This is a story of a mom “Raji” – A Mom who loves her son above her faith and religion
Story of a kind heart
Raji is a mom to 6 months old Karam. She is from Haryana where majority worships Shiv, Hanuman, and Vishnu or may be a few who worship Kali. I met her in one of the Women support groups and she instantly invited me to her house for a Navratri Durga Pooja. When I told her I couldn’t drive, she very politely and thoughtfully arranged for a ride with her close friend so that we can go to her house together. When we reached there, the house was ‘Monica’(FRIENDS) clean, arranged for a Pooja and dinner get together and beautifully decorated with lamps. She very graciously welcomed us. I realized immediately She did everything all by herself. The moment you hear her voice you know that she is as honest and humble as sweet is her voice.
Why she did the Navratri Pooja
Feeding her son has definitely taken over her priorities in last six months but today was all about the Pooja which involved preparing food, arranging sherbet and welcoming all the mom friends and ladies. All this time she never let the smile go away or show a single sign of tiredness or tension. At first I had assumed she has been doing this for years but found out that she is doing the Navratri Pooja for the first time after becoming a mom. And topping it is she doesn’t even worship or celebrate the Navratri at her house. I was surprised but kept my calm on face and wanted to find out. Why was she doing all this?
Story of a mother
Later in the evening while chatting she explained that she is doing this Pooja only for her son. And it struck me as lightening. The love for her child is the biggest love we can ever see or feel. A mother would do everything in her capacity to keep her child healthy, happy and safe. To her the only thing matters is that smile from Karam.
Like Raji, I am sure there will be millions of moms who skip their meals just to calm the little baby, clean the house without any help just so that the baby can play care free and enjoy his or her time, leave their jobs just to take care of them, skip all the parties so baby can sleep comfortably in her arms, breast feed him all night every hour so that his little tummy is full. Many a times these extra ordinary moms never tell their stories.
So it is up to us to tell them they are our super heroes who inspire us with their extraordinary lives and acts of thoughtfulness, selflessness and strength.
My takeaways from this mom story
- Never underestimate the power of a Mom
- Kindness is everywhere
- Smiling is the most important thing in life
What did you relate the most in this story? Do you know a mom like Raji ? I am all ears please share in comments below whats your story? Is there someone who inspires you? share their story with me.
I am grateful and humbled for opportunities to meet people like Raji.