I have never been a follower of such occassions like Mother’s day, Father’s day, Friendship Day, etc. but when my daughter pulled this out of her school bag as she came out of the school and excitedly handed to me saying,’ Amma, look what I made for you!’, it just made my day!
This came on a day when I had been torn in guilt over scolding her for forgetting to take her planner to school and making her even more guilty and admonishing her of her carelessness through our entire drive to school that morning. More than that, the guilt over not going back home to get the planner, despite her suggesting to do so to avoid getting scolded by the teacher. I could easily have gone even though we were well away from home. But I didn’t. Instead I made my by-now-teary-eyed li’l one further more miserable by telling her that this should make her learn a lesson to be more responsible. How pathetically mean could I get!
And that very afternoon she comes running to me with this card, all smiles, her mum’s outburst completely forgotten. Forgiven.
Oh how overwhelming a feeling to be the recipient of such innocent love, so pure, so free of any grudges or negativity whatsoever!
I know I am not the best, certainly not the ‘words best’ as my daughter declares.
I snap at her for so many reasons, sometimes for no reason. I pick on her at the littlest of things, lately a bit too much. I nag her for being too soft at heart to be giving away winning a game because she doesnt want her amma or papa or friends to lose against her.
And yet she gives me this..
Just when I feel pulled down by mother’s guilt, my child knows just then how to make me feel on top of the world! And make feel the most blessed as a mother.
Thank YOU, darling!
I needed an outlet, so I rattled off all this.
Now to stick to today’s prompt, here’s a pic of my mother with my daughter, one who inspires the mother in me and the other who teaches the mother in me something new every now and then in their own way 🙂
Part of May photo a day challenge