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Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Mommy !

No it is not my mother's birthday today, and not in the next 6 months either. This blog has been born out of the question that people have been asking me very recently, "What plans for your birthday?"

Honestly, I usually make a big deal out of my birthday. I always have something planned out (at the expense of others) and await that morning with great eagerness, my materialistic spirit very evident in my gawking eyes, hunting for wrapped presents. This year, I have nothing planned. Maybe its my graying brain cells or the dwindling bank account. And I have no morose about it. However, my heart ached when my mom (hundreds of miles away) told me on yahoo messenger, "I will call you on your birthday."

And then I began thinking about how selfish I have been all these years. As I have counted the number of days to December 26 each year, making demands to my mom for presents, of things I wanted to eat that day, and making her pay for my parties, I never once thought about how she must have felt on that day so many years ago. The day her first child was born. It must truly have been a joyous moment, a wonderful experience, taking her first step into motherhood holding a 5 lb 6 oz baby in her arms. I have often heard people say that the happiest moment of their lives has been the time their babies were born. Surely then, December 26th must then have been the happiest day in my mother's life.

So this year, I will send my mother a present for my birthday. This year, I will celebrate her joy. This year, I will thank her for bringing me into this world.

15 Words of Wisdom:

Deepali said...

That's actually a brilliant idea :)

Happy Birthday in advance.

The Grunt said...

That's very thoughtful and your mother deserves it for sure.

divya said...

THATS SO SWEET!!

KP said...

gujjuben.....happy bday...kem cho majama......;)

Thats nice of you to do that....man people only appriciates their mother (including me) only on mothers day....I think i should do something similar since my bday is coming soon.....;)

badshah khan said...

"Sounds like a plan" ...

Anjuli said...

yeah a child birth is a new birth for the moms as well, so actully we should wish our moms too on our b'days :-)

Good that u thought of it...

though will wish u on ur b'day too, let me be the first one to wish u on ur b'day...

Happy Birthday in advance! :-)

Cinderella. said...

That was so sweet...!!
Have fun.

Sam said...

I think thats the ebst way to celebrate your Birthday!! :)
Anyways, you have a wonderful Birthday!!

romila said...

Very sweet thought! Being a mom myself I am sure she'll be thrilled and moved.

Happy Bday in advance.

Sreerama said...

awww... aren u a total sweetheart :)

nik said...

very touching post.

Solitaire said...

Hello everyone! Just sent my mom some flowers! Thanks for all your comments and wishes!

Deepali said...

Happy Birthday ON your birthday - finally not in advance and not belated hehe

Mansi Trivedi said...

oh my god. that is so awesome and so true.

v_H said...

I had a fight with my mom today, and after reading this I feel like killing myself really...

I used do the same.. I think I will celebrate her bday this yr at least.. or may be something she did like!