‘Mother’ is not just a word but a powerhouse of emotions, feelings and blessings for all. She is the one who holds the entire family together and takes everything in her stride. She works around the clock to fulfill her responsibilities and seldom finds time for herself. A mother plays several roles in the family to keep them happy and nurtured at all times. She is the perfect homemaker, a cook for the family, friend for her husband and children, a nurse for her ailing in-laws/family members, entertainer for the bored and gloomy kids and much more. She defies the proverb, ‘Jack of all trades and master of none’ as she is the Jack and the master of all.
To describe a mother’s importance, her contributions and efforts towards the family, in words, is next to impossible. A mother has several characteristics and strengths that make her accomplish all the tasks in a wonderful manner. Her exceptional strength allows her to plan for any unforeseen situation in a courageous manner. Even when other family members panic, she is the one who holds them and reassures that everything will be alright. This mother’s day, we need to acknowledge, understand and celebrate her exceptional strengths which are listed below, in the rightful manner:-
Ability to Emerge Victorious Amongst All Odds– A mother is bestowed with a quality that makes her surpass all the hurdles and difficulties in a seamless manner. Take the example of Mrs. Suvarna Raj, a para-athlete who emerged victorious despite her physical disability and has become an inspiration for numerous women across India and abroad. Despite being differently abled, she fought the battle against numerous odds and won various national and international awards in table tennis competitions. Mrs Suvarna Raj has a long way to go in her battle for equal rights for differently abled people and we salute her victorious spirit. There are various other mothers who are fighting their battles against the demanding society and Mrs Suvarna Raj can be an inspiring role model for them. If she can overcome her physical challenge, we certainly can surpass our mental limitations.
Ability to Handle Immense Pressure and Difficult Conditions– Women are gifted with the quality of patience and resilience which makes them all the more strong. However, a mother’s resilience should not confuse with her weakness. Silent storms can cause the worst possible havoc. The story of Madhu Sharma is a brilliant example of this quality as she raised her three children with sheer determination and patience even though she was not rendered any financial help by her estranged husband. Similarly, there are many women who have been ill treated by in laws and have faced immense pressure from the society but have not changed their course and are moving ahead with strength. This Mother’s Day, we salute such mothers and feel proud in sharing their stories.
The Virtue of Courage and Dedication– In this male dominant society, it takes a lot of strength and courage for a woman to carve out her place among male counterparts. Monica Sharma is one such woman and a mother of a 6-year-old son who defied the darkness completely being a visually impaired person in her path towards success. She not only made her way into an MNC company like IBM but is also handling the dual responsibilities of a mother as well as a working professional. The challenges that she has faced while being pregnant and hoping to deliver a child who is perfectly abled are unimaginable. She has surpassed all odds despite being visually impaired and is living an inspiring life.
Fearless and Brave Hearted Attitude– A women is generally perceived to be delicate and soft in appearance but her mind is a powerhouse of courage that gives her all the strength to become fearless and overcome the difficult situations. The story of Poonam and Sonal, co-founder of CanKids, an NGO for kids suffering from cancer, says a lot about these two mothers. They started their fight against cancer due to their inner strength and fearless attitude. Both women have dealt with cancer in close proximity. While Mrs. Sonal Sharma is the mother of cancer surviving young daughter, Mrs. Poonam Bagai has herself faced the trauma and overcome cancer.
However, none succumbed to their fears and after successfully recovery dedicated their entire life to the noble cause of child cancer treatment. Unlike these two mothers, others are also leading their battle against deadly diseases and are keeping their family together during these tough times.
She is Born To Inspire Others– While people may say that leaders and champions are born and not made, there are few who defy every such theory. The story of P. Vijaya, the proud mother of P.V. Sindhu, the national acclaimed badminton player, will reveal how a mother polished the sports skills of her daughter and made her into a world class player. It was all due to the countless efforts and troubles which this inspirational mother took to bring out the sports champion out of her daughter. She used to wake up early, juggle continuously between her office-sports training facility-home, accompany her daughter to sports events and other things to help her daughter achieve the impressive sports feat.
The working mother sacrificed her family functions, celebrations, movies and a lot of things to give ample amount of time to her champion daughter. Her struggle and the inspirational journey is the guiding light for the champion in the making who made India proud in the recently concluded Rio Olympics Games in 2016 by bagging a silver medal in badminton.
A Mother Has a Huge Compassionate and Caring Heart– Nobody can ever match the kind and compassionate heart of a mother which is always concerned for everyone else. If you have any doubt about the same, you can read the story of Chand Soni, a kind-hearted mother who is working to spread quality education among poor and underprivileged children. Being a senior citizen in age, she still has the enthusiasm of a young adult. The mother of two children has decided to spread education among all the children who don’t have the proper resources to achieve it. The caring and considerate mother is further working to eradicate the sufferings of the people by listening to them patiently and her home is always open for the needy people. We can learn to be selfless and giving from her in the rightful manner.
Other Bundles of Strengths– A mother is a package of endless characteristics, qualities and strengths that are hard to compare and find anywhere else. Certain important strengths of a mother are efficient financial management, unconditional love, quick adaptability, an understanding and friendly behaviour, forgiving nature, amazing time management, multi-tasking potential and a lot more.
It is important to realise the countless strengths and qualities of a mother and respect the same on this upcoming mother’s day. Be grateful to your mother and show her that you love her in your own way. It is due to her strength that you are living a confident life and facing every problem that life throws at you. Express your emotions, love and gratitude for your mother and make her feel special. Happy Mother’s Day!