Shruti returned home after a tiring day at work to be greeted by her smiling five year old daughter who animatedly started telling her how she spent her day at school. For just a tiny moment, Shruti felt like telling her to keep quiet, as she had a gruelling day at work and she wanted a moment of peace. But she din’t; and keeping all her worries apart, she participated in the conversation with her kid.
At the same time, in another household, Eva was about to spank her three year old son for his tantrums. She yelled at him, raised her hand, but managed to control herself at the right moment. Just the next second, she was hugging him and apologising for shouting at him.
Later, in the evening on that same day, in some other part of the city, Jyoti had a horrible spat with her teenaged daughter over her behaviour and dressing sense. But, an hour later, they made up and worked side by side in the kitchen to make a meal.
Whether it is Shruti, Eva, Jyoti or you and me; whether you are a working mom, or a stay at home one; whether you are a mother to a newborn, toddler, pre schooler or a teenager; there’s one thing that is common to all mothers in this universe.
It’s the unconditional love that you have for your child.
Even if you are dead tired at the end of the day and you wish for some alone time; but the moment you get a hug or kiss from your child, or you hear their innocent speech, you keep all your problems aside and spend time with them. Even when you get angry or you yell at them or you may even spank them; the next moment you feel bad and you shower all your love over your kid.
It is this unconditional love for our children that takes all mothers to a different level in this world. Nothing can compare to it.
This love for my children has made me realise my true potential. I can do things which at some point in my life I had only dreamt of. Those innocent smiles, those incoherent words, those impromptu hugs and kisses; these are a few things that I would cherish forever, even after they grow up.
I do not know what lies in the future; whether they will even stay with me or no, but the one thing I’m sure of, is that my love for them will last forever.
Dedicated to all mothers who harbour an eternal and unconditional love for their children.
Pic Courtesy: Google images
Author’s note: This post first appeared on mycity4kids parenting platform.