We have heard this jingle in a TV commercial where a small girl is saying “My Daddy Strong is” but for me this has been true for my mom as well.
I will start with a story.
Married off to a foreign land, being the youngest girl child in the family, was the closest to her father. With a heavy heart, he bid her adieu with lots of blessings and love.
Life was going smooth till one day; a tragic event took her husband away from her. She was just 35, left with two kids, a 13-year-old and a 12-year-old, all alone in land that didn’t belong to her. No family to fall back upon, she decided to go back to India where she knew everyone was there to support and love her in her time of loss. More than anything, she sought mental support from her family.
She stressed on education for her kid’s as she didn’t want them to ever be dependent on anyone when it came to financial independence and also enabled them to face the world with confidence. Thankfully, her husband had invested and saved enough for her to lead a good life in his absence.
She gave her time and undivided attention to her kids as they completed their MBA and went on to secure a good job. And it didn’t end here. Her love, care and concern still continues, and not just for her kids but is now extended to her grandchildren as-well.
This is a small and simple story about my MOM. We have seen her be strong and we have seen her feeling helpless. We have seen her stand up and fight and we have also seen her feel intimidated and scared. We have seen her smile and cry. We have seen her respect her traditions and yet when the time came to give away her daughter (that’s me) she broke the patriarchy and did the Kanya-Dan (giving away the bride).
To me, she is a symbol of being strong in the weakest moments of your life, being independent while being bounded and being there for when she is needed by anyone. True to her name, Leena – a devotion.
She is the inspiration I seek when I see my two kids on how to be a selfless mom. How to love unconditionally and how to cherish life.
On this Women’s day and on every other day, Mother is the word I praise.
This blog is a part of SpeakEasy Blogging challenge by Dipika and Ruchi.
24 replies on “My Mommy Strong is”
I do believe my mommy is strongest, she has been and will always remain the #1 person to inspire me
A lovely and strong lady, my respect and regards. Thanks for sharing her story it is amazing and inspiring the way she stood up and managed everything.
Such a lovely and inspiring story this is Hansa for Women’s day. Please share my regards to her again for having such courage and being an inspiration to many who are going to read your blog.
Moms are an classic example of several emotions in one person. Its so surprising how they have the balance among all of them. Kudos to your mom for being so strong an to all the moms out there.
First of all, high five for choosing your mom as a subject for this blog hop – I chose mine too! And hats off to your mother who overcame the odds at every step!
Hats off to Ur mom for all she has done. I want to write about my mom but for another time and place. Awesome to bring out the actuality of what a mom goes through…
Such a good gratitude post to your mom!!
I am sure she would be so proud of you all. Such a feature post for women’s day ❤❤🤗
Such an inspiring journey of aunty to fight with all odds of life and stay strong. Indeed moms are strongest and I m glad you had taken this opportunity to share your mom’s inspiring journey with us.
Best women are put in tough situations and shine. In this case Hansa. I was touched to read all about her life and am truly inspired by her life story.
Your mom is indeed the strongest. Kudos to her for standing firm and not compromising on her children’s education.
Could feel the agony behind this. Life is so uncertain.
God has gifted women so many good traits that men lack. Its a blessing to have a mom. You mom is strong, responsible and courageous.
MOM is surely the Master of Multitasking and no one manages things & emotions better than her.
This is such an amazing post on Women’s day. There are many precious things that God has bestowed on us however a Mother is one of the unique gifts of God. I am inspired by her story.
I can feel what you must have felt while writing this, I have a little similar kind of the story of my mom. Every mom is inspiring and aunty is a solid pillar who raised wonderful and successful kids!!
All moms are the strongest and they are the pillars that hold society upright. Your mom’s story is really very inspiring and a great motivation to all of us.
Your mom is an inspiration love to me and to so many others, please convey my regards and best wished to her.
Mother is indeed a beautiful and praiseworthy immortal being. She is the one who is most selfless and does everything for her kids and family. Loved reading this post
Such an emotional and inspiring story. You are so lucky to have such brave woman in your life . You are blessed
Moms are the best and they are the pillars of our lives. It’s so beautiful that you have penned about your mom, she will be so proud to read this.
God invented mothers since he couldn’t be everywhere. Your mom performing kanyadaan was so cool and you must be so proud of her. Like you, even I am in awe of my mother. She has sacrificed a lot for our family and stays strong and committed as ever. Thanks for sharing her story 🙂
Wow this is very cutely written, yes all of our mommies are the strongest !
This is so lovely and inspiring story Hansa for Women’s day. It binds the reader till the last.
I can totally relate to how inspired you might feel from your aunty. I have kind of similar story and I dont know how to describe but simple women like aunty or my mom could exuberate so much strength with responsibility of kids and an unbearable loss to bear. I dont think I would be able to match anywhere near to them. Hats off!
There is no second thought to it, we are everything because of the strong moms we have at the backend. I often say this to my mom, you are my backbone, though Dad’s too have that strong positioning, seeing the social pressures, when our moms didn’t succumb and let us breathe free… it says a lot.