Saturday, May 8, 2010


Ma - the sweetest word

  • Saturday, May 8, 2010
  • SavvY
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  • The highest of all feminine types in India is mother, higher than wife.
    Wife and children may desert a man, but his mother never. Mother is the same or
    loves her child perhaps a little more. Mother represents colourless love that
    knows no barter, love that never dies. Who can have such love? — only mother,
    not son, nor daughter, nor wife.

    - Swami Vivekananda

    About 23 years ago a mother was born in a woman and after that she was never the same as she was earlier. She was happy and thanked the gods for their mercy of gifting her with a child and kept trying to forget the lose of her first child. Friends and family congratulated her and wished her good health. On that day she took an oath that she will let no one harm the little life that was once a part of her. Days passed and years passed. The little thing was almost ready for the schools. For the next 5 years there were good and bad days but the smile on her baby's face made her forget all pains. For all these 5 years she had guarded, protected, loved this little thing and then it was time to let the child go... to school that is. The thought of sending her baby away from her sight unprotected, made her soul cry. But it was something that had to be done.

    The little child when first stepped in the classroom without her mother, not even his father, he shivered. It was a scary lonely feeling.. He cried and tears rolled down his cheeks. The madam tried to soothe him down but it was nothing like what his mother did to please him when he cried at home. He wanted his mother badly. For the first time in life the little guy felt what it is like to be without a mother. That day when he returned home the mother and the little guy were happiest to see each other. With the days passing the little guy made some little friends in the school and now he never missed his mother in his school for he knew his mother will be waiting eagerly for him when he returns home. But with studies in school and homeworks, the little guy suddenly realised that his mother doesn't love him like earler. She used to make him do the homeworks, teach him the lessons and forced him to do maths. Soon he started hating her for her strictness. He suddenly realised that his dad was the nicest person around. He brings, toys, cookies, chocolates and what not. The little guy wondered how had he not noticed that his dad was so much fun that his strict mother.

    After many years when the little guy was not that little anymore, he thought of his childhood days and understood the real love that her mother showed. It was she who made her literate and gifted him the first book. It was her pure love and care that were sometimes disguised as strictness and punishments so that the little guy does good in future. And then he realised that he loved his mom greater than ever.

    The little guy is no one else but me and i'd love to use this opportunity to say that MA, AMI TOMAKE SOBTHEKE BESHI BHALOBASHI (Ma I love you very much). The line may sound cliched but then there is no law that truth should not be cliched. No one else in my life has the level of importance that my Ma has. When i'm away from home, i have telephone conversations with Baba but never with Ma.I guess that is because we are always connected on a higher level. But once i get back to home, the conversation never comes to an end! I know my Ma will never read this post but still I have to say that whatever i wrote today is from the bottom of my heart and still now i'm feeling goosebumps.

    Ma i know can't write enough for a tribute for the selfless love, affection and care that you kept on showering on me, for accepting my whims in odd hours of the day and never being angry with for more than few hours. I know that you always tried to provide me with the best even though it meant a lot of extra burden for you. You always waked up earlier than me to provide me with breakfast before my morning tuitions, always packed me home made food when i went out of town for works, always kept an eye on when i needed new clothes, pencils and other things. You passed down to me the love for books.

    If reincarnations are truth then i'd always want to be your son.

    Ma You are the best!!!

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    I had always wanted to write this post. Loads of thanks to blogadda for providing such motivation. This is my entry for Blogadda contest for Mother's Day! I had to add the above widget as it is a rule of the contest.

    12 Responses to “Ma - the sweetest word”

    Anonymous said...
    May 9, 2010 at 4:46 AM

    Nice Post...Keep Blogging..

    SavvY said...
    May 9, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    @Bulleye thanks for the support

    SavvY said...
    May 9, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    oops...i mean bullseye

    Sagarika said...
    May 9, 2010 at 5:58 AM

    Awww.. "Ami tomake shob theke beshi bhalobashi".... this still is such weapon of saviour at the time of distress.... and the childhood episode also used to include "Aaar tumi?" ;p ... loved the post .. all the Best!

    SavvY said...
    May 9, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    @sagarika i'm honoured yhat u loved the post... yup those lines hav enough potential to save a child from a the wrath of a mother who is nagged by the child 24x7...

    Samadrita said...
    May 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    A truly heart-felt post..anybody in the whole wide world will be able to relate to it.
    I guess that's what mothers are...a symbol of unconditional love that connects us all.

    SavvY said...
    May 11, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    @Samadrita yup i wonder what is it in women that makes them so similar as mothers even though they are so different as individuals...

    Anonymous said...
    May 13, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    That was beautiful! Your mother must be proud of you!

    SavvY said...
    May 13, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    @wordsndreamz nah!!! i rarely do anything to make her feel proud...If u liked it.. it was all my pleasure!!

    Ritu said...
    May 13, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Very sincere and heartfelt. Lovely tribute

    Titaxy said...
    May 14, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    This is a heart warming and lovely post. Mothers are the best aren't they? :)

    SavvY said...
    May 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    @Ritu thanks

    @Titaxy yup! Mothers are the best! Its my pleasure that u liked it. . .

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