We Congratulate and thank Arti Sunil Bhatia, Isha Shah, Seema Saini, ShilpaParulekar & Sinjini Unni for their entries regarding memorable momentsshared with their parents. They have been chosen to get featured on our i-geniusblog! All of them also win attractive i-genius goodies! Do read and share yourviews.
By Arti Sunil Bhatia:
Thanks to igenius for giving us wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to ourparents as well as to share our feelings with every one about parenthood.
As far as most memorable moment spent with my parents is concerned it isreally difficult to choose one. There were various occasions when I really feltproud of my parents-one such incident was with my father, I was 22yrs old andwe were looking into proposals for my marriage. With one of the proposals mymother was very impressed and I being introvert and shy could not come up withmy views which were not very positive. My father could judge from myexpressions and body language. He took me aside and told me to speak out mymind and not to get prejudiced by mom’s views, since it is your life and youhave to spend your whole life with the person concerned, this gave meconfidence and I came up with my views. Second incident is I cannot forget theday of my marriage when both the parents were really in a miserablestate but they still tried to control their emotions and it was verydifficult to leave them …my mother has always been very possessive aboutme and the type of parenting she has done, I am sure at least I cannot matchher caliber. I love both my parents and it is really difficult to think of alife without them. Now about my second mother i.e. my mother in law, Ilost her two years back and till today I have not been able to accept thefact that she is not with me, she visits me very frequently in my dreams and Ihave learnt a lot from her. She was an epitome of courage, strength, love anddedication .she loved me more than her daughter which I could feel and for herthere was nothing more important than the happiness of her children. I hadwritten a poem as a tribute to her which I would like to share –
TRIBUTE TO DEAR MATA SHRI: From her beloved children
She had some special aura around her,
The smiling face, the twinkling eyes, the angelic looks
She was a symbol of courage, strength and power
She believed in herself and believed in god
She was an apple of every ones eye
She was a doting grandmother for all her grandchildren
She loved her children and lived for them
She never knew what is impossible
For her it was always I’m possible
She had such varied interests-shares, property, gold and what not
She was much more intelligent than the educated lot
Though many at times we had differences
But she always went by our preferences
She suffered a lot but always with a smile
And never questioned why always I
She is always in our heart and always in our memories
Though life goes on, but it will never be the same
We know her blessings are always with us
We wish her good bye and hope to meet her again ………
Now about my own experience as a parent. Parenthood is really a blessing, it
makes us complete and adds meaning to our life. I had written a poem for myson
when he was ten years old, now he is thirteen .This poem expresses all my
feelings and I would like to share this as well.
MY CUTE LITTLE BUNDLE OF JOY…..HARSH
It seems it was just yesterday
I had a sweet little toddler making my day.
It was fun running around with him,
But today it is difficult to keep pace with him.
Today he is a grown up boy though only ten,
But his thoughts are like ten plus ten.
At times he doesn’t behave his age and I feel oh! How immature,
But the very next moment he astonishes me and I feel wow! How mature.
He studies a lot but doesn’t want to write,
He feels what he says is always right.
He is fond of watches and talks about cars,
For him toys don’t have any age bar.
Though he is very thoughtful and very caring,
But he doesn’t believe in any sharing.
He is an emotional person not at all strong,
But never forgets to say sorry whenever he is wrong.
He loves his father and he cannot think of life without him,
His father also dotes on him and can do anything for him.
Yes, he is my son who is so loving,
And makes my life meaningful and worth living.
By Isha Shah:
When I was young I always loved the way pregnant lady looked and I wanted toget pregnant…May be ‘coz I had a mother (I lost her when I was in college…it’sbeen 25 years) who looked after all of us (7 kids) very nicely and sheinculcated good sanskars in it.
Though at that time it was all routine and I never thought her role to beimportant…her scolding for discipline made me get angry on her…Her punctuality,her management skills (be it time, or home or just a cupboard) I never thoughtthat all these will help me bring up my child beautifully. We all used to loathat her constant cribbing about getting up early, keeping our wardrobes neat andclutter free, abt. cleanliness, getting up early, doing things on time andrespecting and valuing time. Knowledge of religion or Dharma…
Even after I had my son I never realized that unconsciously I was doing thesame things my mother used to do and I never realized what an important andbeautiful up bringing she gave. Until one day.
