Holistic Wayfarer from A Holistic Journey fame had a brilliant idea to compile a tribute to Mothers from around the world. I know I have been silent for a month on the blog but I thought that despite the craziness of life, it would be a great opportunity to write something for mum, who often gets second place in the war of priorities. I know I’m a day late and I hope the excuse of “everyday is mother’s day” will fly this time. Be sure to also check out the other bloggers’ tributes to their mums.
What have you done this Mother’s Day. Tell me all about it!
Words go unsaid too many times but that doesn’t mean I don’t notice when you step to the shadows so I can have my day in the sun. You’ve saved portions of food so that I’d have enough to eat when I get home from work. You laboured over the stove when you were so ill it made my whines about my colds seem like tantrums. It is such a struggle in our third world culture to be a woman, wife and of all things, a mother. It is a job that gets the most rocks thrown at, the rocks I have thrown at you to feed my teenage angst. All the hurtful things I have said, you have never held them against me. I am where I am because you believed that being a woman is not a disability, that being Indian is not something to be ashamed of…
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