We all have some special ones in our lives but someone can’t be replenished ever, and I bet that person, that special one will occupy your mind for the next 5 minutes if you help me with your little valuable time.
Without much ado I would like to narrate a short and a very innocuous story:
Once a Baby asked God:
“You are sending me to earth tomorrow, but I am helpless and so small. Who will take care of me there?”
“Your Angel will be there to take care of you my son”
The child asked again:
“But what will I do there as I can’t sing and enjoy life of my own”
God further answered:
“Your Angel will sing for you and will make you happy by her unconditional love”
Again the Child asked:
“But what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”
God smirked and answered:
“Your Angel will teach you how to join hands and pray to me.”
The child restlessly inquired:
“Who will protect me? Who will love me like you?”
God patiently replied:
“She will protect you in every phase of your life my son, In every step you will feel her hand clutched with yours whenever you need someone, You can rely on her completely, her love will always keep you happy, though I will always be next to you.”
Suddenly the serenity of Heaven was overcome by noises from earth and the child hurriedly asked:
“But God please tell me my Angel’s name???”
God smiled and replied:
You will simply call her
Now I know what exactly you were pondering over when you started reading it from its very outset till the climax of this anecdote. I am not surprised with the fact with what was going on in your mind till this time, but you should realize it by now that the meaning of love just stands for the infatuation you have for someone who pleases your eyes for a short while, who talks to you in an impressive tone, who addresses you sweetly, who compliments you, who becomes your favorite chat-friend and then your promising soul-mate, for whom you stand every time to fight with every throng no matter let it be your parents, but after they leave you calling it as their felony, you realize what have you lost. The person who you thought could never ever hurt you becomes the sole reason for your tears. You are not able to comprehend whether you should blame him/her or yourself. You end up crying all day and night and falling ill subsequently spreading tensions. You become cynical and think that you have lost your reason to live and in worst case committing suicide but remember one thing my friend
“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem”.
You still have your parents with you to live with, who always stands beside you whenever you are in need. But did you realize who was the one silently suffering more than you in this total event… She is your ‘Mom’.
She bore you for the most agonizing nine months, she nurtured you with utmost love and affection, taught you pros and cons of every single thing with utmost tenderness, forgave you for all your blemishes and proudly called you her “Prince/Princess”.
But what do you give them most of the time in return???
…Just Pain and Tension….
She doesn’t expect much from us, except a bit of love and care. But we have unlimited for others, who breaks it and goes to someone else, and limited for our Mom for whom we don’t bother. We complain our commitments that they don’t give us time, but did you ever hear a mom complaining “My child is not giving me time”, even if you don’t bother to come and talk to her any day. Do you remember when was the last time you gave quality time to her???
Your commitments will prove you wrong and guilty every day and you will say ‘sorry’ boundless times just to make him/her smile, but whenever you yell at your mom and make her weep silently, did you ever have the guts to go and say her ‘Sorry Mom”, just once???
If yes then only you can realize a Mom’s heart, when you saw her wiping her tears and hugging you back and replying you “It’s OK my child, I am Fine”. But to the other people, I must say that you are not brave enough to do so. If you can’t love the person who gave you your life, you can never love any other soul till your egress from this domain.
She gave you your life,
She is the one who sat beside you singing lullaby and watching you doze off.
She is the one with whom you smiled, laughed, cried for the first time when you came to this world.
She was your first teacher who taught all the values and ethics of life.
She was the one who defended you whenever you went off beam.
She endured all your anger whenever you yelled at her for no reason.
God could not be everywhere and therefore He created Mothers.
God sees us through our Mothers’ eyes and rewards us for our virtues.
She is the only manifest embodiment of God.
She is the best living manageress of our house but very few people realize it. She manages every single thing at our place no matter it’s us, our family problems or the daily cumbersome job bestowed upon her. But people go out to find their idol when the real ‘deity’ is waiting for her child at home. She is our teacher, our adviser, our real inspiration. We only realize their value when she silently goes away from us taking her compassionate heart away, which we never realized, was the only support we were standing upon. That is the time we miss her the most, more than anyone else, but unfortunately there is no substitute for mothers. We yearn and recall all the memories linked with her.
She was the one who held me tenaciously whenever I had the risk of tumbling down the bed.
She was the only source of nourishment for me.
She was the one who could do any unfeasible thing just to make my smile.
She was the one who ran to help me when I fell, and then kissed the place to help me recover.
She endured everything without any protest.
She brought sunshine into the house; and it is now a pleasure to be there.
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
When we are small, mothers are everything for us; we revolve around her all day whenever we need something. To protect us from all perceivable dangers, we need her. We run to her to get a cozy kiss. We look for her when we need a warm hug and her love. She is the greatest divinity on earth. There is no way we can ever thank mother for all that she have done for us. She stayed awake all night when we were ill, praying to God to make us well and give her the pain that we are going through. She wakes us early in the morning to make the best Tiffin for us and also endures all our tantrums. But we always complain and she always Pampers us. Mothers always helped us complete our projects, leaving behind all her work when we were busy playing around.
There were a couple of incidents few days before which made me write this causerie. From then I realized the value of mothers in our life and then I decided to make you feel the same. I noticed the pain in my friend’s eyes that were red swollen when he lost his Mom. When I lost my brother like friends ‘Jay’ and ‘Bijay’, it drove me write my first Causerie named “Enamored Soul”and now this “Caressing Touch” is dedicated to all the Mothers.
Another incident which further made me irresistible was a real story where a mother committed suicide to help and save her husband and son’s life as they needed an eye operation and kidney transplant respectively. But the most heart throbbing thing was her letter expressing her last wish to make use of her organs for her family, was found after she was cremated.………………
Once a child called the telecom operator and asked
“Hallo, does heaven have a phone number? People say that my mamma is in heaven now. Do you know where this place is? My tummy pains and today I fell down in the ground, I need her right now. Can you tell me where to search her phone no? Is it in the Yellow pages? I don’t know where to look but I need my mamma. I think my father needs her too, at night I hear him cry, I hear him murmur her name sometimes. Please help me. I know if I call her, she will hurry home to me. She’s being gone a long, long time. She needs to come back home now. I need her. I can’t understand the big big words in this book, I am just seven. Please help me find her number. Before going, my mamma told me that whenever I need to see her, I should go to the temple and close my eyes but I can’t see her. I have a letter given by mamma before going but I cannot understand it now. I feel very lonely at home”.
Mothers are the one on whom we put all our blames for our failures. We wouldn’t hesitate once to point at her single faux pas through and she wouldn’t miss a slightest prospect to praise for all our virtues. We made her life so hard by behaving rude and making her face our tantrums every single day, but for her, we are still the best.
When are we going to realize the presence of this Demigod??? We are so demanding from parents, especially mothers but also take her love and affection for granted. We have this caressing touch of our mom now and so we are very happy, I feel it when I ask my mom to pat and caress my back shoulder as I lie. You can feel the same my friend, go for it. It’s never too late, go and apologize for all the trouble you have given to our mom knowingly or unknowingly, and make her feel good. Promise yourself not to make this divine soul cry ever again. Try to make her hassle free by helping her sometimes. Do it without any expectation of any incentive, because she have been serving all without receiving anything in return except pain, tears and anguish. Make her smile and happy and she will let bygones be bygones and then you will recognize your Deity and comprehend what have you got….
For all the ways you’ve helped me grow,
I want to say “I LOVE YOU MOM…….” ❤