Dear Amma

Every child feels his/her Mom is special and I am no different. Words can just not do justice to what Mothers are. Still, I want to play with them and try to let you know how much you mean to me. I fight, oppose, revolt but I do reflect and realize you were always right. I may not come back and tell you, but lessons I do take from you πŸ™‚

Some things in life looked very simple then, but they are so special for me now Amma.

Your day used to begin @ 4 a.m … make customized breakfast, lunch, perform Puja and rush to catch the 5:30 bus for your first shift! It wasn’t easy for you, but you wanted to be home when we get back from school with yummy snacks waiting. And what did we do? Come, take a bite and run out to play? Still, you never complained. I can’t believe you even did night shifts Amma, for just being with us during vacations.

Remember that Second Saturday? U got us a dabba full of ‘Sandige hittu’ [the dough of a papad-like thing made @ home using rice flour] to school bcoz we loveeed it and was best eaten hot and fresh. You know how much my friends loved β€˜Swaram’s tiffin dabba’ no? People who never ate idlis loved yours and you happily packed stuff for all of them πŸ˜› Sweet li’l joys of life Amma πŸ™‚

You never imposed things on us and let us do what we loved. I know you would have loved it if either of us pursued medicine, but supported us happily when we joined you and Dad as engineers. You told us it’s as important to go out and get fresh air as much as it is to sit and study. You encouraged us to learn all that we wanted to and never asked us to give up anything for the sake of studies.

You let me watch β€˜Love in Tokyo’ the previous night of my 9th Sanskrit final exams. You were happy telling people I scored 99 even then… weren’t u πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the trust Amma πŸ™‚

You are so cool. Whenever I told you I dint score as much as I wanted to or that the appraisals were not as good as I thought they would be, you never joined me in the mourning or rebuked me for it, but told me casually that there was nothing to brood over and helped me move on and better myself!

Even when it came to my marriage, your first question was not about a groom, but whether I wanted to marry! And oh, when that robbery happened @ home and I lost all that you had given me with love, u don’t know how much you helped me by being what you were Amma. It just does not let things get to my head and be a cause for worry… makes me feel so relaxed and secured πŸ™‚

You are my Guru, Amma – be it technical stuff, cooking … everything under the sun. You are awesome @ guiding me. Stay tuned for the β€˜charrrr’ sound or stir till it collects @ the centre, wait for the bubbling up of the mixture or it turns a colour similar to a particular flower @ home and so on πŸ˜› I am mighty proud of you Amma for all that you have achieved in your career, while striking the perfect balance between home and work. It’s so nice to share my domain of work with you. I wonder how you get time to make all stuff @ home Amma .. the masalas, papads, pickles. As for me, I am happy to receive that monthly courier with all of them πŸ˜‰

Most importantly, thanks for being there for us whenever we want you Amma πŸ™‚

Know what? BlogAdda has this β€˜Tribute to you Mom’ Contest on account of Mother’s Day. Remember what u told me when u first read my blog? That you were so happy I had taken to writing because you always thought I was a born writer. Ha ha … they say Hethhavarige Heganha Muddu right? [For the parents, even a bandicoot is beautiful ;)] And so, I wanted to write for you Amma, just for you, bcoz you are such an important part of my life. Forgive me if I have ever hurt you. God bless u Amma πŸ™‚

Here’s a gift specially made for u .. thanks to Pringoo πŸ˜€


  1. That is beautiful!!!! πŸ™‚ You put it in words so nicely. Mums are indeed special. I always remember that quote – “God couldn’t be everywhere, so he made mothers”.

    Good Luck for the contest !!!!


  2. day starts at 4 am ? whoa ! Aww…second saturday’s so sweet πŸ™‚ waat you watched a movie before you exam ? heheh…

    it’s all so sweet !

    Happy Mother’s Day to Amma from me too πŸ™‚


  3. Beautiful tribute to a mother, Swaram! Your amma is lucky to have you as daughter and you are lucky to have her an amma. God bless you both!

    Though the mothers do all these things naturally, the feeling is nice when children acknowledge them openly in front of others, Swaram.

    All the best.


