Every day of this isolation at home is a new lesson. Every new conversation with my husband gives me a new idea. We were chatting about our new perspective on what is important in life. For me, my family has always been the most important but staying apart has made me appreciate the fragility of life.
So I decided to start a new series in my blog – letters to my family! I felt that it would be one of the best ways to pen my immense gratitude. I will start with who i met first – my mum!
Where should I start? I am thankful for being your first born! You were a young mom – only 20 years old – but you took that in your stride. I am blessed to have you in my life and that I was lucky enough to have you as my mom.
You have revolved your life around your children. Your love for us show in everything you did and continue to do so even now. Your children come first and that is reflected in the sacrifices that you made over the years. I remember how you let go of your own wants and desires so that we can get the best education or the latest dress or go to that party.
You taught me what it meant to be a strong woman without showing it overtly. You taught me that you can make a statement quietly without the noise. You taught me how to make in impact in a room full of people with dignity. You showed me compassion and empathy and to survive in any circumstances. That is what made me the woman I am today.
You pushed me to be the best and set a new challenge for myself every time I met one. You taught me that success was limitless and I can achieve anything. At the same time you showed me that success is to be defined by each on their own and happiness can be found anywhere.
I love you mom and I know I was not the easiest child to raise. I pushed your buttons and gave you sleepless nights. But you endured that and much more to give me a secure and happy home. You showed me what a happy home looked like and I was able to set one of my own.
You gave me creativity, your love for music and dance and appreciating all things beautiful in the world. I hope that I am able to pass on even half the things that you taught me to my son.
Now that I am far away from you, I miss you immensely, sometimes randomly. When you are around me, I feel calm and settled. I feel I can face any problem in life when my mum is with me. As I have gone through the world and met different people and relationships, I am more appreciative of our relationship.
This letter is a small way of my trying to express my immense love and respect for you. I hope to create many more memories with you by my side! Love you Ma!