Maa Tujhe Salaam

May 24, 2019

Maa Tujhe Salaam

I love how we set apart a whole day to love and celebrate the woman that raised us. I know everyone says this, but I think my mom is an amazing mother who dedicated her life to raising my brother and I. Strong, selfless, dedicated, loving and the most beautiful woman I know; inside out. You don’t need a special day to celebrate mother’s day and that every day is Mother’s Day but this day still holds a special place in my heart because of the (not so) little one that made me a mom. I love waking up to the warm hugs and the most beautiful messy card wishing me “A Happy Mother’s Day”. These are the moments that remind me motherhood is a gift and making sure he grows up to be the best version of himself is my favourite job of all.

When I look around at all other moms, I realize how much we are taking on today as moms, being right in the middle of raising babies, juggling work, having an active social life and managing a home. It feels that at times we moms get insecure and are always fighting the feeling that “I’m not doing enough”. Rather than feeling that I am not around enough, I have learnt that letting him in on my day is a better thing to do so that he understands that I too have a big job to do. I have found some creative ways to be apart of his day by leaving a  note in his lunchbox or surprise him and pick him up from class a little early or plan a little dinner date with him on a weeknight.

I am trying to savour all the little time that I get around him by making some simple changes in my routine. I leave my cell phone away so that I can have a face-to face conversation with him, or play his favourite board games as our family time or I ensure that I cook him his favourite meal or dish on the days I am at home. I want him to remember that he will always have a good meal when mom’s around. It is about celebrating the littlest things that could be making a big difference in their lives.

Motherhood is not about getting instant rewards, but one day when you are sitting at a dinner table and your child acknowledges how much you do for them, you will know you have done enough. They do notice how you are always around to be with them, or making them healthy tasty meals, or listen to them and that they are indeed thankful for you.

I hope this Mother’s Day you feel so loved and cherished and you just know that whatever situation you are in, you are doing enough, you are loved and you are cherished! I am dreading the day he will grow up and move away but until then I just want to squeeze him tight and hold him to my heart, knowing well I am doing the best I can and I know he knows!

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