  4. Lovely tribute to your ma Swaram. I hope she reads it. I know the feeling , when my son posted a post about me and said ” I outgrew her lap but never her heart” made me cry.
    I wish love , health and joy for both of you


    1. Oh thatz so so beautiful Tikuli .. he is good with words just like u πŸ™‚
      Hw sweet of him. Lotz of gud wishes to both of u πŸ™‚


  5. Aww! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ So sweet Swaram!
    Mums are truly the best!
    Strangely my comment seems a lot like Shilpa’s, so I’m adding some more to make it look different! And hey… I didn’t know what else to say! πŸ˜›


  6. woww… such a beautiful post πŸ™‚
    and I indeed wonder the same .. how yr mom balances everything.. work and kids.. my.. i really do wish I could be like her !!!
    hats off to her and may you both share more lovely moments for ever πŸ™‚


  7. Such a well written post …. How much ever we love our dad, moms are always loved more.

    “People who never ate idlis loved yours and you happily packed stuff for all of them”.
    Reminds me of my mom’s puliyogare. Whenever she prepared puliyogare she had to pack 2 dabba for me, because my friends would finish off one of the dabba.

    Well how much ever far we are and how much ever we fight with her, we always love her the most.


    1. I hv always been Dad’s daughter πŸ˜› πŸ˜› My sis and my Mom were one team lol πŸ˜‰

      Ya, Su keeps telling me abt ur Mom’s cooking too .. remember he hd got ur Pulao dabba home once πŸ˜‰


  8. Truly said. Parents are those for whom love is not for barter. It is unconditional. You made your mom proud, yet again, with your write-up for her.

    Mmm… Coincidentally, commented on another blog about ‘sandige hittu’ at almost the same time your post landed. πŸ˜€


    1. Oh I hope so RamMmm .. but u r rt, even a small act like this makes our parents so happy πŸ™‚

      Wowww! sandige hittu .. where where πŸ˜›


  9. When I see you full of life, Swaru, I know where it has originated from !!! πŸ™‚ Lovely post and the most heart-warming one !!!

    Actually it takes lots of trust from the mother’s side on her children, to allow them to watch a movie before the final exams !!! And I am glad you mom did it and you deserved that. Even I listen to Rafi’s voice while I read for exams…my Ma never questioned that !!!

    All the very best to you for the contest !!! πŸ™‚


    1. Aww u hv always been kind to me with ur comments Ums .. thank u πŸ™‚
      And Rafi’s voice during exams … magical no πŸ™‚


  10. So so touching! I think I am going to fall in love with all ur mothers…they are all women of such grit and love! Amazing! Hats off to her! :))


  11. You have put so beautifully Swaram. The saying that, “God couldn’t be everywhere, so he made mothers” is so true, isn’t it?


  12. Wow.. wonderful post Swaram.. i dont think there will be any better gift than this tribute post to your mom.. Ahhhhhh, I am just missing my mom too much..

    All the best for the contest.


  13. πŸ™‚ Heartfelt post Swaram

    I too wanted to write a post on my Mom,on Mothers day,but I sarted crying as soon as I started,so stopped,before I even began..She is so loving ,but I always quarrel with her,obviously for petty reasons,and i feel guilty..She is the most valuable thing in my life,with I don’t even give the least possible deserved appreciation… 😦 I have changed ever since i got married,as i realized her value then only.. I am changing..Hope she realizes that..


    1. Oh its really difficult Nimmy .. we get so emotional πŸ™‚
      I am with u on the quarrel thing too πŸ˜› πŸ˜› And a Mother definitely realizes that πŸ™‚


  14. Loved the tone of this post…..I could imagine you sitting next to her and talking to her, even though I don’t know anyone of you…lovely post!
    Happy Mother’s Day!


  15. loved the post.. indeed
    Every child feels his/her Mom is special… I guess this is my first comment on your blog…
    You are my Guru, Amma – be it technical stuff, cooking … everything under the sun. You are awesome @ guiding me
    True again, moms teach us the basic things in life


  16. I just can’t imagine the number of roles a mother can handle in our life. When I start to think on those lines deeper, the more I get to know her talent! Nobody can match this great gift of god called ‘Mother’.
    Happy Mother’s day to you and my best wishes to you mom for gifting us a person like you πŸ™‚


  17. That is such a beautiful tribute to Aunty! She must be so proud of you πŸ™‚
    Aww thanks Smithu πŸ™‚

    It was so wonderful reading all this. You know, growing up, I used to take my mother so much for granted – everything she did.. It is now that I realize how much she did for us πŸ™‚

    Exactly Smithu .. and even nw, they say there’s nothing special. All parents do that πŸ™‚

    I would consider myself lucky if I am able to do half as much as she did for me… It is wonderful to be brought up by such wonderful mothers, isn’t it πŸ™‚
    Ya and I agree with u on the first part too … if only I cud be half as efficient πŸ™‚


