Always in admiration of her choices of colour combinations! @sayssharmi
❤️Repost from @sayssharmi
- Ma was an extremely dedicated bank manager. A workaholic to an extent. The aftermath was that she hardly made it to my school events. Baba, a reputed school teacher, took care of it. And maybe, Ma felt that Baba was more equipped to deal with the teacher-parent interface...
I felt something when my friends' moms attended PTMs, Parent's Day and SUPW Exhibitions without fail. But the hurting began in my teens. Crazy as this may sound, I started making a mental note of what not to do as a mother. Sometimes I was angry with her, sometimes just sad because I missed the mother-daughter friendship. In short, I started suffering from maternal deprivation. .
At today's cooking activity in Bono's school, we were watching a musical slide. The moment our picture appeared, Bono remarked with a sparkling smile, "Mamma that's us!" I feel blessed to be able to enjoy this sheer innocence and affection! .
We had a rollicking time. We cooked together, and while returning decided that we shall do this more often. At home. I also noticed how before the activity he kept pulling my arms to circle his neck. To say maybe, "I'm so glad you are with me now."
He even turned to a friend saying, "The lady who is sitting behind you? That's my Mamma!"
There is no greater love than a mother's. There is no healing better than a child's affection.
I realised Ma had her limitations. Her expression of love was different. Somewhere in those years I also decided when my time came I would enjoy my baby's childhood. Interestingly, even Ma is doing that now. Making up for what she lost out then. Whatever kind of mother she was, she is a fabulous, fabulous grandma! .
The hurt is slowly going I think ... 😃
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