Today I wished my mom “Happy mothers day”. As usual she asked me how am I, what am I doing. Her concerns are never ending. After few minutes I kept the phone down and old childhood memories with her started floating in my eyes and took me to the time when I was in eleventh.
We had a small 2 BHK house with a long terrace. Evenings were beautiful there.
Though, It was a concrete jungle but sky was mine. Sky was much more blue and colorful then now. After watering the plants I used to go on terrace and lie down on one small cot, which was always lying down there.
Repeatedly I used to call mom on terrace and everytime she used to say ” aa Rahi hoon”. As for her it was a time to put tadka in dal and cook some vegetable for the dinner.
When mom used to step on terrace that was my happiest time. She used to sit with me. Talk to me, listen to me so patiently, she had all the stamina to listen me for hours.
Above all I loved my mom’s voice in singing. So my job was to watch different shapes of clouds and see the changing colors of the sky in the evening while lying down on the cot and mom sang old bollywood classical songs for me. So beautiful was her voice.
It was heaven for me. Such beautiful time of the day it was.
Even i wanted to sing but nobody liked my voice in singing. So I kept myself open for listening always.
Those were my most beautiful evenings.
As sky used to get dark, mom used to rush in her kitchen and start with dinner preparations again.
At that time, My mom was not only mom for me , she was my best friend and I was not always obedient to her. Infact I fought with her maximum.
She was very particular about all three meals and made it a point that I always ate them. I don’t remember single day when I missed my meal before I got married.
Even now i have a habit to eat all three meals. If I skip one also, I feel very restless.
As i was a single child for 10 yrs so I got my both the parents attention and love but the acceptance and understanding which I got from my mom is incomparable.
The satisfaction which I got when she hugged me in my childhood gave me so much secured feeling that words can’t explain. It was as if the whole world is with me. I never could imagine myself without her. Dependency which I had on my mother was too much. She is the most beautiful gift from the Universe which I recieved.
After I got married I became so busy with my family. We never got any time to spend like that. Infact, when I go now it is more of a formal affair for her.
I have several beautiful childhood memories with my mom. Whatever I am today she has played the most important role in it.
Love you Maa.