  18. lovely post Swar.. Moms’ are the best πŸ™‚
    yen maaDde ivattu?

    and I love sanDige hiTTu. haage tinnokke sakkat maja alwa πŸ˜€


    1. Sigh! Office nalli idde weekend 😦 😦 😦

      Woww! next time ottige thinnuva πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Naanu maneli ukkurisikondu thinthairtini lol πŸ˜‰


  19. Such a nice post girl. Read it yest but commenting late. I could relate to most of the things that you have mentioned. 4 AM part applies to my mom too and she still wakes up at4 (thanks to me). All the best for the contest!!


    1. U r rt Mystery … Parents r special … mine, urs, all of them πŸ™‚

      Ya this is the first time I hv written for a contest too .. more bcoz I wanted to write for her as I said @ the end of the post πŸ™‚


  20. Wonderful !!Next time you meet your amma,touch her feet from my side too.Ma,mom,amma……..i feel so blessed every time i call out my mom’s name .


  21. Sniff….sniff…sniff…pheeeeeeeeeeee……, no, I wasnt crying !!! I have a bad cold and jus blew my nose ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Its tough to write nice words for a post like this.

    All the best for the contest ! πŸ˜€


  22. Son Sob Swaran…first ur post did me in and then ur amma’s comment on the blog…so sweet …all love flowing…who said Mother’s day was just a commercial thingy…we say the things we always meant to say…dont we…!


    1. I am just bk from ur space Nuttie and u did that to me too πŸ™‚
      U r so rt .. writing is the only way we cn pour our heart out πŸ™‚


  23. Your mom is super cool Swaram πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ thanks to her for giving me a wonderful friend… its belated.. but please pass on my wishes to her πŸ™‚

    Mothers are the best. Period.


  24. Wow! Heart touching post. If I had written one for my amma, it wouldnt have been too different. (was away from internet for 10 whole days, so couldnt blog at all; but was WITH amma on mother’s day!)

    God one. Hope your mom read this πŸ™‚


    1. Hey Scorpria .. thatz so nice .. lucky u πŸ™‚

      Ya, I checked ur blog just sday, if my reader ws deceiving me and saw the autowalas post itself πŸ˜›


  25. Hey Congrats to you !!! Thats fab and certainly deserve a treat. Congratulations once again with lots of hugs to you !!! Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚


  26. yAY!!! u WON πŸ˜€ .. party time!!!! .. now like Uma please don’t say come over!!! .. if you do send the tickets too ;p … wow … Uma made it to the e-book, u won this… I am interacting with the correct set of blog friends ;p!!!! COngrats *hugs*


  27. Swaram, congratulations on your wonderful post and for being selected. I’d love to meet your Mom, and yes, I am dying to know about Sandige Hittu ?

    Enjoyed reading your post a lot …


    1. I am so happy to see a comment from u here Suranga πŸ™‚ My Mom would be more than happy to meet u too πŸ™‚ I showed her ur entry and she loved it πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚

      Sandige Hittu is just a form of steamed rice flour but tastes delicious πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  28. Congratulations Swaram:) beautiful post for an amazing lady:)
    If not for the contest I would have missed this post.
    Surekha is right. This feels like a conversation between you two .

    To mothers and daughters and the sacred bond they share! No one else can understand it:)



  29. Hey Swaram,

    I absolutely loved the part about the Sanskrit exam and Love in Tokyo. I found myself nodding and laughing and smiling and blinked back a couple of tears (honest) by the end.

    If you still haven’t, go and show Amma the winning entries post on BlogAdda now!! πŸ™‚

    Much love, πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks so much Ramaa .. I luved ur post so much and am glad to see u here πŸ™‚
      Mom saw the entries and she is on Cloud No.9 lol πŸ˜‰
      They r so happy with all that we do no πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  30. how i missed this post..
    I soo want to be like ur amma so that angel can write something similare for me in future πŸ™‚
    Congrats for award πŸ™‚


    1. U hv been busy with Angel’s party no πŸ™‚
      Oh u r a sweet Mom Rash .. Angel is one happy kiddo am sure πŸ™‚
      Thank u πŸ™‚


  31. A lovely post about your mom Swaram, she resembles my mom a lot πŸ™‚ I guess we all are blessed. She does have lot of faith in you, letting you watch that movie πŸ˜‰

    I am quite late here; Congratulations on winning the blogadda contest πŸ™‚


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