A warm and heartfelt mother’s day wishes to all the beautiful and adorable mothers around the world. Even though our love and care for our mothers cannot be limited to a single day, let us use this day to show our love and care to our mothers, the beautiful angels of our lives. Even though we love them a lot, sometimes we forget to show them that they are precious to us. It is necessary to show our love and care to them when they start aging as they might feel lonely and undervalued in life in the later stages.
While we look back into the history of mother’s day, it is believed that Greeks and Romans used to hold festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele in ancient times. But the modern mother’s day celebrations first began in the United States in the 1900s when Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis held a memorial for her mother after her demise. This was picked up later by many other countries to honour motherhood and is now celebrated as international mother’s day globally on the second Sunday of May every year.
Since this year’s mother’s day celebration might be a quiet one, amid the pandemic, let us not forget to let our mothers know how adorable and lovely they are.
Like Rumi said, ‘We are born of love; love is our mother’.
It is astonishing that how beautifully Rumi has described motherhood in a single line. We all get the first touch of love from our mothers. Even before we were born, she taught us how to selflessly love others. Without a doubt, our mothers are idols of love throughout their life. As we all know, there is nothing more comforting than a mother’s arms how older we grow up. There is no safer place than our mother’s lap how expensive beds or houses we buy. Like the famous quote says, mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
However, what concerns me on this mother’s day is the recent trend of a steady increase in the number of old age homes in India. The shocking news of children abandoning their elderly parents on roads and streets has become a new trend. Let us not forget that it is our moral duty to look after our mother, our parents when they get older. Let us try to give them back some amount of love even though nothing could be equal to what they gave us.
On this mother’s day let us remember the sacrifices our mother had done for us, the struggles she had gone through to bring us up, and let us take a pledge to protect her and give her back the maximum amount of love we can throughout our life.
“When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom