All of you will, unequivocally agree that, Mothers hold their children’s hands for a moment, but their hearts forever. My Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. She taught me, not to fear the fear. She taught me, to be bold and dutiful. During my early student years on my exam day[s], my mother used to be on the doorway of our house, impatiently waiting for my return from school and the squeezing hug she used to give me- with a flurry of lavish kisses on my forehead- as if I have returned after winning the battle- are still fresh in my chequered memory. The older I get, the more I realized to experience, how she nurtured me to not only grow up but to flourish also. Emphatically, I vouch, every mum is like my mum. This is a unique creation of God on earth. Thank you, every Mom on Happy Mother’s Day.

What real moms are:

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. Mothers are predestined / wired to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of foolishness, to caution us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and brood over our failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. God knows, no one else will and can do so.

For every mom who did it all:

Mothers raise their respective families. Many of them work outside the home also, others within their home. They support their extended families, love their friends, and daily try to cook nutritious meals, maybe care for a pet or two — and this list goes on. Laconically, she is as busy as a bee.

The job is humungous, the responsibility is too big. But her heart is intent on being the one to raise her children successfully; the one to have the most influence and the one working hard enough to earn the title of Mum, Mom, Mama or a proud Mother.

Mother’s inspire us, and……

Every mom has always been an inspiration in progression. For as long as I can remember, my mum, has been there for me every time without fail. My ever-tested chum, my biggest cheerleader, a shoulder to cry on and everything in between. Always ever- ready to help and no questions asked. Maa Tuje Salaam [ Hats off to my dear mum}

The best gifts my mom has given me is the ability to believe in myself and be independent. The incurable belief, that it is okay to try and accept failure after giving your 100 per cent. Because, as per her, it is the attempt that counts. She is and always will be our inspiration.

A mother’s love for her children is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, no boundaries; it surpasses all things and defeat everything and triumphs hardheartedly. A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. Being immensely experienced, your affirmation is with me, I know

For the mom who always looked out for you:

She does a lot for her family inside or from the inside out. She takes care of her children, and even takes care of her husband too. She is devoted to do anything for her family. She does even more than one job for the family. I always reminisce my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me like a hawk. They have adhered to me all my life till date.”

For the mom who put her kids first:

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. For a mother parenting means thinking outside of herself. She is no longer being selfish or putting her own desires first. Parenting is indeed about compromise and sacrifice. But when a parent look into the eyes of her child and see the amazing human being he/she has created and know they are safe and secure because of you; no sacrifice seems too great. A mother clearly knows that parenting also comes with countless rewards that no business or career could ever replace. Only parents best comprehend the joys of parenting.

My mother had a slim, small body, but a big heart—a heart so large that – being hospitable- she used to extend a helping hand to everyone, beyond an iota of doubt. She happened to be my first well experienced teacher. What ever I could achieve in life, I owe it to her. My everlasting heart felt Salute to every dear mom, an angel mum and an amazing mama.

What a mom does for us:

Blessed is a mother that would give up part of her soul for her children’s lifelong happiness. Every mother is the root, the foundation of the family. She plants the seed that, we the children, base our life on, and that lead to enduring success.

The strength of a mom is….

Mothers are definitely strong women. They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. They need to be strong in more ways than their children will ever know. A good mother loves fiercely but ultimately brings up her children to thrive without her on the pedestal of time. She clearly knows that a day will come, when she will be no more. My mother refused to let me fail. So, I insisted and lasting success was the result. We cannot possibly put into words our gratitude for our mother’s love and affection. At least, I am failing to do justice to this Godly character.

A mom knows almost everything….

There may be a no -way to be a perfect mother, but there are a myriad of ways, to be a best one. I can imagine no heroism is greater than motherhood. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart, but seasoned moms learn a few things along the way. A seasoned mom can tell when her kid is lying. Obviously, it gets harder to detect, for them, as they get older, but for the most part, moms know!

