Childhood Innocence

Mmmmm..! Childhood..! The most important part of our life and a special one. We all have infinite memories of our childhood, but out of all those, that one story always remains special, the one that for years and years remains locked in our hearts.

Talking about my treasured memory of childhood, I remember how I used to desperately wait for the summer vacations, just that time of the year which was solely meant to play and have fun and my vacations were more special because of my dearest chachu who would visit us every year from “The United States”. So, during that time, the most favourite weekend spot for us was the beach and mainly because it was hardly 30 minutes away. Probably my childhood weekend spot has made me a huge beach lover since then. Playing in mud, sitting on camels and horses, making sand castles and floating my legs in the cold muddy water was the best summertime.

Back then, I was very fond of my chachu, maybe because he always got me so many gifts and chocolates. During our weekend spots, we used to often sit together gazing the beach and the sunset. Having never visited The United States, I would always with a hell of curiosity ask him the same question, “Chachu, how far is your home? How do we go there?” And I remember how tactically he used to fool me saying “Do you see the place where the water and the sky meet? Right there, is “The United States”, and once you walk for like 5 minutes, just towards the right side is my home.” And I would just jump with all that excitement, dreaming one day I will cross the beach and reach your home to surprise you. Chachu’s fooling game would always work on me..!

Today, almost 15 years later, while I am here, in “The United States”, seating across the beach, watching the sky and the sunset. I look up in the sky and still ask him the same question. But this time, it is “Chachu. how far is India? how far is my home?” And even from the sky, he shines and playfully fools me, saying “Do you see the place where the water and the sky meet? That’s the place where India is, and once you walk for 15 minutes, on the left is your home” And I smile at him in the sky, wondering how innocently he still makes me feel his presence and makes me believe in him one more time.

This incident is deeply rooted in my heart, and many such incidents make me realize how our elders would graciously make us believe in all their sweet lie’s. The lie’s that were innocent and have taught us some very important childhood lessons. The lessons, that in adulthood make us trace down the memory lane, back to the childhood, to the old golden days, to the lie’s, to the fooling games and to all the icy memories that have made a place deep within our heart.

P.S: Childhood Innocence and baked memories still remain the best. The beats of childhood still make the heart thump a little more.

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24 * 7 * 365

Have you ever come across someone who works in a robotic manner for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year?

It might sound like a worst nightmare, but can you think of working in the same manner?

The answer would be definitely a big “NO”.. Right?

I do know a person who has been working in the same manner for years and years and would continue to do so till her last breath.

She is an angel and a special gift from God ~ I call her “Mom, Maa, Mother, Mummy”.

Just by reading the word MOM, thousand thoughts and precious moments might have streamed your mind.

Right from the moment a girl child is born, the stereotype thought of her getting married and one day becoming a mother is born. At each and every phase of her life, she is warned to be safe, to strictly abide the society norms.And then things change when a girl’s status is changed into someone’s wife, from getting up early, cooking for the family, making sure the house is rightly cleaned, taking care of in-laws, handling the social cores and lastly waiting for her husband till the time he is not back home and on and on.

The things don’t just end here. Her life takes a leap,the moment a little treasure starts forming in her womb, her dreams of becoming a perfect mother starts swirling in her mind. The journey of nine long months, where she sees herself growing up in all together a different woman. The months of craving, the first kick in her womb, the feeling of hearing mumma and much more. The tears of joy start streaming when she holds her baby for the first time, the tiny little eyes, the tiny little hands and the tiny little bundle of happiness.

Her role than triples up, a WIFE, a DAUGHTER-IN-LAW and a MOTHER. The shoulder of responsibilities seems heavy but she smiles in each and every moment. The motherly duties that starts from waking up early, feeding the baby, changing nappies. managing the house hold cores and staying awake till the time baby does not sleep. At times, when she thinks of taking a nap, right in middle of her deep sleep she hears the cry and is back on her toes that is how a mother’s role is. With passing time the duties keep on increasing packing school bags, focusing on child’s  education and making sure she never fails in her role. She is the one who stays awake till everyone in the house falls asleep, she is the one who weeps every time her child falls sick, she is the one who gets angry on herself every time she scolds her child. The purest soul and the most caring heart is what a mother is made up of.

A father and a mother together make a family, but the culture, the values and the life lessons pass on from a mother to a child. It’s rightly said a house without a mother is a house with empty walls. We might often fail to express or might even fail to understand how difficult it is to get in her shoes, unless we ourselves become a parent.

A baby Girl, A teenager, A Wife, A Mother, A Sister, Aunt and A Grandmother, a Woman is above everything. Understand her, make her feel special, love her to the core.

P.S: A mother’s love can never be paid off, on this mother’s day grab the chance and let her know how special she is.

#CherishMotherhood