I can’t believe my blessing that out of all the mothers in the world, I, by a stroke of pure divinity, got the best. That best was you; something I did nothing to deserve or earn.
Thank you for bringing me up knowing Jesus.
Thank you for always putting my needs before yours.
Thank you for loving me so much I can’t even understand it.
Thank you for always encouraging when I didn’t think I could walk a step further.
Thank you for giving me space to grow and fly out of the nest.
Thank you for advising me and never sparing the rod so my conscience was not boxed away.
Thank you for always doing your best as a mother and a wife even if life dealt you a difficult hand.
Thank you for never giving up on me and believing that I will amount to something in life.
I am who I am because you chose to love me and chose to be my mother when I was not behaving like a daughter. I want to make you proud. I want to make the right decisions. I want to be a Godly wife and make the right choices that I couldn’t make if you hadn’t made them first. I want to bring up my children knowing God. I want to always love God sincerely. I want to because you suceeded in doing them first.
Words really cannot express the gratitude I feel now that it’s so much more clearer; the sacrifices you made were always unselfish and always were for others.
You made the right choices when it mattered. and I know I can too.
P.S. and for the record, I always remember the X pints of blood you shed for me on the surgical bed. and it’s fine if you keep reminding me of them, because I know those are times you feel I should’ve known better than to treat you with disrespect.
I can’t promise I’ll know better in the future because your unselfishness makes it so easy to take you for granted. But I promise you I will do my best to honour you, not simply because ‘the Bible tells me so’ but because I want to. Because you deserve it. Because I love you. Because you’re my closest friend.
I don’t tell you this enough: You are the best thing in my life. That won’t change anytime soon.
A Proverb written as if just for you.
A wife of noble character who can find?
[MY mother] is worth far more than rubies.
[Papa] has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
[Mummy] brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
[My Mummy] is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
[My Mummy] speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
[Roshini, Arun and Sumi] arise and call her blessed;
[Papa] also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you [Rajalakshmi Murugasu] surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (That’s you!)
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.