Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!
As mothers, we all wear many different hats, sometimes many of them at the same time.
You are a woman, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a doctor, a teacher, a cook, driver, therapist, party planner, nutritionist, a referee – all in one.
You are protective of your family and Nothing, Nothing comes before them.
You are Amazing!
You are Magic!
You are a Mom!
I asked my friends and family to share the BEST advise they received from their moms and this what they shared.
Learn a lesson or two.
To be honest, my mom never gave any exclusive advice. Her whole life is a lesson for me and I learn from her life experiences almost every day. She never pitches in and goes about advising, she believes that we all learn from our experiences after all. All I do is call her and talk and she is always there to listen to all my cribbing. To know that I have my mom to listen to me and make me feel comfortable just by listening and saying a word or 2 to console me makes me the most blessed person on earth. During one of THE MOST difficult days of my life, all I did is called her up and spoke to her, and after patiently listening to me all she said was, “I will come there, just tell me when should I”. That’s it, she came to me and stayed with me, heard all that I have to say and gave me courage saying “this too shall pass”. Love you loads mom, and I can’t do anything without you. I have a lot of my mom’s recipes which is my absolute favorite but I will share one of my recent ones … Mutton Chops Curry.
Learn to laugh at yourself; life is infinitely more enjoyable that way.
God Could not be everywhere, so he created mothers – Jewish Proverb
My mum is a very skilled cook, who believes that we need to have a balance in what we eat. Anything in moderation is good for health like a Teaspoon of Ghee. I have learnt my basics (disinterestedly at a very early age like any other girl). Seeing her work selflessly always inspires me !! – My favorite recipe is Mangakari.
My mom’s best advice is- ” fend for yourself coz we came to this world all alone and will leave all alone”. It used to upset me that she often said this but I can’t tell you how independent it made me and I think that’s the toughest thing to do as a mother make your kid independent.
My mother – a staunch supporter and the worst critic of me, my best friend. She is a very witty woman.
Some of her sayings that stuck with me in my growing years – Be yourself and not a copy of anybody. ; Carry yourself well, even if in rags.; Never bow down to injustice and speak for yourself.; And much more that she would utter in Punjabi and we would laugh 🙂 .It is bringing a warm smile on my face, remembering those moments… Thanks Sree for bringing it out… My recipe inspired from mom – Jimikand Curry
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20. – Marian Wright Edelman.
My mom is the most honest and brutal critic. I am not sure what would I have done without her. Her couple of advises are “Keep doing your work, don’t expect for result”….”Be like a swan, drink the milk and discard the water”…”There is nothing in the world you can get, if you desire you will get it someway.”
Though i get daily advises from her the recent one is regarding my weight gain .She has suggested me to start exercising for healthy weight which i was avoiding to do from many days.. but my mom has told me “if i am not healthy ,i wont be able to take care of two kids properly and increasing weight is invitation to many diseases.For raising healthy kids mother should be healthy first..” i took her advice seriously this time and have started daily walking.. which is helping me to be more active..and i feel light too. thanks. Favorite Recipe: Paneer Biriyani .
The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. – Jane Sellman
Deepti (my sis-in-law)
One of the best parts of motherhood is that you start loving your mother more..you understand perfectly the situations she has gone through in raising you and your siblings…love my mother!! …In relation to motherhood, one of the advises she has given me always comes to my mind – “Mothers should have patience like mother Earth”.. I wish I had at least 10% of my mother’s patience running in my blood..being a mother of a 6 yr old girl and a 3.5 yr old boy who are ‘super active’, I often run into situations where the above advice seriously needs to be considered…Even though most of the times I remember it only after I have ‘reacted’ to the situations 😉 , still 2 out 5 times I would apply it 🙂 . Guess it’s a good start and I will get better at it. Happy Mothers day wishes to all the wonderful mothers out there!
Ramya (my sister)
Amma taught me to keep calm and face the challenges with a smile. And that is exactly what she did even during her last hours. She was a strong believer (in god) and always had a positive attitude.
Amma – Life threw many a curve balls at her. She stood strong. Never complaining. Never failing. Never falling. Even when she was not in her good health, she did not lose hope, nor did she ask for sympathy. Even during those days, she was giving medical advice (she was a doctor) to whoever asked for it. It was her strength that kept me and my sister going. It has been a little over two years since she passed away. I miss our conversations. Well, I do know she is at peace. But, the pain.. it still hurts!!
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. —Robert Browning
Your life takes a totally new turn. The life as you knew it so far, goes for a toss.
You are handed the bundle-of-joy (of course, without the most important item, the instruction manual).
You clearly have no idea what you signed up for.
You learn to sacrifice. You grow as a person. You learn as you grow.
Joy, pride, happiness, frustration, humbleness, sympathy, empathy, patience, kindness, selflessness, loneliness – you name it – as a mom you experience the entire range of emotions there is.
Life becomes an emotional roller coaster, minutes become days, days turn into weeks, weeks go by and turn into months. Months turn into years. Years go by in a blink of the eye.
But I am sure you will not trade motherhood for anything.
Like a wise person once said, “Behind every great kid is a mom who is pretty sure she is screwing it up”.
You are doing great!
You are Amazing!
You are Magic!
You are a Mom!
Happy Mother’s Day!
What is the best advice you received from your mother? Share it in comments.