An Ode to a Mother


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Is there a person you should’ve thanked, but never had the chance? Is there someone who helped you along the way without even realizing it? Here’s your chance to express your belated gratitude.
Had written this on my mother’s 75th birthday earlier this year .Its longer than my usual posts, so read it at leisure.

To say “Thank you, Amma”

Ripples N Reflections

The day a child is born , so is a mother… Being  the eldest child, this is doubly true, I guess, for my mother, who I call Amma.  A mother is your first teacher,  your first refuge, your eternal panacea for all troubles whether you are a one year ‘old’ infant or a 50 year ‘young’ woman. There exists an extra special bond between daughters and mothers which intensifies the day the daughter becomes a mother. An obstetrician by profession, I have lost count of the number of times I have witnessed the miracle of birth yet the novelty never wears thin.

My mother, a “simple homemaker” by definition, was and is easily one of the earliest and strongest influences of my life,as she inspired, coaxed and at times, literally dinned into us, her 3 daughters, the singular importance of being independent and self-reliant in the truest sense of the…

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5 thoughts on “An Ode to a Mother

    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 28, 2014 / 7:39 am

      Thanks for reading Andy – as I mentioned in the post , I know it is longer than my recent ones… 🙂 have a happy weekend

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      • andy1076 November 28, 2014 / 7:40 am

        I enjoyed your post though 🙂 keep it coming! 🙂

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  1. Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 28, 2014 / 7:48 am

    Thanks, Vonita … I just saw that you said thank you to your mom too…
    Btw, hows your book coming up?

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