Open Letter to Mom: Sometimes we took you for granted
Mom, we look at you and see a walking miracle.
Your unfailing love without limit,
Your ability to soothe our every hurt,
The way you are on duty, unselfishly, every hour, every day, makes us so grateful
That we are yours, and you are ours.
With open arms and open heart,
with enduring patience and inner strength,
You gave so much for us, sometimes at your expense.
You are our teacher, our comforter and encourager, appreciating all, forgiving all.
Sometimes we took you for granted, Mom,
but we won’t now, and never will again.
We know that everything we are today relates to you and your loving care.
We gaze in wonder, as we watch you being you — our miracle, our mother.
You let us know you love us in so many different ways.
You make us feel important, with encouragement and praise.
You’re always there when we need you, to comfort and to care.
We’ re in your thoughts and your love follows us everywhere.
Thank you for all you’ve done and given so generously. We love you, our most wonderful mother, you’re a heaven-sent blessing to us.
Rini Simon Khanna wrote this for her mother Mary Simon who even though lives in the same city are in lockdown and so not allowed to meet on Mother’s Day.
Motherhood isn’t just about sacrifices and unconditional love, it is about struggles and a lot of stigma as well. There are so many things that go unsaid between a mother and a daughter even today. To bridge this gap, this Mother’s Day SheThePeople brings you letters from daughters to their mothers, on matters that need to be addressed. The idea is to heal, to talk of differences and to strengthen the bond that a mother and daughter may share, with a straight from the heart dialogue that is long overdue. Some powerful pieces through these coming days #OpenLetterToMom
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