It’s almost Mother’s Day, this year it's a little challenging ( like last year) considering Covid-19 is still existent in many parts of the world. Some of the necessary restrictions are keeping us away from our loved one’s with no timeline when these are likely to be lifted. On the other hand, it’s been normal days leading up to this weekend where months have been spent curating presents for this day. Is it just me or do you think about the hidden pain behind these hyped-up days too? If not that’s alright, but here’s what I mean by the pain.
A few years ago I was in the boat where we were planning to start our family. And unlike any Bollywood movie, it took lots of prayers, a miscarriage, hope, faith, anger, frustration and all those emotions one feels when you feel like a failure. When Mother’s Day arrived for those years, it was the worst, like THE WORST day ever. It brought lots of emotions to the surface, that gut-wrenching feeling when someone from the James Bond movie has kicked you hard in the stomach.
Ever since I was a little girl, all I ever wanted was to grow up and be a Mum. Unsuccessful attempts were reminders enough of how lonely and long this journey was going to be. But NO, there has to be a special day dedicated to only Mums. I am certain my story is just a drop compared to what some of you might be experiencing or have gone through. However, I believe I am mature enough now to understand that the right things will come to me at the right times but back then it didn’t matter what I tried, the social media posts were loud and the first time mums were flooding my feed sending me down a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Fast forward six years, being a happy Mother, I am still not convinced about this celebration. Don’t take me wrong, I love my role and everything that comes with it (maybe not so much the baby brain after effects, but it could also be just my age). I love being reminded every day “Mum, I love you! You are the best”.
To all fellow Queens, who are on their path to start a family please don’t let this day overwhelm you. Your prayers will be heard, your patience will be paid off. Your role as an Aunt, Sister, Daughter, Daughter-in-Law, Independent Career women are all rewarding in their unique way. Sorry that we don’t have dedicated days for all the hats we wear but let this be a reminder that You Matter. One of 365 Days is not sufficient to celebrate the beauty of our body and mind. We don’t need a global celebration to validate our roles, we are ENOUGH!
Take this moment to spend some time in self –care and splurge. Gift a wallet card with this beautiful reminder from our accessories. Gift one to your friend or mum and let them know how special they are. Follow this link to have a peek.
That last letter written by your Granma for your Grandpa. The first time you bought a card and wrote your feelings in it for your better half. When your Mother/Father expressed in words what you mean to her/him. Your sister said you mean the world to her. Or perhaps the first time your little one learned to write 'I love you Dad'. Transfer all those special moments to keepsakes by personalising the wallets.