#AtoZChallenge : To Mom

Dear Mom,

First things first, I love you and I will forever remain indebted to you for bringing me into this world. I know you to suffer a lot of pain both physical and emotional, yet you brought me into this world. All that I am now, it is only because of you and dad. 

When I was a kid, I always longed to have you by my side. Being a working woman, it wasn’t easy for you. But no matter how difficult it was for you, you were there for me as much as you could. You fed me, took care of me when I was sick and always ensured that I had the best of whatever you could provide me.  As I grew up, during my teenage days I rebelled against you. I fought with you. Yet, you didn’t give up. You were there whenever I needed you. To wipe those tears away when I was hurt, to fight against my fears, to encourage me and support me in whatever I did. When I had an exam coming up and I wouldn’t eat because I had still lots of things to study, you were there feeding this 18 year old kid of yours. When I had that all important project to finish and wake up early, you were there awake before just so that I could have some tea to drink. 

Sometimes don’t I  take you for granted, mom? Like when the time you do so much for me and I don’t realize that you also need rest? And when you are sick and you pretend that you are okay, why can’t I see  through it? It must be difficult for you, isn’t it? But how do you do it mom?

For me, you are the symbol of strength. When dad was struggling with the dreaded disease, and you knew that the end was near, you never broke down in front of me. Because you knew that if you cried, we your little kids would cry too. You became my mom and dad, when God took away dad from us. It was difficult for you to stay in a city where you didn’t have any of you close relatives to support you, but you did it. For your kids. 

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
Washington Irving

Now that I stay far away from you, I realize all the more how much you have done for me.  Thank you Mom for everything; for every struggle, for every sacrifice, for every pain that you had to suffer for me. I’m sorry for the times that I hurt you, that I brought tears in your eyes, for every time that I did something wrong. I miss you Mom. 

Your darling daughter,
I'm taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is "A letter for a letter". So make sure you read all the letters from A to Z. 

 Also participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

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