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It’s in her voice,
the way she speaks,
at times all warm,
like honey spreading on a hot toast.
And at times, shrill,severe,
like waves crashing on the shore.

Or is it in her touch,
the hands soft, like the most expensive silk
in spite of innumerable cuts and scrapes.
Fingers , I remember, that could smooth away the vilest fears
and at times,spank hard enough to smart.

I think its in the eyes,
The warm earthy shade, down-to-earth, inviting.
It’s the look she throws,
welcoming, passionate, understanding.
And when I stray, firm, unwavering, stern.
Do they scare me? Not anymore.
Do they caress me? Each time!!

It’s in her eyes……

Because the voice may reach a crescendo, the hands may descend sharply.
But the eyes, the eyes never change.
No matter what I do, those eyes still love me.
It’s a promise she made to me, much before I was born.
She doesn’t forget. She can’t.

Do My kids feel the same?
Do they crave to hear my lullabies? Do they hate me when I shout at them?
Do they understand my touch? Do they despise me when I spank them?
Can they decipher how I look at them? Do they understand the promises I made to them?

Why am I so sure about my mother?
And so unsure about me as a mother?
why is this love so complicated?
Isn’t it  the most simplest thing on earth?
Tell me Ma,did you ever doubt your love?
Then why do I?

I have only one way of knowing.
To be at least half as good a mother to them as you have been to me.
To teach them to be proud of whoever they are.
To teach them to treat each other as equals.
To teach them to love unconditionally.
To learn to give, without asking,
to share , without expectations,
to care, without reservations.

You did it so effortlessly, made it seem like a piece of cake.
I now think otherwise !

It isn’t that easy. It isn’t so tough either.
I just have to try a bit harder.
To be a mother, a mother like no other.

But I’d rather be,
A mother, just like MY mother!!

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.

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 Do visit the Indusladies’ site to download the list of Indian Mommy Blogs. In fact, by sending in your blog details and an entry for Mother’s Day, you can get your blog included in the list (which will then be made available to nearly 1 lakh readers) !!

Hurry. Last day for entries is 6thMay!!

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…This is a wonderful opportunity to get your blog included in the IndusLadies’ ebook listing 🙂

Here’s an excerpt from their site :-

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For the upcoming Mother’s Day, we are planning to compile a elegant list of all Indian Mommy Bloggers and send it to our entire 90,000 members. In addition, we would also be making this list available to our 6000 facebook fans and twitter followers. (Note: If you blog about your family, kids, parents or parenting in general, you qualify)

If you blog inside or outside Indusladies.com, this would be a good way to get the word out about your wonderful blog to the entire membership of Indusladies.

On Mother’s Day, we ask that you make a blog post requesting your readers to download this compiled list of Indian Mommy blogs.

If you would like your blog to be included in that list, please email (to partners@indusladies.com) the following as soon as possible and before 6th May.

On Mother’s Day, we ask that you make a blog post requesting your readers to download this compiled list of Indian Mommy blogs.

If you would like your blog to be included in that list, please email (to

1. Your blog URL
2. Your blog Name
3. A 5-8 line description about your blog (or about yourself as a blogger)
4. Link to 3-5 of your most popular blog posts.

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Hurry!!!!

The blog entries close on 06 May 2010!!

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