I clearly remember that day and every time I remember that day I cry…I amcrying now also and you will realize why I cried …I hope you do realize.
My son’s 4th grade PTM was there in BILLA BONG HIGH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL…when I went to meet his French teacher… (Lathika Mam) she told me I want to tellyou something I don’t know how to tell you as I have not told anyone thisbefore. I don’t know how you will take it.
Your son is very brilliant and everyone knows it but he is also very wellbrought up with good manners and GOOD SANSKARS.I know this can’tbe done in a year or two. You must have given him GOOD SANSKARS since the dayhe was born. I want to know how you did it … He is just fabulous person. Idon’t know whether anyone has told you this before or not but I am telling youhave done an extra ordinary job.
There were other teachers and parents and I just couldn’t stop crying evenshe cried… i was sobbing… And I told her you have given me the bestcompliment…A mother’s job is the toughest and If I am being good at that then Ihave received all the riches of the world.But I think this is how my mothergave me SANSKARS which I consciously or unconsciously inculcated it in my kid.Now I realize what a wonderful mother I had but the tragedy is I can’t tell herhow much I LOVE HER and I can’t hug her. But I will always be indebted to herfor tolerating a daughter like me and still she gave me the best.
I LOVE YOU MOM. I am sorry I couldn’t tell you how much I loved you …I wantto give you the tightest HUG please come to me only once and shower me and my sonwith your selfless love. PLEASE COME TO ME MUMMA
I have many treasured memories of my mom but I think this is the BEST and Iwill never forget this…She gave selflessly to everyone… And I hope to be even a1% like her.
GOD couldn’t be everywhere so he made MOTHERS…
Loads of love and hugs to all themothers of the universe.
By Seema Saini:
Tribute to the 2 people that make me so special.
I wish I could be a child again, to do all those small things that make meso happy when I see my child do today.
I wish I knew then, how special every child is to each parent and how makingthem happy was so easy.
My best teacher is my child and all my virtues today are gifted to me by mychild. I thank my child for making me his mother.
The things that my parents always wanted to see in me, small things that Ihave learnt only after being a parent.
I have learnt to love, trust and believe when I look at my child today. Ihave learnt to dream, give and hope from my child…and today of all days Irealize how much my parents would have loved me, when I understand what I feelfor my little one.
My most prized possession till date are two people, my parents and my child.
Both of them taught me to love unconditionally and eternally.
I thank god for giving me a child to realize the true meaning of being acomplete human being.
You just don’t know how much you can give, till you are gifted with a child.
As someone well said: “God couldn’t be everywhere and hence he made mothers”is true in every way.
God help me be there for my child and my parents, and I wish I could playyou for the two of them today and always.
By Shilpa Parulekar:
When you asked for special moments shared with our parents, most of the timeit will be happy memories that surface from kids.
However, in my case, my mother Neeta, single handedly raised me since I was8 years. She worked hard to put me through school and literally went hungry tofeed me so that her only child would grow up to be a successful person.
But the most memorable moment was when we had no house to live in as ourbuilding was under repairs and we were the only people living in the balcony ofa dilapidated floor and she would stay awake the whole night to keep an eye onme, get me ready for school and see me off like any other day.
This is where I draw my strength from in my life…I have made a name strikeyself in the field of media…bought a large house and manage to afford luxurieson a daily basis. She cried some years ago on her first International holidayto Australia, saying she never imagined she would ever see all the happinessthat’s now rightfully coming her way.
As for why being a parent is special?
I get to inculcate these fabulous values in my son…
By Sinjini Unni:
It’s only after my marriage when I realized the importance of myparents. It’s very obvious for a child to take his/her parents for granted butthey hardly realize the pain, sacrifice and adjustmentstheir parents have gone through to ensure you enjoy life. Now when I havebecome a mom myself I can feel how they would have felt when I was born…
To share with you my experience-
My mom who is a cancer patient and is undergoing the painfulprocess of Chemo therapy since last 3 yrs is my motivation in life.She has been so active and energetic that even the doctors get surprisedsometimes. She cries in pain and feels weak sometimes but when I go and visither she does not even think for second about her health and goes to make dishesfor me. Her motivation in life is me and my motivation is her. Now when I havecome to visit her with my baby I find more love being showered on my son…
I don’t know how a mother gets all her strength and love for her child andthen for her grandchild… it’s God’s gift only!!!
Love you mum n dad for being there for me always!!!!