Mere Pass Maa Hai
I was born when you were 36, your late child :-). And my marriage had made me your late child otherwise, almost dead (chuckle). I know how I have survived. Rather you know how we did. And since I was born quite late after bade bhaiya’s arrival I felt that I have missed real good time with you as compared to him and will always feel.
In bhajans to Amba mata Bhaktraj Shri Amichand Writes...
“Nav mas rahyo garbh vass maa,
Pratham Janani ne didhu dukh”
(which means i have been in the womb for 9 months and 1st thing that I have caused you is pain, during my birth, while I was born and right from that day..) But you never would sing your own praises and would never complain.
Mom you are so nice, you have never felt bad about anything, you have been so unconditional. You have been so adjusting. You have been so punctual for me. Your pallu was my refuge. No doubt it still is, though may not be in literal terms but you are my obvious resort. I have vented my frustration on you, have told you so many things which I could have avoided. But you have been one sponge who soaked it all. You were not even a grad but you ensured on what I studied. I have not been as intelligent and successful as bade bhaiya but you never discriminated.
I have not been brave enough and I tried to please someone’s erratic demands from time to time, I pretended to be henpecked and blind (may be I was) and supported to drive you out of “your” house for some days with dad just because she wanted privacy in your flat big enough to accommodate 3 families, that she wanted to claim as hers. Not only sportingly you went, but you were always there for her when she was sick, to apply oil to her head and what not. Our neighbors in the new society believed that I was the son in law and she was the daughter. And some even thought that we were siblings born to you. You never bothered about her atrocities on you.
We also discovered that you were being ridiculed in front of her friends and she also had lied to us including to you many a times. But you had always been protective about her and forgiving, though she treated you differently in my absence. It is just because you have heart of a mom. But at the end you got muck, but in the interest of my relation you kept quite rather smiling.
My friends Umesh and Neena who were not as fortunate as me, they used to come home to meet you and not me, as Umesh found his mom in you who was away at his native and Neena who used to call you maa as she missed her Mom who is not in this world with her.
Not only you were strong but you have been the strength of dad and this family. I have been more like dad and hence when in college days I was asked in personality contest by the judge that what was my 1st choice Mom or Dad? I replied since I am more like my dad, my choice too would coincide like his and I would therefore prefer Mom. I mean it.
As per your instructions and principles I have been socially active, we launched free helpline for helping families 9224335577. We have also been active in field. You take care of your health.
As far as her threats, non co-operation and alimony settlement is concerned I am sure god will arrange for that too. I have your blood and principles in me, I would not beg in front of anyone and will not allow you too to suffer. I will settle everything and I would come out of it, because “Mere pass maa hai". Its time for me to pamper you, You deserve it.
Happy Mothers day to you.
I love you Mom,