repaid me"...

    How eloquently the story above demonstrates that we can't even begin
    to repay the care, love and attention a mother showers her child
    throughout the course of life.

    May Almighty enable us to be of service and comfort to both our
    parents when we can and may He grant us PATIENCE to serve them in
    their old age.
     
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  2. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Vidya,
    It is interesting, a little humorous as well, but very very true.
    Well, I want to avoid quoting Khalil Gibran, time & again in I L !
    What better tribute can we pay to our mothers than praying

    Yaa daevaee sarva bhoothaeshu maathru roopaeNa samsthithaa
    Namasthasyai namasthasyai namasthasyai namO nama :

    Let us not even think in terms of repaying our mother's love - let us forever remember that she is the very reason for our life, call it existence.
    A very lovely post, Vidya.
    Love,
    Chithra.
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    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    pavithrasriram Bronze IL'ite

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    a very gud post vidya....
    regards
    pavithra
     
  7. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi vidhya,

    Nice post.

    I second chitra's prayer for all the mom's in the world.

    love,
    shanthi.
     
  8. kasisheela

    kasisheela Silver IL'ite

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    That was a very true post.....................
    Thanks for sharing.................

    -Shantha Kasi/:
     
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    padmamadhavan New IL'ite

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    very touching post.............
     
  10. ksv

    ksv Senior IL'ite

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    Hello Vmur,

    How true is it that we can't even dream of repaying our mother !!!

    Thanks for posting.


    regards
    ksv
     

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