Sunday, March 10, 2013

Poem: "Mum..."

A nice poem for mother's day:


My little boy came into the kitchen this evening while I was fixing supper and he handed me a piece of paper he'd been writing on.
So, after wiping my hands on my apron. I read it, and this is what it said:

"For mowing the grass, £5
For making my own bed this week, £1
For going to the shop, £10
For playing with baby brother while you went shopping, £10
For taking out the rubbish, £1
For getting a good school report, £5

For raking the garden, £4"


I looked at him standing there expectantly, and a thousand memories flashed through my mind. So, I picked up the paper, and turning it over, this is what I wrote:

"For the nine months I carried you, growing inside me: No Charge.
For the nights I sat up with you, doctored you, and prayed for you: No Charge.
For the time and the tears, and the cost through the years: No Charge.
For the nights filled with dread, and the worries ahead: No Charge.For advice and knowledge, and the cost of your college: No Charge.
For the toys, food and clothes, and for wiping your nose: No Charge.

Son.

When you add it all up, the full cost of my love: No Charge."

Well, when he finished reading, he had great big tears in his eyes. He looked up at me and said, "Mum, I sure do love you." Then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote:

"PAID IN FULL"

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For a child a mother’s lap is no less than blissful heaven (ਮਾਵਾਂ ਠੰਢੀਆਂ ਛਾਵਾਂ). It is offered without asking. Prophet Muhammad once said, “Heaven lies under the feet of the mother”. She always gives; expecting little or nothing in return. It is our indebtedness to this supreme sacrifice of the mothers that the word mother is attached to all that we hold precious like ‘Mother Earth’, ‘Mother-Tongue,’ Maternal instinct,’ and ‘Mother’s milk’ etc.

Blessed our mothers. As a Gursikh I feel as if I have many mothers. My divine-mother, Mata Sahib Kaur jee. Then the mother that carried for me 9 months, gave physical birth to me, raised me, showered me with love and made sacrifices for me. Then mothers within Saadh Sangat that treat me, do seva, and give me pyaar as if I am their son. 
 
The Sikh Gurus also honoured motherhood. Throughout Gurbani, mothers are praised and honoured. Guru Sahib fully praise mothers for bringing credit to their families through proper care of their children.
ਧਨੁ ਜਨਨੀ ਜਿਨਿ ਜਾਇਆ ਧੰਨੁ ਪਿਤਾ ਪਰਧਾਨੁ ||
“Blessed is the mother who gives birth” 
(Ang 32)

A mother is the first teacher of a child radiating purity, grace and affection.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dhan dhan mata sahib kaur jee!