Everyday Musings, Life

Thank You, Mom

A photograph of my mother and me (2016)

Dear Mom,

Seeing me growing up, and coming into my own, must have included many proud and worthy moments for you. But bringing me up would definitely not have been a cakewalk. I wasn’t an easy kid, heck I’m not easy even today.

But you managed to instill good values in me, anyway.

Virtues like patience, hard work, doing what you love, respecting others, and so many more, are imbibed in me today, because you taught these to me, through example.

Virtues like patience, hard work, and respecting others are imbibed in me because you taught these to me, through example.

This is something I marvel at and respect about you, the most. How can someone be so pure of heart, that they don’t acknowledge just how good they are?

I’m a horrible daughter. I throw tantrums and argue about the smallest of things.

But you love me anyway.

This almost monstrous side of me, however, is only known to you. Because to the world, I’m a sweet, tolerant, humble, compassionate, and full-of-life person. And this is only because you taught me to be nice to everyone, irrespective of their age, gender, or even their position in life.

You taught me to be nice to everyone, irrespective of their age, gender, or even their position in life.

You fought for me with one and many to help me reach where I am today, right from my education to my erratic career choices. And for that, I’m forever indebted.

You made me who I am and stood by me, despite my bad choices, my mistakes, and my intolerant behavior.

You are, were, and will always be more of a friend, rather than just a ‘mom’

Love,

A daughter who is grateful

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