Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring our mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly it is celebrated in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honouring other family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
In India, Mother’s Day has been integrated into our culture, and it is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. Indians do not celebrate the occasion as a religious event, and it is celebrated primarily in urban centres. It is not connected with the many other celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood) However, in some countries, Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
My Mother – My Friend, Philosopher, Guide
My mother is my best friend, my guardian angel, my agony aunt and one of the strongest women I have ever seen. I Cannot imagine living without her…For me my mother is my strength, inspiration and support. She is the God’s greatest gift to me. She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders and critic since ages.
Whenever at times, I stopped believing myself, she has encouraged me, gave me support to unlock my strength within and encouraged me to keep going. I know at the moments of hesitation and uncertainty my mother will always be there believing in me. Whenever I am in pain or in any problem, I always close my eyes and try to feel her blissful presence beside me. Then n there I can feel relieved, confident and comfortable. She has happily sacrificed so many things in her life in parenting my Di and me. I know she can move mountains for Di and me.
She is so awesome…her presence comforts me, gives me immense pleasure and peace of mind. Maa, I want to thank you for helping me grow the strong, confident, young woman I am today and for always giving me courage to pursuit my dreams. When I grow up, I want to be like you – kind, beautiful, strong, wise and just pure awesome. As our reigning Miss World Manushi Chillar rightly said
Me being a mother
Before having my own daughter, I used to think motherhood would be an easy job for me. Hahaha… I have learnt and experienced some hard truths being a new mom. There is no such thing as sleeping or having a private moment in the bathroom. I have been pooped, peed and vomited on. When it comes to be a great mom, I strive by giving myself a hard time.
All I want to be a mother; my daughter can lean on, trust and laugh with. Like my mother I want to become her friend with whom she can share everything and give my daughter a solid foundation of good morals, a strong work ethics, a sense of security, and confidence to follow her dreams. I love watching her grow, learn and discover the world around her. Motherhood has been the greatest challenge and by far the greatest gift presented to me and I respect the person I am becoming because of it. I am so grateful to God that he has blessed me a super cute and healthy daughter.
I am proud of my mother and want her to be my mother in all my next lives. Following her footprints and teachings I also want to become a mother to my daughter she will feel proud of.