If being strong is a heavenly virtue, then there is no other Goddess who possess it as well as her. You can’t just put her out of the story. There is no “NO” in her dictionary. Whether it be things within her reach or not ,she would never give up without a try. Whether you be in trouble or pain, she would even come from the death bed to save you. Hungry to learn new things just as a toddler and always with the trend. Lively, lovely and scintillating , she is a power house of energy. I am talking about my grandma, the superwoman of my household.
She is ofcourse a home-maker. She is now in her sweet 75. Today, we only value paid jobs and never appreciate our mom’s who struggle to keep things intact at home. In her early days, she lead an enormous joint family as an elder in-law with such ease which we can’t even think about in this nuclear-family era.
She is an exceptional cook, who could not only manage to cook for a dozen in an hours time without any early notice but also have the art to feed their tummies and minds as well.In our backyard , she is taking care of a lively garden which supplies a lot to our kitchen. At this age , she is happy and willing to take care of as much as many toddlers. Her love for kids is so much that , me , my dad and my nephews all have felts the love in her warm arms.
She is a person who hates to depend on others and a person who supports everyone who leans on her. So much contented with her life, which always reflects on her face. Her ever glowing smile makes our day.
In my childhood, I have seen her fixing the fuse at the near by transformer during heavy rains, when there is no men at home. She could even fix a water pump and be that host carrying out farming over a hectare. Neighbours ran to her when somebody is sick as she is their local doctor who suggests what to do in a scene of uncertainty. Everyone in the home , sees her as a symbol of resistance.
4 years back, when grandpa was diagnosed with cancer, unfortunately she broke her arm at the same time. Trust me, I was so much bewildered to see her lifting and supporting grandpa with a broken arm. Even when she is sick, she will allow nobody to do her role, a woman of tremendous self-respect. She is very unhappy when she is sick or injured, she will strive so hard to get back to normal. A woman who gives a lot about being sound and healthy, who sees being dull and gloomy as a shame.
She wakes so early, do her prayers, wash herself, get dressed and marches to the church.After the holy mass, she have a lil chat with grandpa at his tomb in the cemetery. After being together in love for more than 50 years, she still share her dreams of him coming to visit her, which leaves me blushing.
Always up to date with current affairs, clean and well dressed, she is an idol of self confidence. For youngsters, an inspiration. She does nothing special, but does everything with immense love and dedication.
I have seen both young and old people telling that they are fed up with their lives and are happy to die. She is an antagonist to those with such opinions as she sees life as a gift and wants to waste nothing about it.
“the sea of love
the sky of hope
like an old horse
always never done
warrior in the war
who never backs down
at the sight of loss
neither cries out
nor pulls out
smiles like 100 watts
never price her
or ever try her
that grew in fire
won’t fade in sun“
I think its time to remember our moms and grandmoms who end up living a life without credits. Love them, care them & value them..
Dedicated to all moms !!
Love you ❤️