I have never liked leaving my childhood days behind. You and dad took care of everything for me under the sun. And the spoilt brat that I was (not your fault), I took everything for granted. Life in those days was like living inside a bubble. A quite strong bubble that housed everything we needed (as in those days that’s what I thought we needed). Growing up was challenging. The revelations, the realizations were both pleasant and unpleasant. But you never changed. You were stern at the right time and place. You were easy at the right time and place. You were forgiving all the time. My brain was not evolved enough to realize this. But thanks to your genes, I realize everything now. And when I say “everything“, I mean “everything” that a daughter who is not a mother herself can realize. More realizations are yet to come. We have had our fair share of agreements and disagreements. We still do. As I grow, I relate to you much more every moment. As a daughter, as a woman, also as a friend. I might not share everything that goes on in my mind with you. But because you have a magic wand, you know what I feel though we are miles apart.
I am not going to thank you and make you feel weirdly emotional. I am just going to say (well I need not say, but let me) without any doubt, that love and admiration are strong emotions. And I have felt that for you and dad. Because of obvious reasons, and also because you have an enormous heart. And that is the bubble I was talking about earlier. And that’s all I need even today. Nothing more, nothing less. (A little melodrama is not a dangerous thing 😉 )
Happy Mother’s day! Today, tomorrow and forever! 🙂