A Mother’s Endearment
A while ago, I was reading this renowned book that almost every child has read, called ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and I came across this line that read-“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” and while this was such an apparent fact for the plot of the book, yet it stood out to me. Today, this quote came back to my mind, and because mother’s day is right around the corner, so I thought about writing something with it.
The love that a mother has for her child is beyond any comparison because there’s this ineffable bond between a child and his mother even before he first sees the light. I’ve always been very fussy about what I eat and I usually don’t have what’s been made for the rest of the family. My mother has always made sure that I never go to bed with an empty stomach and rustles up with something that I do eat. She takes care of me in sickness and in health; has put up with all of my hassles and above everything, she loves me unconditionally and indubitably.
And who better to quote here than Agatha Christie from her book ‘The last séance’- “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
We often neglect how enervating can being a mother be and we censure her even for the smallest of all things, like her asking us to clean our rooms, but after coming to think about it, what would we do without her fussing and making us do it? Or without her, who is going to make sure we take our meals on time and not to live like a vagrant as we tend to do. Everyone needs a mother and the love that she gives. I feel tremendously lucky to have felt the warmth of a mother’s affection.
What would make her happy isn’t buying her gifts and such. It’s about the small gestures that we can do, like to remind her about taking her medications on time or do all our chores on time and maybe a little bit of hers too.
Respecting and valuing the love and sacrifices of a mother should be everybody’s first order of business. To keep our mothers well and happy for her selfless act of giving birth to us, teaching us everything there is to know about the world out there and raise us to be the person that we are now.
I find no better way of concluding this writeup by quoting Oprah Winfrey when she said- “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”
By- Saakanksha Thusu (12 C)