Inspired by Mom!

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Life teaches us a lot of lessons. Some we learn the easy way
and some we learn the hard way. But the ones that we remember for long are the
ones that we learned the hard way. We often get to learn a lot from the most
ordinary experiences. The things we take for granted when seen in a different
light seem to be a lot different. So here is one such personal experience.
A couple of days ago, I fell sick. As I am living away from
home now, I missed being at home when I was sick. At home, mom was always there
to take care of my every need if I was sick. I really missed all the pampering
and the attention that I used to get. Not that I got any less of it on phone,
but mom’s gentle touch, the care in her eyes when I am sick was badly missed.
How I took all of it for granted! And here I was alone in my room, sick with
none to help me out with all my work.
But there was one thing that I always remembered mom telling
me. She often used to tell me that if brother or I were sick, we could
peacefully rest as she was there to take care of us. But if she was sick, she
had to take care of herself and do her work because we would sometimes (or call
it most of the times) end up making a mess in the name of helping her with the
work. I thought about it and yes mom had always managed to take care of us and
herself when she was sick. I used to do what I could do but then she never
really let me do everything. This was a kind of inspiration for me. If mom
could do all of her work and take care of us even when she was sick, couldn’t I
her daughter just do all my work and take care of myself?
And that is what I did. I did take rest but I also ended up
cleaning my room, washing my clothes, buying some eatables and medicines and
yes making something for myself to eat! (That is a first for me after shifting
to Bangalore :P) Yeah I did cry a little because I was homesick but I was proud
of myself because I now felt grown up for taking care of myself. Thank you, Ma!
Ever had a similar experience? Please share. 
This post is written for Write Tribe’s #Monday Musings.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Dheeraj says:

    Very well said Reema!! These experiences in life matter most!! I too had one !!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Dheeraj. That is why it is said that experience is the best teacher!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Reema. You have to create a home away from home. Cheers n hope you hv a good recovery.
    Seeya

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Seeya πŸ™‚

  3. ak. says:

    Everyone of us can relate to this. Moms' are adorable like that.

    Hope you are feeling better now. Take Care. (Oh btw, I am in Bangalore only. If you need anything, let me know).

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes they are πŸ™‚ And thanks AK πŸ™‚

  4. Rajlakshmi says:

    This a part of growing… of being independent. I left home when I was 18 for higher studies. It's so long yet I know how I had felt when I first fell sick. You will be fine πŸ™‚ Hope you are recovering.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you I am better now πŸ™‚

  5. I guess we all go through this as we grow up, and we also learn to appreciate most of what we took for granted. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care. πŸ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Rightly said! Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  6. Kala Ravi says:

    Hey Reema.Its wonderful that you can express your emotions so beautifully! Truly Moms are God-sent angels on earth. Take care and write away!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Kala πŸ™‚

  7. Nabanita says:

    It happens to all of us..Moms are super humans aren't they? I look back and think now how much I annoyed her and made things difficult for her and now I can't imagine doing the same that she did for me for my kid..

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes they are super humans! Can never thank them enough!

  8. Richa Singh says:

    Aww you girl <3 of course we all have these kind of things. The first time is toughest but believe me even the nth time is still difficult πŸ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      That is true Richa!

  9. Thanks for sharing, Reema and it's life long lesson. My Mom often tells that, inculcating virtues of patience and perseverance:)

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