Mother- a full-time home maker:

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love. The choice to become a homemaker is a very personal decision. Becoming a homemaker is not a negative lifestyle nor should homemakers be compared to career people; it is an alternative lifestyle that a family chooses, to allow ease and happiness within the home and better shape the career of the kids in particular. Becoming a homemaker is one of the most selfless acts a mother can make.

For the Grandmother:

A mother’s mother also needs a special mention. Mother’s Day is for this super mom, too. A Grandma, have a garden, full of people who love her. The pangs of eustacy she experiences in playing / talking with the grand children have no parallel in life. A Grandma is such an important person in our lives. Thank you for all the time and love you give me. Happy Mother’s Day!

Grandmother to a daughter:

It moves the heart of a grandma to see her baby with her baby. A grandma is always proud of her granddaughter indisputably. When the grand daughter is grown into a woman of substance, accomplishment and compassion, the grandma feels at cloud nine.

On this auspicious day every Grandma say to her daughter: Happy Mother’s Day, dear daughter! I’ve loved being your mom, and I love watching you be one. You do it so well. Beyond an iota of doubt, you’re a wonderful mom to my grandkids, are the pious feelings of a grand ma on this godly day. Spending time with her kids gives her pleasure extraordinaire too.

For the Mom-to-Be on Mother’s Day:

It’s a time to be filled with curiosity at butterfly kicks and tiny hiccups, to have fun collecting miniature socks and soft sleepers for the family member in the waiting. Soon, your sweet baby will be huddled in your arms, and it will be worth every cry, every caring minute to mother the child you already love so much.

For the mother on her First Mother’s Day:

The center of attraction is the newborn. All the supple fingers and toes, the tiny nose, the rolling pair of small eyes and how precious he or she is. What a gift to hold on Mother’s Day. Of course, there will be other Mother’s Days, but the first one is very special indeed. Of course, there will be many many Mother’s Days, but the first one is always very very special. .Have a wonderful First Mother’s Day.

Thoughts of a father towards his children’s mother

The mothering, the wife pours into his children is indeed a unique gift to the family too. Let her know that you appreciate the time and effort she puts into being a mom. A wife bestows the gift of children, the joy of family, the purpose of life. I believe, for all of us, the wellbeing of our children is the driving force to live in succession.

For those who have lost their mother:

It is paining to note that those who have already lost their rev. mother[s] feel very forlorn on this day. I am also the unfortunate one who has lost his mother many years back. When I reminisce the golden period in the company of my late mother, I still get emotionally disturbed and displeased from the cockles of my heart. I fervently feel that whatever our mother[s] expected of us, we should try to achieve so, with sincerity of purpose and honesty and commitment. This way we can give our best tribute to the little angle who gave birth on this earth.

Good people die early, because, may be – God also badly need such good people around Him. These types of thoughts really give a pro tem solace to my disheveled thoughts. May God bless and give space to every departed soulnamed the mother – at His lotus feet.

What moms want the most, for Mother’s Day?

Jewelry, flowers, and chocolates are definitely great, but here’s a brief list of what moms like the most for Mother’s Day.

• Pamper her on Mother’s Day by bringing her coffee and her favorite book along with a breakfast in bed.

• A whole spa day full of pampering.

• A Day Free from the “Mom Routine”

• You could even get her car detailed at the local dealership or a car wash.

• A dinner out with the family

In closing

Every mom is WORTH the title of the MOTHER. Every mum is a proven guru. She teaches acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion, love and fearlessness to her beloved childrenthe gift of God.

O Mama, every Mom, your hugs tell us, we are loved, loved, deeply loved, and we love, love, love you back unconditionally. Long live every mom. Long live , all their children.

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest ever. As we love our mother forever, time is opportune for, we the children and grandchildren, to join in unison and echo in a chorus:

Wishing you all the best, every breathing Mom, today and always……

Celebrating you on Mother’s Day. ……………… Happy Mother’s Day dear Mama!

Prof. Surinder Kochhar (Shaun)
LPN, FCN, M.Com, CAIIB, DIM A freelance writer with 36 Years Exp. A Health Coach of University of Victoria